Where to Watch the 2021 Best Picture Oscar Nominees .. #Oscars2021

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The 93rd Oscar nominations have been announced, and you might be wondering where to watch those “Best Picture” nominees before the Academy Awards ceremony on April 25 (airing on ABC).

Normally you’d have to trek to a local movie theater for a “Best Picture” showcase, but since theaters have been closed most of this past year, many of the nominated films are actually available to watch online or VOD (Video on Demand).

So if you want to catch up on your Oscar nominees viewing before the winners are announced, here’s where you can watch the 8 films that are in the running for “Best Picture”:

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THE FATHER

About the film:
This drama is co-written and directed by Florian Zeller, in his directorial debut, based on his 2012 play Le Père. In it, 80-year old Anthony (Academy Award Winner, Anthony Hopkins) is living defiantly alone and rejecting the caretakers that his daughter, Anne (Olivia Colman), introduces, and the tension this creates.

Where to Watch:
It is available on VOD via Amazon, and other online video rental services. It is still in theaters in most markets, as well.

Trailer:

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JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH

About the film:
This is a biographical drama about the betrayal of Fred Hampton (played by Daniel Kaluuya), chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party in late-1960s Chicago, at the hands of William O’Neal (played by Lakeith Stanfield), an FBI informant.

Where to Watch:
Unfortunately, this one is not available online or via VOD. It is still in theaters in most markets, though

Trailer:

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MANK

About the film:
1930s Hollywood is reevaluated through the eyes of scathing wit and alcoholic screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz (Gary Oldman) as he races to finish “Citizen Kane.”

Where to Watch:
It’s streaming on Netflix.

Trailer:

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MINARI

About the film:
A Korean American family moves to an Arkansas farm, where father Jacob (Steven Yeun) hopes to grow Korean produce to sell, in search of its own American dream. Amidst the challenges of this new life in the strange and rugged Ozarks, they discover the undeniable resilience of family and what really makes a home.

Where to Watch:
It is available on VOD via Amazon, and other online video rental services. It is still in theaters in select markets, as well.

Trailer:

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NOMADLAND

About the film:
A woman (Frances McDormand) in her sixties who, after losing everything in the Great Recession, embarks on a journey through the American West, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad.

Where to Watch:
It is streaming on Hulu. It is available on VOD via Amazon, and other online video rental services, as well.

Trailer:

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PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN

About the film:
Traumatized by a tragic event in her past, Cassie (Carey Mulligan) seeks out vengeance in this thrilling and wildly entertaining story about a delicious new take on revenge.

Where to Watch:
It is available on VOD via Amazon, and other online video rental services. It is still in theaters in select markets, as well.

Trailer:

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SOUND OF METAL

About the film:
The film stars Riz Ahmed as Ruben, a professional drummer who begins to suddenly lose his hearing. When a doctor tells him his condition will worsen, he thinks his career and life is over. His girlfriend Lou checks the former addict into a rehab for the deaf hoping it will prevent a relapse and help him adapt to his new life. After being welcomed and accepted just as he is, Ruben must choose between his new normal and the life he once knew.

Where to Watch:
It is streaming on Amazon Prime. It is still in theaters in select markets, as well.

Trailer:

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THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7

About the film:
The film is based on the infamous 1969 trial of seven defendants charged by the federal government with conspiracy and more, arising from the counter-cultural protests in Chicago at the 1968 Democratic National Convention.

Where to Watch:
It is streaming on Netflix. It is still in theaters in select markets, as well.

Trailer:

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After you’ve had the chance to see the films, let me know in comments which one you think will take the top award at this year’s Oscars.


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