May 31 - June 3, 2018

6 Films to Watch Before the Academy Awards

Less than two weeks till the 2017 Academy Awards, and it’s officially crunch time to watch everything you missed in 2016 before the big night! Here are the GIFF team’s 6 films you must see before the Academy Awards on Sunday, February 26th. Happy Watching!


LA LA LAND

Nominated for a record-tying 14 Academy Awards, including:

Best Picture
Best Actor in a Leading Role – Ryan Gosling
Best Actress in a Leading Role – Emma Stone
Best Cinematography
Best Costume Design
Best Directing
Best Film Editing
Best Music (Original Score)
Best Music (Original Song) – “Audition (The Fools Who Dream)”
Best Music (Original Song) – “City Of Stars”
Best Production Design
Best Sound Editing
Best Sound Mixing
Best Writing (Original Screenplay)

 

ARRIVAL

Nominated for 8 Academy Awards, including:

Best Picture
Best Cinematography
Best Directing
Best Film Editing
Best Production Design
Best Sound Editing
Best Sound Mixing
Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

 

MOONLIGHT

Nominated for 8 Academy Awards, including:

Best Picture
Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Mahershala Ali
Best Actress in a Supporting Role – Naomie Harris
Best Cinematography
Best Director
Best Film Editing
Best Music (Original Score)
Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

 

HACKSAW RIDGE

Nominated for 6 Academy Awards, including:

Best Picture
Best Actor in a Leading Role – Andrew Garfield
Best Directing
Best Film Editing
Best Sound Editing
Best Sound Mixing

 

LION

Nominated for 6 Academy Awards, including:

Best Picture
Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Dev Patel
Best Actress in a Supporting Role – Nicole Kidman
Best Cinematography
Best Music (Original Score)
Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

 

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA

Nominated for 6 Academy Awards, including:

Best Picture
Best Actor in a Leading Role – Casey Affleck
Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Lucas Hedges
Best Actress in a Supporting Role – Michelle Williams
Best Director
Best Writing (Original Screenplay)

 

Special shout out to LIFE, ANIMATED for being nominated for Best Documentary Film. We were honored to screen this film at our 2016 Festival and encourage everyone to see it!

To rent or purchase LIFE, ANIMATED, please visit the following sites:

Amazon: Buy: $12.99 Rent: $4.99 (Free to watch for Amazon Prime members)
iTunes: Buy: $14.99

Lindsey Hascher
About the author

Lindsey Hascher has spent her whole life in Fairfield County. After spending 8 years at Convent of the Sacred Heart on King Street, Greenwich has been her home away from home. She is currently a senior at Quinnipiac University studying Mass Communications with a minor in Computer Science and Digital Media. After volunteering for the inaugural festival in 2015, she wanted to get more involved with the year-long process surrounding the festival. In her spare time, she works part-time at SoulCycle Greenwich and tries to see as many films as possible.

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