Oscar Winners On Demand – Pre 1990

Oscar Winners On Demand – Pre 1990

It’s awards season! And to celebrate, we’ve collected 44 of your favorite Academy Award winners and made them available via C Spire Video On Demand. Over the coming days, we’ll provide a rundown of each and every one of the films we’re featuring this year.

In this post, we point a spotlight on three films from the 70’s and 80’s.

Driving Miss Daisy (1989) – $3.99

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Daisy Werthan (Jessica Tandy), an elderly Jewish widow living in Atlanta, is determined to maintain her independence. However, when she crashes her car, her son, Boolie (Dan Aykroyd), arranges for her to have a chauffeur, an African-American driver named Hoke Colburn (Morgan Freeman). Daisy and Hoke’s relationship gets off to a rocky start, but they gradually form a close friendship over the years, one that transcends racial prejudices and social conventions.

Academy Award Winner:

  • Motion Picture of the Year
  • Leading Actress
  • Makeup

 

The Godfather Part II (1974) – $2.99

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The compelling sequel to “The Godfather,” contrasting the life of Corleone father and son. Traces the problems of Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) in 1958 and that of a young immigrant Vito Corleone (Robert De Niro) in 1917’s Hell’s Kitchen. Michael survives many misfortunes and Vito is introduced to a life of crime.

Academy Awards Winner For:

  • Motion Picture of the Year
  • Director
  • Supporting Actor
  • Adapted Screenplay Original Score
  • Art Direction – Set Decoration

 

The Godfather (1972) – $2.99

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Widely regarded as one of the greatest films of all time, this mob drama, based on Mario Puzo’s novel of the same name, focuses on the powerful Italian-American crime family of Don Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando). When the don’s youngest son, Michael (Al Pacino), reluctantly joins the Mafia, he becomes involved in the inevitable cycle of violence and betrayal. Although Michael tries to maintain a normal relationship with his wife, Kay (Diane Keaton), he is drawn deeper into the family business.

Academy Awards Winner For:

  • Motion Picture of the Year
  • Leading Actor
  • Adapted Screenplay

 

How To Access C Spire Video On Demand:

Using your remote control, hit MENU > On Demand > Library > And The Winner Is…


 

In our next post we’ll highlight six Oscar winners from 1990 – 1995.

 

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