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Oscar buzz: award-nominated movies to watch under the stars

With the 92nd Academy Awards, more popularly known as the Oscars, set to take the stage on 10 February, now’s the time to get your predictions ready for who will take out the ‘Best of’ status for the films of 2019.

We’ve pulled together four Oscar nominated films, screening at Telethon Community Cinemas this season.

Check them out and decide for yourself if they are worthy of the golden Oscars statue!

Jojo Rabbit – directed by Taika Waititi

Known for directing award-winning Thor Ragnarok and top-grossing New Zealand film Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Taika Waititi has done it again.

Satirical black comedy Jojo Rabbit has received six Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, Best Production Design and Best Adapted Screenplay.

Starring Roman Griffin Davis, Scarlett Johansson and Australia’s very own Rebel Wilson (of Pitch Perfect and Bridesmaids), Jojo Rabbit follows a bullied ten-year-old boy living in Nazi Germany who makes imaginary friends with a supportive but childish version of Hitler.

When he accidentally discovers a teenage Jewish girl hidden upstairs, the young Nazi must confront his blind nationalism and take a leap of faith towards what truly matters.

Jojo Rabbit will have you belly-laughing one moment and tearing up the next. Funny and heart-warming, this anti-hate satire movie is well worth a watch.

“Taika Waititi’s film is tender, daring, and sharp — precisely pitched so that it keeps its path steady and its ambitions in check.”

–       Clarisse Loughrey, Rotten Tomatoes

Bombshell – directed by Jay Roach

Nominated for three Oscars, Bombshell is a biographical film starring Charlize Theron, and Australian actresses Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie.

Based on the real scandal, the film follows an explosive story of the infamous man who created the most powerful media empire of all time, and the women who set out to bring him down.

Charlize Theron has been nominated for Best Leading Actress, and Margot Robbie for Best Supporting Actress.

The movie also received an Oscar nomination for Best Makeup and Best Hairstyling – alongside some fierce competition in Joker and Maleficent: Mistress of Evil.

See what all the hype is about at Telethon Community Cinemas before the Oscars roll around!

With Bombshell, thanks in large part to the contributions of his actors, Roach has crafted a compelling “ripped from the headlines” motion picture that unfolds like a page-turner.”

–       James Berardinelli, Rotten Tomatoes

Ford v Ferrari – directed by James Mangold

Based on a true story, Ford v Ferrari takes us along the journey of a visionary American car designer, who teams up with a fearless driver to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company.

They then go on to challenge dominating Ferrari race cars at the 24 Hours of Le Mans – the world’s oldest active sports car race in endurance racing – but who will be the winning team?

Nominated for four Oscars, this movie is sure to fuel your need for drama, action and speed with previous Oscar winners Matt Damon and Christian Bale driving us through this thrilling story.

You’ll be on the edge of your seat as the story’s twists and turns unfold!

The film makes car racing look easy but also shows it is the result of high art: poetry, scientific brilliance, hard work, human genius, and great fun all mixed together.”

–       Sr. Rose Pacatte, Rotten Tomatoes

1917 – directed by Sam Mendes

This war epic was generating massive Oscar buzz even before its release, with critics since suggesting it could be one of the greatest war movies ever made.

And if its massive 10 Academy Award nominations is anything to go by, it looks as though 1917 is certainly well on its way to ‘classic’ status.

At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield and Blake are given a seemingly impossible mission.

In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers – Blake’s own brother among them.

With Oscar nominations including Best Picture, Best Director and Visual Effects, 1917 will keep you visually and emotionally captivated and on the edge of your Telethon Community Cinemas beanbag!

The overall impact of 1917 is simply breathtaking, horrifying, appalling. It offers a compelling version of what a day in the war might have felt like for two soldiers.”

–       Paul Byrnes, Sydney Morning Herald

Jojo Rabbit, Bombshell and Ford v Ferrari and 1917 are all currently screening at Telethon Community Cinemas.

Book your spot and decide which is most worth a win at the Oscars this year.


As WA’s born and bred gas provider, we love supporting local causes. For more information on Telethon Community Cinemas locations and screenings, or to join the volunteering team, head to

25 Responses to “Oscar buzz: award-nominated movies to watch under the stars

  1. January 30, 2020 at 12:02 pm
    Janet Spruce said:


  2. January 30, 2020 at 12:03 pm
    Janet Spruce said:

    Great competition, excellent choice of movies.

  3. January 30, 2020 at 12:04 pm
    Janet Spruce said:

    Would live to see these movies, great competition and fabulous opportunity

  4. January 30, 2020 at 2:05 pm
    Lesley Mcphee said:

    All much deserving nominations.

  5. January 30, 2020 at 2:45 pm
    Sue Brown said:

    My Fingers are crossed, How Fun!!!

  6. January 30, 2020 at 3:20 pm
    Alfredo Da Silva said:

    Would like to see these movies, except Ford v Ferrari that I saw already.
    Great competition!

  7. January 30, 2020 at 4:08 pm
    Daron Smith said:

    Both my Grandfathers fought and survived the first world war. Watching movies like 1917 reminds of their courage and commitment. Would love to go along and watch it under the stars.

  8. January 30, 2020 at 4:28 pm
    John Huisman said:

    But none of these movies are currently part of the competition.

  9. January 30, 2020 at 4:29 pm
    Peter Holmes said:

    We”ve already seen 1917 – it was A marvellous experience.

  10. January 30, 2020 at 5:29 pm
    Hudson O''Dwyer-Flynn said:

    JoJo rabbit for me !

  11. January 30, 2020 at 5:39 pm
    Gail Davies said:

    Thank you Kleenheat for this opportunity! I love our Community cinemas, all those marvellous volunteers, who work so hard to help raise money for Telethon (etc). I did volunteer for one season, sadly health got in the way of returning. Its so lovely being able to watch a good movie outdoors. Only movie I don”t fancy is the Ford & Ferrari.
    Thank you (fingers crossed)

    • Sharmaine
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      January 31, 2020 at 9:30 am
      Sharmaine said:

      Good luck Gail! Glad to hear you enjoy the outdoor movies, and good on you for volunteering.

  12. January 30, 2020 at 5:40 pm
    Janine Jarvis said:

    What an awesome selection, might have to go and see all of them

  13. January 30, 2020 at 6:26 pm
    PAULINE HUNT said:

    I think 1917 is a shoe,in for Oscars

  14. January 30, 2020 at 6:36 pm
    Maureen said:

    Such wonderful producing and acting abilities.

  15. January 30, 2020 at 6:57 pm
    Barbara said:

    Great prize to win

  16. January 30, 2020 at 7:49 pm
    Mary BLYTH said:

    They all look great movies, thank you for the opportunity to enter.

  17. January 30, 2020 at 9:27 pm
    Charles Tilbury said:

    Fingers crossed 🤞

  18. January 30, 2020 at 11:01 pm
    Lucas Matacz said:

    let me be the judge!

  19. January 31, 2020 at 8:22 am
    Claire Moore said:

    Would love to watch any of these movies in the outdoor cinema environment. Great date night with my husband.

  20. January 31, 2020 at 1:54 pm
    maureen campbell said:

    Love to see all of them fingers crossed

  21. January 31, 2020 at 1:55 pm
    maureen campbell said:


  22. January 31, 2020 at 2:04 pm
    maureen campbell said:

    A childhood memory to reminisce under the stars with my husband.

  23. February 01, 2020 at 1:52 pm
    Andrea Leadabrand said:

    I could not be more delighted with Kleenheat prices and customer service, and the chance of some free movies is a bonus indeed. Very happy long time customer.

    • Sharmaine
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      February 03, 2020 at 9:06 am
      Sharmaine said:

      Thanks Andrea, good luck!

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