Where can I stream Oscar-nominated movies? Watch 2024's best films – USA TODAY

Oscar nominations are here. Now it’s time to catch up before the big day.
From box-office blockbusters (hey, Barbie!) to film-festival favorites, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences spread the love around to a host of movies. Thankfully, if you’re subscribed to streaming services like Netflix, Disney+ and Apple TV+, you can get quite a few contenders knocked out, with more to come before the 96th Academy Awards on March 10. (You’ll have to wait a little bit for “Oppenheimer,” though: Christopher Nolan’s atomic bomb thriller, with a leading 13 nominations, won’t arrive on Peacock till Feb. 16.)
Here are 10 newly Oscar-nominated movies you can watch at home right now:
Only in director Greta Gerwig’s hands could the famous doll become the feminist meta pop-culture moment that everyone can get behind. While Gerwig and star Margot Robbie were snubbed in their categories – for directing and best actress respectively – the goofy and heartfelt comedy exploring humanity, patriarchy and the meaning of life snagged eight nods total, for best picture, supporting actor (Ryan Gosling as the best/worst Ken ever) and supporting actress (America Ferrera), plus placed two tunes in original song.
Where to watch:Max.
A Pixar movie up for best animated feature? You don’t say! The Disney animation studio has its latest nominee with this romantic comedy/immigrant story. In a city where elements coexist (but don’t necessarily get along), fire woman Ember (voiced by Leah Lewis) and sappy water guy Wade (Mamoudou Athie) meet and go on an adventure that sparks a relationship. Ember’s parents aren’t excited, honestly, but they’re easy to root for as an unlikely couple and your little Oscar lovers will appreciate the film’s dazzling animation.
Where to watch: Disney+.
Alexander Payne’s 1970s-set heartfelt and humorous throwback is an instant holiday classic good to watch no matter what the season and a crowd-pleasing effort that nabbed best picture and original screenplay nominations. Thankfully Oscar voters noticed the stellar cast, too: Paul Giamatti scored a best actor nomination (and second career nod) as an uptight history teacher who befriends a rebellious student (Dominic Sessa) while Da’Vine Joy Randolph is poised take the supporting actress trophy for her role as their friend, a grieving cook.
Where to watch: Peacock.
Martin’s Scorsese’s true-life Western epic racked up 10 Oscar nominations, including best picture – a pretty good tally for one of the best to ever do it. And “Killers” ranks high in his filmography as both love story and murder mystery, with Leonardo DiCaprio as a World War I veteran and Lily Gladstone as his young wife from Oklahoma’s wealthy Osage Nation, who are plagued by a string of deaths in the 1920s. Robert De Niro snagged a supporting actor nod and Gladstone made history as the first Native American up for best actress.
Where to watch: Apple TV+.
Bradley Cooper didn’t make Oscars’ directing lineup but is up for best actor for learning how to conduct an orchestra and transforming into Leonard Bernstein. The biopic chronicles the life, work and loves of the iconic composer, from professional successes – getting an emergency phone call to lead the New York Philharmonic, leading a legendary cathedral performance – to personal strife, seen through the lens of his long relationship with wife Felicia (best actress nominee Carey Mulligan).
Where to watch:Netflix.
Screenwriter Samy Burch earned her first Oscar nomination for the intriguing human drama/super-campy satire. Todd Haynes’ soapy flick is an acting master class with Julianne Moore as the scandalous pet-store employee who went to jail for having sex with a minor (and later married him) and Natalie Portman as the actress playing her in a movie. Charles Melton, the film’s biggest standout as the husband with arrested development, was sadly snubbed for a supporting actor nod.
Where to watch:Netflix.
Based on the ND Stevenson graphic novel, this lively and refreshing family fantasy was a surprise nominee for best animated feature but also a fabulous, deserved pick. Best actor winner Riz Ahmed voices a knight in a futuristic medieval world who’s framed for murdering the queen. To prove his innocence, he teams with a mercurial shape-shifting teen in an inclusive and thoughtful look at friendship and honor with engaging queer characters that’s also a heck of a lot of fun.
Where to watch: Netflix.
The Academy loves actors in biopics, and “Nyad” is the latest to prove that with Annette Bening getting a best actress nod and Jodie Foster making the cut for supporting actress. Bening walks a fine line between narcissism and determination as marathon swimmer Diana Nyad, with Foster playing her steadfast coach Bonnie Stoll, in this rousing true-life drama. Diana defies age and the odds to revisit a dream from three decades ago and complete an epic, dangerous swim from Cuba to Florida in her 60s.
Where to watch: Netflix.
After Screen Actors Guild and Golden Globe nominations already this season, Colman Domingo notched his first Oscar nod with his dazzling portrayal of Bayard Rustin in an engaging true-life tale of a civil rights leader perhaps unknown to many. A key aide to Martin Luther King Jr., Rustin overcomes internal politics and homophobia, working tirelessly to organize the 1963 March on Washington. The film also features Chris Rock, Audra McDonald and a pair of Domingo’s fellow first-time nominees, Jeffrey Wright and Da’Vine Joy Randolph.
Where to watch: Netflix.
Spanish director J.A. Bayona’s harrowing thriller is up for best international film for its retelling of the 1972 Andes flight disaster, where a plane flying a rugby team and other passengers hit a mountaintop, crashed and left survivors trapped in extreme temperatures at nearly 12,000 feet as they desperately waited for help. The movie also earned a nod for makeup/hairstyling, which comes into play as the living resort to cannibalism and weather harsh conditions taking a toll on their bodies.
Where to watch: Netflix.







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