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Where to Stream This Year’s Oscar-Nominated Movies

Catch up before Sunday’s ceremony.
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Judging the Oscar Shorts: The Good, the Grisly, and Our Picks to Win

There’s at least one genuine masterpiece in the 15 nominated films, and … a lot of child murder.
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Not Just a Queen: A Beginner’s Guide to Olivia Colman’s TV Comedy Work

Before playing monarchs, she was British comedy royalty.
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    What Happened to Oscars Dedicated to Comedy (and Should They Be Brought Back)?Once upon a time, the Oscars (briefly) felt the need to acknowledge comedy as a separate category. Did it work? And why didn’t it last?
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    Revisiting the Longest, Strangest, Most-Popular OscarsA look back at some of the Oscars’ most memorable shows, from Snow White to Titanic’s unsinkable year, and how the ratings reflected them.
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    Vulture’s Oscar Predictions: What Will Win?Who will win and who can steal in each of the Academy’s 24 categories.
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    A Surprise 1936 Oscar Win Banned Write-in Campaigns ForeverFor a short stretch, the Academy Awards allowed voters to write in their own choices. It didn’t go well.
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    The Behind-the-Scenes History of Hugh Jackman’s Oscars Opening NumberHow three alt-comedians ended up writing one of the best sequences to air on the Academy Awards.
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    Tamara Jenkins on Popping the Big Question in Private Life“You can’t just make shit up. It has to be true at some point. But if I were presenting this as my memoir … I’d be in trouble.”
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    6 Reasons Why A Star Is Born Stumbled This Season (and 1 Reason for Optimism)A Star Is Born came into this season as the presumptive Oscars front-runner. Then suddenly, that changed.
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    Which Late Night Green Book Parody Is Right for You?Desus & Mero vs. Amber & Seth
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    Everything We Know About the Oscars Broadcast So FarIt may not have a host, but it will have “40,000 real roses.” So … there’s that!
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    Kendrick Lamar and SZA Will Not Perform at the Oscars“All the Stars” won’t be performed by anyone else, either.
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    Diane Warren May Not Have an Oscar But She Does Have This Old Chocolate Oscar“It lives in my refrigerator!”
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    From ‘Thank You’ to ‘You Like Me’: We Pick the Oscars’ Most Memorable SpeechesIn a sea of generally pleasant, but rarely memorable speeches, the ones that stand out really stand out.
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    How the Oscars Went Austere for World War IIAfter nearly canceling the 1942 ceremony, the Oscars took a less-than-glamorous approach throughout the war — including issuing plaster trophies.
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    The Favourite Screenwriter Talks About the Mystery of the RabbitsTony McNamara discusses how the rabbits helped him solve the movie’s most difficult scene.
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    Every Oscar Winner for Animated Short Subject, RankedFrom its earliest honorees to the present, the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Subject doubles as a kind of history of the ever-changing medium.
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    How Every Best Picture Nominee Can Go Home With a TrophyFor the first time since 2015, none of the Best Picture nominees could walk away from the Dolby Theatre empty-handed.
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    How to Watch This Year’s Oscars CeremonyAs always, having cable is a blessing.
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    Some Lessons on How Not to Become an Oscar NomineeWatching a lot of movies that don’t quite get nominated for Oscars reveals hard lessons about what not to do if you want to win awards.
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    Spider-Verse Had to Get You to Love Miles Morales in 45 Seconds“In Miles, we have a kid who’s not ready — he’s not ready for school; he’s not ready for this mission.”
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    Is Best Director a One-man Race?Alfonso Cuarón leaped out to a commanding lead in late August, and his grip on the trophy has shown no signs of loosening.
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    The Long History of A Star Is Born Striking Out at the OscarsIf Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born comes up short on Sunday night it won’t be the first one.
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    Every (Pre-Lady Gaga) Oscar-Nominated Acting Performance by a Musician, RankedWhat does it take for a performance by a musician to earn acclaim at the Oscars? We ranked the 25 (pre-Lady Gaga) turns deemed nomination-worthy.
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    In Best Actor, Has Rami Malek’s Time Come?But Christian Bale and Bradley Cooper will keep fighting till the end.
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    This Oscar Season, Everyone Gets a TrophyThe guild results that were supposed to narrow the field to a handful of contenders have instead spread the love around.
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    Queen Will, Queen Will, Rock You at the OscarsWith the help of Adam Lambert.
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    The Reign of Incorporating ‘Everyday People’ Into the Oscars Is OverThey “don’t get me ratings,” the ceremony’s producer said.
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    Can Anyone Beat Glenn Close in Best Actress?Close seems a solid bet to take home her first Oscar. Does anyone else in the field have a chance?
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    The Oscars Stage Will Reportedly Have 40,000 Real Roses, Zero Real HostsProduction designer David Korins revealed his design on Instagram.
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    Bette Midler Will Perform at the OscarsNot only will all the Best Song nominees be performed, they will be star-studded.
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    Just Kidding! The Oscars Will Air All Awards During the TelecastAnyone have one of those Men In Black mind wipe devices handy? Asking for a friend at the Academy.
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    Can You Guess the Oscar Film From the IMDb Parents Guide Content Warning?Worried about which Oscar nominees you can share with your children? So are others. Can you guess which movies the parents of IMDb are describing?
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    What the 1948 Best Picture Race Has in Common With This Year’s CompetitionThis year’s Best Picture race isn’t the first time films with conflicting takes on a controversial issue were pitted against each other.
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    Behind the Incredibles 2 Scene That Took ‘Thousands’ of Drafts to Perfect“It was so easy to have Bob become too childish — and if he’s too pouty, you’re going, Why would Helen stay married to this guy?
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    When Co-Stars Become Competitors, Who’s the Favorite?The Favourite co-leads Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone are up against one another for Best Supporting Actress — a potentially awkward situation.
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    George Clooney, Brad Pitt & More Speak Out Against Oscars Shortening StrategyHow many bad choices can the Oscars make this year?
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    Every Oscar Best Picture Winner, Ranked90 years into the Academy Awards, which movies stand above the rest?
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    Terence Blanchard Talks About the Toughness of Scoring BlacKkKlansman“Your heart just feels like it’s ripped open.”
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    How BlacKkKlansman Crafted Its Explosive ClimaxCo-writer Kevin Willmott walks Vulture through the movie’s closing confrontation between Ron Stallworth, a bomb, and a car full of Klansmen.
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    Academy Clarifies What Is Being Cut Out of This Year’s OscarsMostly just walking.
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    Breaking Down The Wife’s Savage Yet Intimate Finale“I’ll tell you, this movie is kind of a metaphor for me as a female screenwriter and director in Hollywood.”
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    30 Years of Comedic Performances That Deserved Oscar NominationsThe Academy has a bad habit of overlooking comedic performances. Here are 30 that deserved more attention than they got.
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    Everyone in Hollywood Hates the Oscars Cutting Categories From Broadcast“It’s just too fucking dumb for words.”
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    How Mahershala Ali Changed Green Book’s Pivotal Scene“When he brought it up, I immediately realized, ‘Oh, yeah, that is fucked up. What he’s saying is exactly correct.’ It was never a debate.”
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    The Academy Announces Which Awards Will Be Relegated to Commercial BreaksBut the speeches will apparently air at some point during the broadcast.
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    Who’s on Top As We Enter Oscar’s Final Stretch?Roma’s big BAFTA wins ensure that it enters Oscars voting as the Best Picture front-runner.
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    You Can Now Wager on the Academy Awards — LegallyWant to sink your savings on the long-shot chance that Bohemian Rhapsody wins Best Picture? Now’s your chance.
  47. last night on late night
    Glenn Close Wants Nominees to Sit Together at Award ShowsImagine if Close were sitting with Lady Gaga, Olivia Colman, Melissa McCarthy, and Yalitza Aparicio at the Oscars later this month.
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    How Much Do the BAFTAs Love British Actors? A Vulture InvestigationA scientific study of 18 years of BAFTA results.
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    How Paul Schrader Made Ethan Hawke Float in First ReformedSchrader on writing the film’s levitation scene, where Ethan Hawke and Amanda Seyfried float up into the cosmos.
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    An Oscar Win for ‘Shallow’ or ‘All the Stars’ Would Be Significant. Here’s Why.Popular songs used to rule the original song category at the Oscars. Could a win for A Star Is Born or Black Panther change that?
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