The place and the way to watch the very best image nominees

Oscar statues shown at the 88th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California on February 28, 2016.

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The nominations for the 93rd Academy Awards have been announced and eight films are competing for the best picture trophy this year.

The nomination season was strange as the cinemas were closed for much of the funding period. For the first time, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences allowed films that would have gone to theaters to continue to be eligible if they debuted on streaming services.

Therefore, many of this year’s nominees can only be viewed with a subscription. However, now that more movie theaters are reopening, particularly in New York and Los Angeles, it is possible for movie theater operators to reach agreements to show streaming movies on the big screen.

How to see the best picture nominees:


“Nomadland”, written and directed by Chloe Zhao, tells the story of a woman in her sixties who, after losing everything during the Great Recession, lives in a van and travels the American West.

The Searchlight Pictures film, starring Frances McDormand, is streamed on Hulu. It is also available in select theaters.

“The Trial of Chicago 7”

“The Trial of the Chicago 7” was written and directed by Aaron Sorkin. The film revolves around seven people who are on trial over a riot at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.

The film can only be viewed on Netflix.

Still from Aaron Sorkin’s “Trial of the Chicago 7” on Netflix.

Source: Netflix

“Promising young woman”

Promising Young Woman, written and directed by Emerald Fennell, follows Cassandra Thomas, a woman traumatized by a tragic event in her past. Cassandra, played by Carey Mulligan, sets out to seek revenge on her best friend who was raped.

The film can be purchased digitally on YouTube, Google Play, Vudo and Amazon Prime Video, among others. It can also be seen in select theaters.


David Fincher’s “Mank” follows the life of screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz as he finished the script for “Citizen Kane” for Orson Welles. The film stars Gary Oldman and Amanda Seyfried.

The film can only be viewed on Netflix.

‘The father’

“The Father” plays Anthony Hopkins as a man who, as he gets older, refuses to support his daughter. However, his fabric of reality soon begins to dissolve when he begins to doubt his loved ones while suffering from dementia.

The film can be rented or purchased through video-on-demand services and will be shown in selected cinemas.

“Judas and the Black Messiah”

William O’Neal (Lakeith Stanfield), offered a plea by the FBI, infiltrates the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party to gather information on Chairman Fred Hampton (Daniel Kaluuya).

“Judas and the Black Messiah” can be streamed on HBO Max and shown in select theaters.


“Minari” follow a Korean-American family who move to a farm in Arkansas in search of the American dream.

The film can be rented and purchased on various video-on-demand platforms and is shown in selected cinemas.

“Sound of Metal”

“Sound of Metal” is the story of Ruben Stone (Riz Ahmed), a heavy metal drummer whose life falls into free fall when he begins to lose his hearing.

The film can be found on Amazon Prime Video and in selected cinemas.

Disclosure: Comcast is the parent company of NBCUniversal and CNBC. It also owns fandango.

Correction: The best nominees for the Academy Awards 2021 are “The Father”, “Judas and the Black Messiah”, “Mank”, “Minari”, “Nomadland”, “Promising Young Woman”, “Sound of Metal” and ” The Trial of Chicago 7. “In an earlier version, the titles were incorrectly given.

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