The 95th Academy Awards will be handed out on Sunday, March 12. Here’s your guide to getting caught up before the big day.
The full slate of ten films made the cut in the best picture category and at this time, most of those films are now available to see at home, either streaming on a service or video-on-demand rental. In fact, only two best picture nominees are still exclusively showing in theaters: James Cameron’s blockbuster action fantasy Avatar: The Way of Water, which earned four nominations in all, and Sarah Polley’s intimate drama Women Talking, also nominated for its screenplay adaptation.
Also still exclusively in theaters is The Whale (three nominations) starring Brendan Fraser and Living (two nominations) with Bill Nighy, two actors celebrating their first Academy Award nominations, and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (five nominations) with Angela Bassett earning the first acting nomination from a Marvel superhero movie. Empire of Light was recognized for its cinematography and Babylon picked up three craft nominations.
The vast majority of nominated films, however, are already available to watch at home. Here’s an easy guide to what you can see and how you can see them.
The underdog hit of the year, Everything Everywhere All at Once, a wildly inventive mix of family drama, offbeat comedy, and multiverse odyssey, continues to surprise with eleven nominations, including nods for leading actress Michelle Yeoh, supporting actresses Jamie Lee Curtis and Stephanie Hsu, supporting actor Ke Huy Quan, original screenplay, and directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert. It streams on Showtime Anytime and is available to purchase on disc or digital formats.
Martin McDonagh’s The Banshees of Inisherin, a dark comedy of a breakup between two longtime friends, earned nine nominations, honoring the original screenplay and direction by McDonagh and actors Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Barry Keoghan, and Kerry Condon among other nominations. Streaming on HBO Max and on VOD.
Also scoring nine nominations is All Quiet on the Western Front, the German adaptation of Erich Maria Remarque’s harrowing World War I novel. It picked up nominations for international feature, cinematography, adapted screenplay, and numerous technical and craft awards. It streams exclusively on Netflix.
Elvis, Baz Luhrmann’s splashy take on the life and career of the rock and roll legend, earned eight nominations, including one for newcomer Austin Butler for best actor. On HBO Max and VOD.
Steven Spielberg’s autobiographical drama The Fabelmans (seven nominations) also earned nods for director, actress Michelle Williams, and the original screenplay by Spielberg and Tony Kushner. Currently available only as a digital purchase, coming to VOD and DVD on February 14.
Top Gun: Maverick (six nominations), the first blockbuster of 2022, streams on Paramount+ and is available on VOD and DVD. Cate Blanchett is the favorite for best actress for her turn as the brilliant but abusive conductor in Tár (six nominations), on VOD and DVD, and the savage social satire Triangle of Sadness (three nominations) is exclusively on VOD.
Here’s where you can find other nominated films (organized by streaming service).
Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio and The Sea Beast are both in the running for best animated feature, while Bardo: False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths (Mexico) earned a nod for its cinematography and the hit historical action musical RRR (India) received a nod for best song.
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Argentina, 1985 (Argentina) is up for best international film.
Andrea Riseborough was recognized in the best actress category for To Leslie and Paul Mescal earned a best actor nod for Aftersun. And don’t count out the sweet Marcel the Shell with Shoes On which is up for animated feature.