weekend watchlist: where to stream (almost) every Oscar nominee

The Academy Awards for 2021’s films will be handed out next Sunday, March 27th, and in the run-up to the ceremony, you can watch almost every film that’s been nominated from the comfort of your sofa. Very handy if you’re participating in an Oscar pool. I still have a few films to watch, and I’ll be offering my own guesses about who might win next Sunday in the coming week. Happy streaming!

(See here for a clean list of the Oscar nominations.)


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Oscar nominees by category

(Head down for a list of nominated films organized by streaming service.)

Best Picture
• Belfast [Prime US | Prime UK | Apple TV US | Apple TV UK]
• CODA [Apple TV+ globally]
Don’t Look Up [Netflix globally]
• Drive My Car [Prime US | Prime UK | Apple TV US | Apple TV UK | HBO Max US | Curzon Home Cinema UK | BFI Player UK]
Dune [Prime US | Prime UK | Apple TV US | Apple TV UK | HBO Max US]
• King Richard [Prime US | Prime UK | Apple TV US | Apple TV UK]
• Licorice Pizza [Prime US | Prime UK | Apple TV US | Apple TV UK]
• Nightmare Alley [Prime US | Prime UK | Apple TV US | Apple TV UK | HBO Max US | Hulu US | Disney+ UK]
• The Power of the Dog [Netflix globally]
• West Side Story [Prime US | Prime UK | Apple TV US | Apple TV UK | HBO Max US | Disney+ globally]

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
• Jessie Buckley – The Lost Daughter [Netflix globally]
• Ariana DeBose – West Side Story [Prime US | Prime UK | Apple TV US | Apple TV UK | HBO Max US | Disney+ globally]
• Judi Dench – Belfast [Prime US | Prime UK | Apple TV US | Apple TV UK]
• Kirsten Dunst – The Power of the Dog [Netflix globally]
• Aunjanue Ellis – King Richard [Prime US | Prime UK | Apple TV US | Apple TV UK]

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
• Ciaran Hinds – Belfast [Prime US | Prime UK | Apple TV US | Apple TV UK]
• Troy Kotsur – CODA [Apple TV+ globally]
• Jesse Plemons – The Power of the Dog [Netflix globally]
• J.K. Simmons – Being the Ricardos [Prime US | Prime UK]
• Kodi Smit-McPhee – The Power of the Dog [Netflix globally]

Best International Feature Film
• Drive My Car [Prime US | Prime UK | Apple TV US | Apple TV UK | HBO Max US | Curzon Home Cinema UK | BFI Player UK]
Flee [Prime US | Prime UK | Apple TV US | Apple TV UK | Hulu US | Curzon Home Cinema UK | BFI Player UK]
• The Hand of God [Netflix globally]
• Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom [Prime US | Apple TV US] [nowhere UK yet]
• The Worst Person in the World [Prime US | Apple TV US] [nowhere UK yet]

Best Documentary Short Subject
• “Audible” [Netflix globally]
• “Lead Me Home” [Netflix globally]
• “The Queen of Basketball” [The New York Times]
• “Three Songs for Benazir” [Netflix globally]
• “When We Were Bullies” [HBO Max US | nowhere yet UK]

Best Documentary Feature
• Ascension [Paramount+ US]
• Attica [Prime US | Apple TV US] [nowhere UK yet]
Flee [Prime US | Prime UK | Apple TV US | Apple TV UK | Hulu US | Curzon Home Cinema UK | BFI Player UK]
• Summer of Soul [Prime US | Prime UK | Apple TV US | Apple TV UK | Hulu US | Disney+ globally]
• Writing with Fire [Prime US (Mar 22) | Apple TV US (Mar 22)]

Best Original Song
• “Be Alive” – King Richard [Prime US | Prime UK | Apple TV US | Apple TV UK]
• “Dos Oruguitas” – Encanto [Prime US | Prime UK | Apple TV US | Apple TV UK | Disney+ globally]
• “Down to Joy” – Belfast [Prime US | Prime UK | Apple TV US | Apple TV UK]
• “No Time To Die” – No Time to Die [Prime US | Prime UK | Apple TV US | Apple TV UK]
• “Somehow You Do” – Four Good Days [Prime US | Prime UK | Apple TV US | Apple TV UK | Hulu US]

Best Animated Feature Film
• Encanto [Prime US | Prime UK | Apple TV US | Apple TV UK | Disney+ globally]
Flee [Prime US | Prime UK | Apple TV US | Apple TV UK | Hulu US | Curzon Home Cinema UK | BFI Player UK]
• Luca [Prime US | Prime UK | Apple TV US | Apple TV UK | Disney+ globally]
• The Mitchells vs. the Machines [Prime US | Prime UK | Apple TV US | Apple TV UK | Netflix globally]
Raya and the Last Dragon [Prime US | Prime UK | Apple TV US | Apple TV UK | Disney+ globally]

Best Adapted Screenplay
• CODA [Apple TV+ globally]
• Drive My Car [Prime US | Prime UK | Apple TV US | Apple TV UK | HBO Max US | Curzon Home Cinema UK | BFI Player UK]
Dune [Prime US | Prime UK | Apple TV US | Apple TV UK | HBO Max US]
• The Lost Daughter [Netflix globally]
• The Power of the Dog [Netflix globally]

Best Original Screenplay
• Belfast [Prime US | Prime UK | Apple TV US | Apple TV UK]
Don’t Look Up [Netflix globally]
• King Richard [Prime US | Prime UK | Apple TV US | Apple TV UK]
• Licorice Pizza [Prime US | Prime UK | Apple TV US | Apple TV UK]
• The Worst Person in the World [Prime US | Apple TV US] [nowhere UK yet]

Best Actor in a Leading Role
• Javier Bardem – Being the Ricardos [Prime US | Prime UK]
• Benedict Cumberbatch – The Power of the Dog [Netflix globally]
• Andrew Garfield – Tick, Tick… Boom! [Netflix globally]
• Will Smith – King Richard [Prime US | Prime UK | Apple TV US | Apple TV UK]
• Denzel Washington – The Tragedy of Macbeth [Apple TV+ globally]

Best Actress in a Leading Role
• Jessica Chastain – The Eyes of Tammy Faye [Prime US | Prime UK | Apple TV US | Apple TV UK | HBO Max US | Disney+ UK]
• Olivia Colman – The Lost Daughter [Netflix globally]
• Penelope Cruz – Parallel Mothers [Prime US | Prime UK | Apple TV US | Apple TV UK | Curzon Home Cinema UK]
• Nicole Kidman – Being the Ricardos [Prime US | Prime UK]
• Kristen Stewart – Spencer [Prime US | Prime UK | Apple TV US | Apple TV UK | Hulu US | Curzon Home Cinema UK | BFI Player UK]

Best Director
• Kenneth Branagh – Belfast [Prime US | Prime UK | Apple TV US | Apple TV UK]
• Ryusuke Hamaguchi – Drive My Car [Prime US | Prime UK | Apple TV US | Apple TV UK | HBO Max US | Curzon Home Cinema UK | BFI Player UK]
• Paul Thomas Anderson – Licorice Pizza [Prime US | Prime UK | Apple TV US | Apple TV UK]
• Jane Campion – The Power of the Dog [Netflix globally]
• Steven Spielberg – West Side Story [Prime US | Prime UK | Apple TV US | Apple TV UK | HBO Max US | Disney+ globally]

Best Production Design
Dune [Prime US | Prime UK | Apple TV US | Apple TV UK | HBO Max US]
• Nightmare Alley [Prime US | Prime UK | Apple TV US | Apple TV UK | HBO Max US | Hulu US | Disney+ UK]
• The Power of the Dog [Netflix globally]
• The Tragedy of Macbeth [Apple TV+ globally]
• West Side Story [Prime US | Prime UK | Apple TV US | Apple TV UK | HBO Max US | Disney+ globally]

Best Cinematography
Dune [Prime US | Prime UK | Apple TV US | Apple TV UK | HBO Max US]
• Nightmare Alley [Prime US | Prime UK | Apple TV US | Apple TV UK | HBO Max US | Hulu US | Disney+ UK]
• The Power of the Dog [Netflix globally]
• The Tragedy of Macbeth [Apple TV+ globally]
• West Side Story [Prime US | Prime UK | Apple TV US | Apple TV UK | HBO Max US | Disney+ globally]

Best Costume Design
• Cruella [Prime US | Prime UK | Apple TV US | Apple TV UK | Disney+ globally]
Cyrano [Prime US | Prime UK | Apple TV US | Apple TV UK]
Dune [Prime US | Prime UK | Apple TV US | Apple TV UK | HBO Max US]
• Nightmare Alley [Prime US | Prime UK | Apple TV US | Apple TV UK | HBO Max US | Hulu US | Disney+ UK]
• West Side Story [Prime US | Prime UK | Apple TV US | Apple TV UK | HBO Max US | Disney+ globally]

Best Sound
• Belfast [Prime US | Prime UK | Apple TV US | Apple TV UK]
Dune [Prime US | Prime UK | Apple TV US | Apple TV UK | HBO Max US]
No Time to Die [Prime US | Prime UK | Apple TV US | Apple TV UK]
• The Power of the Dog [Netflix globally]
• West Side Story [Prime US | Prime UK | Apple TV US | Apple TV UK | HBO Max US | Disney+ globally]

Best Animated Short Film
• “Affairs of the Art” [not yet streaming anywhere]
• “Bestia” [Vimeo]
• “Boxballet” [not yet streaming anywhere]
• “Robin Robin” [Netflix globally]
• “The Windshield Wiper” [not yet streaming anywhere]

Best Live-Action Short Film
• “Ala Kachuu — Take and Run” [Vimeo]
• “The Dress” [Vimeo]
• “The Long Goodbye” [YouTube]
• “On My Mind” [not yet streaming anywhere]
• “Please Hold” [HBO Max US] [nowhere UK yet]

Best Original Score
Don’t Look Up [Netflix globally]
Dune [Prime US | Prime UK | Apple TV US | Apple TV UK | HBO Max US]
• Encanto [Prime US | Prime UK | Apple TV US | Apple TV UK | Disney+ globally]
• Parallel Mothers [Prime US | Prime UK | Apple TV US | Apple TV UK | Curzon Home Cinema UK]
• The Power of the Dog [Netflix globally]

Best Visual Effects
Dune [Prime US | Prime UK | Apple TV US | Apple TV UK | HBO Max US]
Free Guy [Prime US | Prime UK | Apple TV US | Apple TV UK | HBO Max US | Disney+ globally]
No Time to Die [Prime US | Prime UK | Apple TV US | Apple TV UK]
• Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings [Prime US | Prime UK | Apple TV US | Apple TV UK | Disney+ globally]
• Spider-Man: No Way Home [Prime US | Prime UK | Apple TV US | Apple TV UK]

Best Film Editing
Don’t Look Up [Netflix globally]
Dune [Prime US | Prime UK | Apple TV US | Apple TV UK | HBO Max US]
• King Richard [Prime US | Prime UK | Apple TV US | Apple TV UK]
• The Power of the Dog [Netflix globally]
• Tick, Tick… Boom! [Netflix globally]

Best Makeup and Hairstyling
• Coming 2 America [Prime US | Prime UK]
• Cruella [Prime US | Prime UK | Apple TV US | Apple TV UK | Disney+ globally]
Dune [Prime US | Prime UK | Apple TV US | Apple TV UK | HBO Max US]
• The Eyes of Tammy Faye [Prime US | Prime UK | Apple TV US | Apple TV UK | HBO Max US | Disney+ UK]
• House of Gucci [Prime US | Prime UK | Apple TV US | Apple TV UK]


Oscar nominees by streaming service

US (see also “globally” below)

Amazon Prime
Attica [Prime]
Being the Ricardos [Prime]
Belfast [Prime]
Coming 2 America [Prime]
Cruella [Prime]
Cyrano [Prime]
Drive My Car [Prime]
Dune [Prime]
Encanto [Prime]
The Eyes of Tammy Faye [Prime]
Flee [Prime]
Four Good Days [Prime]
Free Guy [Prime]
House of Gucci [Prime]
King Richard [Prime]
Licorice Pizza [Prime]
Luca [Prime]
Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom [Prime]
The Mitchells vs. the Machines [Prime]
Nightmare Alley [Prime]
No Time to Die [Prime]
Parallel Mothers [Prime]
Raya and the Last Dragon [Prime]
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings [Prime]
Spencer [Prime]
Spider-Man: No Way Home [Prime]
Summer of Soul [Prime]
West Side Story [Prime]
The Worst Person in the World [Prime]
Writing with Fire [Prime (Mar 22)]

Apple TV
Attica [Apple TV]
Belfast [Apple TV]
Cruella [Apple TV]
Cyrano [Apple TV]
Drive My Car [Apple TV]
Dune [Apple TV]
Encanto [Apple TV]
The Eyes of Tammy Faye [Apple TV]
Flee [Apple TV]
Four Good Days [Apple TV]
Free Guy [Apple TV]
House of Gucci [Apple TV]
King Richard [Apple TV]
Licorice Pizza [Apple TV]
Luca [Apple TV]
Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom [Apple TV]
The Mitchells vs. the Machines [Apple TV]
Nightmare Alley [Apple TV]
No Time to Die [Apple TV]
Parallel Mothers [Apple TV]
Raya and the Last Dragon [Apple TV]
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings [Apple TV]
Spencer [Apple TV]
Spider-Man: No Way Home [Apple TV]
Summer of Soul [Apple TV]
West Side Story [Apple TV]
The Worst Person in the World [Apple TV]
Writing with Fire [Apple TV (Mar 22)]

HBO Max
Drive My Car [HBO Max]
Dune [HBO Max]
The Eyes of Tammy Faye [HBO Max]
Free Guy [HBO Max]
Nightmare Alley [HBO Max]
“Please Hold” [HBO Max]
West Side Story [HBO Max]
“When We Were Bullies” [HBO Max]

Hulu
Flee [Hulu]
Four Good Days [Hulu]
Nightmare Alley [Hulu]
Spencer [Hulu]
Summer of Soul [Hulu]

Paramount+
Ascension [Paramount+]

UK (see also “globally” below)

Amazon Prime
Being the Ricardos [Prime]
Belfast [Prime]
Coming 2 America [Prime]
Cruella [Prime]
Cyrano [Prime]
Drive My Car [Prime]
Dune [Prime]
Encanto [Prime]
The Eyes of Tammy Faye [Prime]
Flee [Prime]
Four Good Days [Prime]
Free Guy [Prime]
House of Gucci [Prime]
King Richard [Prime]
Licorice Pizza [Prime]
Luca [Prime]
The Mitchells vs. the Machines [Prime]
Nightmare Alley [Prime]
No Time to Die [Prime]
Parallel Mothers [Prime]
Raya and the Last Dragon [Prime]
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings [Prime]
Spencer [Prime]
Spider-Man: No Way Home [Prime]
Summer of Soul [Prime]
West Side Story [Prime]

Apple TV
Belfast [Apple TV]
Cruella [Apple TV]
Cyrano [Apple TV]
Drive My Car [Apple TV]
Dune [Apple TV]
Encanto [Apple TV]
The Eyes of Tammy Faye [Apple TV]
Flee [Apple TV]
Four Good Days [Apple TV]
Free Guy [Apple TV]
House of Gucci [Apple TV]
King Richard [Apple TV]
Licorice Pizza [Apple TV]
Luca [Apple TV]
The Mitchells vs. the Machines [Apple TV]
Nightmare Alley [Apple TV]
No Time to Die [Apple TV]
Parallel Mothers [Apple TV]
Raya and the Last Dragon [Apple TV]
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings [Apple TV]
Spencer [Apple TV]
Spider-Man: No Way Home [Apple TV]
Summer of Soul [Apple TV]
West Side Story [Apple TV]

Curzon Home Cinema
Drive My Car [Curzon Home Cinema]
Flee [Curzon Home Cinema]
Parallel Mothers [Curzon Home Cinema]
Spencer [Curzon Home Cinema]

BFI Player
Drive My Car [BFI Player]
Flee [BFI Player UK]
Spencer [BFI Player]

Disney+
The Eyes of Tammy Faye [Disney+]
Nightmare Alley [Disney+]

globally

Disney+
Cruella [Disney+]
Encanto [Disney+]
Free Guy [Disney+]
Luca [Disney+]
Raya and the Last Dragon [Disney+]
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings [Disney+]
Summer of Soul [Disney+]
West Side Story [Disney+]

Apple TV+
CODA [Apple TV+ globally]
The Tragedy of Macbeth [Apple TV+ globally]

Netflix
“Audible” [Netflix]
Don’t Look Up [Netflix]
The Hand of God [Netflix]
“Lead Me Home” [Netflix]
The Lost Daughter [Netflix]
The Mitchells vs. the Machines [Netflix]
The Power of the Dog [Netflix]
“Robin Robin” [Netflix]
“Three Songs for Benazir” [Netflix]
Tick, Tick… Boom! [Netflix]

The New York Times
“The Queen of Basketball” [The New York Times]

Vimeo
“Ala Kachuu — Take and Run” [Vimeo]
“Bestia” [Vimeo]
“The Dress” [Vimeo]

YouTube
“The Long Goodbye” [YouTube]

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