As the award season draws to a close we take a look at nominees and winners from the past few years. Both award ceremonies aim to celebrate talent from various parts of the entertainment industry and here at Eurospan we have a wide selection of fascinating film books that shed light on various participants: texts perfect for the film lover in your life. Here, we take a look at four titles that focus on award winners.

Sidney Poitier: Man, Actor, Icon is a biography that focuses on this year’s winner of the Bafta Fellowship Award. Having spent sixty years in the entertainment industry and winning seventeen awards thus far, Poitier’s Fellowship award is well and truly deserved. Author, Aram Goudsouzian analyses the life and career of a Hollywood legend, from his childhood in the Bahamas to his 2002 Oscar for lifetime achievement.
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Unfortunately, Todd Haynes' most recent work, Carol, received nine Bafta nominations and six Oscar nominations this year but walked away empty-handed. Haynes is a prolific director who has been named a pioneer of New Queer Cinema. Todd Haynes: Interviews is part of the University Press of Mississippi’s Conversations with Filmmakers Series and will be available at the end of this month. Gathering interviews from 1989 through to 2012, this collection presents a range of themes, films, and moments in the burgeoning career of the director.
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Todd Haynes

Past Winners

With The Hurt Locker, Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman to win the Academy Award for Best Director and the BAFTA Award for Best Direction. Kathryn Bigelow: Interviews is the first volume of Bigelow's interviews ever published, Peter Keough's collection covers her early success; the frustrations and disappointments she endured with films such as Strange Days and K-19; and her triumph with The Hurt Locker. In conversations ranging from the casual to the analytical, Bigelow explains her evolving ambitions and aesthetics.
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Kathryn Bigelow

Having been awarded four Oscars and ten Baftas thus far, Woody Allen is often described as a satirical genius. The Reluctant Film Art of Woody Allen merges criticism with biography, the text uses Allen's ambivalent views of the artistic enterprise as a key to understanding his entire career. Peter J. Bailey demonstrates how Allen's films constitute a debate he is conducting with himself about the capacities of art to improve the quality of life.
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Reluctant Woody Allen