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Last chance to see best picture Oscar nominees before the awards

“Spotlight,” an Oscar nominee for best picture, chronicles how the Boston Globe uncovered sexual abuse by Catholic priests.
“Spotlight,” an Oscar nominee for best picture, chronicles how the Boston Globe uncovered sexual abuse by Catholic priests. Courtesy photo

Films nominated for best picture and how to see them

“The Big Short” – Five nominations: best picture, directing (Adam McKay), supporting actor (Christian Bale), film editing, adapted screenplay. Available for digital download purchase.

“Bridge of Spies” – Six nominations: best picture, supporting actor (Mark Rylance), sound mixing, production design, original score, original screenplay. Blu-ray/DVD, digital download and streaming rental.

“Brooklyn” – Three nominations: best picture, actress (Saoirse Ronan), adapted screenplay. Digital download.

“Mad Max: Fury Road” – 10 nominations: best picture, directing (George Miller), visual effects, sound mixing, costume design, cinematography, makeup and hairstyling, film editing, sound editing, production design. Blu-ray/DVD, digital download and streaming rental.

“The Martian” – Seven nominations: best picture, actor (Matt Damon), sound editing, sound mixing, production design, visual effects, adapted screenplay. Blu-ray/DVD, digital download and streaming rental.

“The Revenant” – 12 nominations: best picture, actor (Leonardo DiCaprio), supporting actor (Tom Hardy), directing (Alejandro G. Inarritu), cinematography, costume design, sound mixing, sound editing, production design, visual effects, makeup and hairstyling, film editing. Now showing at Warren Theatre (east and west) and Augusta Historical Theatre (Friday-Saturday only).

“Room” – Four nominations: best picture, actress (Brie Larson), directing (Lenny Abrahamson), adapted screenplay. Digital download or streaming rental.

“Spotlight” – Six nominations: best picture, supporting actor (Mark Ruffalo), supporting actress (Rachel McAdams), directing (Tom McCarthy), film editing, original screenplay. Blu-ray/DVD, digital download and streaming rental.

Special event

▪ “The Champions” – Friends of Felines KS, a nonprofit that works with stray cats in the Wichita area, is presenting a screening of this documentary about the rescue of pit bull terriers from the brutal fighting ring operated by football player Michael Vick. The film will be shown at the Warren Theatre (east) at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Tickets are available only at https://tugg.com/events/92090 four hours prior to the screening; they will not be available at the door. For more information on the film, go to www.championsdocumentary.com.

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