February 13, 2013 - 20:29 — Anonymous

As Tina Fey joked at the Golden Globes, awards season celebrates “films that have only been in theatres for two days.” While many of this year’s best films may not yet be available on DVD/Blu-Ray, now is the perfect time to check out some previous nominees and winners. The Artist*, The Descendants, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, The Help, Hugo, Midnight in Paris, Moneyball, The Tree of Life, and War Horse were all nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture last year.

NPL also has last year’s documentary nominees in the collection, including: Hell and Back Again, If a Tree Falls, Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory, Pina, and Undefeated* (on order).

The foreign film nominees: Bullhead (Belgium), Footnote (Israel), In Darkness (Poland), Monsieur Lazhar (Canada), and A Separation* (Iran) are part of our collection as well.

 And if you are waiting to see this year’s best on DVD/Blu-Ray, take a look at the list below to see which movies have already been added to the collection, which ones we have ordered and started a hold list for, and the estimated release dates for the others. Click on a title to check availability or to place a hold now. (Information subject to change.)


Best picture nominees:

Amour Est. DVD release date for April
Argo Ordered/Hold List (Feb. 19)
Beasts of the Southern Wild Own
Django Unchained Est. DVD release date for April 16
Les Misérables Est. DVD release for March 19
Life of Pi Est. DVD release for March 12
Lincoln Ordered/Hold List (March 26)
Silver Linings Playbook Est. DVD release for March
Zero Dark Thirty Est. DVD release for March 19

Other nominees:

Anna Karenina Ordered/Hold List (March 19)
Arbitrage Own
Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Own
Flight Own
Game Change Own
Hemingway & Gellhorn Est. DVD release for April 2
Hope Springs Own
The Impossible Est. DVD release for April 23
The Master Ordered/Hold List (March 26)
Moonrise Kingdom Own
The Paperboy Own
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen Own
The Sessions Own
Skyfall Own

Animation Nominees:

Brave Own
Frankenweenie Own
Hotel Transylvania Own
ParaNorman Own
The Pirates! Band of Misfits Own
Rise of the Guardians Ordered/Hold List (March 12)
Wreck-It Ralph Ordered/Hold List (March 5)

Documentary Nominees:

5 Broken Cameras Own
The Gatekeepers Unknown
How to Survive a Plague Est. DVD release date for late February
The Invisible War Own
Searching for Sugar Man Own

Music nominees:

Lincoln Own
Les Misérables Own
Skyfall (Soundtrack) Own

   (Note: Skyfall was nominated for Score and Best Original Song, which does not appear on the Soundtrack).


* Denotes winner