Disc News: Oscar-nominated films An Education and The Young Victoria

If only more of these DVD releases could come BEFORE the Oscars instead of after, we might all get to play along and have a better chance at guessing the winners during the show. But we won’t have to wait long. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has been announced that An Education and The Young Victoria are bowing to home video this spring.

An Education is nominated for Best Picture, Best Actress, and Best Adapted Screenplay. The breakout star of the film, Carey Mulligan, has been nominated for several awards for her performance. She was nominated for a Golden Globe, a SAG award, and won a BAFTA and a British Independent Spirit Award. She lost her Golden Globe to Sandra Bullock, who won for her role in The Blind Side. Both DVD and Blu-ray Disc releases will be available to own beginning March 30, 2010. Extras will include a Commentary with director Lone Scherfig and Actors Carey Mulligan and Peter Sarsgaard, Featurettes “The Making Of An Education” and “Walking the Red Carpet”, and Deleted Scenes.

The Young Victoria is nominated for Best Achievement in Costume Design, Best Achievement in Art Direction, and Best Achievement in Makeup. Emily Blunts critically acclaimed performance as the Queen Victoria was nominated for a Best Actress Golden Globe, but was snubbed by the Academy. DVD aficionados will have to wait a little longer for Her Majesty to arrive, the release is scheduled for April 20, 2010. Extras will include Deleted and Extended Scenes, and Featurettes “Making of The Young Victoria”, “The Real Queen Victoria”, “The Coronation”, “The Wedding”, “Lavish History: A Look at the Costumes and Locations”. The Blu-ray release will also include additional BD-Live features.

Artwork for both releases have been included below.

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