6 Shows And Movies Starring Award-Winning Actors To Watch Before The Oscars

2018 Oscar-nominated films are not yet available on Netflix, but avid users can check out a lot of shows and movies starring Hollywood’s elite talents who have netted a stellar mix of nominations and awards—from the Oscars, Screen Actors’ Guild, to the Critic’s Choice Awards, the Golden Globes, and just recently, the BAFTA.

Don’t get left behind in the chatter with fellow Hollywood fans and catch up on these gems of performances by streaming Netflix on your One SKY fiber-powered broadband as you wait for the 2018 Academy Awards on March 4. Here is a list to get you started:

1. STERLING K. BROWN IN “THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON: AMERICAN CRIME STORY”

Sterling K. Brown as Atty. Christopher Darden. Screengrab from Youtube.

Wins: Best Performance in a Television Series-Drama (2018 Golden Globes), Best Actor in a Drama Series (2018 Critics’ Choice Television Awards), Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (2017 Primetime Emmy Awards), and Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series (2018 SAG Awards).

Although Sterling has not yet received an Oscar nomination, he has been widely recognized for his role in the hit American series, “This is Us,” where he made history as the first black man to pick up a Golden Globe for a TV drama and an Emmy for outstanding lead actor in a drama series since 1998.

Sterling also earned critical acclaim for his portrayal of Atty. Christopher Darden in “The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” an anthology focusing on historic criminal cases in the US, which also earned him a Primetime Emmy Award, Critics’ Choice Award, and Gold Derby Award, among others.

2. FRANCES MCDORMAND IN “FRIENDS WITH MONEY”

Frances McDormand in Friends with Money. Screengrab from Youtube.

Wins: Leading Actress – (2018 BAFTA Awards), Best Actress –Motion Picture Drama (2018 Golden Globes), Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role (2018 SAG Awards), and Best Actress (2018 Critics’ Choice Movie Awards).

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” star Frances McDormand is close to a grand slam win after sweeping this season’s BAFTA, Golden Globes, SAG, and Critics’ Choice. She is also nominated in the Best Actress category of the Oscars.

In “Friends with Money,” the four-time Oscar nominee and Oscar winner for “Fargo” plays a well-off fashion designer who is friends with three other affluent women and one cash-strapped woman who is struggling to make ends meet.

3. ALLISON JANNEY IN “TALLULAH”

Allison Janey in the Netflix Original Tallulah. Screengrab from Youtube.

Wins: Supporting Actress – (2018 BAFTA Awards), Best Supporting Actress –Motion Picture (2018 Golden Globes) and Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role (2018 SAG Awards).

First-time Oscar nominee Alisson Janney shined in her role as LaVona Fay Golden, the mother of figure skater Tonya Harding in the biographical film, “I, Tonya.” In the comedy-drama “Tallulah,” Allison plays a mother once more, who thinks she is the grandmother of a child kidnapped by her son’s ex-girlfriend.

4. DANIEL KALUUYA IN “BLACK MIRROR”

Daniel Kaluuya in one of the episodes of Netflix’s Black Mirror.

Screengrab from Youtube.

Wins: EE Rising Star Award (2018 BAFTA Awards), Best Actor (2017 African American Film Critics Association), and Best Actor (2017 Boston Society of Film Critics).

British actor Daniel Kaluuya received international recognition for his work in the 2017 horror film “Get Out,” which led him to reap nominations for the Oscars, Golden Globes, and SAG. He was also recently named as BAFTA’s Rising Star. As one of this year’s breakout stars, Daniel also impressed audiences as a modern slave in the 15 Million Merits episode of “Black Mirror.”

5. GARY OLDMAN IN “BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA”

Gary Oldman in Francis Ford Coppola’s Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Screengrab from Youtube.

Wins: Leading Actor (2018 BAFTA Awards), Best Actor –Motion Picture Drama (2018 Golden Globes), Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role (2018 SAG Awards), and Best Actor (2018 Critics’ Choice Movie Awards).

2018 Oscar nominee for Best Actor Gary Oldman turns in what some critics have called his finest performance in the “Darkest Hour,” a war drama about the iconic British prime minister, Winston Churchill. It is no wonder that he also nailed the role of Count Dracula in “Bram Stoker’s Dracula,” which follows the vampire’s adventures as he heads to London in search of a woman who looks like his wife.

6. CLAIRE FOY IN “THE CROWN”

Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II in the Netflix Original The Crown.

Screengrab from Youtube.

Win: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series (2018 SAG Awards)

Just like Sterling, Claire Foy has not yet received an Oscar nomination, but her breakthrough portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in the Netflix Original, “The Crown,” catapulted her to stardom. Prior to her 2018 SAG Awards recognition, Claire also won a Golden Globe Award and a SAG Award in 2017 because of her stellar performance in the hit historical drama that shows the political rivalries and personal life of the longest-reigning British monarch.

These well-loved movies and Netflix originals are best enjoyed with One SKY’s fiber-powered unlimited broadband plans: 100Mbps at P3,899/month, 50Mbps at P2,899/month, and 25Mbps at P1,899/month. Access to Netflix requires a separate Netflix subscription, which starts at ₱370/month. SKY subscribers can choose to have their Netflix subscription charged to their SKY bill for convenience. For more information, visit mysky.com.ph/netflix.

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