So far in 2018, Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Dunkirk” seems the only certain lock for serious awards chances and the studio is pressing that advantage with an offer to all 8,427 members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences who vote on the Oscars.
The company has made the unprecedented offer of a specially made screener in 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray of Christopher Nolan’s war epic “Dunkirk” – marking the first time a studio has gone this far in terms of Academy screeners.
Of course, Oscar voters must first have a 4K Ultra HD TV with HDR as well as an Ultra HD Blu-ray player in order to play the disc. Those who have the screening ability to play this format have to opt-in by October 31st.
Since its July release, “Dunkirk” has grossed $520 million worldwide and was a critical hit. The film already has broken another record at the Academy in July when lines of Oscar voters were turned away or shipped over to a second screening room later that night. The film was presented in 70mm on both occasions.