Roman Polanski Leads European Film Awards Nominations for 'An Officer and a Spy'

The director’s drama receives four nominations to tie with “The Favourite,” “Pain and Glory” and “The Traitor”

  • “Finding Forrester” (2000) 

    A writing prodigy finds an unlikely mentor in a reclusive author played by Sean Connery in this feel-good drama that won over first-weekend audiences.

    Sony

  • “Remember the Titans” (2000) 

    Audiences cheered for the high school football drama starring Denzel Washington as a tough-talking coach.

    Disney

  • “Monsters, Inc.” (2001) 

    Pixar animated hits like this one consistently get high marks from CinemaScore moviegoers.

    Pixar

  • “Antwone Fisher” (2002) 

    Denzel Washington plays a Navy shrink treating a troubled sailor (Derek Luke).

  • “Drumline” (2002) 

    Nick Cannon plays a Harlem street drummer recruited to play for a Southern university’s marching band.

    Fox

  • “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” (2002) 

    The second film in the eight-film saga won a grade that would have pleased Hermione — though all the others rated an A– or better.

    Warner Bros.

  • “Finding Nemo” (2003) 

    Another beloved Pixar hit.

    Pixar

  • “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” (2003) 

    The Oscar-winning finale of Peter Jackson’s J.R.R. Tolkien saga was the one ring that ruled them all.

    New Line

  • “The Passion of the Christ” (2004) 

    Mel Gibson’s biblical epic won a passionate response from filmgoers.

  • “The Incredibles” (2004) 

    Another Pixar film that won over audiences in a superhero-size way.

    Pixar

  • “The Polar Express” (2004) 

    Tom Hanks’ CG conductor now looks a little creepy, but this holiday-set animated film was cutting edge at the time of its release.

     

  • “Ray” (2004) 

    Jamie Foxx’s Oscar-winning turn as music legend Ray Charles hit high notes with filmgoers.

     

  • “Dreamer” (2005) 

    A heart-tugging story about a racehorse who came back after breaking a leg is a natural to win high marks.

    DreamWorks

  • “Diary of a Mad Black Woman” (2005) 

    Tyler Perry’s early Madea film won over first-weekend audiences.

  • “Cinderella Man” (2005) 

    Ron Howard’s drama about a real-life boxer (Russell Crowe) knocked out moviegoers.

    Universal

  • “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” (2005) 

    The C.S. Lewis story ticked the right boxes for CinemaScore audiences with its appeal to both faith-based and family audiences.

  • “Akeelah and the Bee” (2006) 

    A girl from South Los Angeles tries to compete in the National Spelling Bee in this feel-good drama.

  • “Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married?” (2007) 

    CinemaScore grades tend to get a boost when super-fans turn out in force on opening weekend — like Tyler Perry enthusiasts.

    Lionsgate

  • “Up” (2009) 

    Filmgoer affection kept the score aloft for this Pixar hit.

    Pixar

  • “The Blind Side” (2009) 

    Sandra Bullock’s Oscar-winning feel-good drama blindsided audiences with its heartfelt true-life story.

    Warner Bros.

  • “The King’s Speech” (2010) 

    Colin Firth’s true-life story of King George VI became the latest Oscar Best Picture winner to appeal to audiences as well.

    TWC

  • “Tangled” (2010) 

    Disney’s spin on Rapunzel was just another one of its much-loved princess yarns.

    Disney

  • “Soul Surfer” (2011) 

    Filmgoers latched onto a film about Bethany Hamilton, a surfer who got back on the board even after losing an arm in a shark attack.

  • “Courageous” (2011) 

    This faith-based indie about four cops who reassess their lives after a tragedy hit home with audiences.

  • “Dolphin Tale” (2011) 

    Family audiences flipped for this one.

  • “The Help” (2011) 

    Tate Taylor’s civil rights drama became a giant summer hit on the heels of some very positive word of mouth.

    Disney

  • “The Avengers” (2012) 

    Marvel’s superhero-palooza became the first comic-book movie to land a perfect grade.

    Marvel

  • “Argo” (2012) 

    Ben Affleck’s fact-based drama connected with audiences — and Academy voters.

    Warner Bros.

  • “42” (2013) 

    Five years before his “Black Panther” landed an A+, Chadwick Boseman starred in this biopic of Jackie Robinson.

  • “Instructions Not Included” (2013) 

    This Spanish-language comedy became a surprise hit — and the audience response meant strong word of mouth.

     

    Pantelion

  • “The Best Man Holiday” (2013) 

    Fans of Malcolm D. Lee’s original 1999 best-friends melodrama had to wait more than a decade for this sequel — and they went home satisfied.

     

  • “Frozen” (2013) 

    Filmgoers just couldn’t let this one go.

    Disney

  • “Lone Survivor” (2014) 

    CinemaScore audiences love Peter Berg’s true-life tales of American heroism, this time with Mark Wahlberg as a Navy SEAL on the run from the Taliban.

  • “Woodlawn” (2015) 

    Recipe for success with CinemaScore audiences: Faith-based football drama starring an African American young man who must overcome obstacles to succeed.

    PureFlix

  • “Selma” (2015) 

    Ava DuVernay’s stirring portrait of Martin Luther King Jr. marched forward with strong word of mouth.

  • “American Sniper” (2015) 

    Clint Eastwood’s searing portrait of an American military hero (Bradley Cooper) was a hit with audiences.

    Warner Bros.

  • “Miracles From Heaven” (2016) 

    CinemaScore audiences again fancied this religiously themed Jennifer Garner drama.

  • “Queen of Katwe” (2016) 

    This unfortunately little-seen film about a young girl in rural Uganda who becomes an unlikely chess champion was loved by those who did see it.

    Disney

  • “Patriots Day” (2016) 

    Peter Berg’s drama about the Boston Marathon bombing case wasn’t a hit, but CinemaScore filmgoers loved it.

  • “Hidden Figures” (2016) 

    The true-life tale of African-American women who helped NASA’s space program blasted off with filmgoers.

    Fox

  • “Girls Trip” (2017) 

    Another film starring African-American women aced it with audiences.

  • “Wonder” (2017)

    The heartwarming story of a boy with a facial deformity checked all the right boxes for first-weekend audiences.

    Lionsgate

  • “Coco” (2017) 

    Pixar’s animated feature won over audiences with its take on Mexico’s Day of the Dead.

    Disney

  • “Black Panther” (2018)

    The Disney/Marvel blockbuster became only the second superhero movie to nab a perfect grade.

    Disney/Marvel

  • “I Can Only Imagine” (2018) 

    The Erwin brothers’ latest faith-based movie told the story behind Christian band MercyMe’s hit song of the same name.

    Roadside Attractions

  • “Love, Simon” (2018)  

    Fox’s teen rom-com about a closeted high schooler drew rabid support from first-night audiences who were no doubt fans of the YA novel on which it’s based.

    Fox

  • “Incredibles 2” (2018)  

    Just like the original 14 years before, the sequel about a superhero family achieved a perfect score.

  • “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” (2018) 

    Sony’s animated spinoff of its Spidey franchise scored with audiences big time.

  • “Avengers: Endgame” (2019) 

    The Russo brothers’ blockbuster becomes the latest Marvel movie to win over audiences.

  • “Overcomer” (2019) 

    “Courageous” director Alex Kendrick scores with another faith-based film about a high school coach and the unlikely cross country star he trains both on and off the course.

  • “Harriet” (2019) 

    Kasi Lemmons won over audiences with her fact-based film about escaped slave turned abolitionist activist Harriet Tubman.

    Focus Features

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