It’s a good week for home video, and this year’s best picture Oscar winner is the main attraction.
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Longtime readers know that I am a voting member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), which hosts the nationally televised Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. Each year, the BFCA (consisting of more than 280 television, radio and online critics) honors the best in film. Our nomination ballots were cast Friday and tallied over the weekend. That means the nominees represent a critical consensus from the group.
Next, BFCA members will vote for our favorites among these nominees. Winners will be crowned live Jan. 16 at our awards show in Santa Monica, Calif. The show will be broadcast on The CW Network at 8 p.m. PT/ET.
Following is a complete list of nominees:
A thriller featuring Mark Wahlberg, and a relationship drama that received eight Oscar nominations anchor this week’s home video releases.
This week’s home video releases are anchored by a terrific historical drama that was nominated for 12 Oscars, including best picture.
This week’s home video releases include several key players from the most-recent Academy Awards race.
This week’s home video releases include a 3D update of a classic adventure film and a drama that’s at the heart of this year’s Oscar race.
Video Verdict: ‘The Artist,’ ’21 Jump Street,’ ‘Wrath of the Titans,’ ‘Mirror Mirror,’ ‘A Thousand Words’
It’s a busy week on home video, with five major theatrical releases making their way to DVD and Blu-ray. Still, one movie – this year’s best picture Oscar winner – is the unquestioned leader of the pack.
Oscar nominations were announced today and, as usual, there were few surprises. That said, I didn’t expect to see Demián Bichir make his way into the best actor race for “A Better Life.” Certainly, people like his performance, but his chances seemed slim going into today’s nominations. So, you never know what’s going to happen. I was also pleased to see the strong support for Terrence Malick and “The Tree of Life.” This is a great film that got too little attention from Critics’ organizations.
Following is a complete list of nominees …
“Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close”
“Midnight in Paris”
“The Tree of Life”
Actor in a Leading Role
Demián Bichir in “A Better Life”
George Clooney in “The Descendants”
Jean Dujardin in “The Artist”
Gary Oldman in “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”
Brad Pitt in “Moneyball”
Actor in a Supporting Role
Kenneth Branagh in “My Week with Marilyn”
Jonah Hill in “Moneyball”
Nick Nolte in “Warrior”
Christopher Plummer in “Beginners”
Max von Sydow in “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close”
WINNERS OF THE 17TH ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE MOVIE AWARDS
George Clooney – “The Descendants”
Viola Davis – “The Help”
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Christopher Plummer – “Beginners”
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Octavia Spencer – “The Help”
BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS
Thomas Horn – “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close”
BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE
This week’s major home video releases include an all-out action film, a by-the-book romantic comedy and an excellent sports drama.