Where to Watch Oscar Nominated Films

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Oscar season is upon us, and with less than two weeks until the big night, you might be feeling the crunch. I mean, you promise yourself every year that you will watch all the nominees and then you just can’t seem to get around to it. Or maybe you’re just a casual movie watcher, but nonetheless, you’d like to know where exactly you can find all these movies that people can’t seem to stop talking about nowadays. Either way, we’ve put together a quick guide for you to tell you where you can catch these buzz-worthy flicks.

  1. The Little Theatre in Downtown Rochester

This theatre is probably one of your best bets for all-around screenings. They are showing the bigger names like Bohemian Rhapsody and Green Book and a few of the foreign language nominees such as Cold War. However, it’s also the place to go if you’re looking to watch the live action, documentary, or animated shorts. The theatre is having showings of different collections of the shorts of the evenings of the 11th, 12th, and 14th. For more information or to get tickets, visit their website

  1. Streaming Services

Now sadly, these won’t give you access to the whole gamut of nominees, but they’re still worth checking out. On Netflix, you can watch titles such as the best picture nominees, “Roma” and “Black Panther”, or “Incredibles 2” which is nominated for best animated feature as well as “End Game”, a short subject documentary nominee. You can also catch “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” (costume design, music - original song, writing -adapted screenplay) and “Avengers:Infinity War” (visual effects). On HBO, you’ll find Isle of Dogs (best animated feature, music - original score) and Ready Player One (visual effects). If you’re looking to watch some of the documentary nominees, Hulu is your place to go. You can find titles like “Mind the Gap” (documentary - feature) and “RBG” (documentary - feature, music - original song) Vimeo’s library has a few worthwhile watches as well. They include “A Night at the Garden” (documentary - short subject), “Late Afternoon” (animated short), and “Fauve” (live action short).  

  1. Pittsford Cinema 9

If you’re looking to see the shorts, but have your evenings booked, this is a great place to go catch them as they have showings as 11:40 and 4:15. Find more info on their website    

    4. AMC Webster 12: The Ultimate Binge T

This one is not for the weak of heart. On the 16th and 17th of February, AMC Webster 12 is doing a two day, best-picture showcase. It’s a 7.5 and 10.5 hr commitment on the two days, but for the movie buff who must see all the nominees and has been majorly procrastinating, this just may be your saving grace. If you want a ticket, make sure to grab it soon. 

  1. RIT CAB Movie Nights

Looking to just casually catch a movie without leaving campus? This Thursday, CAB will be sponsoring a showing of “A Star is Born,” a best picture nominee, in Ingle Auditorium! It’s your easiest option by far! So what movies are you going to see before the big night? Or are you so op top of your game and have already seen every nominee?