Oscars Best Picture nominees hit SA’s big screens

‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’, ‘Lady Bird’ and ‘Call Me By Your Name’ all release on the big screen on Friday.

FILE: The cast and crew of 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' at the British Academy Film Awards (Baftas) at the Royal Albert Hall in London on 18 February, 2018. Picture: AFP.

NEW YORK - South African movie-fans finally have the chance to see three of the most buzzed about films nominated in the Best Picture category of this year’s Oscars.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Lady Bird and Call Me By Your Name all release on the big screen on Friday.

With the Oscars awards ceremony taking place later this year, South African movie-goers have the chance to catch up on seeing all the movies nominated in the best picture category.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’s actors Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell are awards frontrunners.

Lady Bird made Greta Gerwig the fifth woman ever to be nominated for directing and Call Me By Your Name, introduced the world to Timothee Chalamet, the youngest best actor nominee since Mickey Rooney in 1944.

Get Out, Dunkirk, The Post and Darkest Hour have already played.

When Phantom Thread, starring Daniel Day-Lewis releases on 2 March, all nine of the best picture nominees will have shown in South Africa.

WATCH: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing | Official trailer

WATCH: Lady Bird | Official trailer

WATCH: Call Me By Your Name | Official Trailer