How To Binge Watch All The Oscar Nominated Films Before Sunday

Oscar season is upon us. Come Sunday, we can all drink copious amounts of wine, envy Jennifer Lawrence’s banging body, and silently pray for Leo to come out on top. But when it comes to pretending to be a movie critic while downing Barefoot Moscato, that’s going to be hard if you haven’t seen any of the Oscar-nominated films.

But have no fear, it’s only Thursday. If you call out of work Friday and stay in your bed watching movies the next two days, you can squeeze in all the nominated films so that you’re an expert by Sunday evening. Here’s our guide to the Oscar-nominated movies, and where you can find each one, whether that’s in theaters or online. .

Bridge of Spies

Telegraph

“During the Cold War, an American lawyer is recruited to defend an arrested Soviet spy in court, and then help the CIA facilitate an exchange of the spy for the Soviet captured American U2 spy plane pilot, Francis Gary Powers.”- IMBD

Nominated For:

Best Picture
Best Supporting Actor (Mark Rylance)
Best Original Screenplay (Matt Charman, Joel & Ethan Coen)
Best Original Score
Best Sound Mixing
Best Production Design

Where to Watch:

In select theaters, on Amazon Instant Video, iTunes, Vudu, and Google Play.

Mad Max: Fury Road

C Net

“A woman rebels against a tyrannical ruler in post-apocalyptic Australia in search for her home-land with the help of a group of female prisoners, a psychotic worshipper, and a drifter named Max.”-IMBD

Nominated For:

Best Picture
Best Director (George Miller)
Best Sound Editing
Best Sound Mixing
Best Production Design
Best Cinematography (John Seale)
Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Best Costume Design
Best Film Editing
Best Visual Effects

Where to Watch:

On DVD, Amazon Instant Video, Vudu, Google Play, and HBO Go.

The Martian

Fox

“During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.”-IMBD

Nominated For:

Best Picture
Best Actor (Matt Damon)
Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Sound Mixing
Best Sound Editing
Best Visual Effects
Best Production Design

Where to Watch:

On DVD, on Amazon Instant Video, iTunes, Vudu, and Google Play.

Room

Hampton Roads

“After five-year-old Jack and his mother escape from the enclosed surroundings that Jack has known his entire life, the boy makes a thrilling discovery.”- IMBD

Nominated For:

Best Picture
Best Actress (Brie Larson)
Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Director (Lenny Abrahamson)

Where to Watch:

In select theaters, on Amazon Instant Video, iTunes, Vudu, and Google Play.

Spotlight

Tracking Board

“The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.”- IMBD

Nominated For:

Best Picture
Best Supporting Actress (Rachel McAdams)
Best Supporting Actor (Mark Ruffalo)
Best Original Screenplay
Best Director (Tom McCarthy)
Best Film Editing

Where to Watch:

In theaters, also available on DVD, on Amazon Instant Video, iTunes, Vudu, and Google Play.

Trumbo

Trumbo

“In 1947, Dalton Trumbo was Hollywood’s top screenwriter, until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs.”- IMBD

Nominated For:

Best Actor (Bryan Cranston)

Where to Watch:

Available on Amazon Instant Video, iTunes, Vudu, and Google Play.

Amy

Close Up

“The story of Amy Winehouse in her own words, featuring unseen archival footage and unheard tracks.”- IMBD

Nominated For:

Best Documentary- Feature

Where to Watch:

Available on Amazon Instant Video (free with Prime), iTunes, Vudu, and Google Play.

Straight Outta Compton

Business Insider

“The group NWA emerges from the mean streets of Compton in Los Angeles, California, in the mid-1980s and revolutionizes Hip Hop culture with their music and tales about life in the hood.”-IMBD

Nominated For:

Best Original Screenplay

Where to Watch:

Available on DVD, Amazon Instant Video, iTunes, Vudu, Xfinity OnDemand, and Google Play.

Ex Machina

Geek and Sundry

“A young programmer is selected to participate in a ground-breaking experiment in synthetic intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a breath-taking humanoid A.I.”- IMBD

Nominated For:

Best Visual Effects
Best Original Screenplay

Where to Watch:

Available on DVD, on Amazon Instant Video (free for Prime members), iTunes, Vudu, and Google Play.

Sicario

The Guardian

“An idealistic FBI agent is enlisted by a government task force to aid in the escalating war against drugs at the border area between the U.S. and Mexico.”- IMBD

Nominated For:

Best Original Score
Best Sound Editing
Best Cinematography

Where to Watch:

Available on DVD, on Amazon Instant Video (free for Prime members), iTunes, Vudu, and Google Play.

Creed

Telegraph

“The former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serves as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson, the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed.”- IMBD

Nominated For:

Best Supporting Actor (Sylvester Stallone)

Where to Watch:

Available on Amazon Instant Video, iTunes, Vudu, and Google Play.

45 Years

Telegraph

“A married couple preparing to celebrate their wedding anniversary receive shattering news that promises to forever change the course of their lives.”- IMBD

Nominated For:

Best Actress (Charlotte Rampling)

Where to Watch:

Currently in select theaters, also available on DVD via Amazon.

Steve Jobs

Wired

“Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution, to paint a portrait of the man at its epicenter. The story unfolds backstage at three iconic product launches, ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac.”- IMBD

Nominated For:

Best Actor (Michael Fassbender)
Best Supporting Actress (Kate Winslet)

Where to Watch:

Available on DVD, iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, and Vudu.

The Danish Girl

Today

“A fictitious love story loosely inspired by the lives of Danish artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda’s marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili’s groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.”- IMBD

Nominated For:

Best Actor (Eddie Redmayne)
Best Supporting Actress (Alicia Vikander)
Best Production Design
Best Costume Design

Where to Watch:

Available on Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, Xfinity, and Vudu.

All film synopsis’ courtesy of IMBD


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