In honour of the event, we thought we’d roundup our favourite nominated films that are available on Acorn!


Directed by Steven Spielberg, Bridge of Spies follows an insurance lawyer who is enlisted to defend a man who is accused of spying for the Russians during the Cold War.  Starring Tom Hanks and Mark Rylance, who you can watch playing Thomas Cromwell in Wolf Hall, the film has been nominated for six awards.


Another popular choice around the Acorn office is The Martian. Based on a best-selling novel, the film sees Matt Damon playing astronaut Mark Watney who, after a fierce storm, is abandoned by his crew and is presumed dead during a mission to Mars. The film has garnered seven nominations including Best Picture, Production Design and Sound Editing. Matt Damon is also nominated in the leading actor category.


Popular British actress Kate Winslet is nominated in the supporting actress category for her portrayal of Joanna Hoffman, the marketing executive who helped steer Apple to success in Steve Jobs. This is Kate’s seventh Academy Nomination and if you need further proof of her acting prowess, you should check out Enigma, Mildred Pierce and Iris.


 Have you seen all of the nominated films? Who do you want to win? Don’t be shy, let us know in the comments!