Stream These Nominees

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Today the Academy for Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its 2018 Oscar nominations.

The winners will be revealed at the 90th annual Oscars ceremony, live on ABC Sunday, March 4.

Looking to handicap the potential winners? If you missed them in theaters (or just want to get a second look), quite a few of the nominees are already available for streaming. Here’s what you can watch online now — and where:

Dunkirk – The film dramatizing the miraculous rescue of 300,000 British and allied soldiers from the French coast during World War II is nominated for best picture, director (Christopher Nolan), cinematography, film editing, sound editing, sound mixing, original score and production design. You can rent it starting at $4.99 from Microsoft and other providers.

Get Out – This social commentary/thriller about a young African-American who meets his white girlfriend’s parents only to become entangled in a racially-charged nightmare, is nominated for best picture, best actor for Daniel Kaluuya, and best director and original screenplay for Jordan Peele. You can stream now with an HBO Now subscription; or purchase for $14.99 from Fandango and other providers.

Mudbound – This movie, which follows two War II vets– one black, one white – returning home to more conflict in the Jim Crow South, is nominated in the best supporting actress category for Mary J. Blige’s portrayal of Florence Jackson, as well as for best adapted screenplay, cinematography and original song for “Mighty River.” You can stream it now with a Netflix subscription.

The Boss Baby –  This best animated feature nominee presents a suit-wearing, briefcase-carrying baby who, with his 7-year old brother, seek to thwart the evil designs of the CEO of Puppy Co. You can stream now with a Netflix subscription; or rent starting at $2.99 from Vudu and other providers.

Loving Vincent – Another best animated feature nominee, Loving Vincent investigates the artist’s final days using oil painted animation. You can rent it starting at $3.99 from Google Play and other providers.

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail – This best documentary nominee tells the story of a small financial institution called Abacus, the only company criminally indicted in the wake of the 2008 mortgage crisis. It can be streamed with an Amazon Prime subscription; or rented starting at $1.99 from Google Play and other providers.

Icarus – A geopolitical thriller, this best documentary nominee explores a scandal involving Russian doping and the Olympics. You can stream with a Netflix subscription.

Last Men in Aleppo – Another entry in the best documentary feature category, Last Men in Aleppo examines the Syrian conflict’s “terrifying aftermath, and the volunteer rescue workers and first responders known as the White Helmets who stayed behind to pull their neighbors from the rubble.” It is available with a Netflix subscription; or can be purchased for $14.99 from Apple.

Strong Island – Yance Ford’s “deeply intimate and meditative” documentary about the April 1992 murder of her brother, has also been nominated for best doc. It is available with a Netflix subscription.

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