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The Academy Awards are a highlight for any film buff, and we're eager to see who will take home the coveted honors Feb. 28. And just as we cheer on our favorite stars and movies of the year, so, too, do we revel in the mini escape these same flicks provide.
But rather than simply daydreaming about the fantasy world, why not live it? Booking.com rounded up several destinations inspired by this year's Oscar-nominated films, from spending the night in a stunning Irish castle as in the historical period drama "Brooklyn," toa luxury tented camp inspired by epic survival film "The Revenant."
Here are 11 Oscar-inspired places to stay:
Wilton Castle in Enniscorthy, Ireland
Nominated for three Oscars, including best picture and best actress, this Victorian-age film about an Irish immigrant torn between two men evokes a feeling of Old World romance. Experience that romance for yourself by heading to this stunning castle located in the small town from which the film's love-torn protagonist hails. Its history dates back to the 13th century and the property stays true to its roots with plush furnishings, but with a modern twist.
The Plaza in New York
If you literally want to walk in the steps of Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara from "Carol," then head to the Plaza hotel in New York. This internationally renowned property is the epitome of luxury and retains many of the same qualities as it did in the 1950s when this film takes place. The backdrop of the Plaza’s historic Oak Room bar was so perfect, it was used as the setting for the film's heartwarming close.
The Press Hotel, Autograph Collection in Portland, Maine
If watching the characters in the hit film "Spotlight" take over the Boston Globe's newsroom really whet your appetite, then you're in for a treat at this Northeastern retreat housed in the building formerly occupied by the Portland Press Herald. The hotel takes its journalistic history to heart, as the decor is heavily themed around the newspaper business, including stylish furnishings such as classic typewriters and vintage office desks and chairs. The hotel’s bar, the Inkwell, once housed the newspaper’s busy city room.
Film: "The Big Short"
While it's unlikely you'll see Ryan Gosling or Brad Pitt at this five-star hotel, it is on the edge of the city’s bustling financial district where their movie "The Big Short" took place. From the property you get incredible views of New York Harbor and the Statue of Liberty, and it still remains a favorite hangout for Wall Street’s businessmen.
Film: "The Danish Girl"
Nimb Hotel in Copenhagen, Denmark
Eddie Redmayne is up for another Oscar this year for his role in "The Danish Girl," which takes place in Copenhagen during the early 20th century. To relive the beauty of that era, fans of the film should head to this boutique hotel located in the city's Tivoli Gardens. The Moorish-style building features a blend of 20s design with modern furnishings.
Film: "The Martian"
Silken Puerta America in Madrid, Spain
OK, so the planet Mars isn't exactly open to tourism at the moment. But you can take inspiration from the film by staying at this futuristic-looking hotel that will please any sci-fi fan. The all-white, sleekly designed rooms and common areas make it feel like you're on another planet without ever leaving Earth.
Film: "The Revenant"
Glacier Under Canvas in Coram, Montana
Watching Leonardo DiCaprio struggle on screen in "The Revenant" didn't exactly make us think of a luxury. While we'd like to skip the blood, sweat and tears, fans can get a taste of the great outdoors and simpler life by "glamping" at this luxury tent property in Northwestern Montana, where the Rocky Mountains are the backdrop. You can choose to relax or get a bit more active like DiCaprio by venturing to nearby Glacier National Park or to the North American Wildlife Museum.
Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California
You'll feel like you're stepping back in time to the era of classical Hollywood cinema at this hotel located in downtown Los Angeles. Sip on a cocktail at the property's Gallery Bar and you'll instantly feel like those famous blacklisted writers who inspired the movie "Trumbo."
Film: "Bridge of Spies"
Guest house Villa Fritz in Potsdam, Germany
Enjoy the beautiful scenery from the film "Bridge of Spies" without all the high-stakes espionage. Stay at this family-run property that's nestled in picturesque Potsdam, and take in some of the area's historic sites like Babelsberg Castle and Sanssouci Palace, and Glienicke Bridge, which was featured prominently in the Steven Spielberg-directed flick.
Film: "Mad Max: Fury Road"
The Lookout Cave Underground Motel in Coober Pedy, Australia
This George Miller-directed thriller managed to make a future wasteland look adventurous and even somewhat appealing. Though you don't have to worry about evil cults or gas shortages, you can live out your desert fantasy by staying at this comfortable underground hotel in the isolated landscape of northern South Australia.
Film: "The Hateful Eight"
Mountain Lodge at Telluride in Telluride, Colorado
Luckily you won't have to be desperately searching for shelter from a blizzard like the characters in Quentin Tarantino's "The Hateful Eight." This upscale, rustic resort situated in the San Juan Mountains of Southwest Colorado lets you take in all the beauty of a snowy adventure without the live-or-die drama.