Oscar Frontrunner ‘Three Billboards’ Set for February Home Video Release

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.

Oscar Nominee ‘Darkest Hour’ Due Feb. 6 on Digital, Feb. 27 on Disc

The day after Oscar nominations came out, Universal Studios Home Entertainment announced the digital and disc release date for six-time nominee Darkest Hour.

The title, which follows Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s confrontation with Hitler, will be available digitally Feb. 6 and on Blu-ray Disc, DVD and On Demand Feb. 27.

The film picked up six nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actor in a Leading Role (Gary Oldman), Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Makeup and Hairstyling, and Best Production Design.

The Blu-ray Disc and DVD come with a feature commentary from director Joe Wright and two, exclusive behind-the-scenes featurettes that show Oldman’s transformation into Churchill and offer an inside look at the making of the film.

Darkest Hour has tallied more than $40 million at the box office.

‘Shape of Water,’ ‘Dunkirk’ Lead Oscar Noms

Among the nine nominees for the Academy Award for Best Picture announced Jan. 23, Warner’s Dunkirk and Universal’s Get Out were the only ones already available on home video.

A third, Darkest Hour, is due on DVD and Blu-ray Feb. 27 from Universal.

Other Best Picture nominees include The Shape of Water, which led all Oscar nominations with 13; Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, with seven total nominations; Phantom Thread, with six; Lady Bird, with five; Call Me by Your Name, with four; The Post, with two.

Among the nominees for Best Animated Feature, Pixar’s Coco will be released on Digital HD Feb. 13 and on DVD and Blu-ray Feb. 27 by Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment; DreamWorks Animation’s The Boss Baby is available on disc and Digital HD now from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment; and Loving Vincent is available on disc and digital from Cinedigm. Fox’s Ferdinand and GKIDS’s The Breadwinner have yet to be announced for home video.

A full list of nominees is available at Oscar.com.

Winners will be announced March 4 on ABC.