'Spotlight,' 'Mad Max' Among Top Oscar Winners on Home Video28 Feb, 2016 By: John Latchem
Universal Pictures released Spotlight on DVD and Blu-ray Feb. 23, just in time to celebrate the film's Oscar win for Best Picture. Meanwhile, Warner's Mad Max: Fury Road, which has been available on home video since September, won the most awards at the Feb. 28 Academy Awards ceremony, taking six technical categories.
In fact, all of the winning films from the 88th Academy Awards are readily available on DVD, Blu-ray or Digital HD, or will be soon.
Spotlight also won the first award presented during the night, taking Best Original Screenplay. Its two wins represent the fewest tally for a Best Picture winner since 1952's The Greatest Show on Earth.
The "Mad Max" sequel won for film editing, sound mixing, sound editing, costume design, production design, and makeup and hairstyling.
The only other film with multiple wins was the three taken by Fox's The Revenant, which arrives on Digital HD March 22 and on DVD, Blu-ray and UHDBD April 19. Leonardo DiCaprio won his first Oscar for Best Actor, while Alejandro G. Iñárritu won his second consecutive Best Director Oscar, following up last year's Birdman. Iñárritu is the first to accomplish the feat since Joseph L. Mankiewicz in 1949 and 1950 (John Ford did it in 1940-41). Not to be outdone, Emmanuel Lubezki won his third-straight Best Cinematography Oscar, following Gravity and Birdman.
The announcement of The Revenant's home video debut came shortly after the ceremony. Likewise, within hours of Hungary's Son of Saul winning for Best Foreign-Language Film, Sony Pictures announced the title for release on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital HD April 26.
The two films that won the actress categories are slated to arrive on disc on March 1, just two days after the ceremony: Lionsgate's Room, winner for Best Actress for Brie Larson, and Universal's The Danish Girl, winner for Best Supporting Actress for Alicia Vikander.
Oscar Winners on Home Video
|Amy||1||Best Documentary Feature||Lionsgate||Available on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital HD|
|The Big Short||1||Best Adapted Screenplay||Paramount||Available on Digital HD now, on DVD and Blu-ray March 15|
|Bridge of Spies||1||Best Supporting Actor — Mark Rylance||Disney/DreamWorks||Available on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital HD|
|The Danish Girl||1||Best Supporting Actress — Alicia Vikander||Universal||Available on Digital HD now, on DVD and Blu-ray March 1|
|Ex Machina||1||Best Visual Effects||Lionsgate||Available on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital HD|
|The Hateful Eight||1||Best Original Score — Ennio Morricone||Anchor Bay||Available on Digital HD March 15, DVD and Blu-ray March 29|
|Inside Out||1||Best Animated Feature Film||Disney||Available on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital HD|
|Mad Max: Fury Road||6||Best Film Editing; Sound Mixing; Sound Editing; Costume Design; Production Design; Makeup and Hairstyling||Warner||Available on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital HD|
|The Revenant||3||Best Actor — Leonardo DiCaprio; Director — Alejandro G. Iñárritu; Cinematography||Fox||Available on Digital HD March 22, on DVD and Blu-ray April 19|
|Room||1||Best Actress — Brie Larson||Lionsgate||Available on Digital HD now, on DVD and Blu-ray March 1|
|Son of Saul||1||Best Foreign-Language Film — Hungary||Sony Pictures||Available on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital HD April 26|
|Spectre||1||Best Original Song — "Writing's on the Wall"||Fox||Available on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital HD|
|Spotlight||2||Best Picture; Original Screenplay||Universal||Available on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital HD|
|For a complete list of winners visit Oscar.com|