The Oscars are right around the corner – but you don’t have to be a member of the Academy to catch the big films. Enjoy the nominated pictures wherever you are, no red carpet-worthy look required.
Check into Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel, which is nominated in a stellar nine categories. Or relish in the build of The Lego Movie to fully appreciate the nominated (and ear-wormy) tune “Everything is Awesome.”
Richard Linklater’s time-spanning labor of love Boyhood scored six noms and is currently available on Pay Per View. Birdman, also nominated in nine categories, flies onto Pay Per View on February 17.
Spend some time with the evening’s host in one of his darkest roles yet, as Neil Patrick Harris plays a jilted boyfriend in Gone Girl. Or if you like your NPH less moody, indulge in a little How I Met Your Mother marathon to properly prepare for his sure to be legen—wait for it—dary turn as host.
The 87th Academy Awards airs on Sunday, February 22 at 7/6c on ABC.
Watch as many nominated films as you can before the big show right here!