Oscar best picture nominees to return to the big screen

The curtains have been drawn on the best films os 2018.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the nominees for the 91st annual Academy Awards.

Now, it’s up to the Academy to decide which ones will be awarded the coveted Oscar.

“Roma” and “The Favourite” lead the bunch with 10 nominations each.

“Black Panther” made history as the first superhero film to be nominated for best picture.

A total of eight nominees make up the best picture category, including “BlacKkKlansman,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “The Favourite,” “Green Book,” “Roma,” “A Star Is Born” and “Vice.”

You can pretend you are an Academy member in a special silver screen experience hosted by Marcus Theatres.

View seven of the theatrical nominees for Best Picture in The 2019 Best Picture Festival.

See the year’s best films on the big screen back-to-back over two Saturdays, February 16 and February 23.

New this year, moviegoers will be able to enjoy nominated animated and live action short films as a part of the festival line-up.

Event Details:

Admission for each day is sold separately.

A ticket to see all four movies on Saturday, Feb. 16 is $28, and a ticket to see all five movies on Saturday, Feb. 23 is $35.

To fuel the moviegoing experience, festival ticket holders will receive 20 percent off all food and beverage purchases.

The Best Picture Festival will be on the big screen at Cape West Cinema.


Day One: Saturday, February 16

11 a.m. — Nominated Live Action Short Films (Various Ratings; 120 Minutes)

1:35 p.m. — “Green Book” (PG-13; 130 Minutes)
A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour through the Deep South in the 1960s. Despite their differences, the two soon develop an unexpected bond while confronting racism in an era of segregation.

4:20 p.m. — “A Star is Born” (R; 135 Minutes)
A musician helps a younger singer find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral.

7:10 p.m. — “BlacKkKlansman” (R; 135 Minutes)
Ron Stallworth, an African-American police offer from Colorado Springs, successful manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a Jewish surrogate who eventually becomes its leader. This incredible story is based on actual events.

Day Two: Saturday, February 23

11 a.m. — Nominated Animated Short Films (Various Ratings; 90 Minutes)

1:05 p.m. — “The Favourite” (R; 119 Minutes)
In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead. When Abigail, a new servant, arrives her charm endears her to Sarah.

3:40 p.m. — “Vice” (R; 132 Minutes)
The story of Dick Cheney, an unassuming bureaucratic Washington insider, who quietly wielded immense power as vice president to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways that we still feel today.

6:30 p.m. — “Black Panther” (PG-13; 134 Minutes)
After the death of his father, T’Challa, heir to the hidden but advanced kingdom of Wakanda, must step forward to lead his people into a new future. To do so, he must also confront a challenger from his country’s past.

9:20 p.m. — “Bohemian Rhapsody” (PG-13; 135 Minutes)
The foot-stomping story of a legendary rock band, Queen, and its extraordinary lead singer, Freddie Mercury, leading up to the band’s famous performance at Live Aid in 1985.

The 2019 Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, February 24.