Friday, January 21, 2011

Films On DVD To Watch Before The Oscars

The 83rd annual Oscar nominations will be announced on Tues. Jan 25Th. Here are some 2010 films that are sure to be in the running and available for free here at your library.

Despicable Me
Exit through the Gift Shop
How To Train Your Dragon
I Am Love
Social Network
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Kids Are Alright
The Secret In Their Eyes
The Town
Toy Story 3
Winter's Bone

What was your favorite film this year?


  1. The American
    Ghost Writer
    Ridley Scott's Robin Hood
    A couple more to consider watching.

  2. Wall Street Journal's list of Oscar Nominations

  3. Here’s the complete list of nominees:

    Best Picture

    ‘Black Swan’
    ‘The Fighter’
    ‘The Kids Are All Right’
    ‘The King’s Speech’
    ‘127 Hours’
    ‘The Social Network’
    ‘Toy Story 3′
    ‘True Grit’
    ‘Winter’s Bone’

    Best Director

    Darren Aronofsky, ‘Black Swan’
    David O’Russell, ‘The Fighter’
    Tom Hooper, ‘The King’s Speech’
    David Fincher, ‘The Social Network’
    Joel and Ethan Coen, ‘True Grit’

    Best Actor

    Javier Bardem, ‘Biutiful’
    Jeff Bridges, ‘True Grit’
    Jesse Eisenberg, ‘The Social Network’
    Colin Firth, ‘The King’s Speech’
    James Franco, ‘127 Hours’

    Best Actress

    Annette Bening, ‘The Kids Are All Right’
    Nicole Kidman, ‘Rabbit Hole’
    Jennifer Lawrence, ‘Winter’s Bone’
    Natalie Portman, ‘Black Swan’
    Michelle Williams, ‘Blue Valentine’

    Best Supporting Actor

    Christian Bale, ‘The Fighter’
    John Hawkes, ‘Winter’s Bone’
    Jeremy Renner, ‘The Town’
    Mark Ruffalo, ‘The Kids Are All Right’
    Geoffrey Rush, ‘The King’s Speech’

    Best Supporting Actress

    Amy Adams, ‘The Fighter’
    Helena Bonham Carter, ‘The King’s Speech’
    Melissa Leo, ‘The Fighter’
    Hailee Steinfeld, ‘True Grit’
    Jacki Weaver, ‘Animal Kingdom’

    Best Animated Feature Film

    ‘How to Train Your Dragon’
    ‘Toy Story 3′

    Best Foreign Film

    Mexico - ‘Biutiful’
    Greece - ‘Dogtooth’
    Denmark - ‘In a Better World’
    Canada - ‘Incendies’
    Algeria - ‘Outside the law’

    Best Original Screenplay

    ‘Another Year’
    ‘The Fighter’
    ‘The Kids Are All Right’
    ‘The King’s Speech’

    Best Adapted Screenplay

    ‘127 Hours’
    ‘The Social Network’
    ‘Toy Story 3′
    ‘True Grit’
    ‘Winter’s Bone’

    Best Art Direction

    ‘Alice in Wonderland’
    ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I’
    ‘The King’s Speech’
    ‘True Grit’

    Best Costume Design

    ‘Alice in Wonderland’
    ‘I Am Love’
    ‘The King’s Speech’
    ‘The Tempest’
    ‘True Grit’

    Best Original Score

    ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ John Powell
    ‘Inception’ Hans Zimmer
    ‘The King’s Speech’ Alexandre Desplat
    ‘127 Hours’ A.R. Rahman
    ‘The Social Network’ Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

    Best Documentary

    ‘Exit through the Gift Shop’ Banksy and Jaimie D’Cruz
    ‘Gasland’ Josh Fox and Trish Adlesic
    ‘Inside Job’ Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs
    ‘Restrepo’ Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger
    ‘Waste Land’ Lucy Walker and Angus Aynsley

    Best Film Editing

    ‘Black Swan’
    ‘The Fighter’
    ‘The Kings Speech’
    ‘127 Hours’
    ‘The Social Network’

    Best Makeup

    ‘Barney’s Version’
    ‘The Way Back’
    ‘The Wolfman’

    Best Sound Editing

    ‘Toy Story 3′
    ‘TRON: Legacy’
    ‘True Grit’

    Best Sound Mixing

    ‘The King’s Speech’
    ‘The Social Network’
    ‘True Grit’