Happy 89th anniversary to the Oscars in 2017
On 26th Feb the 89th Oscars will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles and the best American and International films of the year will receive awards across multiple categories.
Famous celebrities to attend
The mythical ceremony will be hosted by the popular American comedian and presenter Jimmy Kimmel. Famous actors will take turns to give the prizes to the winners, including Leonardo DiCaprio (who will award the Oscar for the best actress), Brie Larson (to present the Oscar for the best actor), Mark Rylance (Oscar for the best actress in a supporting role) and Alicia Vikander (to present the Oscar of the best actor in a 2nd role). Marching down the red carpet also will be the glitterati and who's who in Hollyword and a multitude of international celebrities watched by public crowds eager to get a view of their favourite stars.
French films nominated
The French production or co-productions nominated are as follows;
- Ma vie de courgette / My life as a Courgette (Zucchini for US Audience) by Claude Barras: Nominated for Best Animation
- La tortue rouge / The red turtle by Michael Dudok: Nominated for Best Animation
- Je ne suis pas votre nègre / I am not your negro by Raoul Peck: Nominated for Best Documentary
- Fuocoammare, par-delà Lampedusa/ Fire at Sea by Gianfranco Rosi (a French / Italian co-production): Nominated for Best Documentary
- Ennemis intérieurs / Enemies Within by Sélim Azzazi: Nominated for best Live Action Short film
And the burning question on everyone's lips...after the Golden Globes 2017 (8th Jan) will Leonard di Caprio again present Isabelle Huppert with an award? The actress has been equally nominated for an Oscar for Best Actress for her role in Elle by Paul Verhoeven.
Find out 26th Feb!
Every year on 20th March, countries around the world celebrate Francophonie through cultural events honouring the French language.This year the Institut français and Francophonie UK present the national final of the Joutes Oratoires Lycéennes, concluding months of French debating competitions involving 100's of 6th form students across the UK. This event is followed by a screening of the documentary Speak-Up (À voix haute – La force de la parole) by Stéphane de Freitas. The event starts at 3:30pm on 20th March, free but booking is required