Two of the movies nominated for Best Motion Picture-Drama, are currently available on DVD at your local Blockbuster or other DVD rental store in Gainesville: The Hurt Locker directed by Best Director-Motion Picture Kathryn Bigelow, and Inglourious Basterds directed by nominee Quentin Tarantino.
In the Best Motion Picture-Comedy or Musical, the winner,The Hangover is available on DVD as are two of the nominees: (500) Days of Summer, and Julie & Julia (which also won Meryl Streep a best actress award). The Proposal (Sandra Bullock) and Duplicity (Julia Roberts) are also available on DVD. Both actresses were nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture-Comedy or Musical.
Up won the Best Animated Feature Film category and has been out on DVD for awhile now. Two other nominees in this category can also be found in your local DVD rental outfit or retail store: Cloudy With A chance Of Meatballs and Coraline (I’ve seen Coraline at Target on Archer Rd.).
Moving into the TV genre, there are several winners and nominees with previous seasons currently out on DVD. AMC’s Mad Men won for Best Television Series-Drama. All other nominees have seasons conveniently available for rent or purchase: Big Love, and True Blood from HBO; Dexter from Showtime; and House from Fox.
Damages pulled in a nominee for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series-Drama for Glenn Close as did The Closer for Kyra Sedgewick. Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Series went to Michael C. Hall of Dexter (see previous article). Another show you might enjoy watching on DVD is The Mentalist for which Simon Baker was nominated for the Best Performance….Award.
TV Comedies nominated or awarded and out there in your video store are The United States of Tara (Toni Collette, 30 Rock (Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin), Entourage, and Californication (David Duchovny)
So get out to your DVD supplier and check out these movies and shows deemed worthy of a nomination by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. And look for review of them in future articles here.