ODEON Magazine January 2017 - Page 7

Loving Did You Know? At time of press, Loving was the bookies’ second favourite – behind only La La Land – to win the coveted Best Picture Oscar! See it from 3 February PHOTO: © 2016 ctmg, inc. DENZEL by numbers Watch the trailer Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk Watch the trailer Fences The Critical Curveball A 19-year-old American soldier returns home to a hero’s welcome after a harrowing tour of Iraq. Flashbacks reveal the horrors that he’s endured. Awards potential: Best Picture, Director, Supporting Actor. Denzel Washington could win a third acting Oscar for his soul-searching turn as a father struggling to provide for his family. And he may well take home the directing gong, too. What a feat that would be. Awards potential: Best Picture, Director, Actor, Supporting Actress, Adapted Screenplay. See it from 10 February See it from 10 February The Thought Provoker Denzel’s age when he first became a father. He now has four kids! 1977 The year Denzel made his first on-screen appearance (in the TV movie Wilma) In 2006, big-hearted Denzel donated $1 million to Save Africa’s Children. PhotoS: © 2016 PARAMOUNT PICTURES, © REX FEATURES PHOTO: © 2016 Universal Pictures International The Gripping True Story This powerful biographical drama sees interracial couple Richard and Mildred Loving (a superb Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga) being sentenced to prison in 1958 Virginia for the crime of... getting married. Exiled to Washington D.C., they take their fight for justice all the way to the Supreme Court, where history beckons one way or the other. Will love trump hate? Brilliantly acted and flawlessly made, Loving could yet upset the awards apple cart. Keep a close eye on this one over the coming weeks! Awards potential: Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress, Original Screenplay.