Watch 2017’s Oscar-nominated movies on DISH
The time has come to catch up with the best movies that graced the silver screen in the past year. That’s right. The 89th Academy Awards are on Sunday. The biggest stars will parade up the red carpet and spend the night celebrating a remarkable year in cinema. Some of them will win awards. Others will go home empty handed.
This year, judge for yourself which movies deserve to win.
Whether you’re a movie buff or you just want to make informed predictions at your Oscars party, DISH can help. You can find a whole library of movies with DISH On Demand. You can often find them before they’re available with other services. And today, you can find many of the movies nominated for Academy Awards and watch them before the ceremony begins. Our recommendation? Start with the movies nominated for Best Picture.
And the nominees on DISH are…
On one otherwise unremarkable day, a dozen UFOs park themselves in different places across the Earth. Linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams) is recruited to try to communicate with the seven-limbed extraterrestrial visitors. Their first message seems threatening, and Louise has to decipher their intentions before world militaries launch attacks. What they have to tell us will change the history of the universe…
The story of Desmond Doss (Andrew Garfield), the first conscientious objector to be awarded the Medal of Honor. He served in WWII as a combat medic and refused to carry a firearm or use weapons of any kind.
Hell or High Water
Two brothers (Chris Pine and Ben Foster) begin robbing branches of the bank that lent them money they can’t pay back. On the case are two Texas Rangers (Jeff Bridges and Gil Birmingham) who have to profile the thieves and get a step ahead of them. The action turns relentless when the Rangers catch up with the brothers in the midst of their final heist and run them out of town, along with an armed posse, and try to stop them once and for all.
The story of Chiron (Alex Hibbart / Ashton Sanders / Trevante Rhodes) growing up amid drugs and violence. Though his circumstances are extremely difficult, Chiron finds a few occasions to really open up—only to be betrayed by people who initially protected him.
Manchester by the Sea
A drama set in Massachusetts in which Lee (Casey Affleck) returns to his hometown to look after his teenage nephew Patrick (Lucas Hedges) after they boy’s father dies. Unbeknownst to Lee, he has been designated Patrick’s legal guardian. The movie explores the effect of the unexpected burden on Patrick, who needs stability, and on Lee, who reflects on why he left Manchester-by-the-Sea in the first place.
When you’ve watched the movies that are nominated for Best Picture, there are plenty more Academy Award contenders available! In the Animated Feature Film category, don’t miss Kubo and the Two Strings. Catch Florence Foster Jenkins for Costume Design. Marvel at Star Trek Beyond and Suicide Squad for Makeup and Hairstyling, and Deepwater Horizon for both Sound Editing and Visual Effects.
They’re getting ready to roll out the red carpet. Catch up with the best movies of 2016 (learn how here) and tune in to the 89th Academy Awards on Sunday at 8:30 p.m. Eastern time on ABC.