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Here's How to Watch the 2017 Oscar Nominees for Less

Whether you want to watch a boy grow into a man in Moonlight, or see lovers dance in La La Land, here's where to watch all of this year's noms on a budget.
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The Academy Awards will take place on February 26, which means there's only a few weeks left for you to watch the nominees and see what all the fuss is about. But movie tickets can be pricey; you might want to rent, stream, or find a deal on theater tickets instead.

We've laid out all the ways you can see the available nominees, from Best Picture picks to animated features and everything in between.

Embrace the Film Festival

If you're only interested in seeing the Best Picture nominees, that's a little easier to accomplish than seeing all the nominated films. Undoubtedly, the most affordable way to do this is with film festivals that will be held in the next few weeks, where movie theaters will screen all the Best Picture nominees over the course of a day or two.

Passes to Regal and Cinemark festivals are $35 each, while AMC charges around $35 per day for its festival. (You can save $5 on your tickets if you buy for both days though.) So at best, you'll be paying just $3.89 per film.

SEE ALSO: 5 Ways to Save on the Criterion Collection Films

Regal will be showing all the movies in various lineups from February 17 to February 26. Cinemark will be showing the Best Picture nominees from February 20 to February 26. Additionally, you can also see the short film nominees from February 24 to February 26. AMC will be showing them over the course of two Saturdays, on February 18 and February 25. Alternatively, depending on your area, you might be able to take part in a 24-hour Best Picture movie marathon on February 25, if you don't want to split your movie viewings over two days.

Best Picture Nominees

Arrival

Notable Nominations Include: Best Picture, Best Director (Denis Villeneuve)

Based on the short story "Story of Your Life" by Ted Chiang, Arrival follows a linguistics professor (played by Amy Adams) as she leads a team of investigators trying to determine a way to communicate with extraterrestrials that have just arrived on the planet.

Where to Watch: Available to buy from $12.99 on Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, and Vudu. It will be available to rent starting February 14

Fences

Notable Nominations Include: Best Picture, Best Actor (Denzel Washington), Best Supporting Actress (Viola Davis)

Denzel Washington plays Troy Maxson, a sanitation worker in Pittsburgh who wanted to be a major league baseball player. Unfortunately, he was too old when the major leagues began admitting African-American players. Bitter over his missed opportunity, he tries to be a good father and husband, but makes choices that push his family to the limits.

Where to Watch: In theaters now

Hacksaw Ridge

Notable Nominations Include: Best Picture, Best Actor (Andrew Garfield), Best Director (Mel Gibson)

Mel Gibson directs this movie based on the true story of Desmond T. Doss, who saved 75 men in a single day on Okinawa during World War II, without firing a single shot. Andrew Garfield plays the army medic Doss, who was the only soldier to fight on the front line in WWII without a weapon.

Where to Watch: Available from $14.99 on Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, and FandangoNOW.

Hell or High Water

Notable Nominations Include: Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Jeff Bridges)

Faced with foreclosure on their family land, two brothers exact their revenge on the responsible bank by robbing multiple branches. As they inch closer to completing their plan, they find themselves facing off against a Texas Ranger who wants one more win before he retires.

Where to Watch: Available from $4.99 on Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, YouTube, and FandangoNOW.

Hidden Figures

Notable Nominations Include: Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress (Octavia Spencer)

Hidden Figures recounts the untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson, three African-American women working as mathematicians at NASA during the 1960s. Their dedicated work allowed NASA to successfully launch John Glenn into orbit, a ground-breaking achievement that changed the course of the Space Race entirely.

Where to Watch: In theaters now

La La Land

Notable Nominations Include: Best Picture, Best Actor (Ryan Gosling), Best Actress (Emma Stone), Best Director (Damien Chazelle)

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone play Sebastian and Mia in this throwback to old school Hollywood musicals. The two find common ground in pursuing their dreams, but their relationship is tested when they try to make those dreams come true.

Where to Watch: In theaters now

Lion

Notable Nominations Include: Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Dev Patel), Best Supporting Actress (Nicole Kidman)

Based on the non-fiction book A Long Way Home, this film follows the journey of Saroo. As a five-year-old, he found himself lost on a train, taken thousands of miles away from home. He learns to survive in Kolkata, and is ultimately adopted by an Australian family. Twenty-five years later, he sets out to return to his first home and reunite with his family.

Where to Watch: In theaters now

Manchester by the Sea

Notable Nominations Include: Best Picture, Best Actor (Casey Affleck), Best Supporting Actor (Lucas Hedges), Best Supporting Actress (Michelle Williams), Best Director (Kenneth Lonergan)

Handyman Lee Chandler's world is turned upside down when he loses his brother, and is forced to return to the coastal Massachusetts hometown that he left years earlier following another tragedy. To make things more difficult, he becomes guardian to his 16-year-old nephew, and has significant doubts about the position.

Where to Watch: Available from $14.99 on Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, and FandangoNOW. It will be available to rent February 21.

Moonlight

Notable Nominations Include: Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Mahershala Ali), Best Supporting Actress (Naomie Harris), Best Director (Barry Jenkins)

Told across three chapters, Moonlight follows the story of Chiron, a gay African American growing up in Miami. The film covers key moments in Chiron's life, showing how they shape him and turn him into a man.

Where to Watch: Available to buy February 14 on Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, and FandangoNOW. It will be available to rent on February 21.


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Where to Watch Other Nominees

If you want to watch beyond the Best Picture category, here's where to find the other nominees:

4.1 Miles
Where to Watch: Available now on Vimeo and The New York Times

13th
Where to Watch: Available now on Netflix

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
Where to Watch: Available for Prime members on Amazon, from $12.99 on iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, YouTube, and FandangoNOW.

A Man Called Ove
Where to Watch: Available from $3.99 on Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, YouTube, and FandangoNOW.

Allied
Where to Watch: Available from $14.99 on February 14 on Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, YouTube, and FandangoNOW.

Captain Fantastic
Where to Watch: Available from $4.99 on Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, YouTube, and FangangoNOW.

Deepwater Horizon
Where to Watch: Available from $4.99 on Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, YouTube, and FandangoNOW.

Doctor Strange
Where to Watch: Available from $14.99 on February 14 on Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, and FandangoNOW.

Extremis
Where to Watch: Available on Netflix

Florence Foster Jenkins
Where to Watch: Available from $3.99 on Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, YouTube, and FandangoNOW.

Hail, Caesar!
Where to Watch: Available from $9.99 on Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, YouTube, FandangoNOW.

I Am Not Your Negro
Where to Watch: In theaters now

Jim: The James Foley Story
Where to Watch: Available from $3.99 on Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, YouTube, and FandangoNOW.

Joe's Violin
Where to Watch: Available on The New Yorker and YouTube.

Kubo and the Two Strings
Where to Watch: Available from $4.99 on Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, YouTube, and FandangoNOW.

La Femme et le TGV
Where to Watch: Available for $2.99 on iTunes

Life, Animated
Where to Watch: Available for Prime members on Amazon, from $3.99 on iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, YouTube, and FandangoNOW.

Loving
Where to Watch: Available from $4.99 on Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, YouTube, and FandangoNOW.

Moana
Where to Watch: Available from $19.99 on February 21 on Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, and FandangoNOW.

OJ: Made in America
Where to Watch: Available from $3.99 on Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, and YouTube.

Pearl
Where to Watch: Available on YouTube

Piper
Where to Watch: Available from $1.99 on Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, YouTube, FandangoNOW, and Vimeo.

Star Trek Beyond
Where to Watch: Available from $3.99 on Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, YouTube, and FandangoNOW.

Sully
Where to Watch: Available from $3.99 on Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, YouTube, and FandangoNOW.

Suicide Squad
Where to Watch: Available from $3.99 on Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, YouTube, and FandangoNOW.

Tanna
Where to Watch: Available from $3.99 on Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, and FandangoNOW.

The Jungle Book
Where to Watch: Available from $2.99 on Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, YouTube, FandangoNOW.

The Lobster
Where to Watch: Available for Prime members on Amazon, from $4.99 on iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, YouTube, and FandangoNOW.

The White Helmets
Where to Watch: Available on Netflix

Timecode
Where to Watch: Available on Marvin and Wayne

Trolls
Where to Watch: Available from $4.99 on Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, YouTube, and FandangoNOW.

Zootopia
Where to Watch: Available from $2.99 on Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, YouTube, and FandangoNOW.

Readers, what Academy Award-nominated pictures are you excited to see? Which ones are you hoping will take home an Oscar? Let us know in the comments below!


Staff Writer

As a college student, Julie wrote for the college newspaper and freelanced for the website College Candy. Since then she has worked as freelancer through Textbroker and has written press releases, feature pages, and other miscellaneous pieces for a software company. She enjoys writing both as a hobby and a career, and is always working on some kind of story.
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6 comments
searcybc
The least expensive way to watch movies is to rent from Red Box. I pay $1.61 per movie. And I can sit at my computer and reserve the DVD at any location; then I just go and pick it up. You can return the DVD to any Red Box.
nkleszcz1
Where's SILENCE?!?
dtrudea
Going to be political BS!
skaets
All award shows are terrible.
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ski522 - You cared enough to click on the link, scroll to the bottom, and write that comment.
ski522
Could care less...
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