2020 Oscar Nominations: Where to Watch Them Online

The 2020 Academy Award nominees have been announced, and as usual, Netflix leads the streaming services with two Best Picture nominations for Netflix originals as well as strong showings in the acting categories.

Also noteworthy are the number of first-time nominees, including Antonio Banderas, Adam Driver, Jonathan Pryce, Bong Joon Ho, Taika Waititi, Rian Johnson – and Greta Gerwig, although not for Best Director.

And also worth noting, a DC Comics universe movie is not only nominated for Best Picture, but leads the pack with the most nominations: Todd Phillips’ Joker has 11.

On Netflix:

American Factory – Documentary Feature

The Edge of Democracy – Documentary Feature

The Irishman – Picture, Director (Martin Scorsese), Supporting Actor (Al Pacino and Joe Pesci), Adapted Screenplay (Steven Zaillian), Cinematography (Rodrigo Prieto), Film Editing (Thelma Schoonmaker), Production Design (Bob Shaw and Thelma Graves), Costume Design (Sandy Powell and Christopher Peterson), and Visual Effects (Pablo Helman, Leandro Estebecorena, Nelson Sepulveda and Stephane Grabli)

I Lost My Body – Animated Feature

Klaus – Animated Feature

Life Overtakes Me – Documentary Short Subject

Marriage Story – Picture, Actor (Adam Driver), Actress (Scarlett Johansson), Supporting Actress (Laura Dern), Original Screenplay (Noah Baumbach), and Original Score (Randy Newman)

The Two Popes – Actor (Jonathan Pryce), Supporting Actor (Anthony Hopkins),  and Adapted Screenplay (Anthony McCarten)

On Hulu:

Honeyland – International Feature Film, Documentary Feature

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World – Animated Feature

Missing Link – Animated Feature

On Amazon Prime:

For Sama – Documentary Feature

On PBS Frontline:

For Sama – Documentary Feature

On Field-of-Vision.org:

In the Absence – Documentary Short Subject

On The New York Times:

Walk Run Cha-Cha – Documentary Short Subject

On Vimeo:

Brotherhood – Live Action Short Subject

Nefta Football Club – Live Action Short Subject

The Neighbors’ Window – Live Action Short Subject



New on Crackle for May 1, 2019

Last Call for February 2019

Don’t forget to catch these 47 (and counting) movies leaving Netflix at the end of the month, or these 93 movies leaving Hulu, or these 132 movies leaving Amazon Prime,or these 92 free movies leaving VUDU, or these 140 movies leaving Crackle (so they say) or all the movies “Leaving Soon” on TubiTV.

Likewise, don’t forget you still have time to catch 2019 Academy Awards nominees before Sunday’s telecast.

2019 Oscar Nominees: Where to Watch Them Online

Nominees for the 91st Annual Academy Awards were announced today, and once again the big winner among the streaming services is Netflix, with their first Best Picture nomination for a Netflix Original Film, Roma. Alfonso Cuarón’s retro drama is tied with The Favourite for the most nominations with ten, including Best Director, Best Actress for Yalitza Aparicio, Best Supporting Actress for Marina De Tavira, and Best Foreign-Language Film. If Roma wins it would be the first foreign film to win the top trophy. Some would say it also faces an additional hurdle of being a black-and-white feature, although it’s not unheard-of for one to win; it’s “only” been 25 years since Schindler’s List took Best Picture, and 17 years since The Artist did the same. Considering how relatively few major releases are shot in black-and-white anymore, that’s not surprising.

Another Netflix Original scored three nominations:  the Coen Brothers’ The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is up for Best Adapted Screenplay, Costume Design and Original Song, and the Netflix Original End Game is nominated for Best Documentary Short Film.

Meanwhile, Netflix is also home to Best Picture nominee Black Panther, which is in the running for six other awards (all in the music, artistic and technical categories), and the Best Visual Effects nominees Avengers: Infinity War and Solo: A Star Wars Story

Also on Netflix, the Best Animated Feature nominee Incredibles 2 (also in Spanish) and the Documentary Short Subject nominee Period. End of Sentence.

Hulu isn’t quite shut out either, with the Best Documentary Feature nominees RBG (also nominated for Best Original Song) and Minding the Gap.

Amazon Prime members have access to Best Original Screenplay nominee First Reformed and Best Documentary Short Subject nominee Black Sheep – but see below where you can watch this one for free. (Best Animated Feature nominee Isle of Dogs and Visual Effects nominee Ready Player One are available on HBO with Amazon Prime Channels. Best Animated Short Subject nominee Bao and Sound Editing nominee A Quiet Place are available for purchase only. Best Picture nominee BlacKkKlansman, Production Design, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing and Visual Effects nominee First Man, and Visual Effects nominee Christopher Robin are available for rental or purchase.)

VUDU has available (for purchase only) Best Picture nominee Bohemian Rhapsody

Kanopy: The free service (available through many library systems) has the Documentary Feature nominee Of Fathers and Sons and the Animated Short Subject nominee Weekends.

Watch for free online: 

Best Documentary Short Subject nominee Black Sheep, courtesy of The Guardian.

Best Documentary Short Subject Lifeboat, courtesy of The New Yorker‘s “Screening Room.”

Best Documentary Short Subject nominee A Night at the Garden, courtesy of Field of Vision.

Best Animated Short Film nominee Late Afternoon is available on Vimeo.

Best Animated Short Film nominee One Small Step is available on YouTube.

Best Live Action Short Film nominee Fauve is available on Vimeo.

2018 Oscar Winners Online

The Shape of WaterCongratulations to:

  • Blade Runner 2049 – Best Cinematography (Roger Deakins); Best Visual Effects (John Nelson, Paul Lambert, Richard R. Hoover, Gerd Nefzer); available to rent or buy on VUDU
  • Call Me By Your Name – Best Adapted Screenplay (James Ivory);  available to buy only, on VUDU
  • Dear Basketball – Best Animated Short (Glen Keane & Kobe Bryant); on Go90
  • Dunkirk – Best Film Editing (Lee Smith); Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing,  available to rent or buy on VUDU
  • Get Out – Best Original Screenplay (Jordan Peele); available to buy (only) on VUDU
  • Icarus – Best Documentary Feature; a Netflix original
  • The Shape of Water – Best Picture; Best Director (Guillermo Del Toro); Best Production Design (Paul D. Austerberry, Jeffrey A. Melvin, Shane Vieau); Best Original Score (Alexandre Desplat); available to buy only, on VUDU

More 2018 Oscar Streaming News

wonderwoman2Boy, your movie doesn’t get any Oscar nominations and the next thing you know, they’re dumping your cupcakes at the bakery outlet like you’re day-old bread.

Anyway, heads up: Netflix has announced it will be adding the Hungarian Best Foreign Film nominee On Body and Soul to its streaming lineup on February 2nd. When that happens, I’ll be adding it to our list of 2018 Academy Award nominees streaming online.