A thriller featuring Mark Wahlberg, and a relationship drama that received eight Oscar nominations anchor this week’s home video releases.
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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.
It’s a big day for movie awards. Not only did the Broadcast Film Critics Association announce the nominees for its annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards today, the Las Vegas Film Critics Society announced the winners of its Sierra Awards. I vote in both groups, so I always like to publicize the winners.
“The Artist” was the big Sierra Awards winner, nabbing five honors, including Best Picture. The male star of the film, Jean Dujardin, picked up Best Actor, and the movie also nabbed Best Score, Best Costume Design and Best Art Direction.
“Hugo” also performed well, winning awards for Best Family Film and Best Film Editing and helping its young star, Asa Butterfield, take the Youth In Film honor.
Following is a complete list of winners, plus the Las Vegas Film Critics Society list of the top 10 films of 2011.
Longtime readers know that I’m a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association thanks to my affiliation with Alice Radio (96.5 FM in Reno, NV) and Idaho Country (KQFC-FM in Boise, ID). Today our organization released its nominee list for the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, which will be telecast live at 8 p.m. Jan. 12 on VH1. Often, Critics’ Choice award winners go on to nab Oscars, so the nominee list gives you a nice look at the movies that are likely to be players in the coming months.
Martin Scorsese’s charming family film “Hugo” and the beautiful silent-movie “The Artist” led all contenders this year with 11 nominations each. Also toward the top of the pack were “The Help” and “Drive,” each scoring eight nominations.
Following is a complete list of nominees. Winners will be revealed live during the Jan. 12 VH1 broadcast.