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Next week at Shetland Arts we are celebrating the Academy Awards. An Academy Award, also known as an Oscar, is an accolade recognising the excellence of professionals in the film industry, including directors, actors and writers. The formal ceremony at which the awards are presented is one of the most prominent award ceremonies in the world, and is televised live in more than 100 countries annually. The 84th Academy Awards is being held this year at Hollywood’s Kodak Theatre on February 26th.

In honour of this event, Shetland Arts will be showing a selection of Oscar-nominated films in the Garrison Theatre from Thursday 23 – Monday 27 February. We are showing War Horse, which was nominated for 6 awards, Descendants which was nominated for 5 awards and The Iron Lady, which was nominated for 2 awards. These nominations include Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actress in a Leading Role.

We will also be showing animated film, A Monster in Paris, which can be enjoyed by the whole family.


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