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This year’s Academy Award nominees and a host of former Oscar-winning movies will be broadcast on beIN BOX OFFICE 1 and 2, as well as beIN MOVIES 3 DRAMA
Doha, Qatar – 9 March 2023: Oscars season is upon us and beIN MEDIA GROUP (“beIN”) is preparing to provide film fanatics in MENA with the best-in-business this March with nine Academy Award nominated movies and a host of previous winners – including comedies, thrillers, dramas, musicals, and crime – set to air on beIN BOX OFFICE 1 and 2 and beIN MOVIES 3 DRAMA.
Australian director Baz Luhrmann’s latest masterpiece, Elvis revived cinemas this year. The Warner Bros production, co-starring Tom Hanks and Olivia Dejonge, is nominated for eight Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Actor following a dazzling performance by Austin Butler in his portrayal of the King of Rock & Roll, Elvis Presley. The film is also nominated for Best Production Design, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Film Editing, Best Makeup and Hairstyling, and Best Sound. Elvis will be broadcast from 9 to 15 March and airing continuously for 22 hours each day from midnight (00:00 MECCA) to 22:00 MECCA on beIN BOX OFFICE 2.
The epic blockbuster sequel Top Gun Maverick instils the 1986 chaos of airborne combat with modern day politics. After more than thirty years of service one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell finds himself training a detachment of Top Gun graduates for a specialised mission. Paramount Pictures’ action filled film starring Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, and Val Kilmer can be seen on beIN BOX OFFICE 1 and will similarly air from 9 to 15 March, for 22 hours continuously, from midnight (00:00 MECCA) to 22:00 MECCA. In the running for six Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay, the film has three technical category nominations, including Best Film Editing, Best Sound, and Best Visual Effects. Its title song, Hold My Hand by Lady Gaga is also among the nominations for Best Original Song.
At 21:30 MECCA on 10 March, beIN MOVIES 3 DRAMA will take viewers back to 1994 when it screens the TriStar Pictures’ romantic comedy Sleepless in Seattle, starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. The movie, directed by the late Nora Ephron, was nominated for Best Original Screenplay and Best Original Song at the 66th Academy Awards.
On 13 March – following the presentation of this year’s 95th Academy Awards – beIN MOVIES 3 DRAMA will broadcast four Oscar-winning movies throughout the day.
The roll call begins at 12:15 MECCA with the star-studded thriller Argo, which claimed seven Oscars in 2013. The Warner Bros production, directed, produced by, and starring Ben Affleck, won Best Picture for its gripping tale of a CIA agent who acts as a Hollywood producer scouting locations to pursue a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the 1979 US hostage crisis in Iran. Argo swept the board in 2013, also taking Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Film Editing, Best Supporting Actor for Alan Arkin, Best Original Score, Best Sound Mixing, and Best Sound Editing.
The Oscars line up continues at 16:45 MECCA with the screening of Warner Bros’ romantic drama The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – Hollywood’s rendition of the F Scott Fitzgerald classic about a man who ages in reverse. Directed by David Fincher and starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett, the movie was nominated for 13 Oscars in 2009 and walked away with three: Best Achievement in Art, Best Achievement in Makeup, and Best Achievement in Visual Effects.
Focus Features’ psychological thriller Promising Young Woman – which took the 2021 Oscar for Best Original Screenplay is broadcast next, at 19:30 MECCA. Directed by Emerald Fennell and starring Carey Mulligan, the movie is a gripping tale of a young college dropout whose life has been scarred by a mysterious trauma that claimed the life of her best friend. Follow Cassandra (played by Carey Mulligan) as she sets out to take revenge on the predatory men she holds responsible.
The 13 March Oscar extravaganza ends at 21:30 MECCA with the timeless crime drama Goodfellas, a story of mobster Henry Hill and his relationships with family, friends, and Italian-American crime syndicate partners. With an all-star cast led by Robert De Niro and Ray Liotta and directed by Martin Scorsese, the film was nominated for six Oscars in 1991, taking home Best Supporting Actor for Joe Pesci.
The Oscars’ run continues on beIN MOVIES 3 D RAMA on 19 March with the 21:30 MECCA screening of Warner Bros’ The Prestige, which was nominated for Best Production Design and Best Cinematography in 2007. The Christopher Nolan directed thriller starring Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Michael Caine, and Scarlett Johansson, conjures up the tale of two stage magicians in 1890s London who engage in a battle to create the ultimate illusion while sacrificing everything they have in order to outwit each other.
beIN’s Oscars curtain comes down on 23 March on beIN MOVIES 3 DRAMA, with the 21:30 MECCA screening of The Great Gatsby - winning Oscars for Best Production Design and Best Costume Design in 2014. The films exquisitely lavish set is still talked about today as it left viewers in awe. Co-written and directed by Luhrmann and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher, Jason Clarke, and Elizabeth Debicki, the Warner Bros film follows the life of New York millionaire Jay Gatsby through the prism of his neighbour in the 1920s.
Want to know what else is playing on beIN? Check out their entertainment top picks offering multiple different genres in March on: www.bein.com/en/bein-choices/
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