Replete with spellbinding multiverses, “Everything Everywhere All at Once” topped the 95th Academy Awards nominations with 11 nods. Elsewhere, stories of friendship and family permeated 2022 cinema and the nominations this year, as did big-budget blockbusters.
With the Oscars slated to be handed out March 12, some of the nominated films are still in theaters but many are also available online to stream now. Here’s where you can find the movies.
“Everything Everywhere All at Once”: The A24-produced indie has been a critical success and crowd-pleaser since it came out last spring. The film is nominated for best picture and Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan, Stephanie Hsu and Jamie Lee Curtis received nods for their performances. Yeoh, Quan and Hsu carry a mind-bending multiverse story about a Chinese American family’s disconnection and how they find each other again through the existence of other versions of themselves. Where to see it: Available for streaming on Paramount+ with a Showtime add-on, also Hulu Premium and Amazon Prime Premium.
“The Banshees of Inisherin”: Securing a best picture nomination and nods for Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson and Kerry Condon, “The Banshees of Inisherin” tells a tale of the ebbs and flows of the friendship between Farrell’s Pádraic and Gleeson’s Colm while highlighting haunting Irish landscapes. Where to see it: Available to stream on HBO Max, Amazon Prime Premium and Hulu Premium; available to rent on YouTube, Google Play and other sites.
“All Quiet on the Western Front”: The unflinching German-language adaptation of a classic antiwar novel about life and death in the World War I trenches, is nominated for best picture and a slew of other Oscars. Where to see it: Available to stream on Netflix.
“Elvis”: Baz Luhrmann’s vision transforms the relatively unknown former child actor Austin Butler into the King. The unconventional biopic tells the life of Elvis Presley from the perspective of his former manager, Colonel Tom Parker, played by Tom Hanks. Butler snagged a best actor nomination and the film received a nod for best picture and director. Where to see it: Available to stream on HBO Max; available to rent on Redbox, YouTube and other sites.
“The Fabelmans”: Steven Spielberg’s most personal film yet documents the joys and ultimate perils that fragment the Fabelman family forever. In a love letter to film and his family, Spielberg allows viewers to see behind his passion for film and his search for the meaning of family and life. Spielberg is nominated for best director and his film is nominated for best picture, while Michelle Williams up for best actress. Where to see it: Available for purchase on YouTube, Redbox, Apple TV and more sites.
“Tár”: Cate Blanchett plays a fictitious renowned conductor who is cunning, talented and on too high of a pedestal to fall — but she does. “Tár,” which is nominated for best picture and best actress, deals with the dichotomy between power and art and takes on the culture wars dominating politics and popular discourse. Where to see it: Available for rent and purchase on Amazon and iTunes and streaming on Peacock.
“Top Gun: Maverick”: Thirty-six years after the original “Top Gun,” this sequel has been nominated for best picture. Tom Cruise reprises his role as “Maverick,” taking on a leadership and mentor role for supporting cast members Miles Teller and Glen Powell. Where to see it: Available on Paramount+ and Amazon.
“Avatar: The Way of Water”: After a 13-year wait, James Cameron’s “Avatar: The Way of Water” delves into the journey of original “Avatar” main character Jake Sully’s family through adversity and loss. Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldaña star. It’s nominated for best picture. Where to see it: Still in theaters.
“Triangle of Sadness”: Swedish filmmaker Ruben Östlund has created a prickly social satire examining race, wealth, social class and inequality and secured a best director nomination in the process. It stars the late Charlbi Dean and Harris Dickinson as a model/influencer couple who end up on a sponsored yacht trip with other wealthy guests. Chaos ensues when the yacht gets stuck in the middle of a storm and the guests end up on a deserted island. The film is also nominated for best picture. Where to see it: Available to rent on YouTube, Apple TV and Amazon.
“The Whale”: Brendan Fraser receives a best actor nod for his portrayal of Charlie, a 600-pound teacher and father confronting terminal health issues that prompt him to try and reconcile with his bitter daughter. The film also earned a best supporting actress nod for Hong Chau. Where to see it: Still in theaters.
“Women Talking”: Director Sarah Polley weaves the story of pervasive sexual assault plaguing the women in a Mennonite community. “Women Talking” is an adaptation of a 2018 book by Miriam Toews. It stars Claire Foy, Rooney Mara and Frances McDormand. Where to see it: Still in select theaters.
“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”: Angela Bassett has been nominated for best supporting actress in this superhero sequel made in the wake of the death of Chadwick Boseman. Oakland native Ryan Coogler directs. Where to see it: Available this week on Disney+.
“Causeway”: Brian Tyree Henry snags a best supporting actor nod in this drama also starring Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence. The film homes in on the relationship between a military engineer (Lawrence) recovering from the effects of a severe brain injury and an auto repair shop mechanic (Henry) living with the guilt and the physical aftereffects of a car accident. Where to see it: Streaming on Apple TV+.
“Blonde”: Ana de Armas receives her first nod for best actress for her portrayal of Marilyn Monroe in this adaption of Joyce Carol Oates’ novel of the same name. The film is less a biopic than a bruising narrative told from the perspective of director Andrew Dominik. Where to see it: Available on Netflix.
“Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery”: The sequel to director Rian Johnson’s “Knives Out,” “Glass Onion” features the return of Daniel Craig’s southern twang-heavy detective Benoit Blanc. The twisty comedic whodunit earned an adapted screenplay nomination. Where to see it: Available on Netflix.
“Aftersun”: Writer-director Charlotte Wells illustrates the bond between a father/daughter duo portrayed by first-time Oscar nominee Paul Mescal and Frankie Corio. “Aftersun” touches on the pivotal moments in an adolescent life when the world feels so big but childlike wonder starts to fade when the reality of life peeks through the cracks. Where to see it: Available for rent on Amazon and YouTube.
“Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio”: The child’s tale gets retold through the lens of Guillermo Del Toro’s dark mind, in which themes of fascism are explored. The cast includes Christoph Waltz, Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton and Ewan McGregor and it is nominated for best animated film. Where to see it: Available to stream on Netflix.
“EO”: This film is the story of a circus donkey who is taken from his owner and begins a long, spiritual journey through the modern Polish and Italian countrysides, encountering humans both kind and cruel. It is a love letter to animals, directed by Jerzy Skolimowski. Where to see it: Still playing in select theaters.
“Argentina, 1985″: The film follows 1985 Trial of the Juntas, an historic moment for Argentina that helped launch the country’s democratic future after seven years of military dictatorship. Director Santiago Mitre shaped the classic political thriller into a story about preserving history and the years it takes to receive justice. Where to see it: Available to stream on Amazon Prime.
“Marcel the Shell with Shoes On”: The feature-length, stop-motion animation film is based on the YouTube shorts made by Jenny Slate, who voices Marcel in a high-pitched octave, and director Dean Fleischer Camp. The experience of being small, cute and unassuming is the heart of the film, which earned a best animated feature nomination. Where to see it: Available to rent on Amazon.
“Turning Red”: The first Pixar movie directed solely by a woman — Domee Shi — a coming-of-age tale about a Chinese Canadian eighth-grader who turns into a big, fluffy red panda — a walking metaphor for growing young womanhood. The film is nominated for best animated film. Where to see it: Available to stream on Disney+.
“RRR”: S.S. Rajamouli’s three-hour action epic is one of India’s most expensive — and top-grossing — films of all time. It pairs two of Tollywood’s biggest stars, N.T. Rama Rao Jr. and Ram Charan, as revolutionaries fighting against the British colonialists in 1920. The film received a nomination for best song. Where to see it: Available on Netflix.