On Sunday, February 22, Hollywood will celebrate its biggest night when it crowns the best films and performances of 2014. For movie fans and lovers of all things Oscars, Xfinity On Demand is presenting the biggest Oscars-themed collection ever available. The collection includes more than 200 previous winners, among them several of Hollywoodâ€™s biggest Latino stars. These include:
The Artist (2011) / BÃ©rÃ©nice Bejo (Argentina) – Nominee for Best Actress – Supporting Role
A silent-movie idol loses his fame and wealth when talkies become the norm, while the ambitious actress he adores becomes a big Hollywood star.
Brokeback Mountain (2005) / Rodrigo Prieto (Mexico) – Nominee for Best Cinematography
A ranch hand and a rodeo cowboy meet on a herding gig and unwittingly fall in love; they separate at the end of the job, but keep in touch and have a long-running affair, while each maintains a heterosexual lifestyle.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) / Claudio Miranda (Chile) – Nominee for Best Cinematography
A man is born in New Orleans just after World War I, but he is already in his 80s and then proceeds to live his life aging in reverse into the 21st century, experiencing joy and sadness, loves lost and found, and the meaning of timelessness.
The Life of Pi (2011) / Claudio Miranda (Chile) – Winner for Best Cinematography
A zookeeper’s son is stranded at sea aboard a lifeboat with a zebra, an orangutan, a hyena and a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker.
No Country for Old Men (2007) / Javier Bardem (Spain) – Winner for Best Actor – Supporting Role
The Coen Brothers’ Best Picture winner is a mesmerizing and violent crime opus set in 1980 West Texas, where a man (Josh Brolin) finds a fortune in drug loot, and tries to dodge a sheriff and a bounty hunter (Javier Bardem) out to recover it. Tommy Lee Jones. Nominated for eight Oscars, the film won four, including Best Supporting Actor (Bardem), Direction and Adapted Screenplay. Based on the Cormac McCarthy 2005 bestseller. The film title is from a line in Yeats’ poem “Sailing to Byzantium.”
Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008) / PenÃ©lope Cruz (Spain) – Nominee for Best Actress â€“Supporting Role
Writer-director Woody Allen’s romantic comedy about vacationing American friends (Scarlett Johansson, Rebecca Hall) who both fall for a Spanish painter (Javier Bardem), even though his ex-wife (PenÃ©lope Cruz) is not quite out of the picture.
Who will you be rooting for this year?
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