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Grab your tux and pop the champagne! The 90th Academy Awards will air on ABC30 Sunday, March 4, at 5 p.m. Are you ready?
And by that I mean, have you seen all of the films nominated? Or any?
Don’t panic if you’re a little behind. Here are three ways to watch many of the motion picture nominations before next Sunday’s awards.
1. Regal Cinemas Best Picture Film Festival
If you haven’t seen any of the films nominated for Best Picture yet, join the club. Life gets busy, the Olympics are on, and sometimes you just want to spend ten dollars on Black Panther instead. But award shows are always more fun if you know who you’re rooting for, so luckily Regal Cinemas is offering a $35 film festival that will make you a cinema expert in no time. The lineup includes all ten of the Best Picture nominees:
It’s true, there’s a lot of movies to see on this list. Thankfully, you can sustain yourself with a $5 medium popcorn and soda combo (in movie theater economy, that’s a good deal).
The festival starts on Friday, Feb. 23 and goes until Oscar day, March 4. In Fresno, the Edwards 22 Regal Cinema and Regal Manchester Stadium 16 will show the movies at various times staggered throughout the day. The movies for this series are rated from PG-13 to R. For showtimes and more, click here.
2. Streaming Academy Award-nominated movies
Sure, the Regal series covers the Best Picture nominations. What about the other movies, like the ones nominated for best sound and stuff?
Currently, Netflix is showing the following nominated films:
• Icarus (nominated for Documentary Feature)
• Strong Island (nominated for Documentary Feature)
• Last Men in Aleppo (nominated for Documentary Feature)
• Mudbound (nominated for Supporting Actress, Cinematography, Original Song, Adapted Screenplay)
• Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (nominated for Visual Effects)
• On Body and Soul (nominated for Foreign Language Film)
• The Boss Baby (nominated for Animated Feature)
• Beauty and the Beast (nominated for Costume Design and Production Design)
3. Even more movie opportunities
Of course, this doesn’t even scratch the surface. You can still see many of the other nominated movies in theaters, such as The Disaster Artist (Adapted Screenplay), I, Tonya (Lead Actress, Supporting Actress, Film Editing), and The Greatest Showman (Original Song).
You can find the complete list of nominated films here.
I personally only care about Icarus winning something because that documentary is amazing. Do you have a favorite movie that’s up for an award? Drop it in the comments. Then tune in to ABC30 and watch Jimmy Kimmel host the 90th time these little gold statues are handed out. It’s going to be a glamorous evening, and with $35 and a little screen time, you’ll be ready to cast your vote for Best Picture.