Award season is all over. The envelopes have all been opened, the dazzling jewels have been returned to Harry Winston and the fake tans have faded. Do not despair, movie lovers. If you missed any of the Oscar winners or nominees in theaters, you can see most of the movies on DVD in March 2012.
The Artist took home 5 Oscars: Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Director, Costume Design and Original Score. And if there were such an award, they probably would have won for Best Performance by a Dog in a Leading Role. I am embarrassed to say that I still haven’t seen The Artist, but you and I have more chances to see it now, because it will be released into more theaters this month.
Best Picture Winner: The Artist
Best Actress: Meryl Streep in The Iron Lady
Actor in a Leading Role Winner: Jean Dujardin in The Artist
Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer in Beginners
Best Director: Michel Hazanavicius for The Artist
Best Picture Nominees on DVD
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close: A young boy goes on a scavenger hunt to discover the origins of a mysterious key and its connection to his father. Starring Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock and Max Von Sydow, with a cameo role for Viola Davis. On DVD March 27, 2012.
The Help: Octavia Spencer took home a boat-load of awards for her role as the feisty maid in The Help, including the Best Supporting Oscar. Yes. I am still a little disappointed that my girl, Viola Davis didn’t win for Best Actress. But she looked so stunning in her emerald-green gown and working her natural hair, I am sure great scripts are arriving at her door daily! On DVD March 9, 2012.
Hugo: Martin Scorsese (taking a drink) directs this lovely movie, based on the novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick. On DVD March 9, 2012.
Midnight in Paris: A young couple’s lives are transformed while in Paris on a business trip. Starring: Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams and Adrien Brody. Directed by: Woody Allen On DVD March 9, 2012.
Moneyball: Brad Pitt received an Oscar nomination for Best Actor and the ever-shrinking Jonah Hill was nominated for Best Supporting Actor. On DVD March 9, 2012.
The Tree Of Life: Starring Brad Pitt, Sean Penn and Jessica Chastain. It’s the story of a Midwestern family in the 1950’s. The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father. Even though it was nominated for Best Picture, I found this one of the most beautifully filmed, yet incomprehensible movies I have ever seen. Did you see The Tree of Life?
War Horse: Steven Spielberg brings the Tony Award-winning Broadway play to the big screen. The epic adventure War Horse is the deeply heartfelt story of the remarkable friendship between a horse named Joey and his young trainer Albert. On DVD April 3, 2012.
Oscar Nominated Performances on DVD
Actor in a Leading Role: Gary Oldman in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy On DVD March 20, 2012.
Actress and Actor in a Supporting Role: Kenneth Branagh and Michelle Williams in My Week with Marilyn On DVD March 13, 2012.
Actor in a Supporting Role: Nick Nolte in Warrior
Actress in a Leading Role: Glenn Close in Albert Nobbs. You still have time to see this movie in a theater. Albert Nobbs comes to DVD on May 15, 2012.
Actress in a Leading Role: Rooney Mara in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo On DVD March 20, 2012
Actress in a Supporting Role: Melissa McCarthy in Bridesmaids
Best Costume Design
If you love period movies and clothes, you will want to check out these movies that were nominated for Best Costume Design: Anonymous, Jane Eyre (with the handsome Mr. Rochester, played by Michael Fassbender) and the movie directed by the “Material Girl” herself, Madonna. W.E.