Film Awards Season at HOME

Tom Grieve, Cinema Editor

Film Awards Season at HOME Manchester, Manchester 1 January — 31 March 2019 Tickets from £5.50 — Book now

It’s that time of the year when the film industry puts on its glad rags and celebrates the almighty power of cinema, sort of. Any keen-eyed film fan knows that awards season can be a mixed bag, with the odd white elephant butting up against the genuinely interesting, challenging work which has graced cinema screens over the past year. Debate is part of the fun of course, and while there are multiple ways of engaging with the pomp and pageantry of awards shows, you’ll want to catch up with the films if you want to be a part of the conversation.

Nowadays, there are so many different awards bodies each with their own set of gongs that it’s easy to lose track at this time of year. The Academy Awards are the big ones, of course, and while it sometimes seems that other prizes are valued only as far as they might indicate where the Oscars are going, we do recommend perusing some of the regional, or more niche sets of nominations. The likes of Richard Billingham’s terrific Ray & Liz, for example, is perhaps too dark for the Academy, but it’s up for a BAFTA, whilst Ali Abbasi’s horror fantasy Border won Un Certain Regard at Cannes, it’s single Oscar nom is for Makeup and Hairstyling.

To give them their due, the Academy Awards have served up their fair share of upsets in recent years. The less said about #envelopegate the better, but awards for films such as Barry Jenkins’ textured, structurally-unconventional Moonlight and Guillermo del Toro’s genuinely weird, aquatic romance The Shape of Water indicate a promising new trend. This year we’re on course for another potentially welcome anomaly, as Alfonso Cuaron’s Netflix-backed Roma emerges as a frontrunner for Best Picture, a feat which would make it the first non-English language film to win the big prize.

HOME is the place for film fans looking to catch up with awards season in Manchester. Read on for the latest contenders but be sure to book, tickets can sell out quickly.

Film Awards Season at HOME Manchester, Manchester 1 January — 31 March 2019 Tickets from £5.50 Book now

What's on at HOME Manchester

Blue Beard at HOME
Blue Beard at HOME

Emma Rice and Wise Children return with a beguiling and feminist folk tale exploring curiosity, consent and the power of vengeance.

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Where to go near Film Awards Season at HOME

Indian Tiffin Room, Manchester

Indian Tiffin Room is a restaurant specialising in Indian street food, with branches in Cheadle and Manchester. This is the information for the Manchester venue.

The Ritz Manchester live music venue
Music venue
The Ritz

The Ritz was originally a dance hall, built in 1928, has hosted The Beatles, Frank Sinatra and The Smiths and is still going strong as a gig venue now.

Event venue

Homeground is HOME’s brand new outdoor venue, providing an open-air space for theatre, food, film, music, comedy and more.

Café or Coffee Shop
Burgess Cafe Bar

Small but perfectly-formed café – which also serves as the in-house bookstore, stocking all manner of Burgess-related works, along with recordings of his music. It’s a welcoming space, with huge glass windows making for a bright, welcoming atmosphere.

Rain Bar pub in Manchester
City Centre
Bar or Pub
Rain Bar

This huge three-floor pub, formerly a Victorian warehouse, then an umbrella factory (hence the name), has one of the city centre’s largest beer gardens. The two-tier terrace overlooks the Rochdale canal and what used to be the back of the Hacienda, providing an unusual, historic view of the city.

Bar or Pub
The Briton’s Protection

Standing on the corner of a junction opposite The Bridgewater Hall, The Briton’s Protection is Manchester’s oldest pub. It has occupied the same spot since 1795, going under the equally patriotic name The Ancient Britain.

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