When you are finally at home and checking what movie to watch, the least that you want is to look for hours for a suitable piece. That`s why the Russian TV Company has prepared something special for you. The winners and the nominees for the Academy Award are here. We did our best to include the most popular nominations, so, you can be sure that you will find something to watch.  

So, it is time to have a look at the list and choose the options that are most suitable for you.

The Best Animated Feature Film

If you are among those who love good animation movies, the very first list is for you. So, the first one is the movie that won the Academy Award. Others are the nominees.

Soul

Soul

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Director: Pete Docter and Anna Murray

Soul is a movie about everything: a dream that might or might not come true, real life and wishes, people, their feelings, and our souls. 

A music teacher dreams about becoming a musician and when his dream suddenly becomes so close, he almost loses it. What are you ready to sacrifice for your dream? Well, the movie is about sacrifices, too, also, it makes us think whether those sacrifices are justified. 

This is a special movie, and we bet you will enjoy watching it. 

Now, some words about the nominees follow.

Onward

Onward

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Director: Dan Scanlon

Onward is one more movie about people, or rather our inner feelings and desires.

Well, the events unfold in a magic world. Ok, it was a magic world several centuries ago but the technology has advanced so much that magic has become obsolete. Nobody needs it. Two elf brothers also don`t need it until they lose their father and have to put up with a new boyfriend of their mum. 

The boys get some magic things and an opportunity to see their dad once more, for one day, with some magic involved. 

Onward is a movie about hope, its place in our lives, and about moving on even after the heaviest loss. 

Over the Moon

Over the Moon

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Director: Glen Keane, John Kars

Over the Moon is one more movie that tells us how to let our closest people go when their time comes. 

Fei Fei loses her mum and has to deal with a step-mother and her son. The little Fei Fei believes though that she can meet her mum once more. It is because of a legend about the goddess of the Moon. She took a potion of immortality and has to live forever. Fei Fei decides to visit the Moon goddess.

After a series of adventures, the little girl manages to reach the Moon, see the goddess, and learn to move on even after the death of her beloved mother. 

Cinematography

Now, we move to movies. What do you think about checking what the leaders are? Let`s start then! 

Mank

Mank

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Director: David Fincher

Mank is a drama. It tells us a story about one of the greatest screenwriters of all times Herman J. Mankiewizc. Or rather, the movie describes his work on a screenplay for Citizen Kane. 

His work raises a lot of doubts, contradictions, he struggles too frequently but still is moving on. In the end, he creates a masterpiece, the best work in his life. The movie filmed based on his screenplay wins the main award in cinematography - the Academy Award for the Best Original Screenplay. 

We bet the nominees are not worse.

Judas and the Black Messiah

Judas and the Black Messiah

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Director: Shaka King

Judas and the Black Messiah is one more movie about people. It combines several genres: a drama, a thriller, a police movie, even an action. A young criminal is recruited by the FBI to be their informant. He works properly and helps with some things that otherwise would be impossible to fix. 

However, even though he is fighting on the side of justice, we see that when he wants to quit, he cannot. Even after several attempts, the justice doesn`t let him leave, as if he was working for a criminal organization. 

News of the World

News of the World

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Director: Paul Greengrass

This movie is one more drama, or, being more precise, a western drama. A Civil War veteran is heading to his home. On his way, he undertakes his last mission: to deliver a young girl to her relatives. The young lady was kidnapped by Kiowa as a little child. But now, she got a chance to return to her real family. 

He finds out though that her family doesn`t live there anymore. But he leaves the lady with her relatives. After that he, finally, can go home.

However, his home doesn`t exist anymore. His wife died, and he doesn`t have anything left there waiting for him. He returns back to the relatives of the Kiowa girl to find out that she needs help. 

The movie teaches us that not everybody who is our relative is our soulmate indeed. People whom we don`t know can become closer than the closest ones shall be. 

Directing

Not a single movie would exist without proper directing. That`s why a special award is given for directing. Here is the list of movies that were distinguished by amazing directing. As usually, the first one is the Academy Award winner, and further, the nominees follow. 

Nomadland

Nomadland

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Director: Chloe Zhao

Nomadland is a story about a woman. She isn`t young, around her 50-ies, and at that age, she loses her husband, her job, and sells all her belongings to buy a van and move around the country in search of work. She believes that her life is nothing but struggle until she meets nomads and discovers the true joy in her freedom. 

This is a very deep movie that makes us think. If you love such type of movies, you will for sure enjoy every second of Nomadland. 

And now, some words about the nominees.

Another Round

Another Round

Source: https://www.film.ru/

Director: Thomas Wirtenberg

What about drinking? Some psychiatrists insist that drinking in small volumes improves the quality of life. Four colleagues learned about this theory and decided to test it. For some, it worked and helped to fix relationships with the closest ones, to become more creative and productive at work. Others had sad co

Minari

Minari

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Director: Lee Isaac Chung

Minari is a story about Korean immigrants who are trying to make their way in the USA during the 1980-s. The family struggles with farming and living, they get from time to time some help, sometimes, they seem to be lost. However, in the end, they have to reassess their values and start again everything from a zero point. 

Documentary

Documentaries are special movies. They are loved by a selected circle of people. They even are believed to be boring. However, our list is about a different type of documentaries. Each of them tells a story to learn and to think about. 

My Octopus Teacher

My Octopus Teacher

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Director: Pippa Ehrlich, James Reed

Foster is in her element: she is freediving and documenting her experiences when she meets a young and curious octopus. She is doing her best to make the animal trust her and to let the octopus into her world. And in the end, she manages to achieve it. 

The documentary tells us about the incredible relationship of a young woman and an animal, a wild animal. They learn about the life of each other, they help each other, and they teach each other. This is an amazing movie to watch and learn from it. 

The nominees are the following.

Collective

Collective

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Director: Alexander Nanau

A fire in a club Colectiv starts a new page in the country`s history. 27 people die, more than 220 persons are hospitalized. But soon, they start dying in hospitals. Rumors are crawling that it happens because the disinfectants in hospitals are diluted. Protests break out, and journalists start their own investigation.

When the truth is unveiled, the Health Minister resigns. But even this doesn`t improve the situation at all. What is going on? Watch the documentary to find out. 

The Mole Agent

The Mole Agent

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Director: Maite Alberdi

An agent believes or rather suspects that in a caregiving facility for elderly people, caregivers abuse their clients. The agent hires an elderly man to go and live there undercover. What will be discovered? Watch the documentary to find out. 

International Feature Film

The Academy Award in this category is given to the movies where dialogues are predominantly not in English. We believe that being awarded the main prize in cinematography already means that the movie is of top quality. Even being nominated for the award tells us a lot. 

Another Round

Another Round

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Director: Thomas Wirtenberg (Denmark)

Another Round, once more, as it got the award in several nominations. So, once more: four teachers are testing a theory that alcohol in small amounts improves the quality of life. The results are different for each friend. 

Better Days

Better Days

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Director: Kwok Cheung Tsang (Hong Kong)

This movie is about one of the most painful topics - bullying. A teenage girl has to deal with the stress of her final exams, and at the same time, she has to handle violent bullying from the side of her classmates. Unexpectedly, she meets a stranger who promises to take care of her. 

The Man Who Sold His Skin

The Man Who Sold His Skin

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Director: Kaouther Ben Hania (Tunisia)

This movie has everything in it: satire, drama, tragedy, politics, and many more things. A Syrian refugee agrees to provide his back as a canvas for a famous tattoo artist. Soon, somebody else is getting interested in the masterpieces created by the famous tattoo maker.