Oscars 2021: Where to watch the Best Picture nominees

It’s Oscars time!

The 93rd Academy Awards are happening from 10am Monday (AEST) and here’s how you can watch this year’s movies nominated for movie of the year in Australia — whether via streaming or in Australian cinemas.

Judas and the Black Messiah

We first came to love the pairing of Daniel Kaluuya and LaKeith Stanfield in Jordan Peele’s 2017 social horror film Get Out.

Kaluuya and Stanfield are now both nominated in the Best Supporting Actor category for their roles as Black Panther leader Fred Hampton and the man the government used to help infiltrate Hampton’s organisation, William O’Neal, respectively.

It is currently in cinemas.


This black-and-white drama about the making of Citizen Kane as told through its screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz (played by Gary Oldman who is nominated for best actor) is a Netflix original and can still be found streaming there.

Amanda Seyfried (who is nominated for Best Supporting Actress) and Charles Dance co-star in the David Fincher (up for Best Director) directed film.


This tale of a Korean-American family relocating to Arkansas to pursue the American dream feels both timely and timeless.

Steven Yeun stars as the family patriarch and he is the first Asian-American to ever be nominated for a Best Actor Oscar.

His costar Yuh-Jung Youn is the first Korean actress nominated in the Best Supporting Actress category.

Minari is available to pre-order on Apple TV or you can watch it in cinemas now.


Frances McDormand is often the belle of the Oscars ball and it will remains to be seen if that happens again this year.

Nomadland stars the esteemed actress as a woman who joins a community of van dwellers who travel across the country doing gig work.

Director Chloé Zhao is also nominated.

The film is available to watch in cinemas.

Promising Young Woman

Carey Mulligan stars a woman who lives a secret double life and is out to get revenge for a crime committed.

Like McDormand, she’s nominated for Best Actress and the film’s director, Emerald Fennell, is also nominated — marking the first time two women are nominated in the directing category.

Promising Young Woman is available to rent on Apple TV, Google Play and Prime Video or to watch in cinemas.

Sound of Metal

Riz Ahmed’s portrayal of a heavy-metal drummer losing his hearing has made him the first Muslim to be nominated in the best actor category.

Is available to rent on Apple TV, Google Play and Prime Video or to watch in select cinemas.

The Father

At 83 years young, this film’s star, Sir Anthony Hopkins, is the oldest Best Actor nominee in the history of the Awards.

Hopkins stars as a man struggling as he slips into dementia and Olivia Colman portrays his daughter. Colman is nominated for Best Supporting Actress.

The Father can be seen in cinemas now.

The Trial of the Chicago 7

An intended peaceful protest at the 1968 Democratic National Convention turned violent and resulted in the organizers, including Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, Tom Hayden and Bobby Seale, being charged with conspiracy to incite a riot.

Their trial became the basis for this film, which nabbed six nominations, including Original Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor for Sacha Baron Cohen.

The movie is streaming on Netflix.