Some of the nominees for the Academy Awards are still in theaters, but there are a few nominees that you can watch now if you want to catch up before the Oscars on Sunday.

Best Picture

Argo: Ben Affleck's gripping drama has been eating up all the awards this season, and is sure to pick up a few more at the Oscars. You can buy Argo on Amazon's Instant Video for $14.99 or rent it from Blockbuster with a DVD rental subscription.

Beasts of the Southern Wild: Little Hushpuppy lives in the Bathtub with her daddy, which is the premise of this Hurricane Katrina-inspired movie, which picked up the top award at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. You can rent ($3.99) or buy ($12.99) the movie from Amazon's Instant Video.

Life of Pi: This movie is a visual masterpiece from Oscar winner Ang Lee, based on the best-selling novel. While the standard version of the movie is not available until March 12, the HD version is available to buy on Amazon's Instant Video for $14.99.

Best Actor

Flight: An airline pilot (Denzel Washington) miraculously lands an airplane after mid-air collision. Check out Washington's gripping performance by renting ($4.99) or buying ($12.99) the movie from iTunes.

The Master: There are many acting nominees from this movie, but Joaquin Phoenix's performance shines above them all. You can rent the DVD from Netflix or Blockbuster with a subscription.

Best Animated Film

Brave: Pixar features its first female lead character in Merida, a head-strong princess and brave archer. You can rent the movie ($3.99) or buy it ($14.99) from Amazon's Instant Video.

Wreck-It-Ralph: Disney's animated movie about Ralph, a video game bad guy who wants to prove he's a hero, was extremely successful in theaters. You can rent the DVD from Netflix with a subscription, or buy the movie from iTunes for $19.99.

Frankenweenie: From the creative mind of Tim Burton, this animated film explores the heart-warming story of a boy and his dog. You can rent the DVD from Blockbuster with a subscription, or buy it from Amazon's Instant Video for $9.99.

ParaNorman: This is the story of Norman, a boy who must use his ability to see and speak with the dead to save his town from a curse. You can rent ($3.99) or buy ($14.99) the movie from Amazon's Instant Video.

 

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