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Many Just-Nominated and Winning Films Playing On Cable’s Movies On Demand During Awards Season

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Many Just-Nominated and Winning Films Playing On Cable’s Movies On Demand During Awards Season

Contender Conversations with Nominated Actors & Directors,

Through a Partnership with Indiewire

Available to All Movie Fans, a Free, Special Pool to Auto-Track and Tabulate Picks

Through a Partnership with JOLLY TIME® Pop Corn

New York, February 6 – Hollywood is buzzing with glitz, glamour, red carpets and honors in anticipation of the industry’s biggest prize on Feb. 22, when the film industry presents its prized golden statues. Happily, many of these celebrated films are now playing or coming soon to Movies On Demand (MOD), plus past winners, nominee interviews and an Awards Pool add to the season’s fun.

Currently on or premiering on MOD in February are nominated titles including Boyhood, The Theory of Everything, Whiplash, Guardians of the Galaxy, Nightcrawler and many more. March brings Foxcatcher, Into the Woods, Unbroken, The Imitation Game, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies and others.  (See list of nominated films now playing or coming soon to MOD below.)

Besides the new release titles, Movies On Demand has curated a very rich selection of more than 100 of the most acclaimed winning films of all time, available to cable viewers from now until March 9 (See partial list of titles below).

“CONTENDER CONVERSATIONS” FREE ON DEMAND

Many systems* are featuring Free On Demand (FOD) awards-related programs, including exclusive interviews with current nominees, both on set-top and online.  These “Contender Conversations” can be found on systems in the On Demand folders, system websites** or on http://www.modawardsseason.com during Awards Season 2015 (available through March 9). Through a partnership with the best-known independent film website Indiewire, these intimate star and director interviews were captured by Movies On Demand cameras at major film festivals throughout the year. Highlights this year include insightful discussions with actors, directors and composers, such as Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Eddie Redmayne, Steve Carell, J.K. Simmons, Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Jake Gyllenhaal, Channing Tatum, and more.

SECOND ANNUAL AWARDS POOL MANAGER

Along with our partner, JOLLY TIME® Pop Corn, we are making it a lot easier for movie fans to host a party using our special free Awards Pool Manager. Viewers can sign up individually in our national Pool or host a private Pool, where they and their friends can mark their ballots and have the results automatically tabulated as the show progresses. Sign up information is HERE.  Every entrant will receive a coupon for 1 FREE carton of JOLLY TIME Pop Corn and Pool winners will be entered to win a year of Movies On Demand plus free JOLLY TIME Pop Corn for a year. NOTE: See official rules for complete details.

Here are the 2015 nominees now on MOD or coming in the next few weeks, followed by a select list of previous winners now playing.

NEW RELEASE 2015 NOMINEES ON MOVIES ON DEMAND

Viewers can find these titles on their On Demand channel under categories such as Awards Season, 2015 Nominees or similar. Titles can also be found in the A-Z folders. Note: premiere dates may vary by provider. 

Begin Again – now playing – Best Music, Original Song

Boyhood – now playing – 6 Nominations including Best Picture and Best Supporting Actress – Patricia Arquette

Finding Vivian Maier – now playing (until 3/17) – Best Documentary Feature

Guardians of the Galaxy – now playing – 2 Nominations including Best Visual Effects

Last Days in Vietnam – now playing – Best Documentary Feature

Maleficent – now playing – Best Costume Design

The Boxtrolls – now playing – Best Animated Feature Film

The Judge – now playing – Best Supporting Actor – Robert Duvall 

Nightcrawler – premieres 2/10 – Best Writing, Original Screenplay

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya – premieres 2/17 – Best Animated Feature Film

The Theory of Everything – premieres 2/17 – 5 nominations including Best Picture and Best Actor – Eddie Redmayne

Beyond the Lights – premieres 2/24 – Best Music, Original Song

Big Hero 6 – premieres 2/24 – Best Animated Feature Film

Whiplash – premieres 2/24 – 5 nominations including Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor – J.K. Simmons

Foxcatcher – premieres 3/3 – 5 nominations including Best Actor – Steve Carell

(this title has moved to April)Song of the Sea – premieres 3/17 – Best Animated Feature Film

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – premieres 3/24 – Best Sound Editing

Into the Woods – premieres 3/24 – 3 nominations including Best Supporting Actress – Meryl Streep

Unbroken – premieres 3/24 – 3 nominations including Best Cinematography

The Imitation Game – 3/31 – 8 nominations including Best Picture and Best Supporting Actress – Keira Knightley

Interstellar – premieres 3/31 – 5 nominations including Music, Original Score and Production Design

PAST WINNERS ON DEMAND

For the next month, cable subscribers can scroll through an amazing array of some of the greatest films ever by looking in their On Demand channels for folders labeled Award Winners, Awards Season, Best Picture, or similar folder names. The folder locations and titles vary by system. These well-priced films may also be found in the A-Z listing or on their system’s library channel.

Here is just a small sampling of the hundred plus array of impressive past-winning titles viewers can see for the first time or experience anew:

Amadeus

Brokeback Mountain

Chicago

Forrest Gump

Midnight Cowboy

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

The Departed

Titanic

The Sting

Gladiator

Dances with Wolves

Platoon

Rain Man

The Silence of the Lambs

Braveheart

The Godfather (Parts I and II)

Terms of Endearment

Out of Africa

Schindler’s List

No Country for Old Men

Life Is Beautiful

Casablanca

With Movies On Demand through digital cable, viewers can watch these films and many of the most iconic previous award-winning releases available instantly, with pause, fast-forward and rewind functionality.*

*Titles, dates, FOD content and availability may vary by system.

**Locations of Contender Conversations on MSO websites:

Cox Communcations: http://www.coxawardsseason.com/awardseason

Time Warner Cable: http://www.twcondemand.com/awardsseason/

Xfinity: http://xfinitytv.comcast.net/microsite/awards

These movies are distributed to most U.S. cable systems by iN DEMAND the leading distributor of transactional movies and sports to cable and telcos. For more movie listings go to system on-screen guides, cable system websites or rentmoviesondemand.com. Information about iN DEMAND is at www.indemand.com.

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