The film studios that produced this year’s movies nominated for Best Picture of the Year at Sunday’s 84th Academy Awards treated audiences around the globe to some great entertainment. However, would their parent companies earn the same respect in the investment arena?
A total of nine movies are vying for the best picture award, split among six studios. Among them are Paramount Studios, which gave us Nebraska and The Wolf of Wall Street, and The Weinstein Company with Philomena. Those films wowed critics, but because the companies are privately held, they don’t do investors much good.
That leaves us four companies to critique; their films received a total of 76 nominations: Sony Corp. (SNE); Warner Brothers, owned by Time Warner Inc. (TWX); 21st Century Fox, owned by Fox (FOX); and Universal Pictures, owned by Comcast (CMCSA).
Here are the nominees and the companies behind them: