5 works of art you should watch to prep for award season

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This past weekend kicked off award season with the 75th annual Golden Globes awards ceremony. Which means the People’s Choice, Emmys, IFC and SAG awards and more are just around the corner.

If you haven’t checked out the full list of Golden Globes winners or the other 2018 awards show nominees, you should get on that. But if you don’t have the time to sift through all the nominations, we get it. That doesn’t give you a pass for sticking to your roots as an uncultured swine though. We’ve done most of the digging for you and compiled a short list of Golden Globes winners and titles nominated in other award ceremonies.

Plus, they’re all available through Amazon Video. So if you’re not a Prime member already, you may want to try out that 30-day free trial just to stream these bad boys.

1) Get Out

Nominations: (Golden Globes) Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy (BAFTA) Best Screenplay (Original), Best Leading Actor (SAG) Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role (AACTA) Best Screenplay, Best Lead Actor 
Awards: (AFI) Movie of the Year

From the producer: It’s time for a young African-American to meet with his white girlfriend’s parents for a weekend in their secluded estate in the woods, but before long, the friendly and polite ambience gives way to a nightmare.

Price on Amazon: $12.96+ 

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2) Lady Bird

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Nominations: (Golden Globes) Award for Best Screenplay – Motion Picture, Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture, (SAG) Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role (Critics’ Choice) Best Comedy, Best Acting Ensemble, Best Supporting Actress, Best Actress, Best Screenplay, Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress in a Comedy (BAFTA) Best Actress in a Leading Role, Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Best Original Screenplay (Independent Spirit Award) Best Supporting Female,  Best Female Lead, Best Screenplay, Best Feature (Satellite Award) Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Original Screenplay, Best Actress – Motion Picture, Best Motion Picture (Gotham Independent Film Award) Best Screenplay, Audience Award, Breakthrough Director (AACTA International Award) Best Screenplay,  Best Film, Best Direction,  Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress (ADG Excellence in Production Design Awards) Contemporary Film

From the producer: Set in Sacramento, CA, Lady Bird follows a 17-year-old girl who fights against yet is exactly like her loving but highly opinionated mom. Their turbulent bond is at the center of this deeply affecting look at the relationships that shape us as we grow up.

Price on Amazon: $14.99

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3) The Handmaid’s Tale

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Awards: (Golden Globes) Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series – Drama, Best Television Series – Drama

From the producer: The Handmaid’s Tale starring Elizabeth Moss and based on Margaret Atwood’s classic novel about life in the dystopia of Gilead, a totalitarian society in what was formerly part of the United States.

Price on Amazon: $24.99

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4) Ingrid Goes West

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Nominations: (Independent Spirit Award) Best First Screenplay, Best First Feature

From the producer: Ingrid is an unstable woman who moves to LA to befriend Taylor, who has a great boyfriend and a ton of online followers. Her plan is threatened when Taylor’s brother arrives.

Price on Amazon: $14.99

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5) “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel“

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Nominations: (Critics’ Choice) Television Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series, Television Award for Best Comedy Series,  Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Awards: (Golden Globes) Best Performance By An Actress In A Television Series – Musical Or Comedy, Best Television Series – Musical Or Comedy

From the producer: In 1958 New York, Midge Maisel’s life is on track – husband, kids, and elegant Yom Kippur dinners in their Upper West Side apartment. But when her life takes a surprise turn, she has to quickly decide what else she’s good at – and going from housewife to stand-up comic is a wild choice to everyone but her.

Price on Amazon: Free with Amazon Prime

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