Oscar voters get more DVD screeners: ‘Carol,’ ‘The Martian,’ ’45 Years,’ ‘Son of Saul’ …

Since Thanksgiving, another dozen screeners have been sent to Oscar voters with many more to come in the days leading up to the Christmas break. Among the most recent arrivals are two of our top 10 Best Picture contenders: “Carol,” Todd Haynes romance about a 1950s housewife (Cate Blanchett) who falls in love with a shopgirl (Rooney Mara) and “The Martian,” Ridley Scott‘s sci-fi epic about an astronaut (Matt Damon) stranded on Mars.

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Also arriving in the past week was the intimate drama “45 Years,” with Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay as a couple at a crossroads in their long marriage; Rampling just won Best Actress from both the Los Angeles and Boston film critics.

Voters also got “Steve Jobs,” which stars LA film critics Best Actor winner Michael Fassbender as Apple’s patron saint, and “Son of Saul,” the Hungarian film about the Holocaust that is sweeping all the early precursor prizes for Best Foreign-Language Film. 

The feel-good comedy “I’ll See You in My Dreams” with Emmy and Tony champ Blythe Danner was the first of this year’s Oscar hopefuls to be sent out to voters way back at the end of August. Since then, another 41 have landed on the doorsteps of academy members.

Below, a listing of these 42 films with the most recent first. 


Dec. 3: “45 Years” 
Dec. 3: “Carol” 

Dec. 1: “The Martian

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Nov. 30: “Son of Saul
Nov. 30: “Truth”

Nov. 27: “Legend”
Nov. 27: “Steve Jobs

Nov. 25: “Shaun the Sheep Movie”
Nov. 25: “Sicario”

Nov. 24: “Bridge of Spies”
Nov. 24: “Home”
Nov. 24: “Room”

Nov. 23: “Pawn Sacrifice”
Nov. 23: “Trumbo”
Nov. 23: “The Walk” 

Nov. 20: “Beasts of No Nation”
Nov. 20: “Truth”

Nov. 18: “Black Mass”

Nov. 16: “Jurassic World”
Nov. 16: “Ex Machina”  

Nov. 13: “Minions”

Nov. 11: “Brooklyn”
Nov. 11: “He Named Me Malala”

Nov. 9: “Mad Max: Fury Road”

Nov. 8: “Southpaw”
Nov. 8: “Woman in Gold”

Nov. 6: “Trainwreck”

Nov 2: “Love and Mercy”
Nov. 2: “Mr. Holmes”
Nov. 2: “99 Homes”  

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Oct. 30: “Furious 7”

Oct. 29: “I Smile Back”
Oct. 29: “Learning to Drive” 

Oct. 23: “Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation”

Oct. 22: “The End of the Tour”

Oct. 21: “Straight Outta Compton”

Oct. 18: “The Diary of a Teenage Girl”
Oct. 18: “Infinitely Polar Bear” 
Oct. 18: “Irrational Man”
Oct. 18: “Testament of Youth”

Sept. 30: “Grandma”

Aug. 28: “I’ll See You in My Dreams”

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