Where to Watch the 2022 Oscar Nominees

Catch up on the best films of the season with our Academy Awards viewing guide.

by | February 23, 2022 | Comments

While the 2021 award season was delayed due to the pandemic, 2022 is right on schedule with the Academy Awards ready to air Sunday, March 27 on ABC. The 94th Oscars feature critically acclaimed films from around the world, most of which are already available to stream on services like Netflix, Hulu, and Disney+, and also available to rent via Vudu or Amazon Prime.

Missed Nightmare Alley on the big screen? It’s available on two streaming services you might already subscribe to. Can’t get Encanto‘s songs out of your head? Lean in and stream it tonight.

Read on to find out where you can watch every feature film nominated for the 94th Academy Awards.

Belfast (2021)


Description: A nine-year-old boy grows up during The Troubles in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Nominations: Best Picture, Supporting Actress, Supporting Actor, Sound, Original Screenplay and Original Song
Starring: Caitriona Balfe, Jamie Dornan, Judi Dench, Ciaran Hinds, Colin Morgan, Jude Hill
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Where to watch: Available on Apple TV+, Vudu, YouTube and more.

CODA (2021)


Description: The only hearing member of a deaf family (child of deaf adults – CODA) discovers her passion for singing and finds herself torn between her dreams and her obligations to her family.
Nominations: Best Picture, Supporting Actor, Adapted Screenplay
Starring: Emilia Jones, Eugenio Derbez, Troy Kotsur, Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Daniel Durant, Marlee Matlin
Director: Sian Heder
Where to watch: Apple TV+

Don't Look Up (2021)


Description: Two scientists try to convince people to care that an asteroid is about to destroy all life on Earth.
Nominations: Best Picture, Original Score, Original Screenplay, Film Editing
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Melanie Lynskey, Meryl Streep
Director: Adam McKay
Where to Watch: Netflix

Drive My Car (2021)


Description: A recently widowed actor and theater director forms a unique relationship with his 20-year-old chauffeur as he directs a production of Uncle Vanya.
Nominations: Best Picture, Adapted Screenplay, International Feature
Starring: Hidetoshi Nighijima, Toko Miura, Masaki Okada, Reika Kirishima
Director: Ryusuke Hamaguchi
Where to Watch: In theaters, available on Vudu on 3/1 and HBO Max on 3/2

Dune (2021)


Description: In this adaptation of the first half of Frank Herbert’s 1965 novel, a young man named Paul Atreides and his family move to the desert planet Arrakis and are thrust into a war.
Nominations: Best Picture, Costume Design, Sound, Original Score, Adapted Screenplay, Film Editing, Makeup and Hairstyling, Cinematography, Production Design, Visual Effects
Starring: Timothee Chalamet, Oscar Isaac, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgard, Dave Bautista, Zendaya
Director: Dennis Villeneuve
Where to Watch: Available to rent on Apple TV+, Vudu, YouTube and more.

King Richard (2021)


Description: A biopic of Richard Williams, the father of tennis legends Serena and Venus Williams.
Nominations: Best Picture, Best Actor, Supporting Actress, Original Screenplay, Film Editing, Original Song
Starring: Will Smith, Aunjanue Ellis, Saniyya Sidney, Demi Singleton, Tony Goldwyn, Jon Bernthal
Director: Reinaldo Marcus Green
Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy on Apple TV+, Vudu, YouTube and more.

Licorice Pizza (2021)


Description: A coming-of-age story that takes place in 1973 in the San Fernando Valley.
Nominations: Best Picture, Original Screenplay
Starring: Alana Haim, Cooper Hoffman, Sean Penn, Tom Waits, Benny Safdie
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Where to Watch: In theaters

Nightmare Alley (2021)


Description: An adaptation of the 1946 novel by William Lindsay Gresham that follows an ambitious carnival worker as he swindles the wealthy and links up with a mysterious psychologist.
Nominations: Best Picture, Costume Design, Cinematography, Production Design
Starring: Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Toni Collette, Willem Dafoe, Richard Jenkins
Director: Guillermo Del Toro
Where to Watch: Hulu and HBO Max

Description: A domineering rancher responds with mocking cruelty when his brother brings home a new wife and her son, until the unexpected comes to pass.
Nominations: Best Picture, Best Actor, Supporting Actress, Supporting Actor, Sound, Original Score, Adapted Screenplay, Film Editing, Cinematography, Production Design
Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Jesse Plemons, Kirsten Dunst, Kodi Smit-McPhee
Director: Jane Campion
Where to Watch: Netflix

West Side Story (2021)


Description: Stephen Spielberg’s adaptation of the beloved Shakespeare-inspired musical about a forbidden romance and two rival gangs.
Nominations: Best Picture, Supporting Actress, Costume Design, Sound, Cinematography, Production Design
Starring: Rachel Zegler, Ariana Debose, Rita Moreno, Ansel Elgort, Mike Faist, David Alvarez
Director: Stephen Spielberg
Where to Watch: Available in theaters and on Disney+ beginning March 2

Description: A biopic about televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker through the rise and fall of her career and marriage to Jim Bakker.
Nominations: Best Actress, Makeup and Hairstyling
Starring: Jessica Chastain, Andrew Garfield, Cherry Jones, Vincent D’Onofrio
Director: Michael Showalter
Where to Watch: HBO Max, Vudu

The Lost Daughter (2021)


Description: An adaptation of Elena Ferrante’s novel about a college professor who relives her own early motherhood when she meets a young mother and daughter on vacation.
Nominations: Best Actress, Supporting Actress, Adapted Screenplay
Starring: Olivia Colman, Dakota Johnson, Jessie Buckley, Paul Mescal, Ed Harris
Director: Maggie Gyllenhaal
Where to Watch: Netflix

Parallel Mothers (2021)


Description: Two single women meet in the hospital as they’re about to give birth and bond over impending motherhood.
Nominations: Best Actress, Original Score
Starring: Penelope Cruz, Milena Smit, Israel Elejalde
Director: Pedro Almodovar
Where to Watch: In theaters, on Vudu

Being the Ricardos (2021)


Description: A fictionalized account of one busy week in the life of Lucille Ball and Ricky Ricardo.
Nominations: Best Actress, Best Actor, Supporting Actor
Starring: Nicole Kidman, Javier Bardem, J.K. Simmons, Nina Arianda
Director: Aaron Sorkin
Where to Watch: Amazon Prime

Spencer (2021)


Description: A historical fiction about Princess Diana preparing to spend the holidays with her in-laws in 1991.
Nominations: Best Actress
Starring: Kristen Stewart, Jack Farthing, Timothy Spall, Sally Hawkins, Stella Gonet, Sean Harris
Director: Pablo Larrain
Where to Watch: Hulu, Vudu

Tick, Tick... Boom! (2021)


Description: Based on the autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson about the playwright trying to balance relationships with his theatrical ambitions.
Nominations: Best Actor, Film Editing
Starring: Andrew Garfield, Alexandra Shipp, Vanessa Hudgens, Robin De Jesus
Director: Lin-Manuel Miranda
Where to Watch: Netflix

Description: A historical thriller based on Shakespeare’s Macbeth.
Nominations: Best Actor, Cinematography, Production Design
Starring: Denzel Washington, Frances McDormand, Alex Hassell, Bertie Carvel, Corey Hawkins
Director: Joel Coen
Where to Watch: Apple TV+

Cruella (2021)


Description: An origin story for an iconic Disney villain.
Nominations: Costume Design, Makeup and Hairstyling
Starring: Emma Stone, Emma Thompson, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Joel Fry, Mark Strong
Director: Craig Gillespie
Where to Watch: Disney+, Vudu

Cyrano (2021)


Description: A romantic musical based on the 1897 play Cyrano de Bergerac.
Nominations: Costume Design
Starring: Peter Dinklage, Haley Bennett, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Ben Mendelsohn
Director: Joe Wright
Where to Watch: In theaters

No Time to Die (2021)


Description: The latest in the James Bond franchise brings the spy out of retirement to save a kidnapped scientist.
Nominations: Sound, Original Song, Visual Effects
Starring: Daniel Craig, Lashana Lynch, Lea Seydoux, Rami Malek, Ben Whishaw, Ana De Armas, Naomie Harris
Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga
Where to Watch: Available to rent on Apple TV+, Vudu, YouTube and more.

Encanto (2021)


Description: When the enchantment that surrounds her family begins to fail, the only non-magical daughter in a magical family rushes to save the day.
Nominations: Original Score, Animated Feature, Original Song
Starring: Stephanie Beatriz, Jessica Darrow, Diane Guerrero, John Leguizamo, Wilmer Valderrama
Director: Byron Howard and Jared Bush
Where to Watch: Disney+, Vudu

Description: A Norwegian dark comedy about a young indecisive woman navigating love and her career.
Nominations: Original Screenplay, International Feature
Starring: Renate Reinsve, Anders Danielsen Lie, Herbert Nordrum
Director: Joachim Trier
Where to Watch: In theaters

Coming 2 America (2021)


Description: The sequel to the 1988 movie Coming to America finds King Akeem and Semmi traveling from Zamunda back to Queens, New York.
Nominations: Makeup and Hairstyling
Starring: Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, Jermaine Fowler, Leslie Jones, Tracy Morgan, KiKi Layne, James Earl Jones, Wesley Snipes
Director: Craig Brewer
Where to Watch: Amazon Prime

House of Gucci (2021)


Description: The story of how Patrizia Reggiani fell in love with, married, and eventually contributed to the murder of Maurizio Gucci.
Nominations: Makeup and Hairstyling
Starring: Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Jared Leto
Director: Ridley Scott
Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy on Apple TV+, Vudu, YouTube and more.

Flee (2021)


Description: A Danish animated docudrama about a man who is about to marry his boyfriend and opens up about fleeing his home country of Afghanistan.
Nominations: Animated Feature, Documentary Feature, International Feature
Starring: Amin Nawabi, Belal Faiz, Zahra Mehrwarz, Sadia Faiz; English version narrated by Riz Ahmed and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Director: Jonas Poher Rasmussen
Where to Watch: Hulu, Vudu

Luca (2021)


Description: A young sea monster who can turn into a human boy while on land has adventures with his best friend on the Italian Riviera.
Nominations: Animated Feature
Starring: Jacob Tremblay, Jack Dylan Grazer, Emma Berman, Maya Rudolph,
Director: Enrico Casarosa
Where to Watch: Disney+, Vudu

Description: A family comes together to save the planet when all of the world’s electronic devices come to life.
Nominations: Animated Feature
Starring: Abbi Jacobson, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Mike Rianda, Eric Andre, Olivia Colman, Fred Armisen, Chrissy Tiegen
Director: Mike Rianda
Where to Watch: Netflix, Vudu

Description: A lone warrior has to track down the last dragon to save the world from the monsters who destroyed the dragons 500 years ago.
Nominations: Animated Feature
Starring: Kelly Marie Tran, Awkwafina, Izaac Wang, Gemma Chan, Daniel Dae Kim, Sandra Oh, Benedict Wong
Director: Don Hall, Carlos Lopez Estrada
Where to Watch: Disney+, Vudu

Ascension (2021)


Description: A documentary about the pursuit of the Chinese dream through the social classes.
Nominations: Documentary Feature
Director: Jessica Kingdon
Where to Watch: Paramount+

Attica (2021)


Description: The story of the 1971 riots that broke out at the Attica Correctional Facility and lasted for five days.
Nominations: Documentary Feature
Director: Stanley Nelson Jr., Tracy A. Curry
Where to Watch: Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, Showtime, Vudu

Description: Over the course of six weeks in the summer of 1969, thousands of people attend the Harlem Cultural Festival to celebrate Black history, culture, music and fashion.
Nominations: Documentary Feature
Director: Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson
Where to Watch: Hulu, Vudu

Writing with Fire (2021)


Description: An Indian documentary about the journalists running the Dalit women-led newspaper Khabar Lahariya as they shift from 14 years of print to digital journalism using smartphones.
Nominations: Documentary Feature
Director: Rintu Thomas, Sushmit Ghosh
Where to Watch: Available to stream via PBS on 3/28, on Vudu 3/29

Four Good Days (2020)


Description: A young addict tries to stay clean while living with her mother for four days after leaving a detox clinic.
Nominations: Original Scene
Starring: Mila Kunis, Glenn Close, Stephen Root
Director: Rodrigo Garcia
Where to Watch: Hulu, Vudu

The Hand of God (2021)


Description: An Italian teen is saved from a freak accident by football legend Diego Maradona.
Nominations: International Feature
Starring: Filippo Scotti, Toni Servillo, Teresa Saponangelo, Luisa Ranieri
Director: Paolo Sorrentino
Where to Watch: Netflix

Description: An aspiring singer living with his grandmother in the capital of Bhutan dreams of getting a visa to relocate to Australia.
Nominations: International Feature
Director: Pawo Chowning Dorji
Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy on Apple TV+, Vudu, YouTube and more

Free Guy (2021)


Description: A non-playable-character in a video game comes to life.
Nominations: Visual Effects
Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer
Director: Shawn Levy
Where to Watch: Disney+, HBO Max, Vudu

Description: Martial-arts master Shang-Chi confronts the past he thought he left behind when he’s drawn into the web of the mysterious Ten Rings organization.
Nominations: Visual Effects
Starring: Simu Liu, Awkwafina, Tony Leung, Meng’er Zhang, Michelle Yeoh, Ben Kingsley
Director: Destin Daniel Cretton
Where to Watch: Disney+, Vudu

Description: Peter Parker goes to great lengths to try to get himself and his friends into MIT.
Nominations: Visual Effects
Starring: Tom Holland, Zendaya, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jacob Batalon
Director: Jon Watts
Where to Watch: In theaters, on Vudu 3/22

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