89th Academy Award Nominations – The “Ultimate” Guide

Note, due to the Australian release schedules of many of the movies nominated for an Academy Award, at this stage I cannot honestly claim to have seen all of the movies that have been nominated. As such, this is more of a style guide to help you sound smart at the water cooler today, rather than a true prediction. This page will be updated with more information as I see more movies.


It’s that time of year, ladies and gentlemen, as the awards season slowly comes to a head with the 89th Academy Awards, honoring the best films of 2016. Who got nominated? What category did they get nominated for? And has anyone actually seen any of the nominees for Best Live Action Short Film? Find out, as I take you through the nominees step by step.

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REVIEW – Jackie


The 22nd of November, 1963. It’s one of the most recognizable dates in the history of Western civilization, and not because it was the last day in history before Doctor Who began (as significant as that may be). We’ve all heard the story – Lee Harvey Oswald, from the Book Despository in Dallas, Texas, shot the President of the United States of America, John F. Kennedy. Or maybe someone on a grassy knoll did it?

It was a shocking event, and one that is etched into the collective soul of everyone who lived during that period. Jackie tells this story from a new perspective, one that focuses not on the political ramifications or the conspiracy theories, but on the more personal story of the First Lady, Jacqueline Kennedy, who went from a powerful woman on the world stage to a grieving mother in the space of one motorcade trip.

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