The Oscars have come and gone and, as usual, there wasn’t overall consensus about the Academy’s decisions (but is there ever?).
The Best Actor and Best Actress statuettes both went to actors playing queer characters: Rami Malek won for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury in the Queen biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, and the delightful Olivia Coleman took home the Oscar for her portrayal of Queen Anne in the historical black period comedy drama, The Favourite.
It is heartening seeing queer roles being acclaimed like they were at this year’s Oscars, and if you haven’t seen any of the winning pictures, fret not: many are still screening at Ster-Kinekor theatres across the country.
“Oscar season really puts the spotlight on all aspects of great filmmaking,” says Motheo Matsau, Chief of Marketing and Sales at Ster-Kinekor Theatres.
“The discussion and debate about the results can really make you re-evaluate the films you’ve seen, as well as drawing your attention to the brilliant releases that you might have missed – which is why we like to bring winners back to the big screen, so that film fans get another chance to see truly fantastic work as it should be experienced!”
Have a look at your nearest Ster-Kinekor branch’s schedule to see the following Oscar winners:
Green Book (Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor, Best Original Screenplay)
Roma (Best Foreign Language Film, Best Director, Best Cinematography)
Bohemian Rhapsody (Best Actor, Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing, Best Film Editing)
The Favourite (Best Actress)
Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse (Best Animated Feature)
If Beale Street Could Talk (Best Supporting Actress)
A Star is Born (Best Original Song)
Vice (Best Make-Up)
Book your tickets now by visiting www.sterkinekor.com, or download the SK app on your smartphone. You can also book at the box office. For news and updates, check out Ster-Kinekor on Facebook and Twitter.