The movie lovers’ Oscar-quality fix:  @TataSky Hollywood Winners


It’s that time of year when English movie lovers get the adrenalin rush for their quality fix when it comes to Hollywood movies. With Oscars round the corner, what else do you expect at this time of year? And TataSKY is giving the movie mainliners a rather good fix that will be like a 24/7 drip. @TataSKY is giving the movie mainliners a rather good fix that will be like a 24/7 drip Click To TweetWith a Showcase service called Tata Sky Hollywood Winners. A smart and honest attempt by Tata SKY to provide diehard movie lovers the chance to impulse-buy quality Oscar-winning or –nominated movies. No, did I say impulse-buy? There’s no purchase required; this entire service is Free. Complimentary. FOC. Gratis.

The service showcases select movies that were winners or nominated for ‘Best Picture’, ‘Best Director’, ‘Best Actor/Actress in a lead role’ in the previous years’ Academy Awards. It is  available in HD and SD, and, catering to the trend of watching movies on the go, the service is also available  on the Tata Sky Mobile App.  It will run up to the first week of March.

Tata SKY Hollywood Winners is really like a prelude to the Oscar Awards event that rolls on 27th February, and will showcase  some excellent movies like The Hurt Locker, Crash, The Reader, American Hustle, The Wolf of Wall Street,  and many more.

Paolo Agostinelli

On the service, Tata SKY’s Chief Content and Business Development Officer, Paolo Agostinelli, said,   “The last Oscars was watched over 200 countries with a viewership of over 30 million. Apart from viewership, the demand for Oscar-nominated or -winning movies also goes up during this time of the year. …Tata Sky hence went about collating a bunch of acclaimed Oscar movies that would appeal to viewers across age groups and genres. We have in the past seen a positive sentiment and higher loyalty with HD subscribers whenever we launch such unique and differentiated services. We look forward to many more subscribers enjoying our offerings.”

In fact, India’s biggest DTH platform Tata SKY has been a true front runner when it comes to growing its ARPUs (even though this particular service is free), and Showcase has been one of its most popular offerings, along with the smorgasbord of its Activ services. Showcase can take pride in having offered some well differentiated, handpicked content; the kind that hasn’t been too easily available everywhere, like the Tata SKY Mumbai Film Festival. Others include Punjab De Rang, Tata Sky Bangla Cinema,  and Kids Showcase.

Some movies on Tata Sky Hollywood Winners:






Kirsten Sheridan Freddie Highmore, Keri Russell


A drama with fairy tale elements, where an orphaned musical prodigy uses his gift as a clue to finding his birth parents.


Alejandro González Iñárritu Javier Bardem, Rubén Ochandiano


It is the story of Uxbal, a man living in this world, but able to see his death, which guides his every move.


Wes Anderson Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward and Bruce Willis

Comedy, Drama

A pair of young lovers flee their New England town, which causes a local search party to fan out to find them


J.C. Chandor Robert Redford


After a collision with a shipping container at sea, a resourceful sailor finds himself, despite all efforts to the contrary, staring his mortality in the face.

3:10 TO YUMA

James Mangold Russell Crowe, Christian Bale, Ben Foster

Adventure, Crime

A small-time rancher agrees to hold a captured outlaw who’s awaiting a train to go to court in Yuma. A battle of wills ensues as the outlaw tries to psych out the rancher.


Paul Haggis Don Cheadle, Sandra Bullock, Thandie Newton


Los Angeles citizens with vastly separate lives collide in interweaving stories of race, loss and redemption.


Neill Blomkamp Sharlto Copley, David James, Jason Cope

Action, Thriller

An extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth suddenly finds a kindred spirit in a government agent who is exposed to their biotechnology.


Kathryn Bigelow Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty

Thriller, War

During the Iraq War, a Sergeant recently assigned to an army bomb squad is put at odds with his squad mates due to his maverick way of handling his work.


Martin Scorsese Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie

Biography, Crime

Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stock-broker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government.

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