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Oscar-Nominated Movies at The Picture House

by Sarah Soliman

Academy Award nominations were announced this past week, and like the best Oscar years, there were some welcome surprises: The Lost Daughter‘s Jessie Buckley getting her first nomination, and Ryûsuke Hamaguchi getting a Best Director nod for Drive My Car. There were also some disappointments: Bradley Cooper’s hilarious Licorice Pizza performance being overlooked, and Denis Villeneuve missing a Best Director spot despite Dune’s otherwise strong showing.

Jessie Buckley in The Lost Daughter

What’s fun about the Oscars though, often has less to do with who was nominated and who wins, and more to do with the conversations surrounding the movies. Sometimes not being nominated is a boon (indignation about Ben Affleck being passed over in Best Director for Argo certainly played a role in the film ultimately winning Best Picture), and winning doesn’t always mean much when it comes to the legacy of your film (Brokeback Mountain remains firmly entrenched in the hearts of many cinephiles, Crash not so much.)

If you love to be part of the Oscar conversation, The Picture House is currently screening a lot of films you might want to catch up on. At both the Pelham and Bronxville locations, you can see Licorice Pizza, a nominee for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay — and you can decide for yourself whether or not you’d have liked to see Bradley Cooper included for Best Supporting Actor. Pelham is also screening Flee, a gripping and inventive animated documentary that has managed a first in Oscar history — it’s nominated for Best International Feature, Best Documentary Feature, and Best Animated Feature.


One of the most exciting things about opening The Picture House Bronxville is being able to screen so many more films! This week, that includes Oscar nominees West Side Story, Belfast, and Parallel Mothers. While West Side Story and Belfast have been awards favorites, with seven nominations each, the two nominations for Parallel Mothers were one of those wonderful Oscar morning surprises. It’s nominated for Best Original Score, and, more importantly, garnered previous winner Penélope Cruz a Best Actress nomination.

Milena Smit (L) and Penélope Cruz (R) in Parallel Mothers

There’s so much to talk about with this year’s slate of Oscar-nominated films. Please share your favorites on The Picture House’s social media, and catch up on your movie watching with us at Pelham — and Bronxville!

See showtimes and get tickets on our website.