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Where to stream 2018's Oscar movies

Nick Vadala, Staff Writer

Updated: Friday, February 23, 2018, 6:20 PM

You can now stream best picture nominee ‘Three Billboards Outisde Ebbing, Missouri.’

The 90th Academy Awards air Sunday, so film buffs have only a scant amount of time to get caught up on this year’s nominated films.

This year’s nominations feature 60 films, from dramas and comedies to animated films and foreign fare. While some are recent releases, many are available via stream or digital download, meaning you don’t even have to leave your house to be well-versed on this year’s nominees.

Here, we’ve broken down where to check out some of the biggest Oscar-nominated films for 2018 online if you happened to miss them in theaters. Just don’t sleep on it too much longer — we’ll find out the winners soon enough.

The Shape of Water

Guillermo del Toro’s latest monster-focused flick earned 13 nominations, including best picture, original screenplay, lead actress, and original score.

Out Feb. 27 on Amazon, iTunes, and YouTube.

>> Read our review

Dunkirk

Directed by Christopher Nolan, war epic Dunkirk is up for Oscars including best picture, director, screenplay, film editing, and original score, among other nominations.

Watch it on Amazon, YouTube, iTunes, and Google Play. Rent on Xfinity OnDemand and Verizon Fios for $5.99.

>> Read our review

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

A mother’s quest for justice for her murdered daughter escalates in Martin McDonagh’s latest, which is up for seven awards including best picture, lead actress (Frances McDormand), supporting actor (Sam Rockwell), and film editing.

Watch it on Amazon, YouTube, iTunes, and Google Play. Buy on Xfinity OnDemand for $15.99; Verizon Fios for $14.99.

>> Read our review

Lady Bird

Greta Gerwig focuses on a rebellious teen and her tumultuous relationship with her mother in Lady Bird. The film earned five nominations, including best picture, supporting actress (Laurie Metcalf), and original screenplay.

Watch it on Amazon, YouTube, iTunes, and Google Play. Buy on Xfinity OnDemand for $17.99 or Verizon Fios for $16.99.

>> Read our review

Phantom Thread

1950s postwar London is on display in Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest. Nominations include best picture, lead actor (Daniel Day-Lewis), director, and costume design.

Out March 27 on Amazon and iTunes.

>> Read our review

Blade Runner 2049

The Ryan Reynolds-starring follow-up to Ridley Scott’s 1982 Blade Runner, Blade Runner 2049 is nominated for cinematography, sound editing, sound mixing, production design, and visual effects.

Watch it on Amazon, YouTube, iTunes, and Google Play. Rent on Xfinity OnDemand and Verizon Fios for $5.99.

>> Read our review

Call Me By Your Name

Two young men fall in love in Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me by Your Name, which could win as many as four Oscars with nominations in best picture, lead actor (Timothee Chalamet), adapted screenplay, and original song (“Mystery of Love” by Sufjan Stevens).

Out Feb. 27 on Amazon and iTunes.

>> Read our review

Darkest Hour

Gary Oldman plays Winston Churchill in this World War II-era drama, which features directing from Pride and Prejudice’s Joe Wright. Nominations include best picture, lead actor (for Oldman), makeup and hair, and costume design.

Watch it on Amazon, YouTube, iTunes, and Google Play. Buy it Xfinity OnDemand for $15.99 or Verizon Fios for $14.99.

>> Read our review

Get Out

Jordan Peele’s horror-comedy take on race relations in the U.S. earned four nominations: best picture, lead actor (Daniel Kaluuya), director, and original screenplay.

Watch it on Amazon, iTunes, and HBO Go/Now. Buy it on Xfinity OnDemand for $15.99 or Verizon Fios for $14.99.

>> Read our review

Mudbound

Dee Rees helmed this Netflix original, which focuses on battling prejudice in the Jim Crow-era South. Nominations include best supporting actress (Mary J. Blige), adapted screenplay, cinematography, and original song (Blige’s “Mighty River”).

Watch it on Netflix.

>> Read our review

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Episode VIII of the beloved Star Wars saga crept into the Academy Awards this year with nominations for best sound editing, sound mixing, original score, and visual effects.

Out March 13 on Amazon, YouTube, iTunes, and Google Play.

>> Read our review

I, Tonya

Craig Gillespie’s Margot Robbie-starring biopic of figure skater Tonya Harding’s life earned noms for best lead actress (Robbie), supporting actress (Allison Janney), and film editing.

Out March 2 on Amazon, YouTube, iTunes, and Google Play.

>> Read our review

Baby Driver

Edgar Wright is mostly known for the 2004 horror-comedy flick Shaun of the Dead, but his latest, Baby Driver, earned three nominations this year: best film editing, sound editing, and sound mixing.

Watch it on Amazon, YouTube, iTunes, Google Play, and Vudu. Rent it on Xfinity OnDemand for $5.99.

>> Read our review

The Post

The Pentagon Papers are the focus of Steven Spielberg’s The Post, which was cowritten by Ambler native Josh Singer. The flick is up for best picture and lead actress (Meryl Streep).

Out in April on Amazon and iTunes.

>> Read our review

Coco

Protagonist Miguel (voiced by Anthony Gonzalez) pursues a life of music against his family’s wishes in Coco, which is up for best animated feature and original song (“Remember Me” by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez).

Watch it on Amazon, YouTube, iTunes, and Google Play. Buy it on Xfinity OnDemand for $21.99 or Verizon Fios for $19.99.

>> Read our review

Beauty and the Beast

Bill Condon’s updated take on the classic Disney tale Beauty and the Beast earned more than $1 billion at the worldwide box office during its run. It is up for best production design and costume design.

Watch it on Netflix.

>> Read our review

Victoria & Abdul

Queen Victoria starts an unexpected friendship with a young Indian man in Stephen Frears’ period piece, set in 1887. The film is nominated for best makeup and hair, and best costume design.

Watch it on Amazon, YouTube, iTunes, and Google Play. Rent it on Xfinity OnDemand and Verizon Fios for $5.99.

>> Read our review

War for the Planet of the Apes

The latest installment of the Planet of the Apes series pitted Caesar and his crew of primates up against Woody Harrelson’s contingent of soldiers, and earned a nom for visual effects in the process.

Watch it on Amazon, YouTube, iTunes, and Google Play. Rent on Xfinity OnDemand and Verizon Fios for $5.99.

>> Read our review

The Greatest Showman

The Greatest Showman earned a nomination for best original song, thanks to Ardmore native Benj Pasek and writing partner Justin Paul, who penned the film’s song, “This Is Me.”

Out March 20 on Amazon and iTunes.

The Big Sick

Kumail Nanjiani digs into his own personal life for The Big Sick, which was nominated for best original screenplay and details his life with wife Emily V. Gordon, who went into a coma following an illness early in their relationship.

Watch it on Amazon Prime, YouTube, iTunes, and Google Play. Rent it on Xfinity OnDemand for $3.99 or Verizon Fios for $5.99.

>> Read our review

Logan

Hugh Jackman has hung up his Wolverine costume, but he closed out his time as the character with 2017’s Logan, a Western-style superhero flick that is nominated for best adapted screenplay.

Watch it on HBO Go/Now, Amazon, YouTube, iTunes, and Vudu.

>> Read our review

The Disaster Artist

James Franco directs and stars in The Disaster Artist, about Tommy Wiseau’s The Room, which is widely considered one of the worst movies ever made. The film is up for best adapted screenplay, cowritten by Margate’s own Scott Neustadter.

Watch it on Amazon, YouTube, iTunes, and Google Play. Buy it on Xfinity OnDemand for $17.99 or Verizon Fios for $17.99.

>> Read our review

Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Denzel Washington returns to the screen as Roman J. Israel, Esq., an idealistic Los Angeles lawyer, in this legal thriller that earned him a best actor nomination.

Watch it on Amazon, YouTube, iTunes, and Google Play. Rent it on Xfinity OnDemand and Verizon Fios for $5.99.

>> Read our review

The Boss Baby

Alec Baldwin stars as the Boss Baby himself in this Tom McGrath-directed animated flick, which is up for best animated feature.

Watch it on Netflix.

Strong Island

Director Yance Ford takes a close look at the 1992 murder of his brother, William Ford Jr. The film is nominated for best feature documentary.

Watch it on Netflix.

Last Men in Aleppo

A searing cinema verité look at the Syrian city destroyed by war, and the search for survivors. The film is nominated in the feature documentary category.

Watch it on Netflix.

Icarus

If you’ve been obsessed with the Winter Olympics, this could wean you off the games. This documentary about cycling led to the expulsion of Russia from the 2018 Winter Olympics because of a doping scandal. The film is nominated for best feature documentary.

Watch it on Netflix.

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

Steve James (Hoop Dreams) is always a treat. Here, he zeroes in on the small Manhattan bank that largely serves Chinatown. Its founders were brought up on charges in the wake of the subprime mortgage crisis in 2008. But was this family-owned business a scapegoat? The film is nominated in the The film is nominated in the feature documentary category.

Watch it on Amazon Prime.

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Nick Vadala, Staff Writer

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