Where can I watch Nomadland, The Father and Promising Young Woman? How to see all 2021 Oscar winning films

Nomadland led the 2021 ceremony wins with Best Picture - and Frances McDormand winning a third best-actress Oscar for her role in the film

(L-R) Peter Spears, Frances McDormand, Chloe Zhao, Mollye Asher, and Dan Janvey accepted their awards for Best Picture for "Nomadland,"  at the Oscars on Sunday, 25 April 2021 (Picture: Getty Images)
(L-R) Peter Spears, Frances McDormand, Chloe Zhao, Mollye Asher, and Dan Janvey accepted their awards for Best Picture for "Nomadland," at the Oscars on Sunday, 25 April 2021 (Picture: Getty Images)

The Oscars for 2021 have been awarded and several of the past year’s best movies were among the winners.

From Nomadland to The Father and Promising Young Woman, films from various genres and actors of a diverse range of backgrounds and experience won on the night.

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So, where can you watch this year’s Oscar worthy films and what award did they win? Here is a list of the films, the award they won, where to watch, what they are about and who stars in them.

Promising Young Woman

Best Original Screenplay

Where to watch: NOW TV

A young woman, traumatised by a tragic event in her past, seeks out vengeance against those who crossed her path. Starring Carrie Mulligan, Bo Burnham and Alison Brie.

The Father

Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Actor in a Leading Role - Anthony Hopkins

Where to watch: cinemas from 11 June

Hopkins stars alongside Olivia Coleman in this adapted screenplay. A man refuses all assistance from his daughter as he ages. As he tries to make sense of his changing circumstances, he begins to doubt his loved ones, his own mind and even the fabric of his reality.

Another Round

Best International Feature Film

Where to watch: Not available in the UK until 25 June, on Studiocanal

This Danish comedy-drama tells the story of four friends, all high school teachers, who test a theory that they will improve their lives by maintaining a constant level of alcohol in their blood. The film stars Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Magnus Millang, and Lars Ranthe.

Judas and the Black Messiah

Best actor in a supporting role - Daniel Kaluuya, Best Original Song - Fight for You

Where to watch: Amazon Prime, Sky Store, Google Play,

Judas and the Black Messiah is a biographical drama about the betrayal of Fred Hampton (Daniel Kaluuya), chairman of the Illinois branch of the Black Panther Party, at the hands of William O'Neal (Lakeith Stanfield), an FBI informant. The film is set in late-1960s Chicago.


Best Actress in a supporting role - Youn Yuh-Jung

Where to watch: Amazon Prime

A tender and sweeping story about what roots us, Minari follows a Korean-American family that moves to an Arkansas farm in search of their own American Dream. The family home changes completely with the arrival of their sly, foul-mouthed, but incredibly loving grandmother. Amidst the instability and challenges of this new life in the rugged Ozarks, Minari shows the undeniable resilience of family and what really makes a home.

The film stars Steven Yeun, Yeri Han, Alan S. Kim, Youn Yuh-Jung and Jacob Wade.

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Best makeup and hairstyling, Best Costume Design

Where to watch: Netflix

Viola Davis, Glynn Turman and late actor Chadwick Boseman star in this adopted drama from the play by the same name. Tensions and temperatures rise at a Chicago music studio in 1927 when fiery, fearless blues singer Ma Rainey joins her band for a recording session.

While Ma Rainey was a real person, the film and play follow a fictional plot.


Best Director - Chloé Zhao, Best Actress in a Leading Role -Frances McDormand, Best Picture

Where to watch: Disney Plus from 30 April 2021

Frances McDormand, stars as a woman in her sixties who, after losing everything in the Great Recession, embarks on a journey through the American West, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad. McDormand stars alongside David Strathairn.

Sound of Metal

Best Sound, Best film editing

Where to watch: Amazon Prime

Starring Riz Ahmed, this critically acclaimed film follows Ruben, a heavy-metal drummer and former drug user whose life changes dramatically after he starts to lose his hearing.

Ahmed had to learn to play the drums and become fluent in American Sign Language (ASL), for the role.

Two Distant Strangers

Best live-action short film

Where to watch: Netflix

This film lasts just over half an hour, but manages to tell the story of a man trying to go home to his dog, who gets stuck in a time loop that forces him to relive a deadly run-in with a cop.

Starring Joey Bada$$ and Andrew Howard.

If Anything Happens I Love You

Best animated short film

Where to watch: Netflix

This 12-minute short film is written and directed by Will McCormack and Michael Govier.

Two grieving parents as they struggle to confront the death of their daughter, who was killed in a school shooting.


Best animated feature film, Best Original Score

Where to watch: Disney Plus

In Disney’s first Black-led Pixar animated-production, a jazz musician (Jamie Foxx) finds himself stuck in a mediocre job before he finally gets his big break. However, when a wrong step takes him to the Great Before, he tries to help an infant soul in order to return to reality.

The film also stars Tina Fey and Graham Norton.


Best Visual Effects

Where to watch: Amazon Prime

Armed with only one word, Tenet, and fighting for the survival of the entire world, a Protagonist journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real time.

Starring John David Washington, Robert Pattinson and Elizabeth Debicki.


Best production design, Best Cinematography

Where to watch: Netflix

This biographical drama follows the life of screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz and his development of the screenplay for Citizen Kane (1941), depicting the life of a star in 1930s Hollywood.

The film was directed by David Fincher, based on a screenplay by his late father Jack Fincher, and stars Gary Oldman, Amanda Seyfried and Charles Dance.