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Oscars 2017: how to watch the nominated movies, from Arrival to Zootopia

Which movies are still in theaters, and which are available to stream?

Amy Adams in Arrival, which is nominated for 8 Academy Awards (though she is not, which is a real shame)
Amy Adams (should’ve been nominated for), Arrival
Paramount

The 89th annual Academy Awards announce their winners this Sunday, February 26, so if you want to catch up on the nominees — the better to know when to celebrate and/or roll your eyes during the ceremony — you’ve got a couple days left to do so.

Most of the major nominees are still in theaters, including favorites like 14-time nominee La La Land and eight-time nominee Moonlight. But there are also several nominees from last year that you can check out without having to venture to the multiplex.

Here’s a category-specific breakdown of where to find this year’s nominees, to help you formulate your Oscar-viewing game plan.

Best Picture

Arrival

Available to rent and buy on iTunes and Amazon.

Fences

Currently in theaters; available to buy on Amazon and iTunes.

Hacksaw Ridge

Available to rent on Amazon.

Hell or High Water

Available to rent on Amazon.

Hidden Figures

Currently in theaters.

La La Land

Currently in theaters.

Lion

Currently in theaters.

Manchester by the Sea

Available to rent on Amazon.

Moonlight

Currently in theaters.

Animated Feature Film

Kubo and the Two Strings

Available to rent on Amazon.

Moana

Currently in theaters.

My Life as a Zucchini

The English-language version (translated from the original French) is currently playing in select New York and Los Angeles theaters.

The Red Turtle

Currently in theaters.

Zootopia

Currently available to stream on Netflix, to rent/buy on Amazon, and buy on iTunes.

Documentary Feature

(For more on these nominated films, check out this handy breakdown from Vox film critic Alissa Wilkinson.)

Fire at Sea

Currently playing in select theaters.

I Am Not Your Negro

Currently in theaters.

Life, Animated

Available to stream on Amazon Prime.

O.J. Made in America

Available to stream on Hulu and WatchESPN.

13th

Available to stream on Netflix.

Original Screenplay

20th Century Women

Currently in theaters.

Hell or High Water

Available to rent on Amazon.

La La Land

Currently in theaters.

The Lobster

Currently available to stream on Amazon Prime.

Manchester by the Sea

Available to rent on Amazon.

Bonus round: Best Live Action, Animated, and Documentary Shorts

Most of the films nominated in the Oscars’ Best Live Action Short, Animated Short, and Documentary Short categories are playing in select theaters and available for digital download through the Oscar Shorts program. Visit the program’s website for more information.