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Where to Stream the Important Oscar-Nom Movies

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By Thompson Brandes ·
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The 2018 Academy Awards are Sunday night, and just like the 2017 awards and all the ones before, they're simply more fun when you've seen all the movies and can thus nail all your predictions. As it happens, your couch, in combination with an internet-ready television and a remote of some kind, is fully capable of bringing you damn near every nominee. In fact, here’s every movie nominated for a 2018 Oscar, and which services are ready to show them to you right now...

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

A documentary based on an immigrant family-owned community bank in NYC’s Chinatown.

Nominated for: Best Documentary
Where to Watch: Amazon Prime

Baby Driver

Edgar Wright’s action smash about a getaway driver with a bomb-ass road playlist picked up three nods from the Academy.

Nominated for: Best Film Editing, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing
Where to Watch: Amazon, iTunes, YouTube, Vudu and Google Play.

Beauty and the Beast

Emma Watson plays the forever enchanting Belle in Disney’s live-action reboot.

Nominated for: Production Design, Costume Design
Where to Watch: Amazon, iTunes, YouTube and Google Play

Blade Runner 2049

Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford star in Denis Villeneuve's gorgeous sci-fi venture. The true star of the film: Richard Deakins, cinematographer.

Nominated for: Visual Effects, Production Design, Cinematography
Where to Watch: Amazon, iTunes, YouTube, and Google Play.

Call Me By Your Name

Luca Guadagnino's sweeping coming-of-age romantic-drama set in 1980’s Italy is up for four awards.

Nominated for: Best Picture, Best Actor (Timothée Hal Chalamet), Best Original Song, Best Adapted Screenplay
Where to Watch: Amazon, iTunes

Dunkirk

Christopher Nolan’s WWII epic starring Tom Hardy and Harry Styles is up for a daunting eight Oscars.

Nominated for: Best Picture, Cinematography, Directing, Film Editing, Music (Original Score), Production Design, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing
Where to Watch: Amazon, YouTube, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, Fandango Now

Get Out

Jordan Peele’s bona fide horror classic and generator of memes is high modern art.

Nominated for: Best Picture, Best Actor (Daniel Kaluuya), Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay.
Where to Watch: HBO Go or HBO Now, iTunes, Amazon Video, Google Play, YouTube

Lady Bird

The emotive yet comical coming-of-age drama from Greta Gerwig is up for five nominations.

Nominated for: Best Picture, Best Actress (Saoirse Ronan), Best Supporting Actress (Laurie Metcalf), Best Director, Best Original Screenplay
Where to Watch: YouTube, Vudu, Amazon Video, iTunes, Google Play, Fandango Now

Last Men in Aleppo

Firas Fayyad’s fierce doc gives an inside look into the Syrian rescue group, White Helmets.

Nominated for: Best Documentary
Where to Watch: Netflix

Loving Vincent

Film’s first fully painted feature from Dorota Kobielaand and Hugh Welchman about the life of artist Vincent van Gogh.

Nominated for: Best Animated Feature
Where to Watch: YouTube and Google Play

Mudbound

Dee Rees’s historical drama involving two veterans struggling to deal with post-WWII racism in Mississippi is the first non-doc Netflix piece to earn an Oscar nod.

Nominated for: Best Supporting Actress (Mary J. Blige), Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Song and Best Cinematography (Rachel Morrison).
Where to Watch: Netflix

On Body and Soul

This foreign drama involving two slaughterhouse workers who fall in love through their dreams surely falls on the stranger side of this year’s awards.

Nominated for: Best Foreign Language Film
Where to Watch: Netflix

Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Denzel’s got to get to the Oscars somehow. This Los Angeles legal drama was an apt vehicle.

Nominated for: Best Actor (Denzel Washington)
Where to Watch: YouTube, iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, Vudu, Fandango Now

Strong Island

Yance Ford's moving documentary takes a detailed look into the death of the filmmaker’s brother at the hands of police brutality.

Nominated for: Best Documentary
Where to Watch: Netflix

The Big Sick

The personally romantic (and hilarious) rom-com is based on the real thing from Kumail Nanjiani and his wife, Emily V. Gordon. It also happens to land the lone successful 9/11 joke in American movie history.

Nominated for: Best Original Screenplay
Where to Watch: Amazon, Google Play, YouTube, Vudu, Fandango Now

The Boss Baby

Alec Baldwin plays a cunning, no-nonsense business baby and that’s about all you need to know to understand why this was nominated for an Oscar.

Nominated for: Best Animated Feature
Where to Watch: iTunes, Amazon, YouTube, and Google Play.

The Darkest Hour

Yet another movie involving WWII, zooming in on Winston Churchill’s decision to fight Nazi Germany. Gary Oldman is almost frustratingly perfect at portraying the Prime Minister.

Nominated for: Best Picture, Best Actor (Gary Oldman), Cinematography, Costume Design, Makeup Design, Production Design
Where to Watch: YouTube, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, Fandango Now

The Florida Project

This touching and spot-on tale of childhood amidst the slums of Florida’s Disney World stars Willem Dafoe and Brooklyn Prince amongst a handful of adorable children.

Nominated for: Best Supporting Actor (Willem Dafoe)
Where to Watch: YouTube, iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, Vudu, Fandango Now

The Shape of Water

Guillermo del Toro’s stunning work of fantasy is not just about fish sex.

Nominated for: Literally everything.
Where to Watch: Amazon, iTunes

The Square

An original, unusual satire on the art world from Swedish director Ruben Östlund.

Nominated for: Best Foreign Language Film
Where to Watch: Amazon,  YouTube, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, Fandango Now

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Martin McDonagh’s chaotic Crime/Dark Comedy/Drama (because that is the most succinct genre you could possibly place this batshit insane movie into) stars Frances McDormand as a mother who purchases three billboards to draw attention to her daughter’s unsolved murder case.

Nominated for: Best Picture, Best Actress (Frances McDormand), Best Supporting Actor (Sam Rockwell), Best Original Score, Best Original Screenplay, Film Editing
Where to Watch: Amazon, iTunes, YouTube, Google Play

Movies Currently Only Available in Theaters:

I, Tonya - Available to Stream 3/2/2018

Phantom Thread - Currently Available for Preorder

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