Oscar Winners on C Spire Video on Demand: 1996 – 2000

Oscar Winners on C Spire Video on Demand: 1996 – 2000

As part of our celebration of all things Academy Awards, we’ve collected 44 of your favorite Oscar 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 take a look at five Oscar winning films from the late 1990’s that helped solidify the all-star careers of some of today’s most beloved actors including Russell Crowe in Gladiator, Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in Titanic, and Julia Roberts in the legal drama Erin Brockovich.

Gladiator (2000) – $3.99

gladiator

Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix) takes power and strips rank from Maximus (Russell Crowe), one of the favored generals of his predecessor and father, Emperor Marcus Aurelius, the great stoic philosopher. Maximus is then relegated to fighting to the death in the gladiator arenas.

Academy Awards Winner For:

  • Motion Picture of the Year
  • Leading Actor
  • Costume Design
  • Sound
  • Effects
  • Visual Effects

Erin Brockovitch (2000) – $3.99

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Erin Brockovich (Julia Roberts) is a woman in a tight spot. Following a car accident in which Erin is not at fault, Erin pleads with her attorney Ed Masry (Albert Finney) to hire her at his law firm. Erin stumbles upon some medical records placed in real estate files. She convinces Ed to allow her to investigate, where she discovers a cover-up involving contaminated water in a local community which is causing devastating illnesses among its residents.

Academy Awards Winner For:

  • Leading Actress

 

American Beauty (1998) – $3.99

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Lester Burnham (Kevin Spacey) is a gainfully employed suburban husband and father. Fed up with his boring, stagnant existence, he quits his job and decides to reinvent himself as a pot-smoking, responsibility-shirking teenager. What follows is at once cynical, hysterical, and, eventually, tragically uplifting.

Academy Awards Winner For:

  • Motion Picture of the Year
  • Leading Actor
  • Screenplay
  • Director
  • Cinematography

 

Titanic (1997) – $3.99

titanic

James Cameron’s Titanic is an epic, action-packed romance set against the ill-fated maiden voyage of the R.M.S. Titanic; the pride and joy of the White Star Line and, at the time, the largest moving object ever built. She was the most luxurious liner of her era — the “ship of dreams” — which ultimately carried over 1,500 people to their death in the ice cold waters of the North Atlantic in the early hours of April 15, 1912.

Academy Awards Winner For:

  • Motion Picture of the Year
  • Director
  • Editing
  • Original Song
  • Original Score
  • Sound Effects
  • Art Direction
  • Cinematography
  • Costume Design
  • Visual Effects

 

The English Patient (1996) – $2.99

The-English-Patient

The sweeping expanses of the Sahara are the setting for a passionate love affair in this adaptation of Michael Ondaatje’s novel. A badly burned man, Laszlo de Almasy (Ralph Fiennes), is tended to by a nurse, Hana (Juliette Binoche), in an Italian monastery near the end of World War II. His past is revealed through flashbacks involving a married Englishwoman (Kristin Scott Thomas) and his work mapping the African landscape. Hana learns to heal her own scars as she helps the dying man.

Academy Awards Winner For:

  • Motion Picture of the Year
  • Supporting Actress
  • Art Direction
  • Cinematography
  • Costume Design
  • Director
  • Editing
  • Original Score
  • Sound Mixing

 


 

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 five Oscar winners from 2001 – 2005.

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