Watch an Oscar-nominated film. Post your review. Win great prizes…

An incredible 14 nominations for La La Land. Eight nominations each for Arrival and Moonlight. Six for Hacksaw Ridge, Lion and Manchester by the Sea. Four for Fences and Hell or High Water. Three for Hidden Figures and Jackie. Two for Deepwater Horizon, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Florence Foster Jenkins, Kubo and the Two Strings, Moana, Passengers and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

What were your 2017 Oscar nomination predictions for Best Picture but, more importantly, which films do you think will walk away with the golden statues come Oscar night on Sunday, 26 February? Ster-Kinekor and Cinema Nouveau are currently screening and lining up a feast of the very best Oscar-nominated films over the next few weeks for your viewing pleasure, and we want to know what you think of each film.

“We all read the critics’ reviews of the Oscar-nominated films. But, what we want to know is what you, our customers, think of them. We want your review of the films that are judged to be the best of the best by the Academy – and if you agree with their nominations. Become a movie crit and post your review on the Ster-Kinekor Facebook or Twitter platform, using #OscarBuzz, for the South African movie-loving community to see, like and share,” says Motheo Matsau, Chief of Marketing and Sales at Ster-Kinekor Theatres.
Awards season 2017 is in full swing and the excitement is mounting. The Golden Globes’ winners were announced amid much fanfare from Beverly Hills on 08 January. The red carpet for the Baftas is currently being readied for those awards on 12 February and, with the 2017 Oscar nominations just in, the golden statues are being polished for the 89th Academy Awards ceremony, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, from Hollywood on 26 February.

Who do you think is going to lay their hands on those coveted Oscar statues? Were the winning films, directors, actors, actresses, directors, producers, composers and so on, worthy recipients of the industry’s highest honour, in your view?

As the countdown begins, Ster-Kinekor and Cinema Nouveau want you to join in this year’s #OscarBuzz. Watch any of the Oscar-nominated films in the Best Picture and other categories, post your short, sharp and pithy review on Ster-Kinekor’s Facebook (Ster-Kinekor) or Twitter (@sterkinekor using hashtag #OscarBuzz) – and you could be in line to win some great weekly prizes, including movie merchandise. The #OscarBuzz competition launched this week, and closes on 07 March 2017 (Ts and Cs apply).

Apart from the weekly prizes, one lucky person will be the recipient of the overall grand prize: a Ster-Kinekor premier card to watch movies for free for a year, and become the Ster-Kinekor movie critic for the year, where you will be invited to premieres and special screenings, and post your movie reviews. The winner of this prestigious title will be selected by the Ster-Kinekor marketing team based on the best Oscar-nominated movie review posted on Facebook or Twitter using #OscarBuzz.

“South Africans love movies, and they love watching their favourite actors doing what they do best on the big screen. As the 2017 Oscar season officially kicks off with the announcement of this year’s Academy Award nominations, we are inviting everyone to join in the excitement and anticipation that is the Oscars, by watching these great films and sharing their views on them.

“All of the films nominated in the Best Picture category have been released at our cinemas, or they are currently on circuit, or they will be released over the next weeks. This is a true reflection that we have access to the best commercial and art-house films, and that the only way to appreciate them fully is to watch them on our big screens at Cinema Nouveau and Ster-Kinekor,” comments Matsau.

Oscar Nominees announced on 24 January 2017:
Nine films have been nominated for Best Picture, offering local movie-lovers a feast of the best of the best on the big screen at Cinema Nouveau and Ster-Kinekor. They are:
Arrival – released on 11 November 2017
Fences – releases on 17 February 2017
Hacksaw Ridge – released on 30 December 2016
Hell or High Water – released in 2016
Hidden Figures – releases on 24 February 2017
La La Land – releases on 27 January 2017
Lion – released on 20 January 2017
Manchester by the Sea – released on 06 January 2017
Moonlight – releases on 10 February 2017

“As we start the countdown to the 89th Academy Awards ceremony, we invite you to watch the best of film in the best environment – the comfort of one of our cinemas. Join in the ‘Oscar Buzz’ by posting your review. We would love to know what you think of each of the nominated films, and who you think is taking an Oscar home this year,” concludes Matsau.
Follow #Oscar Buzz with Ster-Kinekor and Cinema Nouveau on Facebook and Twitter (@sterkinekor and @nouveaubuzz). Join the conversation and post your reviews using #OscarBuzz.

For booking information to watch your favourite Oscar-nominated movie, visit For information and queries, call Ticketline on 0861 Movies (668 437).

The full list of 2017 Oscar nominees can be found at:

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