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7 Oscar-Nominated Movies We Are Watching Including The Best Picture

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The Oscars have come and gone, and it had all the drama expected from an Academy Awards night -- from Will Smith slapping Chris Rock to our favourite movie winning the Best Picture. Most of the Oscar-nominated movies have made it to various OTT platforms and we are picking our favourite movies that you can watch on the small screen with your friends and fam. 

Encanto

Encanto

Encanto

The Walt Disney Studio's 60th film features original songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda and the voices that include Stephanie Beatriz, Maria Cecilia Botero, John Leguizamo, and Jessica Darrow. Directed by Jaresh Bush and Byron Howard and co-directed by Charise Castro Smith, the movie follows a Colombian family that receives magical gifts to help their community. The songs We Don't Talk About Bruno and Surface Pressure topped the Billboard Top 100 charts. It won the Best Animated Feature Film. 

Nominations: Best Animated Feature Film, Best Original Score, and Best Original Song 

Where To Watch: Disney+ Hotstar

CODA

One of the best movies of 2021 in our opinion, the film follows the story of Emilia Jones as a CODA (Child Of Deaf Adults) and how she struggles to manage her deaf family and her dreams and aspirations. The movie features a supporting cast featuring Best Supporting Actor nominee Troy Kotsur, Marlee Matlin, and Daniel Durant. It won the Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actor

Nominations: Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Adapted Screenplay

Where To Watch: Apple TV+  

Don't Look Up

Don't Look Up

Don't Look Up

Directed by Adam McKay, Don't Look Up is the black comedy that we didn't know we needed in 2021. Featuring an ensemble cast that includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Jonah Hill, Timothée Chalamet, Cate Blanchett, and Meryl Streep, the movie talks about the media's indifference to climate change as well as government attitude towards problems. 

Nominations: Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Original Score, and Best Film Editing 

Where To Watch: Netflix

Luca

The Pixar Animations Studio coming-of-age movie about Luca Paguro, a sea monster who can transform into a human while on land is one of the most refreshing movies we saw in 2021. Set in the Italian Riveria, the movie will leave you feeling happy and content, and wanting to visit Italy as well as relive your childhood days. 

Nominations: Best Animated Feature Film

Where To Watch: Disney+ Hotstar

The Power of the Dog

The Power of the Dog

The Power of the Dog

With 12 Academy Award nominations, this is the most-nominated movie of the year. Directed by Jane Campion, the movie stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, and Kodi Smit-McPhee. According to movie critics, the movie covers themes such as love, sadness, masculinity, and sexuality.

Nominations: All major awards including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Support Actor & Actress, and Best Original Score

Where To Watch: Netflix

West Side Story

West Side Story

West Side Story

Stephen Speilberg's musical drama is the remake of the 1957 musical of the same name. Debutant Rachel Zegler and the ever-charming Ansel Elgort have put in a performance that will have you singing along with them. 

Nominations: Seven nominations include Best Picture and Best Director.   

Where To Watch: Disney+ Hotstar

Dune

Denis Villeneuve's epic space fantasy is based on Frank Hubert's novel of the same name. Starring an ensemble cast that includes Timothée Chalamet, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Zendaya, Jason Momoa, and Javier Bardem. Dune has 10 nominations and it is the second most nominated movie of the year. It won six awards. 

Nominations: 10 nominations including Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Original Score. 

Where To Watch: YouTube Movies

Honorable Mentions

Drive My Car is available on MUBI.

Tick, Tick... Boom! is available on Netflix.

The Mitchells vs. the Machines is available on Netflix. 

Raya and the Last Dragon is available on Disney+ Hotstar. 

No Time To Die is available on Amazon Prime.