Last Sunday the Hollywood awards season got off to a glitzy start with the Golden Globes, and we wanted to capture the mood by taking a look at the best of last year’s winners on Blu-ray.
French director Michel Hazanavicius’s highly acclaimed silent picture, starring Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo and John Goodman scooped Best Picture (musical or comedy), Best Actor and Best Original Score at last year’s Golden Globes and went on to triumph at the Oscars, where it won a further five awards.
Set in 1927, the movie follows George Valentin (Dujardin) Hollywood’s biggest silent movie star. But, with technology fast developing and the era of sound approaching, his prized career hangs in the balance. Close by, young extra Peppy (Bejo) sees the next generation of movies as her ticket to superstardom and she can’t wait for fame and fortune to come her way.
The Descendants was crowned Best Picture (drama) at last year’s Golden Globes and stars George Clooney, Shailene Woodley and Amara Miller.
George Clooney appears as Matt King, a father who is forced to re-examine his life, after his wife is rendered comatose in a boating accident. The film follows Matt as he begins to question that which he holds dear.
The Blu-ray version includes deleted scenes, each with an introduction from director Alexander Payne, a silent film tribute to Hawaii called The World Parade and eight featurettes.
Martin Scorsese was recognised as Best Director at last year’s Golden Globes for his critically acclaimed film Hugo.
The movie follows Hugo (Asa Butterfield), a twelve year old boy who lives inside the hidden walls and tunnels of a Parisian train station in the 1930s. His very survival depends on anonymity, but when the enchanting Isabelle (Chloë Moretz) comes into his life, it quickly takes a dramatic twist and soon his most closely guarded secret is put at risk.
If you have a 3DTV be sure to catch the Blu-ray 3D version, which sees Scorsese expertly use the technology to twist the camera lens, allowing each shot to pull the audience further into the set.
What do you think? Let us know your favourites from 2012, or your award picks for this year, in the comments below.