The nominees for the 96th Academy Awards have finally been announced, meaning it's time to binge-watch as many as you can before the winners are revealed on 10th March. The good news is you can stream most 2024 Oscar-nominated movies online on popular streaming platforms like Netflix, Disney+, and Prime Video.
From Barbenheimer to foreign films, here's the full rundown of where to watch this year's Oscar-nominated movies.
Where to stream 2024 Best Picture nominees
Your Oscar-nominee watchlist should begin with the films nominated for Best Picture. All 10 of this year's nominees are up for awards in additional categories like Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Actress.
Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer leads the pack this year with 13 nominations. The three-hour-long historical drama stars Cillian Murphy as the titular J. Robert Oppenheimer, inventor of the atomic bomb, alongside an all-star cast that includes Robert Downey Jr., Florence Pugh, Emily Blunt, and Matt Damon. Prepare to be amazed by the Ludwig Göransson score and explosive special effects.
Where to stream: You can watch Oppenheimer on Prime Video for £4.99.
Nominated for: Best Picture; Best Director (Christopher Nolan); Actor in a Leading Role (Cillian Murphy); Actor in a Supporting Role (Robert Downey Jr.); Adapted Screenplay (Christopher Nolan); Cinematography (Hoyte van Hoytema); Costume Design (Ellen Mirojnick); Sound (Willie Burton, Richard King, Gary A. Rizzo, and Kevin O'Connell); Original Score (Ludwig Göransson); Makeup and Hairstyling (Luisa Abel); Production Design (Ruth De Jong and Claire Kaufman); Film Editing (Jennifer Lame)
Adapted from a 1992 novel by Alasdair Gray, Poor Things follows Bella Baxter (Emma Stone), a young woman brought back to life by an unorthodox scientist (Willem Dafoe). It's artsy, adventurous, and whimsical — but like Saltburn, it's not the type of movie to watch with your parents.
Where to stream: Poor Things is currently playing in cinemas.
Nominated for: Best Picture; Best Director (Yorgos Lanthimos); Actress in a Leading Role (Emma Stone); Actor in a Supporting Role (Mark Ruffalo); Adapted Screenplay (Tony McNamara); Cinematography (Robbie Ryan); Costume Design (Holly Waddington); Original Score (Jerskin Fendrix); Makeup and Hairstyling (Nadia Stacey, Mark Coulier and Josh Weston); Production Design (James Price, Shona Heath and Zsuzsa Mihalek); Film Editing (Yorgos Mavropsaridis)
While most of Barbie's Oscar convo has been about the nominations it didn't receive, it's well worth a re-watch ahead of this year's awards show (or a first watch if you lived under a rock last summer). Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie may not have been recognized by the Academy, but the hot pink paint shortage and Barbiecore fashion craze their movie caused most definitely were.
Where to stream: You can watch Barbie on Prime Video for £4.99.
Nominated for: Best Picture; Actor in a Supporting Role (Ryan Gosling); Actress in a Supporting Role (America Ferrera); Adapted Screenplay (Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach); Original Song (I'm Just Ken and Billie Eilish's What Was I Made For?); Costume Design (Jacqueline Durran); Production Design (Sarah Greenwood and Katie Spencer)
Killers of the Flower Moon
It wouldn't be the Academy Awards without a Leonardo DiCaprio snub now, would it? He stars alongside Lily Gladstone and Robert De Niro in Killers of the Flower Moon, a three-hour and 26-minute-long Scorsese masterpiece based on real-life events. Set in 1920s Oklahoma, its complex plot explores the racial injustice and serial murder that ensue after oil is discovered on the Osage Nation's land.
Nominated for: Best Picture; Best Director (Martin Scorsese); Actress in a Leading Role (Lily Gladstone); Actor in a Supporting Role (Robert De Niro); Cinematography (Rodrigo Prieto); Original Song (Wahzhazhe); Costume Design (Jacqueline West); Original Score (Robbie Robertson); Production Design (Jack Fisk and Adam Willis); Film Editing (Thelma Schoonmaker)
Past Lives follows two childhood sweethearts (played by Greta Lee and Teo Yoo), who after decades apart, are reunited. Written and directed by Korean-Canadian playwright Celine Song, the bilingual film highlights the significance of the choices we make in life and love — but the most heart-wrenching part is that Song's directorial debut is semi-autobiographical.
Where to stream: You can rent or buy Past Lives on Prime Video for £1.99.
Nominated for: Best Picture; Original Screenplay (Celine Song)
Based on the 2001 novel Erasure by Percival Everett, American Fiction follows a frustrated writer/professor (played by Jeffrey Wright) aggravated by outdated tropes and offensive stereotypes used in Black entertainment. To prove a point, he writes a book of his own under a pen name, but things don't go quite as planned. It's smart and funny and it'll leave you questioning why our current culture is so obsessed with whittling people down to stereotypes.
Where to stream: American Fiction is currently playing in cinemas.
Nominated for: Best Picture; Actor in a Leading Role (Jeffrey Wright); Best Supporting Actor (Sterling K. Brown); Adapted Screenplay (Cord Jefferson); Original Score (Laura Karpman)
Anatomy of a Fall
Anatomy of a Fall centers on a woman suspected of her husband's murder and her blind son who's the sole witness to his fall. Going deeper than the average courtroom drama, it's a complex character study that's racked up nomination after nomination this awards season. FYI: The film is in French, so you'll probs need subtitles.
Where to stream: You can rent or buy Anatomy of a Fall on Prime Video.
Nominated for: Best Picture; Best Director (Justine Triet); Actress in a Leading Role (Sandra Hüller); Original Screenplay (Justine Triet and Arthur Harari); Film Editing (Laurent Sénéchal)
By now, you've probably heard alllllll about the prosthetic nose Bradley Cooper wears portraying the famed composer Leonard Bernstein in Maestro, which is why it came as a bit of a surprise for some that the film is a Best Hair and Makeup nominee. The Cooper-directed Netflix movie tells the complicated, music-filled love story of Bernstein and his wife Felicia (Carey Mulligan).
Where to stream: You can watch Maestro on Netflix.
Nominated for: Best Picture; Actor in a Leading Role (Bradley Cooper); Actress in a Leading Role (Carey Mulligan); Original Screenplay (Bradley Cooper and Josh Singer); Cinematography (Matthew Libatique); Sound (Steven A. Morrow, Richard King, Jason Ruder, Tom Ozanich and Dean Zupancic); Makeup and Hairstyling (Kazu Hiro, Kay Georgiou and Lori McCoy-Bell)
While The Holdovers may not have received the same box office buzz as other 2024 Best Picture nominees, it's still well worth a watch. The film follows a grouchy teacher at a New England prep school (played by Paul Giamatti) tasked with babysitting misfit students who have nowhere to go over Christmas break. Needless to say, it'll pull at your heartstrings.
Where to stream: You can watch The Holdovers in cinemas right now.
Nominated for: Best Picture; Actor in a Leading Role (Paul Giamatti); Actress in a Supporting Role (Da’Vine Joy Randolph); Original Screenplay (David Hemingson); Film Editing (Kevin Tent)
The Zone of Interest
The UK's International Feature Film submission, The Zone of Interest follows the commander of Auschwitz and his wife's attempts to create their dream life in a house and garden directly next to the Nazi concentration camp. Loosely based on the 2014 novel by Martin Amis, it explores the conflict between our personal and professional lives in the most extreme setting imaginable.
Where to stream: The Zone of Interest is currently playing in cinemas.
Nominated for: Best Picture; Best Director (Jonathan Glazer); Adapted Screenplay (Jonathan Glazer); Sound (Tarn Willers and Johnnie Burn); International Feature Film
Where to watch every other 2024 Oscar-nominated movie
Though Best Picture may be the most coveted Acadamy Award, it's certainly not the only category whose contenders you should binge-watch ahead of the awards show. Here's where to stream all of the movies nominated for Oscars in 2024.
The Colour Purple
Spielberg and Oprah did it again with this musical update to the 1985 film The Color Purple (which earned 10 Oscar noms back in its day) that brings the songs of its Broadway adaption to the big screen. Though the internet is enraged that Fantasia didn't earn a nomination for Best Actress, they're happy that Danielle Brooks is getting her flowers for the powerful supporting role she plays.
Where to Stream: You can watch The Color Purple in UK cinemas right now
Nominated For: Actress in a Supporting Role (Danielle Brooks)
Loosely based on a real-life scandal that grabbed headlines during the '90s, you'll be thinking about May December long after the credits roll. The Netflix film stars Julianne Moore and Charles Melton (who we can collectively agree was robbed of a Best Actor nom, right?) as a couple with a 23-year age gap and Natalie Portman as a famous actor who is researching their controversial relationship for her upcoming film.
Where to stream: You can watch May December on Sky Cinema
Nominated for: Original Screenplay (Samy Burch and Alex Mechanik)
If you thought Colman Domingo was a stand-out in The Color Purple, just wait until you see the role in Rustin that earned him a Best Actor nomination at this year's Academy Awards. The biopic (which is the first narrative film from Barack and Michelle Obama's Higher Ground Productions, btw) tells the story of Bayard Rustin, an openly gay civil rights activist and close advisor to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who organised the 1963 March on Washington where King gave his "I Have a Dream" speech.
Where to stream: You can watch Rustin on Netflix.
Nominated for: Actor in a Leading Role (Coleman Domingo)
Nyad recounts the incredible story of 60-year-old athlete Diana Nyad as she attempts to swim from Cuba to Florida across more than 100 miles of open ocean. Annette Bening gives an outstanding performance as the titular character, and the same can be said for Jodie Foster as her best friend and coach, Bonnie Stoll.
Where to stream: You can watch Nyad on Netflix
Nominated for: Actress in a Leading Role (Annette Bening); Actress in a Supporting Role (Jodie Foster)
The Boy and the Heron
The Boy and the Heron is a must-see for any Studio Ghibli fan, and not only because of the 2024 Oscar nomination it just earned. It's rumoured to be the last movie by director Hayao Miyazaki, who's already won Oscars for Spirited Away, The Wind Rises, and Howl’s Moving Castle.
Where to stream: You can watch The Boy and the Heron in cinemas now
Nominated for: Animated Feature Film (Hayao Miyazaki and Toshio Suzuki)
Set in a world inhabited by the four elements, Disney Pixar's Elemental follows Ember Lumen and Wade Ripple as they discover that fire and water can, in fact, mix. With eye-catching animation and jokes for all ages, the 2024 Oscar-nominated film is the perfect choice for a family movie night.
Where to stream: You can watch Elemental on Disney+.
Nominated for: Animated Feature Film (Peter Sohn and Denise Ream)
Adapted from the bestselling graphic novel by Noelle Stevenson, Nimona follows a shapeshifting teen who, much to social conservatives' horror, is intended to be a metaphor for LGBTQ+ acceptance. The animated comedy's mix of 2D and 3D animation techniques is what earned it a spot among this year's Oscar noms.
Where to stream: Nimona is available exclusively on Netflix.
Nominated for: Animated Feature Film (Nick Bruno, Troy Quane, Karen Ryan and Julie Zackary)
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse follows Miles Morales through the multiverse, where he meets a team of Spider-People. The multiple animation styles utilized throughout each character's story arc are eye candy for comic book lovers and casual viewers alike.
Where to stream: You can watch Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse on AppleTV+.
Nominated for: Animated Feature Film (Kemp Powers, Justin K. Thompson, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller and Amy Pascal)
El Conde (The Count)
El Conde (The Count) depicts Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet as a two-hundred-and-fifty-year-old vampire who feeds on the souls of the Chilean people. The black-and-white visuals alone are worth a watch, never mind the political parable of the Chilean film's comedic plot from Pablo Larraín and Guillermo Calderón.
Where to stream: You can watch El Conde on Netflix.
Nominated for: Cinematography (Edward Lachman)
Joaquin Phoenix stars as the iconic French emperor, Napoleon Bonaparte in this action-packed historical drama from director Ridley Scott. Together, the film's Oscar-nominated costumes, sets, and visual effects bring post-Revolution France to life beautifully.
Nominated for: Costume Design (Janty Yates and Dave Crossman); Production Design (Arthur Max and Elli Griff); Visual Effects (Charley Henley, Luc-Ewen Martin-Fenouillet, Simone Coco and Neil Corbould)
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny
Like the film itself, the Oscar-nominated score of Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny will make you nostalgic for the 1984 original. Though you'll come for Harrison Ford's final performance as Indiana Jones, you'll stay for Phoebe Waller-Bridge's introduction as Indy's goddaughter, Helena (and the spin-off rumors her role spurred).
Where to stream: You can watch Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny on Disney+.
Nominated for: Best Original Score (John Williams)
Bobi Wine: The People's President
Bobi Wine: The People's President follows popstar-turned-politician Bobi Wine as he tries to end Uganda's brutal dictatorship and unite and empower the country's people through music. It's powerful and inspirational and a poignant watch during an election year.
Where to stream: You can watch Bobi Wine: The People's President on Disney+.
Nominated for: Documentary Feature Film (Moses Bwayo, Christopher Sharp and John Battsek)
The Eternal Memory
The Eternal Memory is a Chilean documentary about the complexities of love, marriage and life with Alzheimer's disease. Grab the tissues because this 2024 Oscar nominated-movie is a definite tear-jerker.
Where to stream: You can watch The Eternal Memory on Paramount+.
Nominated for: Documentary Feature Film
The Arabic-language documentary film Four Daughters tells the story of a Tunisian mother whose two eldest daughters are radicalized by Islamic extremists. It won the Best Documentary at the Cannes Film Festival, so turn on the subtitles and strap in for an emotional ride.
Where to stream: Four Daughters is released in the UK on 22nd March.
Nominated for: Documentary Feature Film (Kaouther Ben Hania and Nadim Cheikhrouha)
20 Days in Mariupol
20 Days in Mariupol is the first documentary feature film from Pulitzer Prize-winning Ukranian journalist Mstyslav Chernov. Using a mix of Chernov’s daily news dispatches and personal footage, it gives a vivid account of what it's like to report from the middle of a war zone. And it feels timelier than ever as the two-year mark of the Russian invasion of Ukraine approaches.
Where to stream: You can watch 20 Days in Mariupol on Prime Video for £3.99.
Nominated for: Documentary Feature Film (Mstyslav Chernov, Michelle Mizner and Raney Aronson-Rath)
Society of the Snow
Spain's submission for International Feature Film, Society of the Snow follows survivors of a plane crash in the remote Andes mountains through extremely cold temperatures and cannibalism. Based on a true story, the Spanish-language thriller will make you wonder how far you would go to survive.
Where to stream: You can watch Society of the Snow on Netflix.
Nominated for: International Feature Film; Makeup and Hairstyling (Ana López-Puigcerver, David Martí and Montse Ribé)
If you like slice-of-life movies, you'll love Perfect Days, Japan's submission for International Feature Film. Kōji Yakusho's lead role as a humble toilet cleaner earned him the Best Actor award at this year's Cannes Film Festival.
Where to stream: You can watch Perfect Days on AppleTV+ beginning in February.
Nominated for: International Feature Film
You'll hardly recognise Dame Helen Mirren as Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir in this biographical drama set during the 1973 Yom Kippur War — but it's her wigs and heavy prosthetics that earned Golda an Oscar nomination. The history lesson it offers audiences feels very relevant against the backdrop of the current Israel-Hamas war, and Mirren's performance is definitely worth a watch.
Nominated for: Makeup and Hairstyling (Karen Hartley Thomas, Suzi Battersby and Ashra Kelly-Blue)
Eva Longoria's directorial debut, Flamin' Hot tells the inspirational true story of Richard Montañez, the Frito-Lay janitor who invented Flamin' Hot Cheetos. Like the dramedy itself, Becky G's Academy Award-nominated song, The Fire Inside, is hard not to love. Warning: you will definitely crave Cheetos after.
Where to stream: You can watch Flamin' Hot on Disney+.
Nominated for: Best Original Song (The Fire Inside)
Grab the tissues and prepare to have a new appreciation for the emotional power of music. The Netflix documentary American Symphony follows musician Jon Batiste as he composes a symphony while his wife, writer Suleika Jaouad, undergoes cancer treatment. Written and performed by Batiste himself, the film's Oscar-nominated song, 'It Never Went Away', is a tear-jerker you'll love even more after learning the story behind it.
Where to stream: You can watch American Symphony on Netflix.
Nominated for: Best Original Song (It Never Went Away)
Though achievement in sound may have earned The Creator its Oscar nomination, the sci-fi movie's special effects are equally as impressive. The dystopian, AI-focused storyline has received mixed reviews from film critics, but imho, it's worth watching for John David Washington's hunkiness alone.
Where to Stream: You can watch The Creator on Disney+
Nominated For: Sound (Ian Voigt, Erik Aadahl, Ethan Van der Ryn, Tom Ozanich and Dean Zupancic)
Mission: Impossible Dead Reckoning Part One
Mission: Impossible Dead Reckoning Part One has everything you could want in an action movie: spies, explosions, car chases, and epic stunts (which Tom Cruise does himself, btw). While Mission: Impossible fans will have to wait until 2025 for the second Dead Reckoning release, they can bask in the franchise's first Oscar nominations while they stream the other seven films on Paramount+.
Where to Stream: You can watch Mission: Impossible Dead Reckoning Part One on Paramount+.
Nominated For: Sound (Chris Munro, James H. Mather, Chris Burdon, and Mark Taylor); Visual Effects (Alex Wuttke, Simone Coco, Jeff Sutherland, and Neil Corbould)
Godzilla Minus One
Special effects have come a long way since the first Godzilla movie premiered 70 years ago, and Godzilla Minus One's 2024 Oscar nomination is proof. Set in the late 1940s in post-atomic bomb Japan, the Japanese action movie feels like a sci-fi continuation of where Oppenheimer left off.
Where to stream: Godzilla Minus One is still showing in c
Nominated for: Visual Effects (Takashi Yamazaki, Kiyoko Shibuya, Masaki Takahashi and Tatsuji Nojima)
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
The third and final instalment of Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy franchise follows the ragtag team of heroes on one last action-packed space adventure to defend the universe and the Guardians themselves. Film critics love the stunning visuals, and we love that you can stream the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe on Disney+.
Where to stream: You can watch Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 on Disney+.
Nominated for: Visual Effects (Stephane Ceretti, Alexis Wajsbrot, Guy Williams and Theo Bialek)
Io Capitano (I Captain)
Italy's submission for International Feature Film, Io Capitano (I Captain) follows two Senegalese teenagers on a Homer-esque journey from Dakar to Europe. Movie snobs say it's some of writer and director Matteo Garrone's best work to date.
Where to stream: Io Capitano is released in UK cinemas on 5th April
Nominated for: International Feature Film
Adapted from a children's graphic novel by Sara Varon, Robot Dreams follows best friends, Dog and Robot, through recognisable New York City landmarks like Central Park and Coney Island. Interestingly, the Spanish-French co-production is entirely dialogue-free.
Where to stream: Robot Dreams releases in UK cinemas on 22nd March
Nominated for: Best Animated Feature Film (Pablo Berger, Ibon Cormenzana, Ignasi Estapé and Sandra Tapia Díaz)
The Teachers' Lounge
Germany's submission for International Feature Film, The Teacher's Lounge centres around teacher Carla Nowak (Leonie Benesch) as she investigates a student suspected of theft. Reviewers say you'll have a visceral experience of being back in school — but unlike the real thing, you'll like every second of it.
Where to stream: The Teacher's Lounge releases in UK cinemas on 22nd March
Nominated for: International Feature Film
To Kill a Tiger
Though the subject matter of To Kill a Tiger is heavy, it's important. The now Oscar-nominated documentary follows an Indian farmer as he demands justice for his 13-year-old daughter, the victim of a brutal gang rape.
Where to Stream: Unfortunately, To Kill a Tiger is currently unavailable for streaming in the UK.
Nominated For: Documentary Feature Film (Nisha Pahuja, Cornelia Principe and David Oppenheim)
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