You Can Watch These Oscar Nominees At Home Before The Ceremony

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Hollywood’s awards season is preparing to reach its climax at the 2022 Academy Awards and if you’re like most people, you probably haven’t seen many of the nominees yet. Between theaters still feeling a bit iffy during the pandemic and real life getting in the way, keeping up with the past year’s most acclaimed movies has been tough.

Good thing you can watch many of them without moving from your couch! While several of the top nominees are only in theaters and will not be available for home viewing until after the Oscars air on March 26 (“Licorice Pizza,” “Parallel Mothers” and “The Worst Person in the World,” most notably), the majority of them can be viewed well ahead of time.

Here are some of the top Oscar-nominated movies you can stream now either via subscription services or by paying a rental fee. Then, watch ABC’s 94th Academy Awards at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday, March 27.

Netflix

‘The Power of the Dog’

What It’s Nominated For: Best picture, best actor in a leading role (Benedict Cumberbatch), best actor in a supporting role (Jesse Plemons, Kodi Smit-McPhee), best actress in a supporting role (Kirsten Dunst), best adapted screenplay, best cinematography, best directing, best editing, best original score, best production design, best sound

How to Watch: Netflix

With 12 nominations, including best picture and a whopping four in the acting categories, “The Power of the Dog” is the one to beat in the 2022 Oscar race. This western family drama follows Benedict Cumberbatch as a grim rancher who sees his situation at home change drastically as his family grows. It’s streaming free for Netflix subscribers.

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

‘West Side Story’

What It’s Nominated For: Best picture, best actress in a supporting role (Ariana DeBose), best directing, best cinematography, best production design, best costume design, best sound

How to Watch: HBO Max, Disney+ (March 2)

If Steven Spielberg’s acclaimed remake of 1962’s best picture winner has been on your radar, you’ll be able to watch it starting March 2 with a subscription to either HBO Max or Disney+. It counts seven nominations in its tally and marks Spielberg’s eighth nomination for best director.

Warner Bros.

‘Dune’

What It’s Nominated For: Best picture, best adapted screenplay, best cinematography, best editing, best original score, best production design, best costume design, best makeup and hair styling, best sound, best visual effects

How to Watch: VOD Rental, HBO Max (March 10)

The sci-fi epic “Dune” has 10 nominations, making it one of the most honored movies in the field. Most of its nominations come in categories of pure filmmaking artistry, meaning it’s a joy simply to behold. Timothée Chalamet stars as the powerful young son of a noble family that is put in charge of harvesting the galaxy’s most vital natural resource from a hostile planet. You can rent it on demand from streaming services like YouTube, Google, Vudu and RedBox or wait until March 10, when it hits HBO Max for subscribers again.

Amazon Content Services

‘Being the Ricardos’

What It’s Nominated For: Best actor in a leading role (Javier Bardem), best actress in a leading role (Nicole Kidman), best actor in a supporting role (J.K. Simmons)

How to Watch: Amazon Prime Video

If you’ve got a Prime Video subscription and love TV history, you’ll want to check out this drama that takes you behind the scenes of a tumultuous week making an episode of “I Love Lucy.” Javier Bardem and Nicole Kidman are nominated for their work as Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball, respectively, while J.K. Simmons is also up for his gruff portrayal of William Frawley.

Rob Youngson/Focus Features

‘Belfast’

What It’s Nominated For: Best picture, best actor in a supporting role (Ciarán Hinds), best actress in a supporting role (Judi Dench), best original screenplay, best directing, best original song (“Down to Joy” by Van Morrison), best sound

How to Watch: VOD Rental

“Belfast” notched seven Oscar nominations, including one for best picture, for its heartfelt portrayal of childhood in Northern Ireland during a dangerous period. Dame Judi Dench has the chance to become the oldest Oscar-winning actor ever for her work here as the main character’s beloved Granny. It’s now available for on-demand rentals at about $20 a viewing but if you wait until March 1, when it officially hits home video, the rental price should drop significantly.

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‘King Richard’

What It’s Nominated For: Best picture, best actor in a leading role (Will Smith), best actress in a supporting role (Aunjanue Ellis), best original screenplay, best original song (“Be Alive” by Beyoncé), best editing

How to Watch: VOD Rental

Will Smith is nominated for the third time in an acting category for his portrayal of Richard Williams, father of tennis icons Serena and Venus Williams in this biopic. The powerhouse family drama earned six nods, including one for Beyoncé’s original song, “Be Alive.” It’s now available for VOD rental and HBO Max subscribers will be able to watch it April 7.

Niko Tavernise/Netflix

‘Don’t Look Up’

What It’s Nominated For: Best picture, best original screenplay, best editing, best original score

How to Watch: Netflix

This political black comedy about the coming end of the world evidently struck a chord with Oscar voters, who gave it four nominations. Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence lead an all-star cast that also includes heavyweights Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett and Mark Rylance. It’s streaming exclusively on Netflix.

Janus Films

‘Drive My Car’

What It’s Nominated For: Best picture, best adapted screenplay, best directing, best international feature

How to Watch: HBO Max (March 2)

Perhaps the most buzzed-about foreign film of 2021 was this Japanese drama about an actor trying to move on after his wife’s unexpected death. It’s up for four awards and is this year’s only best picture nominee that’s not in English. It will stream on HBO Max starting March 2.

20th Century Studios

‘Nightmare Alley’

What It’s Nominated For: Best picture, best cinematography, best production design, best costume design

How to Watch: HBO Max, Hulu

Another best picture nominee that can be watched with an HBO Max subscription, as well as with a Hulu login, is the chilling “Nightmare Alley.” This bleak character study about a grifter who cons vulnerable people under the guise of mentalism stars Bradley Cooper at the top of a great cast. It’s the first movie Guillermo del Toro has directed since his 2017 best picture winner, “The Shape of Water.”

Apple TV+

‘CODA’

What It’s Nominated For: Best picture, best actor in a supporting role (Troy Kotsur), best adapted screenplay

How to Watch: Apple TV+

“CODA” marks the first movie made by Apple TV+ to be nominated for the biggest prize at the Oscars. This sweet family drama follows a girl who’s a C.O.D.A. (child of deaf adults) and is the only hearing person in her family. Actor Troy Kotsur drew raves and is the first deaf man to be nominated for an acting Oscar, co-starring alongside the only deaf woman to ever win an Oscar, Marlee Matlin.

Disney

‘Encanto’

What It’s Nominated For: Best animated feature, best original score, best original song (“Dos Oruguitas” by Sebastián Yatra)

How to Watch: Disney+

You’ve probably heard all the songs sung by this Colombian family blessed with magical powers, but have you seen the movie? “Encanto” is up for a trio of Oscars, including best animated feature, and is streaming on Disney+, which also houses fellow animated nominees “Luca” and “Raya and the Last Dragon.”

Neon

‘Flee’

What It’s Nominated For: Best animated feature, best documentary feature, best international feature

How to Watch: Hulu

The trio of seemingly dissonant categories that “Flee” is up for shows how unique a film this is. This Danish animated documentary sees a man named Amin telling the story of his secret past and his flight from his homeland in naked detail. You can stream it now on Hulu.

Netflix

‘Tick, Tick…Boom!’

What It’s Nominated For: Best actor in a leading role (Andrew Garfield), best editing

How to Watch: Netflix

Lovers of musical theater will want to add this Oscar nominee to their Netflix queue. “Tick, Tick…Boom!” follows nominee Andrew Garfield as Jonathan Larson, the late creator of the iconic Broadway show, “Rent.” Lin-Manuel Miranda, a guy who knows a thing or two about the subject matter, directed it.

Apple TV+

‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’

What It’s Nominated For: Best actor in a leading role (Denzel Washington), best cinematography, best production design

How to Watch: Apple TV+

This black-and-white adaptation of Shakespeare’s haunting tragedy sees Denzel Washington up for an Oscar for the ninth time (he’s won two). Joel Coen wrote and directed while Frances McDormand co-stars as the ultra-ambitious Lady Macbeth. Stream it now on Apple TV+.

Searchlight Pictures

‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye’

What It’s Nominated For: Best actress in a leading role (Jessica Chastain), best makeup and hair styling

How to Watch: HBO Max

Based on the 2000 documentary of the same name, this dramatic retelling sees Jessica Chastain play the legendary televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker. To see her Oscar-nominated lead performance — and the also-nominated makeup and hair she wore — stream it on HBO Max.

Yannis Drakoulidis/Netflix

‘The Lost Daughter’

What It’s Nominated For: Best actress in a leading role (Olivia Colman), best actress in a supporting role (Jessie Buckley), best adapted screenplay

How to Watch: Netflix

Netflix struck again in the major categories with this character-driven drama. Oscar winner Olivia Colman sees her third nomination in four years as a woman whose beach vacation becomes anything but relaxing after meeting a young mother, whose experiences trigger her own maternal guilt. The screenplay, by Maggie Gyllenhaal, is also nominated.

Neon

‘Spencer’

What It’s Nominated For: Best actress in a leading role (Kristen Stewart)

How to Watch: Hulu

If you can’t get enough of the tragic story of Lady Diana Spencer, add this to your Hulu queue. Kristen Stewart steps into the demanding role and lands the first Oscar nomination of her career. She’s come a long way since pining over pale vampires and buff werewolves in high school!