There is exactly one month until the 87th Academy Awards, the names of this year’s Oscar winners will be announced. But now, you have probably heard that Birdman, The Grand Hotel Budapest, Boyhood, The Theory of Everything are among the most nominated Oscar flicks this year. But did you know that you can already watch all of these movies on your computer… quite legally, at that! Even though most of the nominated movies were just shown on the big screen you can watch many of them through the magic of streaming!
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Along with Birdman, The Grand Budapest Hotel is the most nominated production for the 2015 Oscars, among which were for Best Picture and Best Director. This comedy flick is available for streaming from both Amazon and iTunes. In addition, if you are a gamer, you can watch it via Xbox Video. In addition, this is one of the few nominees that were already released on DVD and Blu-ray. So, if you don’t mind the wait, you can order a physical copy of the movie.
Boyhood is nominated in six categories, including for Best Picture, Best Actress in a Supporting Role, and Best Actor in a Supporting Role. Unlike The Grand Budapest Hotel, however, it still not available on DVD. Despite that, you can stream it directly onto your mobile device either through Google Play, Amazon or iTunes.
The Theory of Everything
The film that recreates the life of famous scientists Stephen Hawking, The Theory of Everything, got five Academy Awards nominations. Unfortunately, it has not arrived on streaming platforms. On the other hand, you can pre-order a DVD or Blu-ray with the movie from Amazon, which will be released shortly before the day of the Oscars. In other words, you have the chance to watch it before February 22nd.
Similar to The Theory of Everything, Birdman’s release outside the movie theatres is yet to come. The film is set to arrive on DVD and possibly on streaming services on February 17th. So, you will need to wait just a little longer to enjoy. The good news is that you can pre-order it today. In that way, when it arrives in February, you will be among the first to watch it.
Gone Girl is one of the most talked-about movies of 2014. Even though it was nominated in just one category (Best Actress in a Leading Role), it has the status of a blockbuster. As such, it is available for streaming almost anywhere, including on Amazon and iTunes.
How to Train Your Dragon 2
This production is considered to be among the favourites in the Best Animated Film category. Even though it is available on both DVD and Blu-ray, you might find it hard to find it in stock. The film is generally very popular and now that it has an Oscar nomination, the demand for it is bigger than ever. That is why we recommend you to simply stream it through Amazon, Xbox Video or iTunes.
The Imitation Game, which has 8 Oscar nominations, is also up for pre-ordering. Nevertheless, it will not arrive before the 87th Academy Awards. Similar is the case with Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper, Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher and the sci-fi flick Interstellar. Although there were already shown in theatres, they will not be available for purchase in the next few weeks. Still, you can still organize an early Oscar marathon with many other nominees.