Academy Awards: Best Director - Blu-ray Movie Awards

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Award Year: 2014

12 Years a Slave (2013)

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12 Years a Slave 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 -

The autobiography of Solomon Northup, a free black man who was abducted from New York state and sold into slavery in the mid-1800s, serves as the basis for this historical drama. Chiwetel Ejiofor stars as Northup, and Brad Pitt plays an abolitionist.

a.k.a. Twelve Years a Slave
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American Hustle (2013)

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American Hustle 2014-03-18 2014-03-18 -

This fictionalization of the "Abscam" scandal of the early 1980s follows con man Irving Rosenfeld and his lover, Sydney Prosser, as they help an eccentric FBI agent expose corruption among several members of Congress in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

a.k.a. Arnaque américaine
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Gravity (2013)

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Gravity 2014-03-25 2014-03-25 -

As a medical engineer on her first shuttle mission embarks on a space walk with a seasoned astronaut, debris strikes their craft and destroys it -- leaving the two floating through space tethered together, with no connection to Earth.

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Nebraska (2013)

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Nebraska 2014-02-25 2014-02-25 -

When a cantankerous old boozer thinks he's won a magazine sweepstakes prize, his son reluctantly takes a road trip with him to claim the fortune. As they drive from Montana to Nebraska, they visit friends and relatives to whom the dad owes money.

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The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

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Award Year: 2013



Life of Pi (2012)

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Life of Pi 2013-04-09 2013-04-09 -

Based on Yann Martel's best-selling novel, this coming-of-age tale recounts the adventures of Pi, an Indian boy who is the sole survivor of a shipwreck. Pi finds himself on a lifeboat with only some zoo animals for company.

a.k.a. La vida de Pi
Life of Pi - Schiffbruch mit Tiger
L'Odyssée de Pi
Vita di Pi
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Lincoln (2012)

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Lincoln 2013-03-26 2013-03-26 -

Director Steven Spielberg takes on the towering legacy of Abraham Lincoln, focusing on his stewardship of the Union during the Civil War years. The biographical saga also reveals the conflicts within Lincoln's cabinet regarding the war and abolition.

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Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

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Silver Linings Playbook 2013-04-30 2013-04-30 -

After a stint in a psychiatric hospital, bipolar Pat has no choice but to move back in with his football-obsessed parents. While he tries in vain to reconcile with his wife, Pat meets a woman who's as unstable as he is -- and she changes his life.

a.k.a. El lado bueno de las cosas
Happiness Therapy
Il lato positivo
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Award Year: 2012

The Artist (2011)

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The Artist 2012-06-26 2012-06-26 2012-10-24

Winner of five Oscars, this artful black-and-white silent film follows the romance between a silent-era superstar on a downward spiral and a rising young starlet who embraces the future of cinema at the dawn of the "talkies."

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The Descendants (2011)

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The Descendants 2012-04-10 2012-04-10 -

Hugo (2011)

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Hugo 2012-02-28 2012-02-28 2012-11-24


The Tree of Life (2011)

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The Tree of Life 2011-11-08 2011-11-08 -

Growing up in the Midwest, Jack has always been torn between his mother's guidance to approach everything he encounters with an open heart and his father's advice to look after his own interests. Now, Jack reflects on his past to regain perspective.

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Award Year: 2011

Black Swan (2010)

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Black Swan 2011-04-26 2011-04-26 -

In director Darren Aronofsky's psychological thriller, ambitious New York City ballet dancer Nina Sayers (Natalie Portman) lands the lead in "Swan Lake" but soon thinks her dreams of stardom are threatened by a rival ballerina (Mila Kunis). As opening night nears and the pressure to be perfect builds, Nina's obsession descends into paranoia and delusion. Portman won an Academy Award for the film, which also nabbed an Oscar nod for Best Picture.

a.k.a. El cisne negro
Il cigno nero
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The Fighter (2010)

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The Fighter 2011-03-15 2011-03-15 2019-01-13

After a string of defeats, boxer Mickey Ward rediscovers his fighting will with help from his trainer and half-brother, Dicky -- a once-talented pugilist and small-town hero now battling drug addiction.

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The King's Speech (2010)

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The King's Speech 2011-04-19 2011-04-19 2012-11-25

In this biographical drama that garnered multiple Academy Awards, Britain's King George VI struggles with an embarrassing stutter until he seeks help from unorthodox Australian speech therapist Lionel Logue.

a.k.a. El discurso del Rey
Il discorso del re
Le Discours d'un roi
The King's Speech - Die Rede des Königs
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The Social Network (2010)

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The Social Network 2011-02-08 2011-02-08 -

Director David Fincher's biographical drama chronicles the rise of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg from Harvard student to Internet superstar. As the entrepreneur is driven to succeed, his personal relationships suffer and he lands in legal trouble.

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True Grit (2010)

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True Grit 2011-06-07 2011-06-07 2011-12-31

Award Year: 2010

Avatar (2009)

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Avatar 2010-05-20 2010-05-20 -

Disabled Marine Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) travels to planet Pandora to become an avatar, ingratiate himself with the natives and help Americans mine lucrative unobtainium. But he finds himself in an interstellar conflict after falling for Na'vi warrior Neytiri (Zoe Saldana). James Cameron writes and directs this Golden Globe-winning CGI odyssey that has broken box office records. Sigourney Weaver and Stephen Lang co-star.

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Inglourious Basterds (2009)

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Inglourious Basterds 2009-12-15 2009-12-15 -

A Jewish cinema owner (Mélanie Laurent) in occupied Paris is forced to host a Nazi movie premiere, where a radical group of American Jewish soldiers called the Basterds, led by Lt. Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt), plans to roll out a score-settling scheme.

a.k.a. Bastardi senza gloria
Malditos bastardos
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Precious (2009)

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Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire 2010-03-09 2010-03-09 2010-12-11
2012-06-09

Visciously abused by her mother and impregnated by her father, Harlem teen Precious has an unexpected chance at a different life when she enrolls in an alternative school, but she still must battle unimaginable barriers at every step of the way.

a.k.a. Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire
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Up in the Air (2009)

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Up in the Air 2010-03-09 2010-03-09 -

Ryan Bingham racks up miles flying around the country firing employees on behalf of companies. But he faces losing the job he savors to recent college grad Natalie Keener -- and losing the ability to escape emotional ties to anything.

a.k.a. Tra le nuvole
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