From girlhood into early adulthood, I always used to stay up until crazy o’clock to watch the Oscars (it usually wraps around 5am GMT). I was enthralled by the magic of it all: the glamour, the dresses, the suspense.
But since having babies, not only have I missed several live airings but some years I’ve barely heard of the Best Picture let alone seen it.
So in honour of fellow movie-mad Babes, we’ve rounded up screenings around town where you can catch up on some of the nominated films before the big day on March 7.
And the nominees are…
Kids Club Screenings and U Ratings
Coraline (Best Animated Feature)
Showing at: Odeon Kids, Holloway (Sat Feb 27 and Sun 28, 11am)
The Princess & the Frog (Best Picture and Best Animated Feature, Best Song)
Showing at: Vue Cinemas, citywide (daily until Mar 4)
and: Genesis Cinema, Whitechapel (Sat Feb 27 and Sun Feb 28, 12.20pm, 2.20pm)
Parent & Baby Screenings (babies under 1 welcome)
Avatar 3D (Best Picture)
Showing at: Odeon Newbies Barnet (Wed Mar 3, 12pm)
A Single Man (Best Actor, Colin Firth)
Showing at: Everyman Cinema Baby Club at Belsize Park (Tue Mar 2, 11.30am)
Invictus (Morgan Freeman, Best Actor)
Showing at: Stratford East Picturehouse Big Scream (Tue Mar 3, 11am)
Oscars Day Highlights
Catch a special pre-release of The Blind Side (Best Picture + Helen Hunt, Best Actor) on Sun Mar 7 at cinemas across London. Visit Moviefone for details.
Watch the Oscars live at Rich Mix Awards Night at Rich Mix, Bethnal Green on Sun Mar 7 from 7pm till late
We highly recommend the following nominated flicks out on video (watch after the kids have gone to bed!):
The Hurt Locker (Best Picture, Best Actor + 7 nominations)
District 9 (Best Picture + 3 nominations)
Star Trek (Best Visual Effects + 3 nominations)
Inglourious Basterds (Best Picture, Actor in a Supporting Role + 7 nominations)
Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince (Best Cinematography)
For a full list of nominees, visit Oscar.com