Ever gone through the Oscar nominations list and promise yourself that this will be the year you’ll watch them all? Here’s your chance to catch all these nominated films from the comfort of your home, with a little help from streaming services. Experience the excitement of the Oscars, as you root for your favourite film. Since the awards are set to take place on March 27, it’s time to get cracking!
Being the Ricardos
Nominated for Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor
An Amazon Original Movie, Being the Ricardos is written and directed by award-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin. This biographical film delves into the lives of hit TV series I Love Lucy’s stars, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. Played by Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem, the movie released in December 2021, and is set in 1952. It follows the personal and professional drama that comes with being a Hollywood power couple maintaining their career as well as relationship, apart from featuring on a much-loved TV show.
Stream on Amazon Prime Video
Nominated for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor
The title of this coming-of-age dramedy stands for Child of Deaf Adults, and the movies follows the life of such a child. Named Ruby, she is the only hearing member of a deaf family and at age 17, she supports her family with their fishing business and juggles her schoolwork. The story then goes on to show Ruby joining her school choir where she grows close to her duet partner Miles. CODA premiered on January 28, 2021, at the Sundance Film Festival, where Apple acquired distribution rights to CODA for a festival-record US$25 million.
Stream on Apple TV+
The Eyes of Tammy Faye
Nominated for Best Makeup and Hairstyling and Best Actress
This biographical film is based on the 2000’s documentary of the same name by Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato. ‘70s controversial televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker and her husband, Jim, are the protagonists of this film that showcases their rise from a humble background to the creation of their religious broadcasting network and Christian theme park.
Stream on Disney+ Hotstar
The Tragedy of Macbeth
Nominated for Best Actor, Best Cinematography and Best Production Design
Denzel Washington’s Best Actor nomination in The Tragedy of Macbeth singles him out as the most nominated Black actor in Oscar History, boasting ten nominations and two wins. The film itself is written and directed by Oscar-winning director Joel Coen, his first directorial effort without his brother Ethan, based on Shakespeare’s play Macbeth. Also starring Coen’s wife, Oscar-winner Frances McDormand, the film has been the subject to much critical acclaim for its performances, direction and cinematography.
Stream on Apple TV+
Nominated for Best Animated Feature, Best Original Score and Best Original Song
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