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Unlimited members share their ingredients for the perfect award-winning film


With the 90th Academy Awards just around the corner, the likes of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and The Shape of Water are in a title fight for the coveted Best Picture Oscar.

But what is the formula for the perfect award-winning movie?

We conducted a poll of 2,000 of our Unlimited Card holders, revealing that that the perfect award-winning film is a drama which consists of two car chases, three fight scenes and two plot twists.

Find out more in the following video presented by Mash Report comedian Rachel Parris - this may make you think of your favourite films in a whole new light...

Additional findings also revealed that the film should include two romantic moments and two villains. The ideal award-winner would also be exactly two hours long for a comfortable and enjoyable watch. Movie lovers also expect the lead character to be introduced after a few other supporting characters and the soundtrack should be inspired by the music featured in Pulp Fiction.

When it comes to the director, almost a quarter (22%) nominated Steven Spielberg and four in 10 (40%) agree that the film should feature both a male and female lead. Talent wise, Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep would take on the starring roles in the film according to the survey.

Other hot contenders to take on the starring roles included Denzel Washington and Oprah Winfrey, who took the vote ahead of Dame Julie Andrews. The nation agreed Dame Judi Dench and Hollywood heartthrob Tom Hardy would be ideal in the supporting roles.

So what are people's hot tips for this year's Oscars? Film fans predict that Christopher Nolan will sweep the board, winning Best Picture for Dunkirk, as well as Best Director. Frances McDormand’s turn as grieving mother Mildred Hayes in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri was voted as likely to net her a Best Actress award (21%). Meanwhile, four in 10 think Gary Oldman’s stunning portrayal of Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour should bag him the Best Actor statue (40%).

All your essential stats are included here on this fun infographic. Check it out and see how your own predictions stack up ahead of the Oscars this coming Sunday.

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