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Where to Watch the 2016 Oscar Nominees

by | February 16, 2016 | Comments

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As the Oscars quickly approach, we know that many of you are looking to play a little bit of catch-up, not just with the Best Picture nominees, but with a lot of the other notable films that are up for awards in other categories. To that end, we’ve compiled a list of the various places — whether in the theater, on DVD and Blu-ray, or on streaming video — where you can catch this year’s potential honorees before the big celebration on February 28th. Unfortunately, a handful of them are currently stuck in that limbo period between the end of their theater run and the beginning of their home video distribution, so they aren’t available to watch at the moment. Aside from those, however, here’s where you can watch all 42 feature films nominated for an Oscar this year:


The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2013) 68%

100YeaOldMan

1 nomination: Best Make Up and Hairstyling

Where to watch: Amazon Prime, iTunes, Microsoft, DVD/Blu-ray


45 Years (2015) 97%

45Years

1 nomination: Best Actress in a Leading Role

Where to watch: In Theaters


Amy (2015) 95%

Amy

1 nomination: Best Documentary Feature

Where to watch: Amazon Prime, iTunes, Microsoft, PlaystationVuduDVD/Blu-ray


Anomalisa (2015) 91%

Anomalisa

1 nomination: Best Animated Feature Film

Where to watch: In Theaters


The Big Short (2015) 89%

BigShort

5 nominations: Best Picture, Best Directing, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Writing – Adapted Screenplay, Best Film Editing

Where to watch: In Theaters


Boy and the World (2013) 93%

BoyAndTheWorld

1 nomination: Best Animated Feature Film

Where to watch: Currently Unavailable


Bridge of Spies (2015) 91%

BridgeOfSpies

6 nominations: Best Picture, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Writing – Original Screenplay, Best Music – Original Score, Best Production Design, Best Sound Mixing

Where to watch: Amazon, iTunes, Microsoft, PlaystationVuduDVD/Blu-ray


Brooklyn (2015) 97%

Brooklyn

3 nominations: Best Picture, Best Actress in a Leading Role, Best Writing – Adapted Screenplay

Where to watch: In Theaters, DVD/Blu-ray


Carol (2015) 94%

Carol

6 nominations: Best Actress in a Leading Role, Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Best Writing – Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Music – Original Score, Best Costume Design

Where to watch: In Theaters


Cartel Land (2015) 89%

CartelLand

1 nomination: Best Documentary Feature

Where to watch: Amazon, iTunes, NetflixPlaystationVudu


Cinderella (2015) 83%

Cinderella

1 nomination: Best Costume Design

Where to watch: Amazon, iTunes, MicrosoftPlaystationVudu, DVD/Blu-ray


Creed (2015) 95%

Creed

1 nomination: Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Where to watch: Amazon, iTunes, Vudu


The Danish Girl (2015) 66%

DanishGirl

4 nominations: Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Best Production Design, Best Costume Design

Where to watch: Amazon, iTunes, Vudu


Embrace of the Serpent (2015) 96%

EmbraceOfTheSerpent

1 nomination: Best Foreign Language Film

Where to watch: In Select Theaters


Ex Machina (2014) 92%

ExMachina

2 nominations: Best Writing – Original Screenplay, Best Visual Effects

Where to watch: Amazon Prime, iTunes, Microsoft, PlaystationVudu, DVD/Blu-ray


Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) 24%

FiftyShadesOfGrey

1 nomination: Best Music – Original Song

Where to watch: Amazon, iTunes, Microsoft, PlaystationVudu, DVD/Blu-ray


The Hateful Eight (2015) 74%

HatefulEight

3 nominations: Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Best Cinematography, Best Music – Original Score

Where to watch: In Theaters


The Hunting Ground (2015) 93%

HuntingGround

1 nomination: Best Music – Original Song

Where to watch: Amazon, iTunes, PlaystationVudu, DVD/Blu-ray


Inside Out (2015) 98%

InsideOut

2 nominations: Best Animated Feature Film, Best Writing – Original Screenplay

Where to watch: Amazon, iTunes, MicrosoftPlaystationVudu, DVD/Blu-ray


Joy (2015) 60%

Joy

2 nominations: Best Actress in a Leading Role

Where to watch: Currently Unavailable


The Look of Silence (2014) 96%

LookOfSilence

1 nomination: Best Documentary Feature

Where to watch: Amazon, iTunesPlaystationVudu, DVD/Blu-ray


Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) 97%

MadMaxFuryRoad

10 nominations: Best Picture, Best Directing, Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing, Best Production Design, Best Costume Design, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, Best Visual Effects, Best Make Up and Hairstyling

Where to watch: Amazon, iTunes, MicrosoftPlaystationVudu, DVD/Blu-ray


The Martian (2015) 91%

Martian

7 nominations: Best Picture, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Writing – Adapted Screenplay, Best Production Design, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, Best Visual Effects

Where to watch: Amazon, iTunes, MicrosoftPlaystationVudu, DVD/Blu-ray


Mustang (2015) 97%

Mustang

1 nomination: Best Foreign Language Film

Where to watch: In Select Theaters


Racing Extinction (2015) 82%

RacingExtinction

1 nomination: Best Music – Original Song

Where to watch: Amazon, iTunesDVD/Blu-ray (available 2/23)


The Revenant (2015) 78%

Revenant

11 nominations: Best Picture, Best Directing, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing, Best Production Design, Best Costume Design, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, Best Visual Effects, Best Make Up and Hairstyling

Where to watch: In Theaters


Room (2015) 93%

Room

4 nominations: Best Picture, Best Directing, Best Actress in a Leading Role, Best Writing – Adapted Screenplay

Where to watch: In Theaters, AmazoniTunes, Vudu


Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015) 99%

ShaunTheSheep

1 nomination: Best Animated Feature Film

Where to watch: AmazoniTunes, MicrosoftPlaystationVudu, DVD/Blu-ray


Sicario (2015) 92%

Sicario

3 nominations: Best Cinematography, Best Music – Original Score, Best Sound Editing

Where to watch: AmazoniTunes, MicrosoftPlaystationVudu, DVD/Blu-ray


Son of Saul (2015) 96%

SonOfSaul

1 nomination: Best Foreign Language Film

Where to watch: In Select Theaters


Spectre (2015) 63%

Spectre

1 nomination: Best Music – Original Song

Where to watch: AmazoniTunes, Vudu, DVD/Blu-ray


Spotlight (2015) 97%

Spotlight

6 nominations: Best Picture, Best Directing, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Best Film Editing, Best Writing – Original Screenplay

Where to watch: AmazoniTunes, PlaystationVudu, DVD/Blu-ray (available 2/23)


Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) 93%

StarWarsForceAwakens1

5 nominations: Best Film Editing, Best Music – Original Score, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, Best Visual Effects

Where to watch: In Theaters


Steve Jobs (2015) 85%

SteveJobs

2 nominations: Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Where to watch: AmazoniTunes, PlaystationVudu, DVD/Blu-ray


Straight Outta Compton (2015) 89%

StraightOuttaCompton

1 nomination: Best Writing – Original Screenplay

Where to watch: AmazoniTunes, MicrosoftPlaystationVudu, DVD/Blu-ray


Theeb (2014) 97%

Theeb

1 nomination: Best Foreign Language Film

Where to watch: In Theaters, Amazon (available 2/19), iTunes (available 2/19)


Trumbo (2015) 74%

Trumbo

1 nomination: Best Actor in a Leading Role

Where to watch: AmazoniTunes, Vudu, DVD/Blu-ray


A War (2015) 89%

War

1 nomination: Best Foreign Language Film

Where to watch: In Theaters


What Happened, Miss Simone? (2015) 90%

WhatHappenedMissSimone

1 nomination: Best Documentary Feature

Where to watch: Netflix


When Marnie Was There (2014) 92%

WhenMarnieWasThere

1 nomination: Best Animated Feature Film

Where to watch: DVD/Blu-ray


Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom (2015) 89%

WinterOnFire

1 nomination: Best Documentary Feature

Where to watch: Netflix


Youth (2015) 71%

Youth

1 nomination: Best Music – Original Song

Where to watch: Currently Unavailable