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2012 Oscar nominees already on DVD & Blu-ray

If you're trying to catch up with all of this year's Oscar nominated films, here's a handy list of what titles are already on our shelves:

 

BEGINNERS—Best Supporting Actor (Christopher Plummer)

 

A BETTER LIFEBest Actor (Demián Bichir)

 

BRIDESMAIDSBest Original Screenplay (Annie Mumolo and Kristen Wiig) and Best Supporting Actress (Melissa McCarthy)

 

CHICHO & RITABest Animated Feature (Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal) It hasn’t been released in the US; we have a PAL Code 2 import DVD.

 

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART 2Best Art Direction (Production Design: Stuart Craig; Set Decoration: Stephenie McMillan), Best Makeup (Edouard F. Henriques, Gregory Funk and Yolanda Toussieng), Best Visual Effects (Tim Burke, David Vickery, Greg Butler and John Richardson)

 

HELL AND BACK AGAIN—Best Documentary Feature (Danfung Dennis and Mike Lerner)

 

THE HELP—Best Picture, Best Actress (Viola Davis), and Best Supporting Actress (Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer)

 

THE IDES OF MARCH—Best Adapted Screenplay (George Clooney & Grant Heslov and Beau Willimon)

 

IF A TREE FALLS: A STORY OF THE EARTH LIBERATION FRONT—Best Documentary Feature (Marshall Curry and Sam Cullman)

 

JANE EYRE—Best Costume Design (Michael O’Connor)

 

KUNG FU PANDA 2—Best Animated Feature

 

MARGIN CALL—Best Original Screenplay (J.C. Chandor)

 

MIDNIGHT IN PARIS—Best Picture, Best Director (Woody, duh), Best Original Screenplay (again, Woody), and Best Art Direction (Production Design: Anne Seibel; Set Decoration: Hélène Dubreuil)

 

MONEYBALL—Best Picture, Best Actor (Brad Pitt), Best Supporting Actor (Jonah Hill), Best Adapted Screenplay (Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin, story by Stan Chervin), Best Film Editing (Christopher Tellefsen), and Sound Mixing (Deb Adair, Ron Bochar, Dave Giammarco and Ed Novick)

 

RANGO—Best Animated Feature (Gore Verbinski)

 

REAL STEEL—Best Visual Effects (Erik Nash, John Rosengrant, Dan Taylor and Swen Gillberg)

 

RIO—Best Original Song, “Real in Rio” (Music by Sergio Mendes and Carlinhos Brown Lyric by Siedah Garrett)

 

RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES—Best Visual Effects (Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, R. Christopher White and Daniel Barrett)

 

TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON—Best Visual Effects (Scott Farrar, Scott Benza, Matthew Butler and John Frazier), Best Sound Editing (Ethan Van der Ryn and Erik Aadahl), Best Sound Mixing (Greg P. Russell, Gary Summers, Jeffrey J. Haboush and Peter J. Devlin)

 

THE TREE OF LIFE—Best Picture, Best Director (Terrence Malick), Best Cinematography (Emmanuel Lubezki)

 

WARRIOR—Best Supporting Actor (Nick Nolte)

 

Arriving on DVD/Blu before the Oscar ceremony on Sunday, February 26:

DRIVEBest Sound Editing (January 31)

ANONYMOUS—Best Costume Design (February 7)

PUSS IN BOOTS—Best Animated Feature (February 24)

 

With the exception of the short films and some of the documentaries and foreign films, most of the remaining films are either are in theaters now or will be opening in the next few weeks. I saw a preview for Best Foreign Language film nominee A SEPARATION, when I saw THE ARTIST at Harvard Exit, so let’s hope it ends up there soon. Wim Wenders’ PINA, nominated for Best Documentary Feature, will be playing in 3D at the Cinerama starting Friday, February 10. The Varsity Theatre often plays all the nominated live action & short film nominees closer to award time as well. Check a Landmark Theatre or other theater near you for showtime information. Happy Oscar Season to all.

 

 

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