4 Oscar nominees you can stream on Netflix right now

Mar 3 2017, 2:02 am

The Oscars are over, but you can still catch the nominees online.

Thanks to Netflix you can stream several of the winning films from the comfort of your couch – and these critically-acclaimed nominees are bound to have you on the edge of it. It’s the perfect excuse for you to chill out, and the best part is that you’ll feel red carpet fabulous in your sweats.

But if there’s one thing that can ruin the momentum of these epic films, it’s having to wait for Netflix to buffer intermittently while each one plays. You’ll want an internet connection that’s reliable, so none of those sublime moments are ruined.

The Lobster: Best original screenplay

This film brings cinematic values to a new level with its scary but funny plot – the Netflix synopsis says it all: “In a near-future world, single people are hunted and forced to find mates within 45 days, or be turned into animals and banished to the wilderness.”

Even at the film’s grittiest parts, you can lavish in the handsomeness of Colin Farrell, along with the fine acting skills of Jessica Barden and Rachel Weisz. They’re able to adapt to the high demands that any successful dark comedy entails – with a romantic twist.

Extremis: Best documentary short subject

This documentary is arguably one of the most confronting ones of the year. As the story unwinds, we see the high pressure situations that families are placed in regarding their relatives, having to make difficult end-of-life decisions for them. Directed by Dan Krauss, this documentary is momentous, and definitely worth watching.

The Jungle Book: Best visual effects

This is arguably one of the best 2016 American fantasy adventure musical films of the year – and one that you’ll never be too old to watch. Mowgli is an orphaned human boy who’s guided by his animal guardians as the plot becomes increasingly tense. You’ll recognize the voices of some pretty notable stars during this movie – those of Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Christopher Walken, and many more.

The White Helmets: Best Documentary Short Subject

Another one destined for the film buff, especially in the wake of 2016’s tragic events in war-torn countries. You’ll see the realities for those who deal with daily airstrikes in Syria – and the stories of brave first responders who risk it all to rescue the victims from the rubble.

All these Oscar nominees have their emotional ups and downs – and you won’t want any of those moments to be interrupted. It goes without saying that you’ll need a trusty internet connection – and that’s where Shaw WideOpen Internet 150 comes in.

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