Screening tapes–and more recently DVDs–for award-eligible films have been a given for Academy voters for several years. It’s been a combo perk/privilege to be able to sit home in bed and decide whether Tom did a better job than Jack, or Gwyneth was more effective than Meryl. But this year, those who skip out on the showings at their neighborhood multiplex in favor of their home theaters may be SOL. That’s because the Motion Picture Association of America is trying to get the major studios to stop mailing out DVD and video screeners, claiming the practice leads to piracy. [More]