Oscar nominations 2022: how to watch every Academy Award nominee on streaming and in cinemas - release dates

The Power of the Dog, CODA and Encanto are just some of the nominations you can stream right now - here’s how

There used to be a time when it would be an agonising wait for film fans to see each year’s Oscar-nominated movies for themselves.

Critically acclaimed films that may have been available in America for some months usually didn’t make their way to our shores until after the awards ceremony itself, where films enjoyed a second bounce buoyed by their Oscar success.

But thanks to the rise of streaming services - and the fact this year’s ceremony is once again taking place later in the year than usual - that frustration is a thing of the past.

At the time of writing, of the 53 films that have received a nomination, 68% of them are readily available to view right now, whether in cinemas or through streaming services - 47% of them can be viewed from the comfort of your own home!

We’ve highlighted the 21 films that have received multiple nominations for the 94th Academy Awards - but we’ve listed every other film below those highlights too.

The Power of the Dog

Benedict Cumberbatch, left, and Jesse Plemons in a scene from The Power of the Dog. Picture: Kirsty Griffin/Netflix via AP

Nominations: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score, Best Sound, Best Production Design, Best Cinematography, and Best Film Editing.

Where to watch: Available to stream now on Netflix

Dune

Denis Villeneuve's 'Dune' was one of the biggest hits of the year, with Hollywood A-lister Timothee Chalamet in the lead role, it grossed reportedly close to £22 million at the Box Office. Picture: Warner Bros/Moviestore/Shutterstock

Nominations: Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score, Best Sound, Best Production Design, Best Cinematography, Best Makeup and Hairstyling, Best Costume Design, Best Film Editing, and Best Visual Effects.

Where to watch: Available to stream now on Virgin TV Go, and rent via Amazon Video, Apple iTunes, Google Play Movies, YouTube, Sky Store, Chili, Microsoft Store, and Rakuten TV

Belfast

Caitriona Balfe has been nominated for a Bafta for her performance in director Kenneth Branagh's Belfast (Rob Youngson/Focus Features)

Nominations: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Screenplay, Best Original Song, and Best Sound.

Where to watch: In cinemas now

West Side Story

Steven Spielberg’s triumphant remake of the classic Laurents/Bernstein/Sondheim 1957 musical has garnered rave reviews

Nominations: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actress, Best Sound, Best Production Design, Best Cinematography, and Best Costume Design.

Where to watch: In cinemas now

King Richard

(Photo: Warner Bros. Pictures)

Nominations: Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Screenplay, Best Original Song, and Best Film Editing.

Where to watch: Available to stream on now Virgin TV Go, and rent via Apple iTunes, Google Play Movies, YouTube, and Microsoft Store

Don’t Look Up

Don't Look Up PIC: Nico Tavernise / Netflix

Nominations: Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Original Score, and Best Film Editing.

Where to watch: Available to stream now on Netflix

Drive My Car

(Photo: Bitters End)

Nominations: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best International Feature Film.

Where to watch: No streaming release date yet announced

Nightmare Alley

Nightmare Alley PIC: Kerry Hayes

Nominations: Best Picture, Best Production Design, Best Cinematography, and Best Costume Design.

Where to watch: In cinemas now

Being the Ricardos

Lucille Ball (Nicole Kidman) and Desi Arnaz (Javier Bardem) at a readthrough for ‘I Love Lucy’ (Credit: Glen Wilson/Amazon)

Nominations: Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor.

Where to watch: Available to stream now on Amazon Prime Video and Virgin TV Go

CODA

(Photo: Apple TV+)

Nominations: Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor and Best Adapted Screenplay.

Where to watch: Available to stream now on Apple TV Plus

Encanto

Encanto

Nominations: Best Animated Feature Film, Best Original Score and Best Original Song.

Where to watch: Available to stream now on Disney Plus and Virgin TV Go

Flee

(Image: Curzon Artificial Eye)

Nominations: Best Animated Feature Film, Best International Feature Film and Best Documentary Feature.

Where to watch: Available to stream on Curzon Home Cinema from Friday 11 February

Licorice Pizza

Licorice Pizza

Nominations: Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay.

Where to watch: In cinemas now

The Lost Daughter

The Lost Daughter is based on the novel of the same name by Elena Ferrante and stars Olivia Colman, Dakota Johnson, Jessie Buckley, Peter Sarsgaard and Ed Harris

Nominations: Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress and Best Adapted Screenplay.

Where to watch: Available to stream now on Netflix

No Time to Die

(Photo: Universal Pictures)

Nominations: Best Original Song, Best Sound and Best Visual Effects.

Where to watch: Available to stream now on Virgin TV Go, and rent via Amazon Video, Apple iTunes, Google Play Movies, YouTube, Sky Store, Chili, Microsoft Store, and Rakuten TV

The Tragedy of Macbeth

Joel Cohen's critically acclaimed 'The Tragedy of Macbeth' stars A-listers Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand in a bold and fierce adaptation. It screens at Edinburgh Filmhouse in January.

Nominations: Best Actor, Best Production Design and Best Cinematography.

Where to watch: Available to stream now on Apple TV Plus

Cruella

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Nominations: Best Makeup and Hairstyling and Best Costume Design.

Where to watch: Available to stream now on Disney Plus and Virgin TV Go, and rent via Apple iTunes

The Eyes of Tammy Faye

(Photo: Searchlight Pictures)

Nominations: Best Actress and Best Makeup and Hairstyling.

Where to watch: In cinemas now

Parallel Mothers

Penelope Cruz in character for Parallel Mothers.

Nominations: Best Actress and Best Original Score.

Where to watch: In cinemas now

tick, tick... BOOM!

Andrew Garfield takes the lead in 88% rated Tick, Tick...Boom! A story that focuses on an aspiring composer named Jon, who lives in New York City in 1990. Photo: MACALL POLAY/NETFLIX © 2021

Nominations: Best Actor and Best Film Editing.

Where to watch: Available to stream now on Netflix

The Worst Person in the World

(Photo: SF Studios)

Nominations: Best Original Screenplay and Best International Feature Film.

Where to watch: In cinemas from Friday 25 March

All the rest:

  • Affairs of the Art (Best Animated Short Film) - Streaming details TBA
  • Ala Kachuu - Take and Run (Best Live Action Short Film) - Streaming details TBA
  • Ascension (Best Documentary Feature) - Streaming details TBA
  • Attica (Best Documentary Feature) - Streaming details TBA
  • Audible (Best Documentary Short Subject) - Netflix
  • Bestia (Best Animated Short Film) - Streaming details TBA
  • BoxBallet (Best Animated Short Film) - Streaming details TBA
  • Coming 2 America (Best Makeup and Hairstyling) - Amazon Prime Video/Virgin TV Go
  • Cyrano (Best Costume Design) - In cinemas 25 February
  • The Dress - (Best Live Action Short Film) - Streaming details TBA
  • Four Good Days (Best Original Song) - Virgin TV Go
  • Free Guy (Best Visual Effects) - Disney Plus/Virgin TV Go
  • The Hand of God (Best International Feature Film) - Netflix
  • House of Gucci (Best Makeup and Hairstyling) - In cinemas
  • Lead Me Home - (Best Documentary Short Subject) - Netflix
  • The Long Goodbye (Best Live Action Short Film) - Streaming details TBA
  • Luca (Best Animated Feature Film) - Disney Plus/Virgin TV Go
  • Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom (Best International Feature Film) - Streaming details TBA
  • The Mitchells vs. the Machines (Best Animated Feature Film) - Netflix/Virgin TV Go
  • On My Mind (Best Live Action Short Film) - Streaming details TBA
  • Please Hold (Best Live Action Short Film) - Streaming details TBA
  • The Queen of Basketball (Best Documentary Short Subject) - Streaming details TBA
  • Raya and the Last Dragon (Best Animated Feature Film) - Disney Plus/Virgin TV Go
  • Robin Robin (Best Animated Short Film) - Netflix
  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (Best Visual Effects) - Disney Plus/Virgin TV Go
  • Spencer (Best Actress) - Virgin TV Go
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home (Best Visual Effects) - In cinemas
  • Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) (Best Documentary Feature) - Disney Plus
  • Three Songs for Benazir (Best Documentary Short Subject) - Netflix
  • When We Were Bullies (Best Documentary Short Subject) - Streaming details TBA
  • The Windshield Wiper (Best Animated Short Film) - Streaming details TBA
  • Writing with Fire (Best Documentary Feature) - Eventive

Which streaming service is best for Oscar nominations?

If you’re looking to splash out on a new streaming service subscription, but aren’t sure which to opt for, here’s how the Big Four stack up in terms of hosting Oscar nominations:

  • Netflix: 10
  • Disney Plus: 7
  • Amazon Prime Video: 2
  • Apple TV Plus: 2

When is the Oscars?

The Oscars have been delayed for a second consecutive year, with the date for the 2022 ceremony pushed back from its usual February slot once again.

For the second year in a row, the Oscars have been delayed due to the ongoing effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Instead of their usual end of February slot, the awards will again fall a month later, on 27 March 2022.

Details on how film fans can watch the ceremony live have yet to be confirmed, but last year’s event was broadcast live in the UK on the Sky Cinema Oscars channel.

Given the time difference, the show will start at 1am UK time in the early hours of Monday (28 March) morning, and run until around 4am to 5am.

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