Oscar nominations 2022: Where to stream the top titles

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The Oscar nominations for 2022 are in! On February 8, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revealed who will be vying for the top spots at the 94th annual Academy Awards, held on March 27. But where can you watch the Oscar nominees? What’s streaming on Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max, etc.? Which titles are available to rent or buy on VOD? And what’s still only available to watch in theaters?

Luckily, most of the Oscar nominees for 2022 are available to stream on major streaming platforms. Read on for a detailed list of where to watch the 2022 Oscar nominees from some of the major categories. 

Editor’s note: While a few titles aren’t currently available to stream or rent on VOD, we will be updating this list as those last 2022 Oscar nominees become available ahead of the Academy Awards in March.


Where to watch the 2022 Oscar nominees


Being the Ricardos

Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem dancing in Being the Ricardos — where to stream Oscar nominees 2022

Nominated for:

  • Best Actress in a Leading Role: Nicole Kidman
  • Best Actor in a Leading Role: Javier Bardem
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role: J.K. Simmons

The West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin looks at the marriage and careers of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, who face a major scandal when Lucille is accused of being a communist during the height of McCarthyism in America.

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Belfast

Jamie Dornan and Caitriona Balfe dance together in Belfast

Nominated for:

  • Best Picture
  • Best Director: Kenneth Branagh
  • Best Original Screenplay
  • Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Judi Dench
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Ciarán Hinds
  • Best Sound
  • Best Original Song

Kenneth Branagh directs this semi-autobiographical slice-of-life look at a young boy and his family as they live through the tumult of the late 1960s in Northern Ireland.


CODA

Troy Kotsur and the rest of the main cast of Coda seated at a dinner table — where to stream 2022 Oscar nominees

Nominated for:

  • Best Picture
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Troy Kotsur
  • Best Adapted Screenplay

A teen dreams of being a singer, but she has to face what that will mean as the only hearing member of a Deaf family in this heartfelt drama that wowed audiences at Sundance.

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Don’t Look Up

Jennifer Lawrence, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Rob Morgan sit in the Oval Office in Don't Look Up — where to watch 2022 Oscar nominees

Nominated for:

  • Best Picture
  • Best Original Screenplay
  • Best Editing
  • Best Original Score

A planet-killing comet is hurtling towards Earth. When two astronomers try to warn people, they’re surprised to learn that politicians aren’t interested in helping, and the public would rather not look up and return to their lives than confront their imminent deaths.

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Drive My Car

Hidetoshi Nishijima and Tōko Miura sit in a car together in Drive My Car — where to watch 2022 Oscar nominees

Nominated for:

  • Best Picture
  • Best Director: Ryûsuke Hamaguchi
  • Best International Feature
  • Best Adapted Screenplay

The only Best Picture nominee in a language other than English, Drive My Car, based on a short story by Haruki Murakami, follows a theater director and actor coping with loss as he develops a relationship with his new chauffeur in Hiroshima.

Drive My Car is currently only in theaters.


Dune

Dune on HBO Max

Nominated for:

  • Best Picture
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Adapted Screenplay
  • Best Original Score
  • Best Sound
  • Best Editing
  • Best Visual Effects
  • Best Makeup and Hairstyling
  • Best Costume Design
  • Best Production Design

This adaptation of Frank Herbert’s wildly successful science fiction classic from director Denis Villeneuve sees a young man meeting his destiny on the desert planet Arrakis, amid the breakout of civil war between rival families.

Scene from Encanto in which the main characters stand together, surrounded by magical light

Nominated for:

  • Best Animated Feature
  • Best Original Score
  • Best Original Song

A gorgeous film about family duty, Encanto follows a family in Colombia who are blessed with magical gifts, until some cracks (literal and figurative) in the foundation of their home reveal unresolved conflicts.

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The Eyes of Tammy Faye

Jessica Chastain sits up in bed in The Eyes of Tammy Faye — where to stream 2022 Oscar nominees

Nominated for:

  • Best Actress in a Leading Role: Jessica Chastain
  • Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Jessica Chastain stars in this sympathetic exploration of the life and career of Tammy Faye Baker, a real-life televangelist who found herself embroiled in the very public indictment and conviction of her husband, Jim Baker, for fraud and conspiracy in the 1980s.

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Flee

An animated man holds his arm up behind his head in Flee

Nominated for:

  • Best Documentary Feature
  • Best Animated Feature
  • Best International Feature

An animated documentary, Flee follows a man in Denmark as he shares his hidden past of fleeing his country with his long-term boyfriend on the verge of their marriage.

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King Richard

Will Smith walks with his family (including Venus and Serena Williams) in King Richard — where to watch Oscar nominees 2022

Nominated for:

  • Best Picture
  • Best Actor in a Leading Role: Will Smith
  • Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Aunjanue Ellis
  • Best Editing
  • Best Original Screenplay
  • Best Original Song

Will Smith stars as the father of tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams in the biopic about family and overcoming adversity to dominate in a sport hostile to outsiders.

Alana Haim and Cooper Hoffman in Licorice Pizza

Nominated for:

  • Best Picture
  • Best Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
  • Best Original Screenplay

Paul Thomas Anderson offers a glimpse of 1970s Hollywood through the unconventional relationship that develops between a 15-year-old child actor-cum-entrepreneur and a 25-year-old woman trying to sort out her life.

Licorice Pizza is currently only in theaters.


The Lost Daughter

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Nominated for:

  • Best Actress in a Leading Role: Olivia Colman
  • Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Jessie Buckley
  • Best Adapted Screenplay

A woman on vacation grapples with her past and the steps that led to her estrangement from her adult daughters. Maggie Gyllenhaal makes her feature directorial debut with this Netflix original film that’s among the year’s very best.

Luca on Disney Plus

Nominated for:

One of Disney’s best animated outings in years, Luca is a tale of friendship and fitting in, set in a small Italian seaside town where two sea monsters seek out life on dry land, adopting human form and risking discovery.

Penelope Cruz hugs Milena Smit in Parallel Mothers — Oscar nominations 2022

Nominated for:

  • Best Actress in a Leading Role: Penélope Cruz
  • Best Original Score

Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar returns with this story of two single women, each from very different backgrounds, who meet in a shared hospital room while pregnant. The two stay in touch, developing a deep and powerful relationship.

Parallel Mothers is currently only in theaters.


The Mitchells vs. the Machines

The Mitchell family sits at the dinner table, everyone but Dad focused on their devices, in The Mitchells vs. the Machines — Oscar nominations 2022

Nominated for:

A delightful family film, Netflix’s The Mitchell’s vs. the Machines follows a family on an impromptu road trip as they find themselves suddenly up against a robot uprising.

Bradley Cooper and Rooney Mara hold each other in Nightmare Alley

Nominated for:

  • Best Picture
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Costume Design
  • Best Production Design

Guillermo del Toro directs this terrific noir-infused tale of a carnival worker who seizes his chance to make it big as a conman, testing his own humanity in the process.


The Power of the Dog

Benedict Cumberbatch stands in a field in The Power of the Dog

Nominated for:

  • Best Picture
  • Best Director: Jane Campion
  • Best Adapted Screenplay
  • Best Actor in a Leading Role: Benedict Cumberbatch
  • Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Kirsten Dunst
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Kodi Smit-McPhee
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Jesse Plemons
  • Best Production Design
  • Best Sound
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Editing
  • Best Original Score

Benedict Cumberbatch gives a career-best performance in this gorgeous western from Jane Campion. A difficult rancher torments his brother’s new wife and her son until his own nature is challenged by their presence.


Raya and the Last Dragon

Raya carries a sword with one of her dragons in Raya and the Last Dragon — Oscar nominations 2022

Nominated for:

The warrior Raya seeks out the broken pieces of a magical gem with the help of a dragon, all in the hopes of saving her people following a heartbreaking defeat.

Kristen Stewart as Diana in Spencer — Oscar nominations 2022

Nominated for:

  • Best Actress in a Leading Role: Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart shines in this haunting portrait of Princess Diana and her struggles with life within the stifling monarchy over Christmas, from director Pablo Larraín.

Andrew Garfield in tick tick...BOOM

Nominated for:

  • Best Actor in a Leading Role: Andrew Garfield
  • Best Editing

Lin-Manuel Miranda makes his directorial debut with this sharp and engaging musical about the life and career of Jonathan Larson, who would eventually write the hit Broadway musical Rent.


The Tragedy of Macbeth

The Tragedy of Macbeth

Nominated for:

  • Best Actor in a Leading Role: Denzel Washington
  • Best Production Design
  • Best Cinematography

Joel Coen, of the Coen brothers, directs this stunning adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand give breathtaking performances as the ill-fated Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.

Ariana DeBose and David Alvarez dance in the street in West Side Story

Nominated for:

  • Best Picture
  • Best Director: Steven Spielberg
  • Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Ariana DeBose
  • Best Production Design
  • Best Sound
  • Best Costume Design
  • Best Cinematography

Hollywood legend Steven Spielberg breathes new life into a classic, proving that he’s still got the magic touch and that the iconic riff on Romeo and Juliet remains timeless.

West Side Story is currently only in theaters.


The Worst Person in the World

Herbert Nordrum blows smoke into Renate Reinsve's mouth in The Worst Person in the World — Oscar nominations 2022

Nominated for:

  • Best International Feature
  • Best Original Screenplay

A beautiful look at one woman’s life in Norway over four years, The Worst Person in the World grapples with the human condition in ways that feel intimate, original, and deeply relatable.

The Worst Person in the World is currently only in theaters.


Where to watch the top snubs and upsets from the Oscar nominations for 2022

The Green Knight

There were so many terrific films released in 2021. It’s impossible for all of them to get nominated. Still, every year, some films are seen as shoe-ins for the Oscars yet get few or no nominations at all. Spider-Man: No Way Home was always a long shot for the 2022 awards, but a few other titles that seemed to have a fighting chance were left out.

Here are a few major examples of might-have-been Oscar nominations for 2022, and where you can watch them to decide for yourself if you think they were truly snubbed:

  • The Green Knight: Despite some early buzz and some stunning cinematography, this Arthurian fantasy epic came and went relatively quietly. Rent or buy it on VOD.
  • The Harder They Fall: This revisionist western from first-time director Jeymes Samuel is one of Netflix’s finest originals, but you wouldn’t know it from the Oscar nominations for 2022. Watch it on Netflix.
  • House of Gucci: Many assumed Lady Gaga and Jared Leto would score acting nods in this true-crime tale from Ridley Scott. Rent or buy it on VOD.
  • The Last Duel: This Ridley Scott-directed period drama featured some career-high performances from Ben Affleck and Jodie Comer, but neither got an Oscar nomination in 2022. Watch it on HBO Max.
  • Passing: This Netflix original film had a lot of Oscar buzz, including for a career-defining performance by Ruth Negga. Watch it on Netflix.
  • Pig: Nicolas Cage was a knockout in this tale of a hermit seeking justice when his truffle-hunting pig is stolen. Watch it on Hulu.
  • Zola: This feature film based on a viral Twitter thread was one of the most electrifying films of the year, but the Academy barely noticed. Watch it on Showtime.

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