Where to stream 2022 Oscar winners and nominees

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Where to stream 2022 Oscar movies

The 94th Academy Awards aired on March 27, 2022 and may have become the most memorable ceremony of all time. From the slap seen ’round the world to a variety of historic wins, the 2022 Oscars are well worth a rewatch (here’s where to stream them on demand!).

Apple TV+ made history as the first streaming service to garner a win for Best Picture, with Coda taking top honors. The film picked up two other big awards, too: Best Supporting Actor winner Troy Kotsur became the first deaf man to win an Oscar, while the movie’s writer and director Sian Heder won for Best Adapted Screenplay. Another feel-good moment came when Ariana DeBose won Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Anita in West Side Story, sixty years after Rita Moreno won the trophy for the same role. DeBose gave a beautiful speech about representation and inclusivity that also managed to reference one of the film’s most indelible lines: “To anybody who has ever questioned your identity….I promise you this, there is indeed a place for us.”

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Third time was the charm for Will Smith to bag the Best Actor trophy for his performance in King Richard. However both his win and his speech will probably be forever tainted by the events that transpired earlier on, when he stormed the stage to slap Chris Rock after the comedian made an inappropriate joke at the expense of Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith. Smith’s expletive-laden tirade stunned the star-studded crowd (Denzel Washington apparently had to intervene), and sadly also overshadowed a big win for Questlove’s fabulous music documentary Summer of Soul

We’ve rounded up 2022 Oscar movies from every major category, including Best Picture, Best International Feature, Best Documentary, and all the acting awards, so you can stream to your heart’s content. Read on to see where you can stream 2022 Oscar winners and all other Oscar nominees!

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While Netflix’s film The Power of the Dog led all movies with 12 nominations, it won only one award, albeit a big one: Best Director for Jane Campion. The irrepressible Encanto from Disney+ unsurprisingly nabbed Best Animated Feature (although legions of kids were probably quite perplexed by  Megan Thee Stallion’s rendition of We Don’t Talk About Bruno).

HBO Max is where you’ll get the most bang for your buck if you want to see Oscar winners: there you can catch Smith’s performance in King Richard, along with Best Actress winner Jessica Chastain (for The Eyes of Tammy Faye), Ariana DeBose in West Side Story, Best International Feature winner Drive My Car, and Dune, which led all movies with six wins in total.

Oscar-winning films and nominees on Netflix

The Power of the Dog
Winner: Best Director
Other nominations
: Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor (2), Best Supporting Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Production Design, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Sound, Best Score

An adaptation of Thomas Savage’s 1967 Western novel of the same name, The Power of the Dog led all Oscar movies with a whopping 12 nominations in total. Benedict Cumberbatch stars as a volatile rancher in 1920s Montana; he and his three co-stars (Jesse Plemons, Kodi Smit-McPhee, and Kirsten Dunst) were all nominated for their acting performances. Director Jane Campion also become the first woman to twice be nominated for Best Director.

Don’t Look Up
Key nominations: Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Score

Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence headline this super dark and cynical sci-fi black comedy about two astronomers who embark on a media tour to warn mankind of an impending comet crash that will decimate all life on earth. Joining them for the ride are Meryl Streep, Timothee Chalamet, Ariana Grande, Cate Blanchett, and many others. Perhaps the scariest thing about this supposedly satirical film is how close to reality it really feels.

The Hand of God
Key nomination: Best International Feature (Italy)

Sumptuous director Paolo Sorrentino (a 2013 Oscar winner for The Great Beauty, and the creator of the gonzo HBO series The Young Pope) has said this 1980s coming-of-age story is his most personal work yet and draws on his own life experiences. The film combines elements of tragedy and teenage heartache with the eccentric characters and richly drawn details Sorrentino is known for. Lest you think the title is overly lofty, it’s actually an oblique reference to Diego Maradona’s infamous goal in the 1986 World Cup.

The Lost Daughter
Key nominations: Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay

Written and directed by Maggie Gyllenhaal, and based on a novel by Elena Ferrante, The Lost Daughter is a psychological thriller that takes a distinctly feminist look at the crushing challenges of motherhood. Former Best Actress winner Olivia Colman stars, and has earned another nomination for her performance, alongside actress Jessie Buckley, who plays a younger version of the same character.

The Mitchells vs. The Machines
Key nomination: Best Animated Feature

Produced by the same team that came up with Guardians of the Galaxy, this zany animated film follows a dysfunctional family that has to save Earth from a global robot uprising. The delightfully random voice cast features Olivia Colman, Danny McBride, Blake Griffin, and just about everyone in between, and the film has been praised for its humor and positive LGBTQ representation.

Parallel Mothers (Madres Paralelas)*
Key nominations: Best Actress, Best Score

Spain’s dynamic power duo of director Pedro Almodóvar and actress Penelope Cruz have teamed up once again in this “haunting exploration of Spain’s past and present,” which manages to deftly balance a deeply personal story about two different women crossing paths in a maternity ward, and a much broader look at the lasting scars of the Spanish Civil War.
NB: This is currently only available on Netflix Latin America (including Argentina, Chile, Mexico, and Spain)

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Key nominations: Best Actor, Best Editing

Andrew Garfield anchors this inventive musical biopic about the composer Jonathan Larson, who labored for years to create what would become the landmark musical Rent. Although Larson died tragically the night before Rent made its Off-Broadway debut, the film examines an earlier period in his life that is infused with the same threads of struggle, spirit, optimism, and wry wit that run through Rent. The film is also Lin-Manuel Miranda’s directorial debut.

Oscar nominees on Amazon Prime Video

Key nomination: Best Documentary Feature

Released to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the infamous Attica Prison riot in which 43 people died, this documentary features interviews with many [mostly Black and Latino] inmates who lived through it, and takes a closer look at the uprising through a more modern lens that considers racial and economic inequality and America’s prison industrial complex.

Being the Ricardos
Key nominations: Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor

Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem star as Lucile Ball and Desi Arnaz, respectively, in this biopic that chronicles the pair’s romantic and professional relationship during the production of I Llove Lucy. Being the Ricardos was written and directed by Aaron Sorkin of The West Wing fame. Oscar winner J.K. Simmons has also earned the Best Supporting Actor nod for his performance as I Love Lucy actor William Frawley.

Coming 2 America
Key nomination: Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Anyone who’s a fan of the 1988 classic Coming to America would instantly understand that this movie’s makeup team worked double (if not triple!) time creating a variety of looks for stars Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall, who each play multiple roles in both films (perhaps most hilariously reprising their roles as the elderly My-T Sharp barber shop gang). While this 30-years-in-the-making pales against the original, it’s still worth a watch for its many, many callbacks…and Wesley Snipes’s hilarious turn as an African warlord with fantastic dance moves.

Oscar-winning movies on Disney Plus

Winner: Best Animated Feature
Other nominations: Best Song, Best Original Score

Although the earworm “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” was surprisingly NOT the Best Song nominee from the film (it’s the much mellower, classical guitar ballad “Dos Oruguitas”), Encanto is nonetheless filled with fantastic music from the inimitable Lin-Manuel Miranda. The movie, set in a magical house in Colombia, is utterly delightful—filled with vibrant colors, memorable characters, and a relatable storyline about celebrating your own unique strengths rather than comparing yourself to others.

Winner: Best Costume Design
Other nominations
: Best Hair and Makeup

Emma Stone anchors this live-action, steampunk-inspired origin story of the famous villainess from 101 Dalmations, with an even more esteemed Emma (Thompson) as the antagonist.

West Side Story
Winner: Best Supporting Actress
Other nominations
: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Production Design, Best Costume Design, Best Cinematography, Best Sound

Both Disney and HBO Max are streaming Steven Spielberg’s landmark remake of the 1961 Best Picture winner. This version has drawn praise for deftly updating its cultural sensibilities to modern times while still retaining its timeless romantic charm and honoring Leonard Bernstein’s legendary music and songs.
(Also streaming on HBO Max)

Summer of Soul
Winner: Best Documentary Feature

Produced by the irrepressible Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson (known to many as the drummer of The Roots and the bandleader on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon), this fascinating documentary reveals a trove of until-now little-seen footage of the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival, which featured musical superstars like B.B. King, Stevie Wonder, Sly and the Family Stone, Nina Simone, Gladys Knight & the Pips, and many others. The film examines why such a musical milestone faded into obscurity in contrast to another 1969 music festival (Woodstock), and features enlightening interviews with living participants and other members of the community. Summer of Soul has an impressive “99% Fresh” critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
(NB: Also streaming on Hulu)

Key nomination: Best Animated Feature

is a Disney-Pixar collaboration that followed the blueprint of Oscar winner Soul by skipping theaters and went straight to streaming. Set on the Italian Riviera in the 1950s, the animated film follows two teenage boys who are actually sea monsters. For anyone who misses traveling, Luca looks like an enchanting piece of wanderlust, and also features the voices of leading comics like Jim Gaffigan and Maya Rudolph.

Raya and the Last Dragon
Key nomination: Best Animated Feature

Clearly 2021 was a powerhouse year for Disney. Raya came out in March and was the studio’s first film set in Southeast Asia, drawing on a variety of myths and cultural influences from Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines, and more. Kelly Marie Tran voices the titular hero, who embarks on a yearslong quest to save her father and their homeland. Along the way she befriends a magical unicorn, Sisu (voiced by Awkwafina), who’s got some family issues of her own.

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Drive My Car
Winner: Best International Feature (Japan)
Other nominations
: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay

Based on a short story by famed Japanese writer Haruki Murakami, Drive My Car is the first Japanese film ever nominated for Best Picture. It depicts the relationship between a grieving theater director and the young woman assigned to chauffeur him in his red Saab 900. In the words of The New York Times, “This quiet masterpiece…considers grief, love, work and the soul-sustaining, life-shaping power of art.” NB: The movie clocks in at just under three hours (2:59).

Winner: Best Cinematography, Best Sound, Best Editing, Best Original Score, Best Production Design, Best Visual Effects
Other nominations: Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Costume Design, Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya headline the epic science-fiction film from director Denis Villeneuve. The film has garnered praise as a “visually thrilling adaptation.” The good news: if you liked Dune, there’s likely to be a sequel, as this film only covers the first half of Frank Herbert’s 1965 novel, and HBO Max has already started producing a spinoff prequel series called Dune: The Sisterhood.
(Starts streaming March 10)

The Eyes of Tammy Faye
Winner: Best Actress, Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Third time was also a charm for Best Actress winner Jessica Chastain for her portrayal of the infamous televangelist, singer, and heavy makeup wearer Tammy Faye Bakker. Despite rising to the forefront of America’s conservative-religious movement in the 1970s and ’80s, Bakker was a queer icon and friend to the LGBTQ community, particularly during the AIDS crisis. In her acceptance speech Chastain invoked Bakker’s “radical acts of love” and called out the “discriminatory and bigoted legislation” currently sweeping some U.S. states. The film also stars Andrew Garfield as Tammy Faye’s wayward husband Jim Bakker, alongside Vincent D’Onofrio as Jerry Falwell.

King Richard
Winner: Best Actor
Other nominations
: Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Song

Will Smith nabbed his first Oscar with this biopic about Richard Williams, the forceful father-coach who drove Venus and Serena Williams to greatness from an early age. (In addition to starring, he was also one of the film’s producers.) Giving King Richard additional star power, Beyoncé penned and performed its Best Song nominee, “Be Alive.”

West Side Story
Winner: Best Supporting Actress
Other nominations
: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Production Design, Best Costume Design, Best Cinematography, Best Sound
(Also streaming on Disney+)

Nightmare Alley
Key nominations: Best Picture, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Production Design

Based on a 1947 novel by William Lindsay Gresham, this neo-noir psychological thriller was directed by horror master Guillermo del Toro. Bradley Cooper stars as a charming con man and carnival worker with a mysterious past and a talent for clairvoyance. Cate Blanchett, Toni Colette, Willem Defore, Richard Jenkins, Rooney Mara, Ron Perlman, Mary Steenburgen, and David Strathairn round out the all-star cast.
(Also streaming on Hulu)

Oscar-nominated films on Hulu

Summer of Soul
Winner: Best Documentary Feature
(Also streaming on Disney+, see above)

Key nominations: Best International Feature (Denmark), Best Documentary Feature, Best Animated Feature

It’s rare to see a nominee span these three distinct categories, but Flee is generally hard to categorize: Former refugee Amin Nawabi tells the harrowing story of his life as a child refugee from Afghanistan to director Jonas Poher Rasmussen, mostly through vivid animation.

Nightmare Alley
Key nominations: Best Picture, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Production Design
(Also streaming on HBO Max, see above)

Key nomination: Best Actress

Between The Crown and Diana: The Musical, 2021 had a A LOT of Princess Diana content. This one stars Kristen Stewart, who essentially disappeared into the role as the iconic, tragic royal.

Oscar-winning movies on Apple TV+

Winner: Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay

, a family drama about the teenage daughter of two hearing-impaired parents (CODA stands for “child of deaf adults”), was the first film ever to sweep all the major awards at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. Emilia Jones stars as a 17-year-old who discovers a talent for singing and music, and finds herself torn between her own dreams and family obligations. Oscar winner Marlee Matlin also stars as her mother, while Troy Kotsur, who stars as her father, became the first deaf man to win an Oscar and brought the crowd to its feet in silent applause when his name was announced.

The Tragedy of Macbeth
Key nominations: Best Actor, Best Production Design, Best Cinematography

Shakespeare? Check. Acting royalty Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand? Double (double toil and trouble) check. Black and white cinematography, just in case it wasn’t clear this is a Serious film? Aye. In less expert hands such a film might collapse under the weight of such heavy expectations, but this one was directed by Joel Coen (who was only behind many of the best films of the last few decades). The Tragedy of Macbeth has been widely praised as a minimalist masterpiece.

Oscar-nominated films on Paramount+

Key nomination: Best Documentary Feature

This documentary by Chinese-American director Jessic Kingdon portrays China’s rapid, if bumpy, journey through consumerism. The film was shot in more than 50 locations, depicting factory workers, as well as members of China’s burgeoning middle class and crazy-rich elite. The Guardian paints an excellent picture of some of the film’s most surreal, at times hysterical, sometimes depressing scenes:
“Fake Christmas trees, jeans, squirty dispensers for cosmetics, unicorn tat, Make America Great Again merch (oh, the irony) — we watch the dizzying production line of capitalist excess. Nothing screams futility and waste like plastic mineral bottles popping out of a factory machine by the hundreds.”

House of Gucci
Key nomination: Best Hair and Makeup

With a stellar cast including Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Jeremy Irons, Al Pacino, and an unrecognizable Jared Leto, House of Gucci depicts the dramatic true story of the Gucci clan’s familial battle for shares of the esteemed fashion house, all of which culminated in a murder for hire.
(Starts streaming February 22)

Oscar nominees available to rent from Apple, Amazon, Google Play, and/or Vudu:

Key nominations: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Screenplay, Best Sound, Best Song

Actor and director Kenneth Branagh created this semi–autobiographical film as a memoir of his childhood in 1960s Northern Ireland at the beginning of “The Troubles.” Jamie Dornan and Caitriona Belfe portray the loving parents, while luminaries Judi Dench and Ciaran Hinds (each nominated for Oscars in their respective Supporting Actor categories) play the grandparents in the tight knit Protestant family.

Licorice Pizza
Key nominations: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay

Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson and set in his favored location of the San Fernando Valley during the 1970s, this quasi-coming of age film defies easy categorization, though it’s basically a comedy. Musician Alana Haim and Cooper Hoffman (the teenage son of the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, who often collaborated with Anderson) have each earned plaudits for their naturalistic debuts, with heavyweights like Sean Penn, Bradley Cooper, Christine Ebersole, Maya Rudolph, and John C. Reilly rounding out the cast.

Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom
Key nomination: Best International Feature (Bhutan)

This Bhutanese film was actually made in 2019, but due to the vagaries of the Oscar qualification process its initial application was disqualified. Anyway, it’s currently rated “100% fresh” on Rotten Tomatoes, and depicts a teacher who must spend his final year of training in a remote mountain village, where despite challenges he comes to embrace the (much) slower pace of life and his students’ positive attitude. Described by critics with words like “tranquil,” “slow,” and “steady,” Lunana seems to perfectly embody Bhutan’s famous emphasis on “gross national happiness.”

Writing With Fire
Key nomination: Best Documentary Feature

This inspiring documentary follows the fearless women who run India’s all-female Dalit caste newspaper, Khabar Lahariya, during a momentous shift from print to digital (which they run entirely from their mobile phones). Despite a male-dominated media landscape and challenges economic, social, and geographic, the publication now garners 10 million views on its YouTube site.
(Premieres March 28 on PBS)

The Worst Person in the World
Key nomination: Best International Feature (Norway)

This “dark romantic comedy” has earned praise for how it subverts typical rom-com tropes. It’s almost reminiscent of the film Sliding Doors as it follows a 29-year-old woman chasing down a variety of career options and romantic partners. The Atlantic named it the Best Film of 2021, calling it “an acidly self-aware story about the perils of turning 30 and not quite knowing what to do with yourself.” Star Renate Reinsve won “Best Actress” at the Cannes Film Festival for her winsome performance.

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