Oscar, Oscar, Oscar: 2015 Academy Award Nominees Now on Home Video


As any regular MovieFanFare reader worth their salt must be aware, the nominees for the 87th annual Academy Awards were announced this morning (see the complete list here). Of course–just as there are every year–there were some disappointing omissions (director Ava DuVernay and lead actor David Oyelowo for Selma, Life Itself for Best Documentary) and some welcome inclusions (Laura Dern for Wild, J.K. Simmons for Whiplash). Still, the roster of memorable motion pictures and performances from 2014 promises to make this one of the more intriguing Oscar ceremonies in years (I, for one, am looking forward to seeing The Lego Movie’s “Everything Is Awesome” performed live at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre).

Here at MFF, we’re gearing up for our annual Academy Spotlight feature, where we’ll look at the history of the little gold statuette, salute past winners and protest glaring snubs, and offer up our own fearless predictions before the big night on Sunday, February 22. In the meantime, for those of you who are a little behind in your viewing, we’d like to offer this handy guide to the 2015 Academy Award nominees that are currently out–or soon to be released–on DVD and/or Blu-ray (Sorry, nothing is available by “Dick Poop“). More films are expected to be announced soon, so we will try over the next few weeks to update this list as best we can…



Begin Again (Best Original Song)

Beyond the Lights (Best Original Song)

Big Hero 6 (Best Animated Feature)

Birdman (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing)

The Boxtrolls (Best Animated Feature)

Boyhood (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Screenplay, Best Film Editing)

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (Best Visual Effects)

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (Best Visual Effects)

Finding Vivian Maier (Best Documentary Feature)

Gone Girl (Best Actress)

The Grand Budapest Hotel (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Makeup/Hairstyling, Best Original Score, Best Film Editing, Best Production Design, Best Costume Design)

Guardians of the Galaxy (Best Makeup/Hairstyling, Best Visual Effects)

How to Train Your Dragon 2 (Best Animated Feature)

Ida (Best Foreign Language Film, Best Cinematography)

The Judge (Best Supporting Actor)

Last Days in Vietnam (Best Documentary Feature)

The Lego Movie (Best Original Song)

Maleficent (Best Costume Design)

Nightcrawler (Best Original Screenplay)

The Theory of Everything (Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score)

X-Men: Days of Future Past (Best Visual Effects)

Whiplash (Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Film Editing, Best Sound Mixing)



Foxcatcher (Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Original Screenplay, Best Makeup)

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (Best Sound Editing)

The Imitation Game (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Score, Best Film Editing, Best Production Design)

Interstellar (Best Original Score, Best Production Design, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, Best Visual Effects)

Song of the Sea (Best Animated Feature)

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (Best Animated Feature)

Unbroken (Best Cinematography, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing)


Anyway, now that we’ve gotten the obligatory sales pitches out of the way, what did you think of this year’s Academy Award nominations? Share your Oscar-related thoughts with us in the comments section below.