Hotly tipped to go to the Oscars next month, we’ve got only a few days left before Alexander Payne’s The Descendants comes to cinemas here in the UK. We got the first trailer for the film back in May last year, and it’s been something to look forward to ever since.

The beautiful first poster arrived a few days before the trailer, and we’ve now got a new poster to share with you, via IMP Awards, with George Clooney front and centre, and his character’s two daughters, playing by Shailene Woodley and Amara Miller, off in the background.

“Synopsis: From Alexander Payne, the creator of the Oscar-winning SIDEWAYS, set in Hawaii, THE DESCENDANTS is a sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic journey for Matt King (George Clooney) an indifferent husband and father of two girls, who is forced to re-examine his past and embrace his future when his wife suffers a boating accident off of Waikiki. The event leads to a rapprochement with his young daughters while Matt wrestles with a decision to sell the family’s land handed down from Hawaiian royalty and missionaries.”

With a script co-written by Payne, Nat Faxon, and Jim Rash, adapted from the novel of the same name by Kaui Hart Hemmings, the film is led by George Clooney, in what many are calling a career-best performance, and also stars Judy Greer, Matthew Lillard, Beau Bridges, and Robert Forster, as well as Shailene Woodley, Amara Miller, and Nick Krause in the younger roles.

The film took two awards at the Golden Globes last weekend, winning Best Motion Picture and Best Actor for Clooney in the Drama categories, as well as a slew of other wins and nominations in dozens of other awards ceremonies. Along with Clooney and Payne, the young Woodley has also been receiving tremendous acclaim for her performance, earning a nomination at the Golden Globes and a number of wins in several other awards for Best Supporting Actress, which is quite rare for someone only recently turned 20.

America was lucky enough to get this on 9th December last year, and we’ll be getting it now on 27th January, this Friday, which can’t come fast enough for me. Having done so well as the Golden Globes as well earning dozens of other accolades, it will also be really interesting to see how well the film does at the Academy Awards next month. The nominations are announced at around lunchtime tomorrow, so we’ll know exactly what it will be competing for then. Until then, here’s the new poster to enjoy. As usual, click to enlarge.