2018 Oscar nominees are coming to CGV theaters
CGV Arthouse, the indie theater run by Korea’s largest theater chain, CJ CGV, will screen 19 films that were nominated for major Oscar categories, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actress, through March 21.
They will include strong contenders like director Guillermo del Toro’s widely-acclaimed “The Shape of Water,” which received an impressive 13 nominations, and director Martin McDonagh’s “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” which got seven nominations.
An unusual love story between a mute woman (Sally Hawkins) and a non-human underwater creature, “The Shape of Water” director already received this year’s Golden Globe for Best Director.
A tale about a bereaved mother of a murdered teenaged daughter who personally challenges local authorities to solve the murder when they fail to catch the culprit, “Three Billboards” also did well at the Golden Globes, snatching four awards, including Best Picture Drama.
Other films that will be screened are the coming-of-age drama “Call Me By Your Name,” the twisted romance tale “Phantom Thread,” actor-turned-director Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird” and “The Florida Project,” which sheds light on a single mother in poverty and her puckish young daughter.
Slated for March 4, the Academy Award will be held at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood. In Korea, it will air live on Channel CGV, starting at 10 a.m. on March 5.
BY JIN MIN-JI [firstname.lastname@example.org]