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Stream the Oscar-nominated movies on Hulu, Netflix, Amazon and HBO Max

They're scattered, but you don't have to search on your own

Amanda Seyfried and Gary Oldman in the movie
Amanda Seyfried and Gary Oldman in the movie "Mank." (Netflix/TNS)Netflix/TNS

The Oscars will air April 25, 2021, at 8 p.m. EDT. If you want to stream them, and the movies that are nominated, you have your work cut out for you – but why would you bother? The Oscars are just a bunch of malarky, right?

Well, sorta. They’re definitely not a real “award show,” as in the movie that wins “Best Picture” is rarely the best film to come out that year (and if it is, it’s a coincidence). Instead, the ceremony is an advertisement for the movie industry. Movies about movies (This year: “Mank”) or movies that cover a timely issue (This year: “The Trial of the Chicago 7” has obvious parallels to the biggest news stories of 2020) have a huge advantage.

Some people get angry about snubs or who wins because they don’t have much else going on, but I think the whole ceremony is more fun to watch from this perspective:

  • What does Hollywood think is its best feature?
  • What does it think is important this year?
  • What does it want us to think about Hollywood?

Maybe you won't figure those things out and don't care. Maybe you just want to watch a bunch of good movies.

Below you can find instructions on how to stream the Oscars in 2021, and a list of every Oscar Nominated movie in 2021. And if you scroll all the way to the bottom, there’s a special treat!


Stream "Judas and the Black Messiah" on HBO Max.

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Where to stream the Oscars in 2021

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Where to stream every Oscar-nominated movie in 2021

“The Father” – Amazon (Best Picture, Best Lead Actor - Anthony Hopkins, Best Supporting Actress - Olivia Coleman, Film Editing)

“Judas and the Black Messiah” – HBO Max (Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor - Daniel Kaluuya, Best Supporting Actor - Lakeith Stanfield, Best Cinematography, Original Song - Fight For You)

“Mank” – Netflix (Best Picture, Best Lead Actor - Gary Oldman, Best Supporting Actress - Amanda Seyfried, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Directing - David Fincher, Best Makeup and Hairstyling, Original Score)

“Minari” – Amazon (Best Picture, Best Lead Actor - Steven Yeun, Best Supporting Actress - Yuh-Jung Youn, Best Directing - Lee Isaac Chung, Original Score)

“Nomadland” – Hulu (Best Picture, Best Cinematography, Best Directing - Chloe Zhao, Film Editing)

“Promising Young Woman” – Amazon (Best Picture, Best Lead Actress - Carey Mulligan, Best Directing - Emerald Fennell, Film Editing)

“Sound of Metal” – Amazon Prime (Best Picture, Best Lead Actor - Riz Ahmed, Best Supporting Actor - Paul Raci, Film Editing)

“The Trial of the Chicago 7” – Netflix (Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor - Sacha Baron Cohen, Best Cinematography, Film Editing, Original Song - Hear My Voice)

“Onward” – Disney+ (Best Animated Film)

“Over the Moon – Netflix (Best Animated Film)

“A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon” – Netflix (Best Animated Film)

“Soul” – Disney+ (Best Animated Film, Original Score)

“Wolfwalkers” – Apple TV (Best Animated Film)

“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” – Netflix  (Best Lead Actor - Chadwick Boseman, Best Lead Actress - Viola Davis, Best Costume Design, Best Makeup and Hairstyling)

“One Night in Miami…” – Amazon Prime (Best Supporting Actor - Leslie Odom Jr., Original Song - Speak Now)

“The United States vs. Billie Holiday” – Hulu (Best Actress - Andra Day)

“Pieces of a Woman” – Netflix (Best Actress - Vanessa Kirby)

“Nomadland” – Hulu (Best Lead Actress - Frances McDormand)

“Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan” – Amazon (Best Supporting Actress - Maria Bakalova)

“Hillbilly Elegy” – Amazon (Best Supporting Actress - Glenn Close, Best Makeup and Hairstyling)

“News of the World” – Amazon (Best Cinematography, Original Score)

“Emma.” – Amazon, HBO Max (Best Costume Design, Best Makeup and Hairstyling)

“Mulan” – Disney+ (Best Costume Design, Visual Effects)

“Pinocchio” – Amazon (Best Costume Design, Best Makeup and Hairstyling)

“Another Round” – Amazon (Best Directing - Thomas Vinterberg)

“Collective” – Amazon (Best Documentary)

“Crip Camp” – Netflix (Best Documentary)

“The Mole Agent” – Hulu (Best Documentary)

“My Octopus Teacher” – Netflix (Best Documentary)

“Time” – Amazon (Best Documentary)

“Tenet” – Amazon (Visual Effects)

“Da 5 Bloods” – Netflix (Original Score)

“The One and Only Ivan” – Disney+ (Visual Effects)

“The Midnight Sky” – Netflix (Visual Effects)

“Love and Monsters” – Amazon (Visual Effects)

Here’s the special treat: I once hung out with some people who were Academy Award winners and they admitted that they vote for some categories based on what’s funny to them at the time – for example, one special effects artist voted for a certain movie for “Best Sound Editing” because he had watched it on an airplane without headphones, and doing so made him giggle.

True story! Enjoy the Oscars.