With the announcement of the 2016 Oscar nominations occurring on Jan. 14, jubilation and outrage over the surprises and snubs of the best movies of 2015 can commence. The 88th Academy Awards ceremony will take place on Sunday, Feb. 28, so while you have a month to prep, where can you watch the 2016 Oscar movies? This guide will show you where you can watch them and how to stream Oscars DVD Movies to your devices.
If you’re interested in seeing which awards the top movies of 2016 will win after garnering a significant amount of nominations, the best way to prepare yourself is by heading to the movie theater, since most of the films are still out. Luckily, with over a month to go, you can find time to catch as many movies as possible before Hollywood’s big night.
While I make it a priority to see all of the films nominated for Best Picture (thanks, Academy, for making up to 10 films eligible to be nominated), there are other films from 2015 that you should also catch. Here’s how to (legally) watch most of the heavy hitters from the 2016 Oscar nominations.
“The Big Short”
Adam McKay has gone legit after films like Anchorman with his Best Director nomination for The Big Short. The film was released on Dec. 23, so see why it was nominated for five Academy Awards in movie theaters.
“Bridge of Spies“
Is it any surprise that a movie starring Tom Hanks and directed by Steven Spielberg was nominated for Best Picture? With five additional nominations, you can see Bridge of Spies in some theaters now or wait until Feb. 2 when it will be available on Blu-ray and DVD, as well as Redbox, iTunes, and Amazon.
The Best Picture nominee was only nominated for two other awards, but your best bet to check out Saoirse Ronan’s nominated performance is in theaters, since it is estimated the film won’t be available to own or stream until March 2016.
Not surprisingly, Cate Blanchett was nominated for Best Actress in Carol, while her costar Rooney Mara was nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. Getting six nominations in all (no Best Picture nom), Carol wasn’t released until November of 2015, so you will have to see it in theaters.
Another big nominee, The Martian earned Best Picture and Best Actor nominations for 2016. Since the film came out earlier in 2015, The Martian is available on digital HD, Blu-ray, and DVD. If you don’t want to own the space movie, you can rent it through Redbox starting Feb. 9. You can also stream The Martian now with Amazon and iTunes.
“Mad Max: Fury Road“
Like The Martian, Mad Max: Fury Road came out long enough ago that you don’t have to see it in theaters (though you totally should have with its amazing action sequences). With 10 nominations, Mad Max is available on Amazon and iTunes, on DVD and Blu-ray, through Redbox, and — if you have HBO — HBO on demand or HBO Go.
Oh, tricky Christmas release movies. The Leonardo DiCaprio film didn’t come out until Dec. 25, so you’ll have to see him battle a bear and Tom Hardy in movie theaters. It should be worth it since The Revenant was nominated for a whopping 12 awards.
The little indie film that could nabbed Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay nominations. You’ll have to see Room in theaters though since it appears the film won’t be released outside of theaters until March 1.
Spotlight was released Nov. 6, but the Best Picture nominee is still out in movie theaters. The Blu-ray and DVD release is scheduled for Feb. 23, so you can watch it from home shortly before the ceremony.
Good luck in catching as many Academy Award-nominated films before Feb. 28 — I’m rooting for you!
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Also, a reminder: This year’s Oscar-nominated live-action shorts and animated short films are showing at both the Oriental Theatre and AMC Mayfair Mall.
“Amy”(1 — documentary feature): Available on DVD, streaming on iTunes and Amazon.
“Anomalisa”(1 — animated feature): No longer in theaters.
“Boy and the World”(1 — animated feature): No word on Milwaukee or video release date.
“Cartel Land”(1 — documentary feature): Streaming on Netflix, iTunes.
“Cinderella”(1 — costume design): Available on DVD, streaming on iTunes, Amazon.
“Creed”(1 — supporting actor for Sylvester Stallone): Due out on DVD March 1.
“The Danish Girl”(4 — actor for Eddie Redmayne, supporting actress for Alicia Vikander, costume design, production design): Streaming on iTunes; due out on DVD March 1.
“Embrace of the Serpent”(1 — foreign-language film): No word on return to theaters (played at 2015 Milwaukee Film Festival).
“Ex Machina”(2 — original screenplay, visual effects): Available on DVD, streaming on Amazon, iTunes.
“Fifty Shades of Grey”(1 — original song for “Earned It”): Available on DVD, streaming on iTunes.
“45 Years”(1 — actress for Charlotte Rampling): Showing at Downer.
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