The 87th Academy Awards is Sunday, which means time is running out to watch the Oscar nominated films. The three-hour event will kick off on ABC at 8:30 p.m. EST to award winners for all 24 categories. With over 20 movies nominated during this year’s award show, it’s difficult to catch them all. Fortunately some are still in theaters, while others are already available to watch from the comfort of your own home. Check out where you can view this year’s nominees before Feb. 22 below:
“American Sniper” is available to view in select theaters. The film is nominated for six awards – best picture, best actor (Bradley Cooper), film editing (Joel Cox and Gary D. Roach), sound editing (Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman), sound mixing (John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Walt Martin) and writing – adapted screenplay (Jason Hall).
“Begin Again” is available to watch On Demand for a fee. The movie is up for one award, music – original song for “Lost Stars” (music and lyrics by Gregg Alexander and Danielle Brisebois).
“Birdman” is available on DVD or On Demand for a fee. Netflix mail or Redbox users will have to wait until March 17. The movie is nominated for nine awards – best picture, best actor (Michael Keaton), best actor in a supporting role (Edward Norton), best actress in a supporting role (Emma Stone), cinematography (Emmanuel Lubezki), directing (Alejandro G. Iñárritu), sound editing (Martin Hernández and Aaron Glascock), sound mixing (Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño and Thomas Varga) and writing (Written by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. & Armando Bo).
Those looking for a little family fun before the Oscars can rent “The Boxtrolls” on Redbox or On Demand. The film is nominated for animated feature film.
“Gone Girl” can be rented On Demand, Red Box or Amazon Instant. Rosamund Pike is nominated for best actress in a leading role.
“The Grand Budapest Hotel”
“The Grand Budapest Hotel” is available to watch a couple different ways – Amazon Instant, HBO Go and On Demand. The movie is nominated for nine awards – best picture, cinematography (Robert Yeoman), costume design (Milena Canonero), directing (Wes Anderson), film editing (Barney Pilling), makeup and hairstyling (Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier), music – original score (Alexandre Desplat), production design (Adam Stockhausen and Anna Pinnock) and writing – original screenplay (screenplay by Wes Anderson; story by Wes Anderson & Hugo Guinness).
“How to Train Your Dragon 2”
This animated tale is available to stream on Amazon Instant, or is rentable on Redbox and On Demand. The movie is nominated for animated feature film.
“Ida” is available to stream on Netflix. The movie is nominated for cinematography (Lukasz Zal and Ryszard Lencsewski) and foreign language film (Poland; directed by Pawel Pawlikowski).
“Selma” is still available to watch in select theaters. The movie is nominated for two awards -- best picture and best original song (music and lyrics by John Stephens and Lonnie Lynn).
“The Theory of Everything”
“The Theory of Everything” is available on DVD or On Demand for a free. Netflix or Redbox users will be able to watch starting March 17. The movie is nominated for
Netflix users can stream “Virunga.” The film is nominated for best documentary feature.