The next round of Oscar awards will be handed out on March 27th, 2022, but it’s never too late to figure out where to actually stream the nominees. Sure, the Oscars are fun to watch just for the fashion alone, but they tend to be a bit more enjoyable when you actually have an opinion about the films to which they’re handing out those little gold men.
Lest you’re a last-minute binger, there are already several films with Oscar buzz available to stream from the comfort of your own home. So take a trip to downtown Roku City (or whatever happens to be your streaming device of choice), and get ahead of the Oscar-bait glut now. We’ll update this guide as more films become available on the streaming services.
Nominations: Best Picture, Best Director (Denis Villeneuve).
Sadly Timothée Chalamet wasn’t nominated, but the sci-fi epic still picked up multiple nominations.
West Side Story
Nominations: Best Picture, Best Director (Steven Spielberg), Best Supporting Actress (Ariana DeBose)
Leave it to ol’ Spielberg to put a fresh take on one of the most well-known movie musical of all time.
Nominations: Best Picture
Despite a star-studded cast, Guillermo Del Toro’s freak show noir only managed to score a Best Picture nod in the big categories.
Drive My Car
Nominations: Best Picture, Best Director (Ryusuke Hamaguchi)
Based on a Haruki Murakami short story, this Japanese production has won numerous accolades since it premiered at Cannes last year.
Nominations: Best Picture, Best Actor (Will Smith), Best Supporting Actress (Aunjanue Ellis), Best Song (“Be Alive” by Beyoncé).
The biopic about Serena and Venus Williams’s father could very well win Will Smith his first Oscar. It’s also the very first Oscar nomination for Beyoncé, finally, for her original song “Be Alive.”
The Power of the Dog
Nominations: Best Picture, Best Director (Jane Campion), Best Actor (Benedict Cumberbatch), Best Supporting Actress (Kirsten Dunst), Best Supporting Actor (Kodi-Smit McPhee)
At times a front runner is almost every category it’s been nominated in, the Netflix original could be one of the biggest winners of the night.
Don’t Look Up
Nominations: Best Picture
Despite mixed reviews and no acting nominations (despite a loaded cast), this global warming parable managed to get a Best Picture nod.
The Lost Daughter
Nominations: Best Actress (Olivia Colman), Best Supporting Actress (Jessie Buckley)
It’s all about acting in Maggie Gyllenhaal’s directorial debut.
Nominations: Best Actor (Andrew Garfield)
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s debut as a film director isn’t a perfect movie, but Andrew Garfield’s lead performance is pretty close to perfection. An adaptation of the other musical created by the late author of Rent, Jonathan Larson, the film is sure to please theater kids regardless.
Nominations: Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Troy Kotsur)
A hit at Sundance, the film’s title stands for “child of deaf adults” and is based on an earlier French film.
The Tragedy of Macbeth
Nominations: Best Actor (Denzel Washington)
This film felt like Oscar-bait, and despite great reviews it only managed to get a major nomination for Denzel.
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Being the Ricardos
Nominations: Best Actress (Nicole Kidman), Best Actor (Javier Bardem), Best Supporting Actor (J.K. Simmons)
A behind-the-scenes look at a week on set of I Love Lucy, the film managed to score three acting nominations for its main cast.