Oscars: Where to watch each Best Picture nominee ahead of Sunday’s show

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The 91st Academy Awards are right around the corner. In case you might have missed watching a few of the Best Picture nominees, here’s a rundown on where they can be found.

“A Star is Born”

The third reinterpretation of this classic tells the tale of rock star Jackson who meets struggling musician Ally. Together embark on a journey of highs and lows of love, music and fame.

Directed by: Bradley Cooper

Starring: Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Sam Elliott

Also nominated for: Best Actor (Bradley Cooper), Best Actress (Lady Gaga), Best Supporting Actor (Sam Elliott), Best Original Song (“Shallow”), Best Sound Mixing, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Cinematography.

Where to watch it: Rave Cinemas at Ridgmar Mall have a special screening of the film tonight. It’s also out DVD, but you can buy or rent it online through iTunes.

(Trailer courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures on YouTube.)

“BlacKkKlansman”

Based on the true story of Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer in Colorado who infiltrates the local chapter of the KKK with the help of his Jewish partner Flip Zimmerman.

Directed by: Spike Lee

Starring: John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier, Topher Grace

Also nominated for: Best Supporting Actor (Adam Driver), Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Editing and Best Original Score.

Where to watch it: The film is available on DVD and can also be streamed online on Amazon, iTunes and Fandango. Rave Cinemas at Ridgmar Mall will have a special screening of the film Sunday.

(Trailer courtesy of Focus Features on YouTube.)

“Black Panther”

The first superhero film nominated for Best Picture follows the story of T’Challa, the young king of Wakanda, who must face an enemy that challenges his right to the throne.

Directed by: Ryan Coogler

Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker

Also nominated for: Best Original Score, Best Original Song (“All the Stars”), Best Costume Design, Best Production Design, Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing.

Where to watch it: The film is currently available on Netflix, but can also be seen on the big screen at a special screening at Rave Cinemas at Ridgmar Mall Saturday.

(Trailer courtesy of Marvel Entertainment on YouTube.)

“Bohemian Rhapsody”

Based on the true story of Freddie Mercury and the rise of the famous British band Queen.

Directed by: Bryan Singer, Dexter Fletcher

Starring: Rami Malek, Gwilym Lee, Lucy Boynton

Also nominated for: Best Actor (Rami Malek), Best Editing, Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing.

Where to watch it: The film is out on DVD, can be streamed on Amazon, iTunes and YouTube, and can be seen on the big screen at Rave Cinemas at Ridgmar Mall Saturday.

(Trailer courtesy of 20th Century Fox on YouTube.)

“Green Book”

Based on the true story of Italian-American Tony who becomes the driver for Dr. Don Shirley, an African-American musician, throughout a tour of the deep South in the 1960s.

Directed by: Peter Farrelly

Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini

Also nominated for: Best Actor (Viggo Mortensen), Best Supporting Actor (Mahershala Ali), Best Original Screenplay and Best Editing.

Where to watch it: The film is available to stream online on Amazon and iTunes, and it will be available to watch on the big screen at Rave Cinemas at Ridgmar Mall on Saturday and Sunday.

(Trailer courtesy of Universal Pictures on YouTube.)

“Roma”

A semi-autobiographical film, the story follows Cleo, a domestic worker, and the family she works for in Mexico City in the early 1970s.

Directed by: Alfonso Cuarón

Starring: Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira

Also nominated for: Best Director, Best Actress (Yalitza Aparicio), Best Supporting Actress (Marina de Tavira), Best Foreign Language Film, Best Cinematography, Best Original Screenplay, Best Production Design, Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing.

Where to watch it: The film is currently streaming on Netflix.

(Trailer courtesy of Netflix on YouTube.)

“The Favourite”

Set in early 18th century England, Lady Sarah and her cousin Abigail compete for the attention of Queen Anne.

Directed by: Yorgos Lanthimos

Starring: Olivia Coleman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz

Also nominated for: Best Director, Best Actress (Olivia Coleman), Best Supporting Actress (Emma Stone), Best Supporting Actress (Rachel Weisz), Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Costume Design, Best Production Design and Best Original Screenplay.

Where to watch it: The film is available to stream on Amazon and YouTube, and it can also be seen on the big screen at Rave Cinemas at Ridgmar Mall tonight.

(Trailer courtesy of Fox Searchlight on YouTube.)

“Vice”

Based on the true story of former vice president Dick Cheney, his politics and his work alongside former president George W. Bush.

Directed by: Adam McKay

Starring: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Sam Rockwell, Steve Carrell

Also nominated for: Best Director, Best Actor (Christian Bale), Best Supporting Actress (Amy Adams), Best Supporting Actor (Sam Rockwell), Best Makeup and Hairstyling, Best Original Screenplay and Best Editing.

Where to watch it: The film will be available on DVD and streaming in April. In the meantime, it can be seen on the big screen at Rave Cinemas at Ridgmar Mall at a special showing Saturday.

(Trailer courtesy of Annapurna Pictures on YouTube.)

Also, The Modern museum in Fort Worth will be having screenings this weekend of the best animated and live action shorts nominated for this year’s Oscars. Visit their website for information about their schedules.

Oscars will air live Sunday, Feb. 24 on ABC.