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Your complete guide to where you can watch all the Oscar movies this weekend.

The 89th Academy Awards are set to crown the best films of 2016 next week.

The 2017 Oscars represent a huge leap in recognising racially diverse talent.

There are six black actors nominated for an Oscar this year, marking a record in the ceremony’s history. The record number comes after the ceremony was criticised for only nominating white actors for the past two years.

If you’re unsure of who is up for what and why, the following list details which films you need to see before next Monday.

The nine films nominated for the acclaimed “Best Picture” award.

Lion. (Source: See-Saw films)

Lion

Lion follows the story of a young man's journey home after a tragic accident sees him separated from his family as a toddler.

Where you can watch: Lion is still showing in Australian cinemas.

You can read our review here.

Moonlight. (Source: A24)
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Moonlight

Moonlight is the tale of one man's journey through three stages of his life. The film's portrayals of black masculinity are tender, subversive and ultimately heartbreaking.

Where you can watch it: Moonlight is still showing in Australian cinemas.

You can read our review here.

Manchester By The Sea. (Source: K Period Media.)

Manchester by the Sea

Manchester by the Sea takes audiences through the often troubling period that follows a close death and what that means for a family.

Where you can watch it: Manchester By The Sea is still showing in Australian cinemas.

You can read our review here.

La La Land

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La La Land follows the story of two love-struck entertainers as they fall in and out of love in the city of Los Angeles.

Where you can watch it: La La Land is still showing in Australian cinemas.

You can read our review here.

Fences. (Source: Bron Creative.)

Fences

Fences captures the story of one man as he struggles to let go of his past dreams of a career as a baseball star. It is a film that forces audiences to reflect on the devastation caused by the racial policies of early America.

Where you can watch it: Fences is still showing in Australian cinemas.

Hacksaw Ridge. (Source: Pandemonium Films)
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Hacksaw Ridge

Hacksaw Ridge is a biographical war drama that follows the story of Desmond Doss, a war hero who refused to cary or use a firearm throughout his service.

Where you can watch it: Hacksaw Ridge is still showing in Australian cinemas.

Hell or High Water. (Source: Sidney Kimmel)

Hell or High Water

Hell or High Water follows the story of two brothers who commit a series of bank robberies in order to save their family's farm.

Where you can watch it: Hell or High Water is now available to purchase on DVD.

Hidden Figures. (Source: Fox 2000 Pictures.)
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Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures is a biographical work that tells the tale of three female mathematicians who worked at NASA in 1961.

Where you can watch it: Hidden Figures is still showing in Australian cinemas.

Arrival. (Source: Lava Bear films)

Arrival

Arrival is a science-fiction film that follows a linguist's journey to attempt to decipher the language of aliens who arrived on earth.

Where you can watch it: Arrival is still showing in select Australian cinemas.

A full lost of 2017 Oscar nominations can be found here.

Still want more? Listen to our discussion of the nominees on our MMOL podcast.

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