Enjoy These Nominees at the AMC Best Picture Showcase

January 27th, 2020Enjoy These Nominees at the AMC Best Picture Showcase

The Best Picture nominations are in, and we can't wait to see who will take home the gold statuette during the 92nd Academy Awards® on February 9. We have been following these nominees over the last year in anticipation of their inevitable awards season success, and we have collected exclusive content about them that you can only find on the AMC Scene.

Who will win the biggest category of the night is still anyone's guess, but while we stand by for the event, let's take a closer look at the year's Best Picture nominees, which you can see in theatres again at our Best Picture Showcase, February 1 and 8. Below is the schedule that breaks down the two-day event in screening order.

Day 1: February 1, 2020

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Starting at noon, day one of the Best Picture Showcase will kick off with the heart-pumping FORD V FERRARI, followed by the dark and twisted JOKER and the film-adapted story of sisterhood LITTLE WOMEN.

Ford v Ferrari

The racing drama will contend for Best Picture as well as three technical awards.

In an exclusive interview with AMC, director James Mangold revealed they used six tracks to complete the film's complex racing scenes. No wonder FORD V FERRARI was nominated for Best Film Editing, and we predict its chances are high in a couple of other categories as well. Check out our full interviews and stories on the film.

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Todd Phillips' dark origin story leads the Academy Award contenders with 11 nominations.

We rooted for Joaquin Phoenix as Joker in the movie, and we will root for the star again as he competes for Best Actor. In an exclusive interview with AMC, director Todd Phillips shared why he thinks Phoenix is "one of the best" in Hollywood, and his "extraordinary level of commitment" is one of the reasons JOKER was recognized by the Academy, a rarity for comic book movies.

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Little Women

Greta Gerwig's LITTLE WOMEN will compete in six categories.

Not bad for a second-time director, and we can imagine that like her debut film (LADY BIRD), LITTLE WOMEN will make a big splash at the Oscars®. Both Gerwig and her ensemble cast deserve the recognition — we'll find out soon if Oscar® voters agree. Until then, read up on LITTLE WOMEN.

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Day 2: February 8, 2020

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Starting at noon, day two of the Best Picture Showcase will kick off with the hilarious and heartfelt JOJO RABBIT, followed by the eye-catching ONCE UPON A TIME... IN HOLLYWOOD, the captivating PARASITE and the epic 1917.

Jojo Rabbit

The satire earns six nominations, including Best Adapted Screenplay for director and co-star Taika Waititi.

Only Waititi could approach such a story with sensitivity and poignancy, the JOJO RABBIT stars told us in an exclusive interview. It was an ambitious project that proved successful both for the filmmaker and his cast, especially Scarlett Johansson, who is nominated for Best Supporting Actress. Watch our video interviews and dive deeper into the story and its surprising themes.

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Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood

Quentin Taratino's ninth film scores 10 nominations, including two recognitions for the lead actors, Leonardo DiCaprio (Actor in a Leading Role) and Brad Pitt (Actor in a Supporting Role).

We sat down with them, the iconic director and co-star Margot Robbie to discuss the filming process, which was much more spontaneous than you may think. ONCE UPON A TIME... IN HOLLYWOOD is one of the most-nominated films the year, not only for its stars but also its retro LA feel. Tarantino stressed authenticity in the project, from the landmarks to the real-life characters. And of course, he stayed true to his signature style.

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PARASITE will compete in six categories, including Best Picture and International Film Feature.

Fans and critics alike love the South Korean thriller, and though PARASITE is an out-of-the-box choice for the Academy, there's no reason to count out a Best Picture win. The storyline is both unexpected and relevant — the trailer can't prepare you for what's to come — and the direction from Bong Joon-ho is top notch.

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Like ONCE UPON A TIME... IN HOLLYWOOD, Sam Mendes' WWI epic earns 10 nominations.

Though 1917 was a late-2019 release, its Oscar buzz has been strong since before its debut. Mendes and his crew filmed the war drama in one continuous shot, an impressive feat that earned Mendes a Best Director nomination. Though the film is entirely fictional, the cinematography takes you into the trenches with the lead actors; you will feel like you lived the events. Take a closer look at 1917 before the screening.

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Watch all of these films at the 2020 AMC Best Picture Showcase, February 1 and February 8. Split the nominees over both days or marathon all seven titles on February 8, at participating theatres. The marathon day schedule will be a bit different from the above, but you can enjoy all of this content to keep you entertained during the event.

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