Where to Stream the 2019 Oscar Nominees

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Where to Stream the 2019 Oscar Nominees

By the time the Oscar winners are announced on February 24th, the majority of the nominees will be available to stream on most major services (Netflix, iTunes, Hulu, HBO, Google Play, Amazon Prime, YouTube, Kanopy and Vudu). But if you’re only catching the movies then, it’ll be too late to play along.

So we’ve tried to compile as thoroughly as we can every possible way you can both see and plan to see the Academy Award nominated films before the big night.

A few caveats: In many cases, films are available to own digitally before they’re available to rent, and so we’ve tried, based on the information accessible to us, to make that differentiation clear. These dates, and the platforms on which the films are hosted, are obviously subject to change.

Additionally, if a film is streamable on Netflix, Hulu, HBO, Kanopy or Amazon Prime, then we’ve only noted those options. We figure that you’ll want to know about the “free” streaming options first, and that in most cases, if they’re streaming on a major service, they’re probably also open to rent or buy pretty much everywhere else (unless, of course, you’re a Netflix Original).

It’s worth noting too that many films are available to rent tomorrow, as of this publishing, but that we wanted to get this up ASAP, because tonight on PBS you can catch Best Documentary nominee—and one of our favorite documentaries of 2018—Hale County This Morning, This Evening before it streams through PBS for a very limited time. Also, starting February 19th, many of the shorts otherwise unavailable will be streaming through the aforementioned services.

With all that prequalification out of the way, start catching up with our alphabetized list below, and, y’know, please don’t buy Bohemian Rhapsody. Just—don’t give your money to people like Bryan Singer. Just don’t.


A Night at the Garden
Nomination: Best Documentary Short Subject
Where to find: Available on its website

A Quiet Place
Nomination: Sound Editing: Ethan Van der Ryn, Erik Aadahl
Where to find: Available to buy on Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, YouTube and Vudu

At Eternity’s Gate
Nomination: Lead Actor: Willem Dafoe
Where to find: Available to buy on Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, YouTube and Vudu; available to rent on most platforms February 12th

Avengers: Infinity War
Nomination: Visual Effects: Dan DeLeeuw, Kelly Port, Russell Earl, Dan Sudick
Where to find: Available on Netflix

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Nominations: Adapted Screenplay: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen; Original Song: “When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings” by David Rawlings, Gillian Welch; Costume Design: Mary Zophres
Where to find: Available on Netflix

Bao
Nomination: Best Animated Short
Where to find: Available to buy on YouTube

Black Panther
Nominations: Best Picture; Sound Editing: Benjamin A. Burtt, Steve Boeddeker; Sound Mixing: Steve Boeddeker, Brandon Proctor, Peter Devlin; Production Design: Hannah Beachler; Original Score: Ludwig Goransson; Original Song: ‘All the Stars’ by Kendrick Lamar, SZA; Costume Design: Ruth E. Carter
Where to find: Available on Netflix

Black Sheep
Nomination: Best Documentary Short Subject
Where to find: Available at The Guardian

BlackKklansman
Nominations: Best Picture; Supporting Actor: Adam Driver; Director: Spike Lee; Adapted Screenplay: Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott, Spike Lee; Film Editing: Barry Alexander Brown; Original Score: Terence Blanchard
Where to find: Available to rent or buy on Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, YouTube and Vudu

Bohemian Rhapsody
Nominations: Best Picture; Lead Actor: Rami Malek; Film Editing: John Ottman; Sound Editing: John Warhurst; Sound Mixing: Paul Massey, Tim Cavagin, John Casali
Where to find: Available to buy (though we seriously recommend you don’t) on Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, YouTube and Vudu

Border
Nomination: Makeup and Hairstyling: Göran Lundström, Pamela Goldammer
Where to find: In theaters; release date to rent or own unavailable

Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Nominations: Lead Actress: Melissa McCarthy; Supporting Actor: Richard E. Grant; Adapted Screenplay: Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty
Where to find: Available to buy on Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, YouTube and Vudu; available to rent February 19th on most platforms

Capernaum
Nomination: Best Foreign Language Film
Where to find: In theaters; release date to rent or own unavailable

Christopher Robin
Nomination: Visual Effects: Christopher Lawrence, Michael Eames, Theo Jones, Chris Corbould
Where to find: Available to rent or buy on Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, YouTube and Vudu

Cold War
Nominations: Director: Pawel Pawlikowski; Cinematography: Lukasz Zal; Best Foreign Language Film
Where to find: In theaters; release date to rent or own unavailable

End Game
Nomination: Best Documentary Short Subject
Where to find: Available on Netflix

The Favourite
Nominations: Best Picture; Lead Actress: Olivia Colman; Supporting Actresses: Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz; Director: Yorgos Lanthimos; Original Screenplay: Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara; Cinematography: Robbie Ryan; Film Editing: Yorgos Mavropsaridis; Production Design: Fiona Crombie, Alice Felton; Costume Design: Sandy Powell
Where to find: Available to buy February 12th on Amazon and iTunes; February 18th on Google Play and YouTube; available to rent on all platforms March 5th

First Man
Nominations: Sound Editing: Ai-Ling Lee, Mildred Iatrou Morgan; Sound Mixing: Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño, Ai-Ling Lee, Mary H. Ellis; Production Design: Nathan Crowley, Kathy Lucas; Visual Effects: Paul Lambert, Ian Hunter, Tristan Myles, J.D. Schwalm
Where to find: Available to rent or buy on Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, YouTube and Vudu

First Reformed
Nomination: Original Screenplay: Paul Schrader
Where to find: Available on Amazon Prime and Kanopy

Free Solo
Nomination: Best Documentary Feature
Where to find: Available to buy February 12th on Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, YouTube and Vudu

Green Book
Nominations: Best Picture; Lead Actor: Viggo Mortensen; Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali; Original Screenplay: Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly; Film Editing: Patrick J. Don Vito
Where to find: Available to buy February 19th on Amazon and iTunes; release dates for other platforms unavailable

Hale County This Morning, This Evening
Nomination: Best Documentary Feature
Where to find: Available to watch on PBS February 11th; available to stream through the site or PBS app for two weeks following air

If Beale Street Could Talk
Nominations: Supporting Actress: Regina King; Adapted Screenplay: Barry Jenkins; Original Score: Nicholas Britell
Where to find: In theaters; release date to rent or own unavailable

Incredibles 2
Nomination: Best Animated Feature
Where to find: Available on Netflix

Isle of Dogs
Nominations: Best Animated Feature; Original Score: Alexandre Desplat
Where to find: Available on HBO GO and HBO NOW

Lifeboat
Nomination: Best Documentary Short Subject
Where to find: Available on YouTube

Mary Poppins Returns
Nominations: Production Design: John Myhre, Gordon Sim; Original Score: Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman; Original Song: “The Place Where Lost Things Go” by Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman; Costume Design: Sandy Powell
Where to find: In select theaters; release date to rent or own unavailable

Mary Queen of Scots
Nominations: Makeup and Hairstyling: Jenny Shircore, Marc Pilcher, Jessica Brooks; Costume Design: Alexandra Byrne
Where to find: Available to buy February 19th on Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, YouTube and Vudu

Minding the Gap
Nomination: Best Documentary Feature
Where to find: Available on Hulu

Mirai
Nomination: Best Animated Feature
Where to find: In select theaters; release date to rent or own unavailable

Never Look Away
Nominations: Cinematography: Caleb Deschanel; Best Foreign Language Film
Where to find: In select theaters; release date to rent or own unavailable

Of Fathers and Sons
Nomination: Best Documentary Feature
Where to find: Available on Kanopy

Ralph Breaks the Internet
Nomination: Best Animated Feature
Where to find: Available to buy February 12th on Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, YouTube and Vudu; available to rent on most platforms February 26th

RBG
Nominations: Best Documentary Feature; Original Song: “I’ll Fight” by Diane Warren, Jennifer Hudson
Where to find: Available on Hulu

Ready Player One
Nomination: Visual Effects: Roger Guyett, Grady Cofer, Matthew E. Butler, David Shirk
Where to find: Available on HBO GO and HBO NOW

Roma
Nominations: Best Picture; Lead Actress: Yalitza Aparicio; Supporting Actress: Marina de Tavira; Director: Alfonso Cuarón; Original Screenplay: Alfonso Cuarón; Cinematography: Alfonso Cuarón; Best Foreign Language Film; Sound Editing: Sergio Diaz, Skip Lievsay; Sound Mixing: Skip Lievsay, Craig Henighan, José Antonio García; Production Design: Eugenio Caballero, Bárbara Enriiquez
Where to find: Available on Netflix

Shoplifters
Nomination: Best Foreign Language Film
Where to find: Available to buy February 12th on Amazon, iTunes, Google Play and Vudu

Solo: A Star Wars Story
Nomination: Visual Effects: Rob Bredow, Patrick Tubach, Neal Scanlan, Dominic Tuohy
Where to find: Available on Netflix

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Nomination: Best Animated Feature
Where to find: Available to buy February 26th on Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, YouTube and Vudu

A Star Is Born
Nominations: Best Picture; Lead Actor: Bradley Cooper; Lead Actress: Lady Gaga; Supporting Actor: Sam Elliott; Adapted Screenplay: Eric Roth, Bradley Cooper, Will Fetters; Cinematography: Matthew Libatique; Sound Mixing: Tom Ozanich, Dean Zupancic, Jason Ruder, Steve Morrow; Original Song: “Shallow” by Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, Andrew Wyatt, Benjamin Rice
Where to find: Available to buy on iTunes, Google Play, YouTube and Vudu; available to rent February 19th

Vice
Nominations: Best Picture; Lead Actor: Christian Bale; Supporting Actor: Sam Rockwell; Supporting Actress: Amy Adams; Director: Adam McKay; Original Screenplay: Adam McKay; Film Editing: Hank Corwin; Makeup and Hairstyling: Greg Cannom, Kate Biscoe, Patricia Dehaney
Where to find: In theaters; release date to rent or own unavailable

The Wife
Nomination: Lead Actress: Glenn Close
Where to find: Available to rent or buy on Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, YouTube and Vudu

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