Guwahati, Feb 12: The nominees for the Oscars have been announced and the award ceremony will be aired on March 27. With more than a month to the ceremony, viewers have plenty of time to devour in some of the masterpieces in all categories, from the best actors and actresses, to the unsung documentarians and advertent sound designers.
The Power of the Dog is leading the pack and has earned 12 nominations, this is followed by Dune which has been nominated in six categories, West Side Story and Belfast grab seven nominations each and King Richard was recognised in six categories. Among others Indian documentary 'Writing With Fire' also made it to the list of Best Documentary feature.
Stream online with a subscription or rent for a fee, most of the Oscar-nominated films are accessible right now. Below is a roundup of every Oscar-nominated feature film that are available to stream or rent.
Belfast is a 2021 British-Irish comedy-drama film written and directed by Kenneth Branagh. The film stars Caitríona Balfe, Judi Dench, Jamie Dornan, Ciarán Hinds, Colin Morgan, and newcomer Jude Hill. Branagh has described the film as his "most personal film", which follows a young boy's childhood in Belfast, Northern Ireland at the beginning of The Troubles in 1969.
Nominations: Best picture, best director, best supporting actor, best supporting actress, best original screenplay, best sound
Where to watch: Amazon Prime Videos, Google Play, Vudu.
The film was released on 12 November 2021 through Focus Features in the United States, and on 21 January 2022 in Ireland and the United Kingdom through Universal Pictures.
CODA is a 2021 coming-of-age comedy-drama film written and directed by Sian Heder. The film stars Emilia Jones as the eponymous CODA (child of deaf adults), the only hearing member of a deaf family. Eugenio Derbez, Troy Kotsur, Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Daniel Durant, and Marlee Matlin feature in supporting roles.
Nominations: Best Picture, best supporting actor, and best adapted screenplay
Where to watch: The film was released in theatres and through the streaming service Apple TV+ on August 13, 2021.
Don't Look Up
Don't Look Up is a 2021 American film written, produced, and directed by Adam McKay, and starring an ensemble cast consisting of Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Rob Morgan, Jonah Hill, Mark Rylance, Tyler Perry, Timothée Chalamet, Ron Perlman, Ariana Grande, Scott Mescudi, Cate Blanchett, and Meryl Streep. The movie is about two astronomers attempting to warn humanity about an approaching comet that will destroy human civilization. A satirical on climate crisis and political opportunism.
Nominations: Best picture, best original screenplay, best score, and best film editing
Where to watch: Netflix
Drive My Car
Drive My Car is a 2021 Japanese drama film co-written and directed by Ryusuke Hamaguchi. It is primarily based on Haruki Murakami's short story of the same name from his 2014 short story collection Men Without Women while taking inspiration from other stories in it.
Nominations: Best picture, best director, best international feature, and best adapted screenplay
Where to watch: In theaters only
Dune is a 2021 American epic science fiction film directed by Denis Villeneuve and written by Villeneuve, Jon Spaihts, and Eric Roth. The movie features Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Jason Momoa and Zendaya in the lead roles.
Nominations: Best picture, best adapted screenplay, best cinematography, best costume design, best score, best sound, best editing, best makeup and hairstyling, best production design, and best visual effects
Where to watch: Rent it on Apple TV, Amazon, Google Play, Vudu, and YouTube
King Richard is a 2021 American biographical drama film directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green and written by Zach Baylin. It depicts the life of Richard Williams, the father and coach of famed tennis players Venus and Serena Williams, who served as executive producers of the film. It stars Will Smith in the title role, with Aunjanue Ellis, Saniyya Sidney, Demi Singleton, Tony Goldwyn, and Jon Bernthal.
Nominations: Best picture, best actor, best supporting actress, best original screenplay, best song, and best editing
Where to watch: Rent it on Apple TV, Amazon Prime video, Google Play, Vudu, and YouTube.
Licorice Pizza is a 2021 American coming-of-age comedy-drama film written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, who also serves as one of the film's producers and cinematographers. The film stars Alana Haim and Cooper Hoffman in their film debuts.
Nominations: Best picture, best director, and best original screenplay
Where to watch: Currently only in theaters
Nightmare Alley is a 2021 American psychological thriller film directed by Guillermo del Toro from a screenplay by del Toro and Kim Morgan, based on the 1946 novel of the same name.
Nominations: Best picture, best cinematography, best costume design, and best production design
Where to watch: Stream it on HBO Max and Hulu
The Power of the Dog
The Power of the Dog is a 2021 Western psychological drama film written and directed by Jane Campion. It is based on Thomas Savage's 1967 novel of the same name. The film stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, and Kodi Smit-McPhee.
Nominations: Best picture, best director, best actor, best supporting actor (twice), best supporting actress, best adapted screenplay, best cinematography, best score, best sound, best editing, and best production design.
Where to watch: Stream on Netflix
West Side Story
West Side Story is a 2021 American musical romantic drama film directed and co-produced by Steven Spielberg from a screenplay by Tony Kushner.
Nominations: Best picture, best director, best supporting actress, best cinematography, best production design, best costume design, best sound
Where to watch: Currently only in theaters, will be available on Disney + and HBO Max on March 2.
Writing With Fire
Writing with Fire is a 2021 Indian documentary film directed by filmmakers Sushmit Ghosh and Rintu Thomas about the journalists running the Dalit women-led newspaper Khabar Lahariya, as they shift from 14-years of print to digital journalism using smartphones. It is the first Indian feature documentary to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.
Nominations: Best documentary feature
Where to watch: Rent it on Apple TV, Vudu on March 1.