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As a bit of fun here’s our best picture awards 2022 (with our own categories.) It’ll be interesting to see if any of our choices scoop an award at The Oscars. Anyone wanna don a beautiful frock and place some bets on who’s gonna scoop the gong? Step behind the velvet rope as we extend you a warm welcome to the inaugural ‘Bobbies’!

Best Nostalgia: BELFAST

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A film that feels at once child-like and grown-up at the same time, Branagh has created a mood, time and story which feels so, so moving. It is not only atmospheric and stunningly shot, but somehow timely and we watch families torn apart by violence.  Prepare to sob, especially if you’re Irish and living abroad…Director: Kenneth Branagh

Most Social Impact: CODA

It’s not every day that a film manages to make both a creative and social impact, but Coda is that film. The story of a deaf family has resonated across the world, and videos of the team accepting their awards across the circuit, in sign language, have gone viral. But most importantly, it’s just a ruddy great picture.
Director: Sian Heder

Best Tear-Jerker: DRIVE MY CAR

An adaptation of a Haruki Murikami story, this Japanaese film tells the story of an aging, widowed actor who seeks a chauffeur. The actor turns to his go-to mechanic, who ends up recommending a 20-year-old girl. Despite their initial misgivings, a very special relationship develops between the two. Expect the heart strings to be tugged.
Director: Ryusuke Hamaguchi

Most Empowered: KING RICHARD

Will Smith will have you punching the air in victory at the story of the worlds’ most exciting tennis players extraordinary rise to success. Venus and Serena are household names and symbols of power to young women everywhere. Their father Richard was the driving force through their childhood… and the results he got are undeniable.
Director: Reinaldo Marcus Green

Most Exciting New Voice: THE LOST DAUGHTER

I’d really dislike Maggie Gyllenhaal if I didn’t love her so much. Not only is she beautiful, an incredible actor and extremely cool, she has now proven that she is a powerhouse director too. It’s almost too much to handle. This debut is a stunning piece of work, depicting the ambivalence and challenges of motherhood in a way I’ve never seen before. Quietly revolutionary, expertly crafted and full of excellent performances.
Director: Maggie Gyllenhaal


Jane Campion has long been known as the world’s most famous female director. As frustrating as it is that she is among so few well-known women in her field, she has gained her status because she is exceptional. Forget her gender, Campion has wowed us time and time again. Her new film is no exception – my only qualm is that it’s a bit of a shame that most people will watch it on a small screen when this is such a cinematic experience. The score, the cinematography, the boldness of her gaze upon these characters…all of it is sublime.
Director: Jane Campion


So there you have it – a fine list of talent for you to enjoy. How many of these films have you seen? I’m racing to watch all the Best Picture Nominees before the big day…and to get Red Carpet Ready, even though I’ll be rolling it out in my home! Please also check out our app, which helps you find the newest, freshest streaming titles.

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