Oscar voters get DVD screener of ‘Blade Runner 2049’

Blade Runner 2049” opened on Oct. 6 to some of the best reviews of the year. Two months later Oscar voters got screeners of this long-awaited sequel to Ridley Scott‘s 1982 sci-fi classic “Blade Runner.” Many critics thought that this reboot, helmed by Denis Villeneuve (“Arrival”), was even better than the original. Indeed, it merits a score of 90 at Rotten Tomatoes (which uses a pass/fail system) and 82 at MetaCritics (which uses a sliding scale).

The new film is set three decades after the events of the original, with Harrison Ford returning to his role as Rick Deckard, a one-time police officer in a dystopic version of Los Angeles who has gone off the grid. Ryan Gosling is Officer K, who goes in search of Deckard as he believe him to hold the key to saving civilization. Michael Green, who also penned this year’s sci-fi hits “Logan” and “Alien: Covenant,” is co-writer with Hampton Fancher, who worked on the original 1982 adaptation of Philip K. Dick‘s “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?”

To date, the following screeners of films have been delivered to members of the motion picture academy who vote on the Oscar nominations. Below, a list of these titles with the most recent first.

Dec. 7: “Blade Runner 2049”

Dec. 5: “Darkest Hour”

Dec. 4: “The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales”
Dec. 4: “The Breadwinner”
Dec. 4: “Mary and the Witch’s Flower”


Nov. 28: “Detroit”
Nov. 28: “I, Tonya”

Nov. 22: “Victoria and Abdul”

Nov. 21: “Mudbound”

Nov. 20: “Last Flag Flying”
Nov. 20: “Wonderstruck”

Nov. 17: “Battle of the Sexes”
Nov. 17: “Gifted”

Nov. 16: “First They Killed My Father”
Nov. 16: “The Beguiled”

Nov. 14: “Get Out”

Nov. 13: “Breathe”
Nov. 13: “The Man Who Invented Christmas”

Nov. 10: “Beatriz at Dinner”
Nov. 10: “Stronger”

Nov. 9: “The LEGO Batman Movie”
Nov. 9: “Wonder Woman”

Nov. 6: “Despicable Me 3”
Nov. 6: “Split”

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Oct. 25: “City of Ghosts”
Oct. 25: “Human Flow”
Oct. 25: “Long, Strange Trip”

Oct. 17: “The Meyerowitz Stories”
Oct. 17: “Okja”
Oct. 17: “War Machine”

Sept. 19: “Maudie”
Sept. 19: “Norman: Rise and Fall of a New York Fixer”

Sept. 16: “Logan”

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