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'Spotlight,' 'Mad Max' Among Top Oscar Winners on Home Video

28 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

   
Title Noms Categories Studio 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    

 


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