The Envelope Please: Critically Acclaimed Nominated Films Make Their Television Premieres On Cable’s Movies On Demand During Awards Season 2017

The Envelope Please: Critically Acclaimed Nominated Films Make Their Television Premieres On Cable’s Movies On Demand During Awards Season 2017

Watch “Contender Conversations” with Nominated Actors & Directors

Movie Fans Can Auto-Track and Tabulate Picks using a Free Pool

New York, February 21 – Hollywood will be bestowing its golden statues on Feb. 26, 2017, and many of these celebrated films are now playing or coming soon to Movies On Demand (MOD), making their television premieres on cable systems around the country. It’s a chance for viewers to catch up on the most talked about and acclaimed recent films. Plus, movie fans have access to insightful and entertaining nominee interviews, and an Awards Pool they can use to track their own picks.


The following 2017 nominees are currently playing or soon to premiere on Movies On Demand on cable. Plus, more than 80 Best Picture winners and 100 of the most celebrated movies of all time are on MOD from now until March 6*.  Viewers can find these titles on their On Demand channels under categories such as Awards Season, Best Picture, Best and Supporting Actor and Actress, Best Director, Best Animated, Documentary, Song, etc., as well as A-Z folders.  There is even a category for awards snubs. Among the systems carrying these folders are Xfinity, Spectrum, Cox Communications, Cablevision, Midco (MidContinent Communications) and RCN.

Nominees now playing (except premiering soon as noted):

Hell or High Water (Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay-writer Taylor Sheridan,

Best Supporting Actor-Jeff Bridges, Best Film Editing)

Arrival (Best Picture, Best Cinematography, Best Adapted Screenplay-writer Eric Heisserer)

Loving (Best Actress-Ruth Negga)

Florence Foster Jenkins (Best Actress- Meryl Streep, Best Costume Design)

Kubo and the Two Strings (Best Animated Feature Film, Best Visual Effects)

Deepwater Horizon (Best Visual Effects, Best Sound Editing)

Star Trek Beyond (Best Makeup & Hairstyling)

Suicide Squad (Best Makeup)

Sully (Sound Editing)

Trolls (Best Original Song)

Tanna (Best Foreign Language)

A Man Called Ove (Best Foreign Language, Best Makeup)

Best Animated Short Film – a compilation of the nominees 2/21

Best Live Action Short Film – a compilation of the nominees 2/21

Manchester by the Sea (Best Director-Kenneth Lonergan, Best Actor-Casey Affleck,

Best Original Screenplay) 2/21

Hacksaw Ridge (Best Picture, Best Actor-Andrew Garfield, Best Director-Mel Gibson) 2/21

Nocturnal Animals (Best Supporting Actor – Michael Shanon) – 2/21

Moonlight (Best Director & Best Adapted Screenplay-Barry Jenkins;

Best Supporting Actor-Mahershala Ali, Best Actress-Naomie Harris) 2/21

Doctor Strange (Best Visual Effects) – 2/28

Allied – (Best Costume Design) – 2/28

Jackie (Best Actress-Natalie Portman, Best Costume Design, Best Original Music Score) 3/7

Moana (Best Animated Feature Film, Best Original Song) 3/7

Fences (Best Picture, Best Actor-Denzel Washington, Best Actress-Viola Davis) 3/14

Elle (Best Actress-Isabelle Huppert) 3/14

Passengers (Best Production Design) 3/14


Movies On Demand is 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 or join 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 at Movies On Demand Pool, where fans can select their provider or join the national Movies On Demand pool.  Every participant in the national MOD pool will be entered to win a 55” 4K TV.  See official rules for complete details.

Cox Communications customers can go directly to:

Spectrum customers can go to:


The fourth annual “Contender Conversations” is a collection of original interviews produced over the course of the past year by Movies On Demand at film festivals around North America.  Nominees from six of the nine Best Picture contenders have been captured in these intimate video portraits. These can be found on systems’ websites and within MSO’s Awards Season Free On Demand (FOD) content**, or on the national Movies On Demand website: (available through March 6 on most systems, till March 15 on Xfinity).  

With Movies On Demand through digital cable, viewers can watch these nominated new-release titles in their television premieres, instantly with just a push of a button, with pause, fast-forward and rewind functionality. The vast majority of titles can be watched for 48 hours, and some even longer.  These new release titles are not playing on Netflix streaming service.

*Title availability and premiere dates may vary by provider.

**Free On Demand content varies by provider.

Movies On Demand 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 Information about iN DEMAND is at

Contact:  Ellen Cooper, iN DEMAND,