It happens every year: The Oscar nominations are announced and, like clockwork, movie fans quickly determine how many of the nominees they can see before the ceremony airs. (This year they've got until Feb. 28, when the Chris Rock-hosted show takes place on ABC.)

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If box-office numbers are any indication, "Jurassic World," "Inside Out" and "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" have already been crossed off your to-do list, but when it comes to awards fare, you should likely start with the films that the Academy has deemed the best of the best.

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Check out the trailers for each of the Oscars' best picture nominees below. Which do you think you'll be checking out?


Where you can watch: The true story of the Catholic Church's sex scandal isn't released on DVD until Feb. 23, five days before the Oscars ceremony airs. But you'll still probably have luck at the movie theater — though there are only a handful of showtimes now, its nods for best picture, director, supporting actress, supporting actor, film editing and original screenplay should bump up the frequency.

"The Revenant"

Where you can watch: Though technically released on Christmas Day, the Leonardo DiCaprio-helmed film didn't spread to most theaters until Jan. 8. You'll have to see this one on the big screen.

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"Mad Max: Fury Road"

Where you can watch: The latest iteration of "Mad Max" has been out on Blu-Ray and DVD since Sept. 1, and is available for digital download from iTunes and Vudu. Feel free to watch scenes from the post-apocalyptic wasteland from the comforts of home.

"The Big Short"

Where you can watch: The film was released on Dec. 11, so you can still catch it in theaters.

"Bridge of Spies"

Where you can watch: The Cold War drama is only playing in a handful of theaters, but fear not: The DVD is set to be released Feb. 2.


Where you can watch: The 1950s-set immigrant tale of an Irish girl falling in love with a boy from New York is still playing in select indie theaters. If you don't feel like heading to the movies, you'll have to wait until Feb. 23 to buy the DVD.


Where you can watch: Even though the drama was released on Sept. 4 of last year, it's still available to see on the big screen. Showtimes are currently fairly few and far between, but its Oscar nominations will likely change that.

"The Martian"

Where you can watch: Luckily for you, the stuck-in-space thriller/comedy just hit store shelves this past week. It's available on DVD and Blu-Ray and for digital download or rent on iTunes, Google Play and Vudu.

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