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Manchester by the Sea: Baked Fish Sticks

Manchester by the Sea: Nominated for Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, and two more

Taking place in Boston, Manchester by the Sea is about a handyman who's asked to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy's father dies. It's an emotional roller coaster, to say the least, so you're going to want some serious New England comfort food.

Try these crowd-pleasing fish sticks that come out crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. (No one will ever know they were baked!)

Get the recipe: Crispy Baked Fish Sticks

Photo: The Comfort of Cooking

Hell or High Water: Steak Fajitas

Hell or High Water: Nominated for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Film Editing

Some of the greatest movies feature memorable diner scenes—think When Harry Met Sally and Pulp Fiction. In Hell or High Water, the two protagonists stop into the World Famous T-Bone Cafe for a steak lunch. And since Texas is known for their Tex-Mex cuisine, pay homage to this movie with some steak fajitas. This paleo, gluten-free, and dairy-free recipe is sautéed with delicious flavors and seasoning, making it the perfect one-pot meal for your party. (Psst..try these one-pot meals, too.)

Get the recipe: Paleo Skillet Beef Fajitas

Photo: A Healthy Life for Me

Lion: Jalebi

Lion: Nominated for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, and four more

In the touching film Lion, Saroo, played by Dev Patel, sets out to find his birth parents in India. While on his journey, Saroo has flashbacks of his childhood and the most notable memory is sparked by the scent of a sweet, Indian treat—jalebi.

Similar to a funnel cake, this popular sweet is deep fried and then soaked in a sugar syrup. The flavors of jalebi—saffron, turmeric, and cardamom— will transport your taste buds to India. Yes, it's fried, but everything in moderation right?!

Get the recipe: Crispy, Thin Jalebis

Photo: The Novice Housewife

Fences: Whole-Wheat Biscuits

Fences: Nominated for Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Writing for Adapted Screenplay

For a delicious and easy side for your Oscars party that nods to Best Picture–nominated films, look no further. In one scene, Viola Davis' character, Rose, bakes flaky biscuits for her brother-in-law, Gabriel, who loves them.

For a healthier version, try this recipe that calls for whole-wheat flour—they'll come out just as flaky and wholesome and take just 15 minutes to prepare.

Get the recipe: Super-Easy Whole-Wheat Biscuits

Photo: 100 Days of Real Food

Captain Fantastic: Paleo Flourless Chocolate Cake

Captain Fantastic: Nominated for Best Actor

In one food-inspired scene in the indie comedy-drama film, Viggo Mortensen's character, Ben Cash, surprises his six children with chocolate cake to celebrate "Noam Chomsky Day" instead of Christmas.

If you want to make your own Oscars celebration cake, we have a recipe for a delicious and creamy flourless chocolate cake. It's seriously every chocolate lover's dream come true.

Get the recipe: Paleo Flourless Chocolate Cake

Photo: Delicious Meets Healthy