Oscars 2021: How can I watch the nominated films?

HOLLYWOOD'S biggest event, the Oscars will air this Sunday, April 25.

This year's nominations for films include: Judas and the Black Messiah, Nomadland, Sound of Metal, and The Trial of the Chicago 7.

Where can I watch the nominated films?

The Father

Starring Academy Award winners Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman, the film is about a man in his 80s refusing assistance from his daughter as he ages, he begins to questions his own mind and reality.

The film can be streamed on Amazon Prime Video and rented on Apple TV, Fandango Now, and Vudu.

Judas and the Black Messiah

After William O'Neal (LaKeith Stanfield) is offered a plea deal by the FBI, he infiltrates the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party to gather information on Chairman Fred Hampton (Daniel Kaluuya).

The film is based on a true story.

The film can be streamed on Amazon Prime Video and rented on YouTube, Apple TV, Google Play, and Vudu.


Set in 1930's Hollywood, the film follows the alcoholic screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz (Gary Oldman), as he tries to finish the screenplay for the hit film Citizen Kane.

The film is based on the true story of Herman J. Mankiewicz, the former American screenwriter and theater editor of The New York Times. He is best known for his work on the screenplay Citizen Kane and won Best Original Screenplay in 1942.

The film is available to watch on Netflix.


The film is centered around a Korean American family who moves to Arkansas to search for the American dream. The family faces the challenges of their new life but Minari shows the resilience and strength of the family and the emotions behind what really makes a home.

The film can be streamed on Amazon Prime Video, and rented on Apple TV, Fandango Now and Vudu.


With a star-studded cast including Jamie Foxx (Joe), Tina Fey (22), Graham Norton (Moonwind), and Rachel House (Terry), Soul follows the middle-school band teacher Joe, who discovers what it's really like to have a soul, even if that means giving up everything.

The film can be streamed on Disney+ or Amazon Prime Video and rented on Apple TV, Vudu,YouTube, and Google Play.


Prior to the release of Soul, Disney released the film Onward about two boys who go off on the quest of a lifetime to bring their father back for one day. This is Disney's first film with an openly LGBTQ+ character.

In Disney-like fashion, the cast includes some big names including, Tom Holland (Ian Lightfoot), Chris Pratt (Barley Lightfoot), Octavia Spencer (The Manticore), and Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Laurel Lightfoot).

The film is currently streaming on Disney+ and Amazon Prime Video and can be rented on Apple TV, YouTube, Vudu, and Google Play.


Based on the non-fiction book Nomadland: Surviving America in the 21st Century, written by Jessica Bruder, the film follows a women in her 60's after losing everything during the Great Recession as she embarks on a new journey living as a modern-day nomad.

Starring Academy Award-winner Frances McDormand, David Strathairn, Charlene Swankie and Linda May, the film has been said to be McDormand's best career performance.

The film can be streamed on Hulu and Amazon Prime Video and rented on YouTube, Apple TV,Google Play, and Vudu.

Sound of Metal

The film is about a heavy-metal drummer Ruben (Riz Ahmed), as his life is turned upside down when he begins to lose his hearing. The film takes you through the challenges Ruben must overcome if he wants to continue doing what he loves.

The film is currently only streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

The Trial of The Chicago 7

The film is based on the true story of the trial of seven anti-Vietnam war activists after the 1968 Democratic Nation Convention which sparked violence between police officers and protestors. The seven defendants were charged by the federal government with conspiracy arising from the protests.

The film can currently be streamed on Netflix.

Promising Young Women

In correlation with the popular #MeToo movement, Promising Young Women follows the story of Cassandra Thomas (Carey Mulligan), the 30-year-old medical school dropout who still lives with her parents, seeks vengeance against those who wronged her after a traumatizing and tragic event that happened in her past.

The film is available on YouTube, Apple TV, Amazon Prime Video, Vudu and Google Plat.

Over The Moon

The animated musical about a girl Fei Fei (Cathy Ang), who builds a rocket ship to blast off in hopes to prove the existence of the moon goddess.

The film is a Netflix original movie and can be streamed on their platform.


During a time when wolves are seen as evil, a young apprentice and her father journey to Ireland to help out the last wolf pack there is. But after the apprentice befriends a girl from a mysterious tribe everything changes.

Directed by Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart, the film stars Eva Whittaker, Honor Kneafsey, Sean Bean, and Simon McBurney.

A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon

After an alien crash-lands near Mossy Bottom Farm, Shaun the Sheep befriends the mysterious alien with strange powers to try and get her home before the organization captures her.

Voiced by Justin Fletcher, Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon is not the only movie in the franchise. Back in 2015 Shaun the Sheep Movie was released about Shaun deciding to take a day off and have some fun with his friends.

The film can be streamed on Netflix.

How can I watch the Oscars?

The Oscars will be aired live on local ABC affiliate channels this with the awards beginning at 8:00 pm ET but red carpet activities starting at 6:30 pm ET.

The Oscars will also be available on streaming services for viewers to watch without a cable subscription.

Some of the streaming options for the Oscars include:

  • ABC.com
  • Hulu+ Live TV
  • Fubo TV
  • YouTube TV
  • The Roku channel

While some services require a subscription, the majority of them offer free trials that users can sign up for to tune in to the special event. ABC.com however does require you to sign in with a local cable provider.

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