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Oscars 2022: Where to watch all the nominated films online

Here’s how to catch 2022’s Academy Awards prospects from your sofa

Phil de Semlyen
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Phil de Semlyen

As anticipated, today’s Oscar nominations delivered plenty of good news for Netflix, with Don’t Look Up, The Power of the Dog and The Lost Daughter all raking in nominations across a variety of categories. Obviously, that’s also good news for anyone looking to catch up on their awards viewing from their sofa ahead of the March 27 awards ceremony.

And they aren’t the only big prospects to be available to stream right now: Flee, the animation of the moment and triple Oscar-nominee, is available to stream in the US for a mere $1.99 (UK viewer can – and should – track it down in the cinema); while, Dune (with six noms) is streaming on a variety of platforms in the US and UK now.

Animation lovers will find almost all the movies in that category on streaming platforms, including Encanto, Raya and the Last Dragon and Luca (all on Disney+ worldwide) and The Mitchells vs the Machines (Netflix).

A few of the big hitters aren’t available to watch at home yet, although as Time Out’s five star reviews suggest, Licorice Pizza, Parallel Mothers and West Side Story are well worth the trip (or trips) to the cinema. Here’s what you can watch – and where – in the US and UK.

Where to watch 2022 Oscar nominees online

Being the Ricardos

Aaron Sorkin’s barbed love story about Lucille Ball and her partner Desi Arnaz is a feast of acting. No surprise, then, that it scored three nominations in those categories, including a welcome, if unexpected nod for JK Simmons. An Amazon Prime film, it’s available to watch on the platform now.

: Best Actress (Nicole Kidman), Best Actor (
Javier Bardem), Best Supporting Actor (JK Simmons)

Where to stream it: Amazon Prime Video US and UK (subscription)

The Tragedy of Macbeth

Joel Coen’s solo project is a monochromatic feast of machiavellian scheming, Shakespearean dialogue and rich – and now Oscar-nominated – acting from Denzel Washington. It’s available on Apple TV+, and thanks to Bruno Delbonnel’s immaculate lighting, it will look regal on your HD telly.

: Best Actor (Denzel Washington), Best Cinematography, Best Production Design

Where to stream it: Apple TV+ worldwide (subscription) 

The Tragedy of Macbeth
Photograph: Courtesy of Apple TV+Apple TV’s The Tragedy of Macbeth was nominated in three categories

King Richard

Will Smith has long been tipped for an Oscar nomination – and very possibly an Oscar – for his portrayal of Serena and Venus William’s hard-driving, complex, doting dad, Richard, in a biopic with real spin on it. If you missed it in cinemas, good news: it’s available to stream now. The bad news is that it costs a fortune.

: Best Picture, Best Actor (Will Smith), Best Supporting Actress (
Aunjanue Ellis), Best Editing, Best Screenplay, Best Song

Where to stream it: Amazon Prime and Google Play US (buy $19.99); Amazon Prime UK (buy £13.99)


Apple TV famously paid a record-breaking $25m to pick up this touching family drama at last year’s Sundance – and this is probably why: it has secured a Best Picture nod. Someone at Apple is feeling very smug, because the streaming platform is the only place you’ll be able to watch it and soak up the historic performance by Troy Kotsur, the first ever Oscar nod for a deaf male actor. 

Nominations: Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor (Troy Kotsur)

Where to stream it: Apple TV+ worldwide (subscription)

Don’t Look Up 

If you spent Christmas arguing about whether Adam McKay’s climate crisis satire was a wry masterpiece or a total abomination, you’ll be either delighted or seething at its presence on the ten-strong Best Picture shortlist. To see what all the fuss is about, head to Netflix. Only don’t be too surprised if you end up somewhere in the middle. 

Nominations: Best Picture, Best Score, Best Editing, Best Original Screenplay

Where to stream it: Netflix worldwide (subscription)


A genuine history maker, this LGBTQ+ animated documentary has scored nominations in three separate categories. The story of an Afghan migrant navigating a hostile world, Flee always seemed likely to chime with Academy voters and so it has proved. If you’re in the US, you can check it out for a bargain rental fee. Elsewhere, it is well worth a trip to the cinema.

: Best International Film, Best Documentary, Best Animation

Where to stream it: Google Play ($1.99 rent, $7.99 buy) 

The Power of the Dog
Photograph: NetflixNetflix’s The Power of the Dog has 12 nominations

The Power of the Dog

This year’s big, well, dog, Jane Campion’s western is a trailblazer in a multitude of categories. Notably, all four of its main cast members have scored acting nominations, which means that almost every frame of the film is filled with Academy Award-nominated magic. Check it out for yourself on Netflix.

Nominations: Best Picture, Best Actor (Benedict Cumberbatch), Best Supporting Actor (Kodi Smit-McPhee and Jesse Plemons), Best Supporting Actress (Kirsten Dunst), Best Editing, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Sound, Best Production Design

Where to stream it: Netflix worldwide (subscription)

No Time to Die

A Best Picture nod or even a sentimental nomination for Daniel Craig’s swan song– where is your heart, Academy? – did alway feel like a long shot. Bond is just that bit too genre for that kind of Oscar endorsement, although the Academy has no qualms in dishing out nods in the technical categories and one for the moody and magnificent title song. Soak them all up across a variety of streaming platforms now.

Nominations: Best VFX, Best Song, Best Sound

Where to stream it: Amazon Prime Video, Vudu, Apple TV or Google Play in the US (rent $; Amazon Prime Video UK (rent £4.99, buy £13.99) 

The Lost Daughter

Maggie Gyllenhaal announced herself as a filmmaker of real chops with this adaptation of Elena Ferrante’s novel. It misses out on Best Picture and Best Director nods, but Gyllenhaal screenplay is up for a statuette, alongside the two acting nominations – for Olivia Colman and Jessie Buckley. It’s on Netflix everywhere now.

: Best Actress (Olivia Colman), Best Supporting Actress (Jessie Buckley),
Best Adapted Screenplay

Where to stream it: Netflix worldwide (subscription)


One to see on the hugest cinema screen available, but if that’s not possible – and in fairness, it may no longer be an option several months after release – Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi epic is streaming on a variety of platforms worldwide. Hans Zimmer’s Best Score nod suggests, you should crank up the surround sound speakers and strap yourself to the sofa.

: Best Picture, Best Cinematography, Best Score, Best Editing, Best VFX, Best Production Design, Best Costume Design,
Best Make-up and Hairstyling, Best Adapted Screenplay

Where to stream it: iTunes US (rent $5.99, buy $12.99), AMC Theaters On Demand (rent $5.99); Amazon Prime Video UK (rent £4.99, buy £13.99)

Tick, Tick... Boom!

This musical biopic of Rent writer Jonathan Larson can probably be found on the ‘Films with songs so catchy you’ll be humming to yourself for the next 27 years’ panel of your Netflix account. Or the ‘Oscar nominated films’ one, because Andrew Garfield is up for Best Actor for his portrayal of the Broadway legend.

Nomination: Best Actor (Andrew Garfield)

Where to stream it: Netflix worldwide (subscription)


Kenneth Branagh’s wistful remembrance of his childhood in north Belfast is up for a host of awards on March 29, including, surprisingly, a Best Supporting Actress one for National Treasure Judi Dench, and, less surprising, a Best Supporting Actor nod for Ciarán Hinds. Belfast has been out in the US since December and has made its way – expensively – onto a few streaming sites. UK and Irish viewers can catch it on the big screen for the foreseeable.

Nominations: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor (Ciarán Hinds), Best Supporting Actress (Judi Dench), Best Original Screenplay, Best Song, Best Sound

Where to stream it: Google Play US or Microsoft store (buy UHD $19.99)

Drive My Car

One of the nice surprises of the nominations was the love for Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s ace Murakami adaptation, an unexpected presence in the Best Picture line-up. It’s newly out in US cinemas and remains on the big screen elsewhere, too, with a PVOD release currently limited to the BFI Player in the UK.

Nominations: Best Picture, Best International Film, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay

Where to stream it: BFI Player in the UK (£10)

Summer of Soul

Questlove’s breakout concert doc about the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival should be a hot favourite in the Best Documentary category. Check it out on Hulu (in the US) and Disney+ (outside the US). 

: Best Documentary

Where to stream it: Hulu (US) and Disney+ worldwide (subscription)

House of Gucci

Ridley Scott’s spaghetti drama was tipped in a number of nominations, including for Jared Leto and Lady Gaga in the acting categories, so a solitary nod for Best Make-up and Hairstyling will definitely feel like a letdown for team Gucci – however insanely great the hair is. None of this, of course, will dampen the world’s appetite to enjoy its mad Ital-iano accents and Codfather plotting. Alas, for the most part the world has a little longer to wait.

: Best Make-up and Hairstyling

Where to stream it: Amazon Prime US ($19.99)


An enthralling companion piece to Netflix’s Oscar-winning American Factory, this smartly crafted examination of the so-called Chinese Dream asks what life is really like for citizens in a society with a boiler-room approach to productivity and growth. 

Nomination: Best Documentary

Where to stream it: Paramount+ (subscription) and Eventive (rent $12) in the US; in cinemas in the UK.

The Hand of God

Belfast isn’t the only childhood memoir up for an Oscar this year. Say ciao to Paolo Sorrentino’s Best International Film candidate. Streaming on Netflix, its sunny Naples location and bittersweet biographical details are perfect for an escapist night in on the couch. Plus, all the Italian accents sound Italian in this one. 

Nomination: Best International Film

Where to stream it: Netflix worldwide (subscription)

The Eyes of Tammy Faye

Jessica Chastain is barely recognisable but recognisably brilliant in this biopic of US evangelist Tamara Faye Messner. She – and her make-up team – have scored Oscar nominations for a period drama that delves deep into the seedy sanctimony of bible-toting entrepreneurs in ’60s and ’70s America. Catch it on Amazon Prime in the US and in cinemas elsewhere.

Nominations: Best Actress (Jessica Chastain), Best Make-up and Hairstyling

Where to stream it: Amazon Prime Video US (rent $3.99, buy $14.99)

Nightmare Alley

Guillermo del Toro’s art-pulp thriller glided onto the list of Best Picture nominees on the back of its sense of Hollywood history (it re-adapts an William Lindsay Gresham novel already made into a 1947 noir), some crackerjack performances, glorious production design and an intoxicating fug of amorality. Unusually, you can catch it on two rival streamers in the US: HBO Max and Hulu. Catch it in the cinema in the UK. 

Nominations: Best Picture, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Costume Design

Where to stream it: HBO Max and Hulu in the US (subscription)

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