Press Release #181 (2/18/14)
Got Awards-Season Fever? We've
Got the Cure...
Many Just-Nominated and Winning Films Playing On Cable's Movies On Demand More than 150 Top Winning Films of All Time Now Available Plus, Exclusive Interviews with Cate Blanchett, Bruce Dern, Michael B. Jordan and more
New York, February 14 - Hollywood is buzzing with glitz, glamour, red carpets and honors for the high quality films of the recent season. Already bestowed are the 2014 Golden Globe®, SAG Awards, Critic's Choice and the craft guild awards. (Independent Spirit Awards are coming on March 1.) But the biggest prize comes on March 2 when the film industry presents its prized golden statues. Happily, cable customers nationwide can enjoy many of these celebrated films from home via Movies On Demand (MOD).
Currently on or premiering on MOD in February are Best Picture nominated titles: Gravity, Nebraska, Captain Phillips and Dallas Buyers Club. March brings American Hustle, The Wolf of Wall Street and 12 Years a Slave. Now playing or premiering this month are three of the best Foreign Language-nominated titles, The Hunt (Denmark), The Broken Circle Breakdown (Belgium) and The Great Beauty (Italy). In addition, viewers can watch all the nominated Best Short Films (live action and animated), on MOD from February 18 through March 18. (See full list of more than 20 nominated films on MOD below.)
Besides the new release titles, MOD programmers have curated a very rich selection of some of the most acclaimed winning films of all time, with more than 150 of the most celebrated titles available to cable viewers from now until March 18 (See partial list of titles below).
FREE ON DEMAND CONTENT Many systems* are also featuring Free On Demand (FOD) awards-related special programs, including behind-the-scenes features and exclusive interviews with current nominees and past winners, -both on set-top and online. This content and more info can be found on system websites or http://www.modawardsseason.com during Awards Season 2014. Highlights of the FOD content and the website are the "Contender Conversations," intimate chats with the likes of Cate Blanchett, Bruce Dern, Michael B. Jordan, Gravity Director Alfonso Cuarón, 12 Years a Slave Director Steve McQueen and many more. Viewers can also host a free Awards Pool, invite their friends, and have the results tabulated for them.
Here are the 2014 nominees now on MOD or coming in the next few weeks, followed by a select list of previous winners now playing.
NEW RELEASE 2014 NOMINEES ON MOVIES ON DEMAND (titles, avail dates and categories of nominations) Dallas Buyers Club - Now Playing (Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Original Screenplay, Best Film Editing, Best Makeup & Hair)
Captain Phillips - Now Playing (Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Film Editing, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing)
Despicable Me 2 - Now Playing (Best Animated Feature, Best Original Song)
Blue Jasmine - Now Playing (Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Screenplay)
All Is Lost - Now Playing (Best Sound Editing)
The Broken Circle Breakdown - Now Playing (Best Foreign Language Film - Belgium)
The Hunt - Now Playing (Best Foreign Language Film - Denmark)
Cutie and the Boxer - Now Playing (Best Documentary - Feature)
The Act of Killing - Now Playing (Best Documentary)
20 Feet From Stardom - Now Playing (Best Documentary)
The Grandmaster - Now Playing (Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design)
Prisoners - Now Playing (Best Cinematography)
Gravity - On MOD starting Feb. 25 (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing, Best Original Score, Best Production Design, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, Best Visual Effects)
Nebraska - On MOD starting Feb. 25 (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography)
The Great Beauty - On MOD starting Feb. 25 (Best Foreign Language Film - Italy)
Inside Llewyn Davis - On MOD starting Mar. 11 (Best Cinematography, Best Sound Mixing)
12 Years a Slave - On MOD starting Mar. 18 (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Costume Design, Best Film Editing, Best Production Design)
American Hustle - On MOD starting Mar. 18 (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Screenplay, Best Costume Design, Best Film Editing, Best Production Design)
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom - On MOD starting Mar. 18 (Best Original Song)
The Wolf of Wall Street - On MOD starting Mar. 25 (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay)
The Book Thief - On MOD starting Mar. 25 (Best Original Score)
PAST WINNERS ON DEMAND For the next month, cable subscribers can scroll through an amazing array of available iconic titles as well as the FOD content by looking in their On Demand channels for folders labeled Awards Season, Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor or Best Supporting Actress. The folder locations and titles may vary by system. These well-priced films may also be found in the A-Z listing or on their system's library channel.
Program note: With the film world still reeling from the tragic loss of Philip Seymour Hoffman, viewers have a chance to see his unforgettable characterization of Truman Capote in Capote which garnered him more than 25 Best Actor awards in 2006.
Here is just a small sampling of the impressive winning titles viewers can experience:
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
The French Connection
Dances with Wolves
In the Heat of the Night
The Silence of the Lambs
Shakespeare in Love
Forrest Gump T
he Godfather (Parts I and II)
Terms of Endearment
Out of Africa
No Country for Old Men
Life Is Beautiful
The Blind Side
A Beautiful Mind
With Movies On Demand through digital cable, viewers can watch these films and many of the most iconic previous award-winning releases available instantly, with pause, fast-forward and rewind functionality.*
*Titles, dates, FOD content and availability may vary by system.
These movies are distributed to most U.S. cable systems by iN DEMAND. For full listings, go to www.indemand.com, on-screen guides or cable system websites.