It’s Tinseltown’s awards season and In Demand is serving up an array of contenders for this year’s statues and great movies past.
Currently on or premiering on Movies on Demand in February are Oscar-nominated titles including Boyhood, The Theory of Everything, Whiplash, Guardians of the Galaxy, Nightcrawler and many more, while March brings Foxcatcher, Into the Woods, Unbroken, The Imitation Game, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies and others. (List of nominated films now playing or coming soon to MOD below.)
Besides the new release titles, Movies On Demand has curated a very rich selection of more than 100 of the most acclaimed winning films of all time, available to cable viewers from now through March 9 (See partial list of titles below).
In the spirit of the Academy Award season and as a means to trigger usage, many systems are featuring free on demand awards-related programs, notably exclusive interviews with current nominees, both on set-top and online. Once again, “Contender Conversations” can be found on systems in the On Demand folders, system websites or on http://www.modawardsseason.com during Awards Season 2015. Through a partnership with the best-known independent film website Indiewire, these intimate star and director interviews were captured by Movies On Demand cameras at major film festivals throughout the year.
Highlights this year include discussions with actors, directors and composers, such as Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Eddie Redmayne, Steve Carell, J.K. Simmons, Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Jake Gyllenhaal and Channing Tatum.
Working with Jolly Time Pop Corn, In Demand is encouraging movie buffs to host a pool, centering around the awards pool manager. Viewers can sign up individually in our national pool or host a private one, where friends can mark their ballots and have the results automatically tabulated as the show progresses. Sign up information is HERE.
Every entrant will receive a coupon for one free carton of Jolly Time Pop Corn and pool winners will be entered to win a year of Movies On Demand, plus free Jolly Time Pop Corn for a year.
Here are the 2015 nominees now on MOD or coming in the next few weeks, followed by a select list of previous winners now playing.
NEW RELEASE 2015 NOMINEES ON MOVIES ON DEMAND
Viewers can find these titles on their On Demand channel under categories such as Awards Season, 2015 Nominees or similar. Titles can also be found in the A-Z folders. Note: premiere dates may vary by provider.
Begin Again – now playing – Best Music, Original Song
Boyhood – now playing – 6 Nominations including Best Picture and Best Supporting Actress – Patricia Arquette
Finding Vivian Maier – now playing (until 3/17) – Best Documentary Feature
Guardians of the Galaxy – now playing - 2 Nominations including Best Visual Effects
Last Days in Vietnam – now playing – Best Documentary Feature
Maleficent – now playing – Best Costume Design
The Boxtrolls – now playing – Best Animated Feature Film
The Judge – now playing – Best Supporting Actor – Robert Duvall
Nightcrawler – premieres 2/10 - Best Writing, Original Screenplay
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya – premieres 2/17 – Best Animated Feature Film
The Theory of Everything – premieres 2/17 – 5 nominations including Best Picture and Best Actor – Eddie Redmayne
Beyond the Lights – premieres 2/24 – Best Music, Original Song
Big Hero 6 – premieres 2/24 – Best Animated Feature Film
Whiplash – premieres 2/24 – 5 nominations including Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor – J.K. Simmons
Foxcatcher – premieres 3/3 – 5 nominations including Best Actor – Steve Carell
(this title has moved to April)Song of the Sea – premieres 3/17 – Best Animated Feature Film
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – premieres 3/24 – Best Sound Editing
Into the Woods – premieres 3/24 – 3 nominations including Best Supporting Actress – Meryl Streep
Unbroken – premieres 3/24 – 3 nominations including Best Cinematography
The Imitation Game – 3/31 – 8 nominations including Best Picture and Best Supporting Actress – Keira Knightley
Interstellar – premieres 3/31 – 5 nominations including Music, Original Score and Production Design
PAST WINNERS ON DEMAND
For the next month, cable subscribers can scroll through an amazing array of some of the greatest films ever by looking in their On Demand channels for folders labeled Award Winners, Awards Season, Best Picture, or similar folder names. The folder locations and titles vary by system. These well-priced films may also be found in the A-Z listing or on their system’s library channel. The following is a sampling of titles.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Dances with Wolves
The Silence of the Lambs
The Godfather (Parts I and II)
Terms of Endearment
Out of Africa
No Country for Old Men
Life Is Beautiful