26 Oscar-nominated films you can stream right now

The 93rd Academy Awards will happen on April 25-26! Are you ready to find out who wins? Luckily, there's no need to go to the cinema or rent titles to watch the best Oscar nominees 2021. Many of them are available on streaming services such as Netflix, HBO Max, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and Disney+. Here are the soon-to-be-Oscar-winning films you can stream right now:

1. Sound of Metal

Ruben is a drummer who's rapidly losing his hearing. Scared of his condition, he goes to a rural shelter for deaf people to adapt to a new way of life and find his place in it.

Nominated for: Picture, Actor, Supporting Actor, Original Screenplay, Film Editing, Sound

Streaming on Amazon Prime

2. Nomadland

Fern is a modern-day nomad. After her husband died and she lost her job, she hits the road to explore a life outside of today's conventional society.

Nominated for: Picture, Director, Actress, Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Film Editing

Streaming on Hulu

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3. Another Round

A Danish comedy-drama starring Mads Mikkelsen follows four men, teachers at a gymnasium, who experience a middle-age crisis. Inspired by a study showing that little alcohol in blood makes a person more creative and relaxed, the group decides to drink daily to boost their work and personal lives.

Nominated for: Director, International Feature Film

Streaming on Hulu

4. Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm

Borat returns! Released from prison for bringing disgrace to his country in the first movie, Sacha Baron Cohen's most famous character comes back to America with his 15-year-old daughter.

Nominated for: Supporting Actress, Adapted Screenplay

Streaming on Amazon Prime

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5. Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution

A Netflix documentary about the disability civil rights movement sparked in Camp Jened, a summer camp run by hippies for people with disabilities.

Nominated for: Documentary

Streaming on Netflix

6. Da 5 Bloods

A war drama film from Spike Lee, the winner of the 2019's Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay, joins the list of Oscar nominees 2021. Four African-American veterans return to Vietnam to find the gold they hid during the war and the remains of their fallen leader.

Nominated for: Original Score

Streaming on Netflix

7. Emma.

Emma, played by Anya Taylor-Joy (Queen's Gambit), is intelligent, wealthy, beautiful, and knows how to match people well, but will she find a suitable match for herself?

Nominated for: Costume Design, Makeup and Hairstyling

Streaming on HBO Max

8. Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga

A band of two people from a small town in Iceland chases their dream of participating (and hopefully winning) the Eurovision Song Contest.

Nominated for: Original Song

Streaming on Netflix

9. Hillbilly Elegy

Based on J. D. Vance's novel, the film follows a Yale Law student reflecting on his childhood in an Appalachian hometown, family, and relations with his mother.

Nominated for: Supporting Actress, Makeup and Hairstyling

Streaming on Netflix

10. The Life Ahead

The film stars the 1962 Best Actress Oscar winner Sophia Loren, playing an aging woman who has to take care of a small immigrant boy from Senegal.

Nominated for: Original Song

Streaming on Netflix

11. Mank

Shot entirely in black-and-white, Mank tells the story of Herman J. Mankiewicz, a Hollywood screenwriter, as he writes the legendary Citizen Kane.

Nominated for: Picture, Director, Actor, Supporting Actress, Cinematography, Costume Design, Makeup and Hairstyling, Original Score, Production Design, Sound

Streaming on Netflix

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12. Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Based on Pulitzer Prize-winner August Wilson's play, it's the story of the legendary "Mother of the Blues" and her band's ambitious trumpeter who hopes to break away from Ma and get his own record deal.

Nominated for: Actor, Actress, Costume Design, Makeup and Hairstyling, Production Design

Streaming on Netflix

13. The Midnight Sky

In the near future, a crew of astronauts had left Earth to explore habitable places and lost contact with home. A scientist in the Arctic has to warn the group about a global catastrophe that wiped out most of the Earth's population and left the surface infected with radiation.

Streaming on Netflix

Nominated for: Visual Effects

14. The Mole Agent

Sergio is an 83-year-old man hired by a private detective to investigate abuse signs in a retirement home. Described by film critics as "the most heart-warming spy movie ever made" and "This spy is more charming than Bond," the movie goes from a detective to a sweet and touching story of life.

Nominated for: Documentary

Streaming on Hulu

15. Mulan

The reimagined Disney's classic story of Mulan, a girl who pretends to be a man, joins the military to protect her ailing father and save her family from foreign invaders.

Nominated for: Costume Design, Visual Effects

Streaming on Disney+

16. My Octopus Teacher

A Netflix documentary tells about diver Craig Foster and his connection with an octopus.

Nominated for: Documentary

Streaming on Netflix

17. The One and Only Ivan

Ivan is a silverback gorilla who lives in a mall and performs for the audience. After a small elephant, recently separated from her family, arrives, Ivan starts to question his life and dreams of becoming free.

Nominated for: Visual Effects

Streaming on Disney+

18. One Night in Miami…

The film is about a fictionalized account of a February 1964 meeting of Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali, Jim Brown, and Sam Cooke. The four meet in a room at the Hampton House, celebrating Ali's win over Sonny Liston and discuss the future of the African-American people.

Nominated for: Original Song, Supporting Actor, Adapted Screenplay

Streaming on Amazon Prime

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19. Pieces of a Woman

A deeply personal and emotional story of a woman who loses her child and has to learn to live with her loss. Starring Vanessa Kirby and Shia LaBeouf.

Nominated for: Actress

Streaming on Netflix

20. Soul

Joe Gardner, a middle school band teacher, finally gets to pursue the dream of his life — become a jazz musician, but suddenly falls down a utility hole and finds himself as a soul in the Afterlife.

Nominated for: Animated Feature Film, Original Score, Sound

Streaming on Disney+

21. Time

Amazon Prime documentary about Fox Rich, who spent two decades fighting for the release of her husband, who was serving a 60-year sentence for a robbery they committed in a moment of desperation.

Nominated for: Documentary

Streaming on Amazon Prime

22. Onward

In a fantasy world where magic exists alongside fitness bracelets and airplanes, an elf Ian gets a wizard staff for his birthday that can bring back his long-gone father.

Nominated for: Animated Feature Film

Streaming on Disney+

23. The Trial of the Chicago 7

Written and directed by Aaron Sorkin, the film follows the trial of 7 people during the 1968 anti-war demonstrations when all groups of activists protested against the Vietnam war.

Nominated for: Picture, Supporting Actor, Original Screenplay, Cinematography, Film Editing, Original Song

Streaming on Netflix

24. The United States vs. Billie Holiday

The biopic follows jazz singer Billie Holiday and the FBI investigation on her use of drugs.

Nominated for: Actress

Streaming on Hulu

25. The White Tiger

An adaptation of a best-selling novel follows Balram, a man from a low-income household who becomes a driver to a wealthy family. Soon he understands that he can't live as a servant forever and decides to get free.

Nominated for: Adapted Screenplay

Streaming on Netflix

26. Love and Monsters

Joel (Dylan O'Brien) is an apocalypse survivor. After hearing his ex on the radio, he chooses to leave his underground colony for a dangerous trip to reunite with his high-school sweetheart.

Nominated for: Visual Effects

Streaming on Netflix

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Let's Sum up With a Quick FAQ

Should I be a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to watch the 2021 Oscar nominees?

Nope! You can stream many nominated titles on online video-on-demand services! Read on to find out where to watch the 2021 Oscar nominees.

Where to Watch the 2021 Oscar Nominees?

It's better to stay home with the ongoing pandemic and watch the Oscar nominees 2021 on streaming services. Many films are hosted on Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max, Disney+, and Amazon Prime.

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