Searchlight Pictures and Chloé Zhao’s critically acclaimed Nomadland, an exploration of modern-day van life on the road starring Oscar winner Frances McDormand, will be available through digital retailers April 13 and on Blu-ray Disc April 27 from Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution.
The film just won two prestigious Golden Globe awards, best drama and, for Zhao, best director.
Bonus features on the Blu-ray Disc include the mini-documentary “The Forgotten America,” several deleted scenes, and a Telluride Premiere Q&A with McDormand and Zhao.
After premiering at the Venice Film Festival in September, Nomadland won the Golden Lion. It then went on to win the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival, making it the first film to ever win the top prize at both festivals. Certified “Fresh” on Rotten Tomatoes, Nomadland continues to receive high acclaim from critics and fans alike.
The film was recently awarded Critics Choice Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Cinematography. And McDormand is nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role.
Searchlight Pictures’ Nomadland emerged as the most-streamed movie Feb. 19-21, according to new data from video aggregator Reelgood.com. The platform scans multiple streaming services, including Hulu, which streamed the movie, among OTT services its 2 million users are using.
Nomadland, starring Oscar-winner Francis McDormand as a woman embarking on a journey through the American West living as a van, also generated $503,000 in its weekend box office debut. The movie has four Golden Globe nominations, including best picture, best screenplay, best actress McDormand and best director Chloé Zhao, the first Asian woman director nominated for a Golden Globe.
This marked the first time a movie from Hulu ranked first on the Reelgood’s weekend streaming report. Meanwhile, Warner Bros. Pictures’ The Little Things on HBO Max climbed to third as users watched (and re-watched) the film co-starring Oscar winners Denzel Washington, Jared Leto and Remi Malik, before it expires on Feb 28.
Notably, Justin Timberlake’s Palmer remains in the Top 10 after almost a month since it premiered on Apple TV+. Other chart newbies included Netflix’s I Care A Lot, Amazon Prime Video’s Bliss, and Flora & Ulysses (Disney+).
Acclaimed indie film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is slated to hit digital retail Feb. 13 and packaged media Feb. 27 from 2oth Century Fox Home Entertainment.
Nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Billboards features Oscar winner Francis McDormand (Fargo) as the defiant mother of murdered girl who erects three local signs with a controversial message seeking justice.
The billboards and McDormand soon come into conflict with local cop (Sam Rockwell) and the chief of police (Woody Harrelson).
Written and directed by Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards won four Golden Globes Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actress (McDormand) and Best Supporting Actor (Rockwell).
In addition to being available on Digital HD through Movies Anywhere and other digital retailers, the movie will be available on Blu-ray, DVD and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray.
Bonus material includes featurette “Crucify ‘Em: The Making of Three Billboards” and short film Six Shooter.
The disc release comes the week before the March 4 Oscars ceremony.