Oscar nominations have come out, honoring the best films from 2018. The films competing for the big prize, Best Picture, are Black Panther, BlacKkKlansman, Bohemian Rhapsody, The Favourite, Green Book, Roma, A Star is Born and Vice.
Looking to catch up on the films now that they are Oscar-nominated? Here’s how you can see all of the nominated movies, either at your local theater or at home.
Released last February and praised by nearly everyone, if you somehow haven’t seen Black Panther, the first superhero movie to be nominated for Best Picture, you can watch it at home no matter how you choose to stream. The Marvel film that follows the rise of Wakanda king and protector T’Challa, aka Black Panther, is available on Netflix, YouTube, Google Play, Amazon Prime and Vudu for streaming (all at $2.99), or good old-fashioned DVD.
Other Oscar nominations: Best Costume Design, Best Original Score, Best Original Song (“All the Stars”), Best Production Design, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing
Spike Lee finally gets his dues from the Academy, as he receives his first nomination for Best Director. BlacKkKlansman is also his first film to receive a Best Picture nomination. The movie is based on a true story of the first black police officer in Colorado Springs, as he and a fellow white officer infiltrate the Klu Klux Klan. You can stream BlacKkKlansman on YouTube, Google Play, Vudu and Amazon Prime ($5.99), as well as own the DVD.
Other Oscar nominations: Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Director (Spike Lee), Best Film Editing, Best Original Score and Best Supporting Actor (Adam Driver)
They famously sang “We Will Rock You,” and the film that chronicles the rise of Freddie Mercury and Queen, including their famous performance at Live Aid in 1985, rocked the Oscars as well. Bohemian Rhapsody is still playing at local theaters: AMC Hoffman Center 22, AMC Tysons Corner 16, Bow Tie Reston Town Center 11, Regal Kingstowne Stadium 16, Regal Potomac Yard Stadium 16 and University Mall Theatres.
Other Oscar nominations: Best Actor (Rami Malek), Best Film Editing, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing
Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz lead this tale of manipulation and backstabbing in the 18th-century court of Queen Anne in England. All three women were nominated for their work, helping to make The Favourite the most-nominated film of the year (along with Roma). There’s still time to catch up with it in theaters: AMC Shirlington 7, Angelika Film Center at Mosaic and Cinema Arts Theatre.
Other Oscar nominations: Best Actress (Olivia Colman), Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Director (Yorgos Lanthimos), Best Film Editing, Best Original Screenplay, Best Production Design, Best Supporting Actress (Emma Stone) and Best Supporting Actress (Rachel Weisz)
Some Northern Virginians got to see the film back at the Middleburg Film Festival (see our interview with Viggo Mortensen and Peter Farrelly here), but if you have yet to see this now Oscar-nominated crowd pleaser, there are plenty of theaters in which to do so. Green Book tells the story of black concert pianist Dr. Don Shirely and his Italian-American driver Tony Lip as they become friends during a tour in the Jim Crow South. Catch it at: AMC Hoffman Center 22, AMC Tysons Corner 16, Bow Tie Reston Town Center, Cinema Arts Theatre, Fairfax Corner 14, Regal Ballston Quarter Stadium 12, Regal Kingstowne Stadium 16, Regal Potomac Yard Stadium 16 and Regal Springfield Town Center 12.
Other Oscar nominations: Best Actor (Viggo Mortensen), Best Film Editing, Best Original Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor (Mahershala Ali)
For the first time, a movie that was originally released on Netflix has been nominated for Best Picture. Not only that, Roma tied for the most nominations of any film with 10. The semi-autobiographical story from director Alfonso Cuarón follows a maid and the family she works for in 1970s Mexico City. The film is of course available on Netflix, but if you want to see it on the big screen it is currently playing at the Landmark E Street Cinema in DC.
Other Oscar nominations: Best Actress (Yalitza Aparicio), Best Cinematography, Best Director (Alfonso Cuarón), Best Foreign Language Film, Best Original Screenplay, Best Production Design, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing and Best Supporting Actress (Marina de Tavira)
A Star is Born
This Hollywood tale is as old as time, as Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga lead the fourth and most highly praised version of a famous, but struggling musician as he discovers and helps a young and talented singer find success before she eventually eclipses him. The film, and its powerful theme song “Shallow” (also nominated for an Oscar), was a sensation this fall, but is still playing at: AMC Hoffman Center 22, AMC Tysons Corner 16, Bow Tie Reston Town Center and University Mall Theatres.
Other Oscar nominations: Best Actor (Bradley Cooper), Best Actress (Lady Gaga), Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Original Song (“Shallow”), Best Sound Mixing and Best Supporting Actor (Sam Elliott)
Former Vice President Dick Cheney gets the bio treatment in this cutting look at how he rose to power and changed the course of history for the U.S. and the world. Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Sam Rockwell, all nominated for their performances, lead the film that is still in theaters. See it at: AMC Courthouse Plaza 8, AMC Hoffman Center 22, AMC Shirlington 7, AMC Tysons Corner 16, Angelika Film Center at Mosaic, Cinema Arts Theatre, Regal Ballston Quarter Stadium 12, Regal Fairfax Towne Center 10 and Regal Potomac Yard Stadium 16.
Other Oscar nominations: Best Actor (Christian Bale),Best Directing (Adam McKay), Best Film Editing, Best Makeup and Hairstyling, Best Original Screenplay, Best Support Actor (Sam Rockwell) and Best Supporting Actress (Amy Adams)
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