February 19, 2018
Amazon Prime Video is making movies nominated for the 2018 Academy Awards available for pre-order, rent or purchase prior to the March 4 telecast.
Titles available to rent or buy include Darkest Hour, Dunkirk, Lady Bird and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and Get Out.
Call Me By Your Name and The Shape of Water are available for pre-order; and Get Out is available for purchase or streaming on HBO Now, which is available through Amazon Channels.
Amazon Studios original movie, The Big Sick, nominated for Best Original Screenplay, is available to stream with a Prime membership.
From March 1-2, Prime Video is making select movies previously nominated for Best Picture available to Prime members to rent for $1.99 each.
Titles include Moonlight, Spotlight, Birdman, 12 Years a Slave, Argo, The Artist, The King’s Speech, The Hurt Locker, Slumdog Millionaire, The Departed, Crash, Million Dollar Baby, Chicago, A Beautiful Mind, Gladiator, American Beauty, The Lord of the Rings, Shakespeare in Love and Titanic.
Last year, more than one third of all streams of Oscar-nominated movies took place between the nominations and the awards.
Amazon said serious bingers streamed all five movies on the day prior to the Academy Awards, with one viewer finishing four minutes before Jimmy Kimmel’s opening monologue.
And within minutes when Moonlight – not La La Land – won Best Picture, streams of the film rose eight times from the previous week.