Awards Season Watch: 2016 Oscar Nominees on EPIX

The 2016 Oscars might be over, but that means it’s time to binge watch all the nominated movies! If you can’t get access to this year’s nominations just yet, make sure you catch up with some of the latest films nominated now playing on EPIX.

Leonardo DiCaprio
Best Actor in a Leading Role, The Revenant
# of Oscar Nominations: 6 (1st Win for The Revenant)

Leonardo DiCaprio plays Jordan Belfort in THE WOLF OF WALL STREET, from Paramount Pictures and Red Granite Pictures.

Before he was mauled by a bear in The Revenant, he was The Wolf of Wall Street. Leonardo earned his 4th Oscar nomination for portraying Jordan Belfort, a young stockbroker living life in the fast lane who gets consumed by fraud and corporate greed and has his world comes crashing down when he gets caught by the FBI.  Hopefully Leo’s 5th nomination will finally bring home the Oscar he deserves!

 

Brie Larsen
Best Actress in a Leading Role, Room
# of Oscar Nominations: 1 (She took home gold this year!)

Brie Larson is Amy Phillips in THE GAMBLER, from Paramount Pictures. GB-13743R

Brie is in good company in The Gambler, as she is featured alongside Mark Wahlberg, Jessica Lange, and John Goodman. Brie plays Amy Phillips, a talented writing student who tries to help her professor (Mark Wahlberg) pay back his gambling debts in 7 days or else he’ll be killed.

 

Matt Damon
Best Actor in a Leading Role, The Martian
# of Oscar Nominations: 4 (3 for Acting and he won the Oscar for Best Screenplay for Good Will Hunting with Ben Affleck)

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School Ties is one of Matt’s first films.  He plays Charlie Dillon, a privileged, Ivy League bound, Big Man on Campus at St. Matthew’s Preparatory School.  That is until David Greene, a Jewish boy from a working class Pennsylvania family, comes along and takes his starting QB position and his girlfriend.  The cast also features Ben Affleck and Cole Hauser, who along with Matt will reunite to star in Good Will Hunting in 1997.

 

Kate Winslet
Best Supporting Actress, Steve Jobs
# of Nominations:  7 (She won the Oscar for her performance in The Reader in 2009)

(Left to right) Kate Winslet is Adele, Gattlin Griffith is Henry and Josh Brolin is Frank in LABOR DAY Written for the Screen and Directed by Jason Reitman to be released by Paramount Pictures and Indian Paintbrush. LD-02063RC

In the drama, Labor Day, Kate plays Adele, a lonely single mom with a teenage son, Henry, who inadvertently takes in an escaped convict.  As they learn his story, their feelings towards him change.  With the police closing in on them, they try to figure out their future together, as well as the possibility of there not being one.

 

Jennifer Jason Leigh
Best Supporting Actress, The Hateful Eight
# of Nominations: 1

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In Miami Blues, Jennifer plays Susie, a woman who wants nothing more than to live happily ever after with her boyfriend, Junior (Alec Baldwin).  The only problem is he’s a violent criminal and can’t keep himself out of trouble.

 

Jennifer Lawrence
Best Actress in a Leading Role, Joy
# of Nominations: 4 (She won the Oscar for her performance in Silver Linings Playbook in 2013)

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The Hunger Games needs no introduction.  You can catch Jennifer as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1.

 

You can watch all of these films on EPIX and on EPIX.com.