Movies hoping to be in contention in the Oscars race are now available on a wider scale via online outlets for viewing and downloading
If you are a big Oscars fan but you are definitely behind on your viewing list because no movies release in your town, all you need is an internet connection.
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Many movies hoping to be in the Oscars top categories are releasing across the US which include The Hateful Eight, Joy, The Concussion and The Revenant. While movie lovers head to the theatres, many other movies in contention are now available online for fans to watch, according to THR.
The Martian, Inside Out and Mad Max: Fury Road are all available for download from iTunes or Amazon while indie hopefuls Beasts of No Nation is available on Netflix while Amazon Prime is making Ex Machina available for streaming.
The movies in contention include Netflix original feature film Beasts of No Nation featuring Idris Alba and Chwetel Ejiofor. Idris Elba is likely to land a best supporting actor Oscar nomination.
The "grim, grueling and gripping" film about an African warlord who trains children to become soldiers could also possibly land Oscar nominations in the categories of best picture, best director, best adapted screenplay, best cinematography, best film editing and best original score.
Ex Machina available for viewing on Amazon Prime is an indie sci-fi film written and directed by Alex Garland, in his directorial debut. It is a front runner to land a best original screenplay Oscar nomination and considered a major threat in the visual effects category.
Amazon and iTunes are both offering Pixar's emotions-exploring Inside Out. The animation giant is likely to score best animated feature and best original screenplay Oscar nominations and could potentially land best picture, original score, sound editing and sound mixing nominations.
Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Lewis Black and Mindy Kaling all lend their voices to the movie about the mind of an 11-year-old girl, where five different emotions manage their keeper and maintain her memories.
Amazon and iTunes are also offering Love and Mercy featuring Paul Dano and John Cusack, Tom Hardy’s and Charlize Theron’s Mad Max Fury Road and also the Matt Damon space drama- The Martian.
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The 88th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 14, 2016, at 5:30 a.m. PT at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.