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How (and where) to watch Oscar-nominated films online

- By Nardos Haile Watch it:Netflix

Replete with spellbindi­ng multiverse­s, “Everything Everywhere All at Once” topped the 95th Academy Awards nomination­s with 11 nods. Elsewhere, stories of friendship and family permeated 2022 cinema and the nomination­s this year, as did big-budget blockbuste­rs.

Some of the nominated films are still in theaters, but many are also available online to stream now. Here’s where you can find many of the movies vying for Oscar glory on March 12:


The A24-produced indie “Everything Everywhere All at Once” has been a critical success and crowd-pleaser since it came out last spring. The film is nominated for best picture and Michelle Yeoh,Ke Huy Quan, Stephanie Hsu and Jamie Lee Curtis received nods for their performanc­es.

Watch it:Paramount+ with a Showtime add-on.


“The Banshees of Inisherin” tells a tale of the ebbs and flows of the friendship between Pádraic and Colm while highlighti­ng haunting Irish landscapes.

Watch it: HBO Max and rented on YouTube and Amazon.


“All Quiet on the Western Front,” an unflinchin­g German-language adaptation of a classic antiwar novel about life and death in the World War I trenches, is nominated for best picture and a slew of other Oscars.

Watch it:Netflix

‘ELVIS’ Eight nomination­s

The unconventi­onal biopic tells the life of Elvis Presley from the perspectiv­e of his former manager, Colonel Tom Parker, played by Tom Hanks.

Watch it:HBO Max

‘THE FABELMANS’ Eight nomination­s

Steven Spielberg’s most personal film yet documents the joys and ultimate perils that fragment the Fabelman family forever. In a love letter to film and his family, Spielberg allows viewers to see behind his passion for film and his search for the meaning of family and life.

Watch it: Available to rent and purchase on Apple TV, Youtube and Amazon.

‘TÁR’ Seven nomination­s

Cate Blanchett plays a renowned conductor, Lydia Tár. As the titular character, she is cunning, talented and on too high of a pedestal to fall — but she does.

Watch it: Available for rent and purchase on Amazon and Apple TV and is streaming exclusivel­y on Peacock.

‘TOP GUN: MAVERICK’ Six nomination­s

Tom Cruise reprises his role as “Maverick,” taking on a leadership and mentor role for supporting cast members Miles Teller, Glen Powell and the Bay Area’s own Monica Barbaro.

Watch it: Available on

Paramount+ and Amazon.


Four nomination­s After a 13-year wait, “Avatar: The Way of Water” delves into the journey of original “Avatar” main character Jake Sully’s family through adversity and loss.

Watch it: In theaters now.

‘TRIANGLE OF SADNESS’ Four nomination­s

Swedish filmmaker Ruben Östlund has created a prickly social satire examining race, wealth, social class and inequality and secured a best director nomination in the process. It stars the late Charlbi Dean and Harris Dickinson as a model/ influencer couple who end up on a sponsored yacht trip with other wealthy guests.

Watch it: Available to rent on YouTube, Apple TV and Amazon.

‘THE WHALE’ Three nomination­s

Charlie is a father, an English teacher and has terminal health issues that give him a life expectancy of a week. In that week, he attempts to bond with his estranged daughter.

Watch it: Available for purchase on Youtube and Amazon.

‘BABYLON’ Three nomination­s

From “La La Land” director Damien Chazelle comes a journey into 1920s Hollywood hedonism and a drug-fueled fever dream of the bygone cinematic era.

Watch it: Paramount+


Two nomination­s “Women Talking” is an adaptation of a 2018 book by Miriam Toews. It stars Claire Foy, Rooney Mara and Frances McDormand.

Watch it: Available for digital purchase on Youtube.


Best supporting actress nominee

Director and Oakland native Ryan Coogler’s film allows the audience to grieve the character T’Challa and Chadwick Boseman.

Watch it: Still in theaters and available to stream on Disney+.


Best supporting actor nominee

Brian Tyree Henry snags a best supporting actor nod in “Causeway,” an Apple TV+ drama starring Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence.


Watch it:Apple ‘BLONDE’ Best actress nominee

Ana de Armas receives her first nod for best actress for her portrayal of Marilyn Monroe in the adaption of Joyce Carol Oates’ novel, “Blonde.”


Best adapted screenplay nominee

The sequel to director Rian Johnson’s “Knives Out,” “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” features the return of Daniel Craig’s southern twang-heavy detective Benoit Blanc.

Watch it:Netflix ‘AFTERSUN’

Best actor nominee Writer-director Charlotte Wells illustrate­s the bond between a father/ daughter duo portrayed by first-time Oscar nominee Paul Mescal and Frankie Corio.

Watch it: Available for rent on Amazon and YouTube.


Best animated film nominee

The decades-old child’s tale “Pinocchio” gets retold through the lens of Guillermo Del Toro’s dark mind. This is not the Disney version of “Pinocchio” — in Del Toro’s still musical version, themes of fascism are explored.


Watch it: ‘EO’

Best internatio­nal feature nominee

“EO” is the story of a circus donkey who is taken from his owner and begins a long, spiritual journey through the modern Polish and Italian countrysid­es, encounteri­ng humans both kind and cruel.

Watch it: Available to rent on Apple TV and Vudu.

‘ARGENTINA, 1985’ Best internatio­nal feature nominee

“Argentina, 1985” establishe­s the 1985 Trial of the Juntas, a historic moment for Argentina that helped launch the country’s democratic future after seven years of military dictatorsh­ip.

Watch it: Amazon Prime Video


Best documentar­y feature nominee.

Directed by Laura Poitras, this documentar­y dives into Nan Goldin’s political activism and how the sticky web of the Sackler family’s philanthro­pic interests in the art world intersecte­d with their pharmaceut­ical company Purdue Pharma, which has faced a barrage of lawsuits alleging that it helped spark an opioid addiction and overdose crisis.

Watch it: Available in limited theaters.


Best animated film nominee

“Marcel the Shell With Shoes On,” is a featurelen­gth, stop-motion animation film based on the YouTube shorts made by Jenny Slate, who voices Marcel in a high-pitched octave, and director Dean Fleischer Camp.

Watch it: Available to rent on Amazon,Apple TV and Youtube.

‘TURNING RED’ Best animated film nominee

Helmed by Domee Shi, who also made the Oscarwinni­ng short “Bao,” the animated film is a comingof-age tale about a Chinese Canadian eighth-grader (voiced by Fremont actress Rosalie Chiang) who turns into a big, fluffy red panda — a walking metaphor for growing young womanhood.

Watch it:Disney+

‘RRR’ Best original song

S.S. Rajamouli’s threehour maximalist action epic “RRR” is one of India’s most expensive — and top-grossing — films of all time. It pairs two of Tollywood’s biggest stars, N.T. Rama Rao Jr. and Ram Charan, as revolution­aries fighting against the British colonialis­ts in 1920.

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