Movies On Demand Lines Up Oscar Films, Past and Present

It’s Tinseltown’s awards season and In Demand is serving up an array of contenders for this year’s statues and great movies past.

Currently on or premiering on Movies on Demand in February are Oscar-nominated titles including Boyhood, The Theory of Everything, Whiplash, Guardians of the Galaxy, Nightcrawler and many more, while March brings Foxcatcher, Into the Woods, Unbroken, The Imitation Game, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies and others.  (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 through March 9 (See partial list of titles below).

In the spirit of the Academy Award season and as a means to trigger usage, many systems are featuring free on demand awards-related programs, notably exclusive interviews with current nominees, both on set-top and online. Once again,  “Contender Conversations” can be found  on systems in the On Demand folders, system websites or on during Awards Season 2015. 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 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 and Channing Tatum.

Working with Jolly Time Pop Corn, In Demand is encouraging movie buffs to host a pool, centering around the awards pool manager. Viewers can sign up individually in our national pool or host a private one, where 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 one 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.

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.


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   


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. The following is a sampling of titles.


Brokeback Mountain


Forrest Gump

Midnight Cowboy

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

The Departed


The Sting


Dances with Wolves


Rain Man

The Silence of the Lambs


The Godfather (Parts I and II)

Terms of Endearment

Out of Africa

Schindler’s List

No Country for Old Men

Life Is Beautiful