How (and where) to watch the 2022 Oscar nominees online | Movies
LEANNE ITALY Associated Press
NEW YORK — Want to watch the best Oscar nominees before the broadcast of the 94th Academy Awards on Sunday? There are many ways to achieve this, and a trip to the theater is not absolutely necessary. Here’s the way to find the top nominees online, though there are plenty of ways to buy, rent, and stream digitally:
“THE POWER OF THE DOG”12 applications. Netflix.
The leading contender received nods for Kirsten Dunst, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jesse Plemons and Kodi Smit-McPhee. It also received a Best Picture nomination and a Best Director nomination for Jane Campion. Cumberbatch is a crass Montana rancher with menacing arrogance in a gothic story brought to life on the western plain.
“DUNE”10 applications. HBOMax.
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It’s back on HBO Max, and in the iTunes store and on Amazon Prime Video for a price. The sprawling sci-fi desert saga based on Frank Herbert’s 1965 novel received nods that included Best Picture and Best Cinematography. It stars Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya. Denis Villeneuve directed.
“BELFAST”Seven nominations. Digital rental.
Based on Kenneth Branagh’s childhood, the film landed nominations for Best Picture, a nod to direction for Branagh, Best Supporting Actress for Judi Dench and Supporting Actor for her on-screen husband, Ciarán Hinds, among others. Absent was a Jamie Dornan nomination, who stars as a Belfast father struggling to keep his family safe as the Troubles began in 1969. It’s available for a cost on Amazon Prime, Apple TV+, YouTube, Redbox, Vudu and more.
“IF WESTTHE STORY”Seven nominations. HBO Max and Disney+.
Steven Spielberg’s reimagining of the 1961 classic received Best Picture and Director nominations for it. Ariana DeBose was nominated for her Anita. Spielberg, Tony Kushner and Steven Sondheim dug deep to reconsider the iconic Romeo and Juliet tale that has the Sharks and Jets front and center in New York.
6 nominations. Digital rental.
Directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green, the story of Richard Williams – father, coach and driving force behind tennis greats Venus and Serena Williams – has Will Smith in the lead role. It earned nominations for Smith, Aunjanue Ellis, Best Picture and Original Song for DIXSON’s “Be Alive” and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, among others. It’s available for a cost on Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV, Google Play, YouTube and more.
“SHOULD I NOTOK”Four nominations. Netflix.
Adam McKay’s apocalyptic comedy nabbed nominations which included Best Picture, Original Score, and Original Screenplay. The climate change satire that stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence gives Earth six months before a massive comet destroys the planet.
“DRIVE MY CAR »Four nominations. HBOMax.
From Japanese director Ryusuke Hamaguchi, the three-hour drama won awards for Best Picture and Best Director, among others. It is based on a short story by Haruki Murakami and follows an actor played by Hidetoshi Nishijima. He looks for a driver and finds himself with a taciturn 20-year-old girl, played by Toko Miura. A touching friendship is formed against a backdrop of loss and grief.
“NIGHT MYRE ALLERY”Four nominations. HBO Max and Hulu.
the Guillermo del Toro remake of the 1947 neo-noir classic won nominations that included Best Picture and Best Cinematography. The cast is full of stars, led by Bradley Cooper and Rooney Mara. This is the story of a handsome hustler’s brief rise from low-level carney to high-paying showman.
“BE THIM RICARDOS”Three nominations. Amazon Prime Video.
The behind-the-scenes look at Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz’s work and marriage received nominations for Javier Bardem as Desi, Nicole Kidman as Lucy, and JK Simmons in a supporting role. Aaron Sorkin created a loving and sharp dramatization of a particularly busy week while making the TV classic “I Love Lucy.”
“CODA”Three nominations. AppleTV+.
Apple received its first Best Picture nomination with this drama, who also made history as supporting actor Troy Kotsur’s nominee, became only the second deaf actor ever nominated. (His “CODA” co-star Marlee Matlin was the first.) The film follows the Rossi family of Gloucester, Massachusetts. High school student Ruby is the only hearing member of her family and often their only connection to the hearing world.
“ENCANTO”Three nominations, Disney+.
There’s something about this Disney animated feature. On the contrary, there is something in the music that has tickled many. The soundtrack became the first for a film since 2019 to reach No. 1 on the Billboard chart. Its most popular song, “We Don’t Talk About Bruno”, became the highest-charting song from a Disney animated film in more than 26 years. The magic of music was made by Lin-Manuel Miranda. The story features a charming family in the mountain hamlet of Encanto. Miranda earned a nomination for the original song for “Dos Oruguitas,” as opposed to the song that caused all the fuss.
“TO RUN AWAY”Three nominations. Hulu.
With the exception of live-action archival footage, this grand jury winner at Sundance is fully animated. It’s the story of Amin, the pseudonym of a refugee boy who filmmaker Jonas Poher Rasmussen befriended in his quiet Danish town when he himself was 15 years old. Amin did not talk about his past in Afghanistan or his family when they were children. It took Amin about 20 years to open up to his friend. Nominations include both Best Animated Feature and Best Documentary.
“LICORICE-PIZZA”Three nominations. Digital rental.
Director Paul Thomas Anderson’s 1970s antics in sunny Southern California are available for a price on Amazon Prime Video, the iTunes Store, Google Play, and Vudu. Anderson earned a director’s nod, and the film was nominated for Best Picture. It’s a charming, loose love letter to Anderson’s youth in the San Fernando Valley.
Three nominations. Netflix.
Along with Olivia Colman, Jessie Buckley and Dakota Johnson, her nominations include nods for Colman and Buckley. The adaptation of an Elena Ferrante novel of the same name is a psychological drama that has Colman and Buckley in the same role like younger and older versions of sad and frustrated translator Leda Caruso, on vacation in Greece.
“NO TIME PASS AWAY”Three nominations. Digital rental.
In the 25th film from the James Bond universe, Daniel Craig enjoys the good life in Jamaica after leaving active service, to be sucked in again by an old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA. Available for a price on Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+, Google Play, YouTube and more. Among its nominations is one for the title track, “No Time To Die,” with music and lyrics by Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell.
“THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH”Three nominations. AppleTV+.
Joel Coen directed, with Denzel Washington as a gray-haired Macbeth who knows in his aching bones that the witches’ prophecy has given him his last chance to be whatever he wants, the King of Scotland. Washington’s turn to Shakespeare in this black-and-white version earned him a Leading Actor Oscar nod. Frances McDormand co-stars.
Two nominations. Disney+.
This dog hater’s origin story has Emma Stone becoming the villainous Cruella. The story goes back to when she was simply known as Estella, played at the age of 5 by Billie Gadsdon. Appointments include one for makeup and hairstylingtwo of the other stars.
“THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE”
Two nominations. HBOMax.
The story of the rise and fall of televangelist power couple Tammy Faye and Jim Bakker secured Jessica Chastain her third Oscar nomination. The film also received a nod for makeup and hair – notable for the brash Tammy. Andrew Garfield plays Bakker.
Two nominations. Digital rental.
Directed by Pedro Almodóvar and starring Penélope Cruz, the Spanish-language drama follows two women who gave birth on the same day in the same hospital. It is both personal and political. The Oscar nominations include fourth for Cruz, who already has an Oscar.
Two nominations. Netflix.
Andrew Garfield was nominated for an Oscar for his portrayal of Jonathan Larson, who shook up the theater world as the creator of “Rent.” The autobiographical musical adaptation of Larson, who died suddenly and young in 1996, was Lin-Manuel Miranda’s feature debut and also earned a nod to film editing.
Nominated for Best Actress. Hulu.
Kristen Stewart’s Unhinged Princess Diana earned him the green light after rebuffs from the British academy and the Screen Actors Guild. Director Pablo Larraín takes a surreal tragic approach in this biopic. Although reviews have been mixed, some critics consider it an evocative and artful look at one of the most famous women to ever live.
Nominated for Best Documentary. Hulu.
Thanks to Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival got its due. Held in Mount Morris Park (now Marcus Garvey Park), the film includes New York Festival performances from Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Sly & the Family Stone, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Mahalia Jackson, BB King, The 5th Dimension and Sequel.
“THE MITCHELLS VS. MACHINES”
Nominated for Animated Feature. Netflix.
The odd Mitchell family must quell an uprising of the electronics world on a road trip to drop off their daughter Katie (voiced by Abbi Jacobson) for her freshman year of film school. Thank goodness for two friendly robots. The Best Animated Feature nominee is directed by Mike Rianda, who directed “Gravity Falls.”
Nominated for Best Animated Feature. Disney+.
Disney and Pixar’s coming-of-age story is about a boy and his summer on the Italian Riviera. Luca is voiced by Jacob Tremblay. He befriends another boy, Alberto, voiced by Jack Dylan Grazer. There’s a lot of fun by the sea, but the two share a menacing secret. Directed by Enrico Casarosa.
« RAYAND THE LAST DRAGON”
Nominated for Best Animated Feature. Disney+.
Take a trip to Kumandra, where an evil force destroyed the harmony between humans and dragons 500 years ago. The dragons sacrificed themselves to save humanity. Now that evil has returned and warrior Raya sets out to find one last legendary dragon to restore order once again.