Each player, as well as Manager Dino Maamria and his backroom team, have selected their personal top three and aggregated the scores to settle on the definitive list. The Top 5 will be unveiled over the coming days as we build-up to the release of the Oscar and BAFTA nominated, stranger than fiction story of Olympic figure-skater Tonya Harding.
I, Tonya follows the life of Harding, portrayed by Margot Robbie, as she rises amongst the ranks of World Figure Skating, but her future in the activity is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband (played by Sebastian Stan) intervenes. The film also stars Allison Janney, who won the Golden Globe for best Supporting Actress, as Harding's Mother. I, Tonya was nominated for Best Motion Picture in the Musical or Comedy category at the recent Golden Globes.
Odeon Nuneaton Manager Shiv Singh spoke about the partnership with 'The Boro' “In most towns and cities the football club is the heart and soul of the community, and Nuneaton is no different. We're delighted to be working with the team to help promote what promises to be one of the best films of the year.” Nuneaton Town Director of Operations Frankie Fry added “We're very pleased to partner with the Odeon for this. It's a great venue and, particularly with their Limitless promotion, they offer great value for money.”
The poll itself saw 23 different films nominated across 11 different sports with Boxing proving to be the most popular. The Rocky series received numerous nominations with four of the seven films getting the nod, including Dean Lyness throwing his weight behind the second instalment. Stevenage loanee James Ferry backed The Fighter, stating that “Mark Wahlberg is class in it”. Defenders Kelvin Langmead and Niall Heaton both voted for 80's classic The Karate Kid, with Langmead pointing out that “With the right training, discipline and mindset, anything is possible. Throw in some heart, some balls, and you've got yourself Danny LaRusso.”
American Football, perhaps surprisingly, fared much better than its Association counterpart, with films such as Concussion, Remember the Titans and The Blind Side all receiving numerous votes whereas Bend it Like Beckham and Escape to Victory polled just the single nomination. With the Winter Olympics in full-swing there were timely votes for Cool Runnings and The Mighty Ducks, but not enough to break the top 5. Other films that missed out included Space Jam, Senna, The Hurricane, Moneyball, Seabiscuit and Happy Gilmore.
I, Tonya is released nationwide on Friday, the 23rd of February. Check back throughout the coming days for details of how you can win tickets for the Odeon Nuneaton as we unveil the names of the films that did make the Top 5.