Here’s Where to Stream All of This Year’s Oscar-Winning Movies
Whip out the popcorn.
The 94th Academy Awards were definitely something. Hollywood’s biggest night (and Europe’s biggest early morning, oh the woe of living on the other side of the Atlantic and finding out the Best Picture winner at six in the morning!), has been talked about …. a lot. Unfortunately, most of that buzz has not been about the awards themselves. It’s a shame for the winners this year, who created some really beautiful work. They deserve to be celebrated!
In 2022, some wins came as a confirmation of what had been happening for the entire award season; others completely upturned our predictions. Whatever the case, these films are worth watching. And if you didn’t have the chance to catch up on the nominees before the actual ceremony, here’s your complete guide to where you can watch all the movies that ended up bringing home that little golden statue.
CODA (total Oscars: 2)
Directed by Sian Heder, CODA triumphed in the biggest category of them all—receiving Best Picture. Tony Kotsur also won the Best Actor in a Supporting Role category, becoming the second deaf actor to win an Academy Award.
You can watch CODA on Apple TV+.
THE POWER OF THE DOG (total Oscars: 1)
Jane Campion’s brilliant deconstruction of the western genre and toxic masculinity was recognized by the Academy—which declared her this year’s Best Director. Campion is only the third woman to ever win in the category, after Katheryn Bigelow in 2010 and Chloé Zhao in 2021. The Power of the Dog was also nominated for Best Picture, Best Actor in a Leading Role (for Benedict Cumberbatch), Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Actor in a Supporting Role (for both Jesse Plemons and Kodi Smit-McPhee), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (for Kirsten Dunst), Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Film Editing, Best Sound, and Best Original Score—leading the nominations tally going into the night.
You can watch The Power of the Dog on Netflix.
DUNE (total Oscars: 6)
As expected, Denis Villeneuve’s take on Frank Herbert’s Dune swept through the so-called “technical Oscars,” bringing home six awards for Best Visual Effects, Best Cinematography, Best Original Score, Best Sound, Best Production Design, and Best Film Editing. It was also nominated for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Costume Design, Best Makeup, and Hairstyling.
You can watch Dune on HBO Now and HBO Max.
THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE (total Oscars: 2)
The Eyes of Tammy Faye, directed by Michael Showalter, was the ticket for its leading lady Jessica Chastain to get her first Academy Award—and rightly so. She completely transformed in the movie, something that she achieved thanks to the help of the Makeup and Hairstyling department—who also won in their own category.
You can watch The Eyes of Tammy Faye on HBO Now and HBO Max.
KING RICHARD (total Oscars: 1)
Will Smith also won his first Oscar ever during the ceremony—for his leading role in King Richard. The movie, directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green, was also up for Best Picture, Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Best Original Song, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Film Editing.
You can watch King Richard on HBO Now and HBO Max.
WEST SIDE STORY (total Oscars: 1)
No one does it quite like the Anitas of West Side Story. Sixty years after Rita Moreno’s historic win, Ariana DeBose also won Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her Anita in Steven Spielberg’s remake. The movie was also nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Costume Design, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, and Best Sound.
You can watch West Side Story on Disney+, HBO Now, and HBO Max.
BELFAST (total Oscars: 1)
Kenneth Branagh’s semi-autobiographical movie Belfast was nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Song, Best Actor in a Supporting Role (for Ciarán Hinds), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (for Judi Dench), Best Sound, and Best Original Screenplay—and ended up winning the latter.
You can rent or buy Belfast on Apple TV+, Amazon, Google Play, and YouTube.
DRIVE MY CAR (total Oscars: 1)
Directed by Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Drive My Car was not only up for Best International Feature Film—which it won—but also for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay. More proof, if we ever needed it after Parasite’s triumph in 2020, that Eastern Asian cinema does not come to play.
You can watch Drive My Car on HBO Max.
ENCANTO (total Oscars: 1)
Encanto (and its more than viral soundtrack) need no introduction. The movie won the Best Animated Feature award, and it was also nominated for Best Original Soundtrack and Best Song—but for “Dos Oroguitas,” rather than TikTok sensation, “We Don’t Talk About Bruno”.
You can watch Encanto on Disney+.
CRUELLA (total Oscars: 1)
The latest in Disney’s series of live-action remakes that are villains’ origin stories, Cruella was up for both Best Costume Design and Best Makeup and Hairstyling—and it did win the former for some of the truly unique pieces Emma Stone wears as Estella / Cruella.
You can watch Cruella on Disney+.
NO TIME TO DIE (total Oscars: 1)
James Bond’s most recent adventure—and the final chapter of Daniel Craig’s run as 007—was nominated for two of the more “technical awards,” Best Visual Effects and Best Sound. It lost both of them to Dune, but it did win in the Best Original Song category, with Billie Eilish and her brother Finneas O’Connell bringing home the golden statue for their work on “No Time to Die.”
You can rent or buy No Time to Die on Apple TV+, Amazon, Google Play, and YouTube.
SUMMER OF SOUL (total Oscars: 1)
Summer of Soul—the full title being Summer of Soul Or, When the Revolution Could Not be Televised—a much-acclaimed documentary about the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival, directed by Ahmit “Questlove” Thompson, was the winner of the Best Documentary feature category.
You can watch Summer of Soul on Disney+ and Hulu.
THE QUEEN OF BASKETBALL (total Oscars: 1)
The Best Documentary (Short Subject) award went to The Queen of Basketball, directed by Ben Proudfoot, which tells the story of Seventies basketball legend Lusia Harris.
You can watch The Queen of Basketball on fuboTV.
THE LONG GOODBYE (total Oscars: 1)
The Long Goodbye, directed by Aneil Karia (and with a cast that includes Riz Ahmed among others), won the Best Live Action Short Film award for its depiction of a family forced to confront a far-right march happening right in front of their house.
The Long Goodbye is not available for streaming yet.
THE WINDSHIELD WIPER (total Oscars: 1)
The Best Animated Short Film award went to The Windshield Wiper, a Spanish-American production directed by Alberto Mielgo and Leo Sánchez about a man who sits in a café, smoking his cigarettes, and asking strangers what love is.
The Windshield Wiper is not available for streaming yet.
(featured images: Apple, Netflix)
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