Oscar-winning and nominated movies available on Sky

Published April 23, 2021, 12:50 PM

by Manila Bulletin Entertainment

SKY subscribers can watch three of this year’s Oscar® Best Picture nominees via Netflix and see why “Mank,” “The Trial of Chicago 7,” and “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” are considered among the finest US films in 2020.

The biographical drama “Mank,” which leads this year’s nominations with 10, brings viewers the story of alcoholic screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz, (Gary Oldman), as he races to finish one of cinema’s most popular masterpieces, “Citizen Kane.”

“The Trial of the Chicago 7,” nominated for six awards, recreates the highly controversial trial of seven Americans (Eddie Redmayne, Sacha Baron Cohen, Daniel Flaherty, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, among others) accused of inciting riots during the 1968 Democratic National Convention.

With five nominations, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” is another biographical drama to watch as it spotlights the fiery and legendary “Mother of the Blues” Ma Rainey (Viola Davis) engaged in battle with her white manager and producer over control of her music.

Binge-watch these Best Picture nominees on Netflix with your SKY subscription, which is available for as low as P149 a month.

Meanwhile, more Oscar® winners and nominees can be accessed with your SKYcable plan including the hit 2012 musical and 85th Academy Awards’ Best Picture nominee “Les Misérables,” featuring Hollywood powerhouses Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Helena Bonham Carter, Sacha Baron Cohen, and Oscars winner for Best Supporting Actress, Anne Hathaway, on HBO this Saturday (April 24) at 2:05 PM.

Also showing on HBO Signature the same day at 11:40PM is Warner Bros. Pictures’ psychological thriller adaptation of DC Comics’ “Joker,” featuring the powerful performance of Joaquin Phoenix as Batman’s archnemesis in this scintillating origin story, which won him the Best Actor distinction in the 92nd Academy Awards.

And don’t miss the re-airing of the visually stunning and compelling story of the World War I-based film “1917.” The movie that won Best Cinematography, Best Sound Mixing, and Best Visual Effects in last year’s Oscars is on HBO Signature on April 26 at 8:05PM. It features highly acclaimed actors Benedict Cumberbatch, Richard Madden, Andrew Scott, and Colin Firth.

Apart from its airings on HBO and HBO Signature, “1917,” “Joker,” and “Les Misérables” are also available on-demand via HBO GO for as low as P99 per month.