How to watch all the movies nominated for the 2020 Oscars

  • 53 movies, animated shorts, and documentaries in total were nominated for Academy Awards at 2020 Oscars. . 
  • 42 of them are available to watch in the US on Amazon Prime, Hulu, Netflix, Disney Plus, and even streaming for free on YouTube and MovieVOD.
  • Some are only available to rent or buy, like “Joker” or “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.”
  • “1917” and “Little Women” are still in theaters.
  • “Marriage Story” and “The Irishman” are exclusively on Netflix. 
  • “Parasite” is still playing in select theaters, and is also available to rent or buy on digital platforms.

The 92nd Academy Awards took place on February 9 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California. This year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences nominated 53 movies, animated shorts, and documentaries for awards. We’ve researched where people currently in the US can rent, buy, or stream every available feature and short up for an Oscar this year. 

Keep reading to see which ones are available on Amazon Prime, Hulu, Netflix, Disney Plus and even streaming for free on YouTube and MovieVOD.

“Joker” is available to rent or buy now on digital platforms.

Joaquin Phoenix stars in “Joker.” 
Niko Tavernise/Warner Bros

What it’s nominated for: Best picture, best director, best actor, best cinematography, best costume design, best film editing, best makeup and hairstyling, best original score, best sound editing, best sound mixing, and best adapted screenplay

How to rent or buy itiTunesGoogle PlayYouTubeAmazon

Where to stream it for free : MovieVOD

“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” is also only available to rent or buy on digital platforms.

Brad Pitt is nominated for best supporting actor for “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.” 
Sony

What it’s nominated for: Best picture, best director, best actor, best supporting actor, best cinematography, best costume design, best production design, best sound editing, best sound mixing, and best original screenplay

How to rent or buy itiTunesGoogle PlayYouTubeAmazon

Where to stream it for free : MovieVOD

“The Irishman” is exclusively streaming on Netflix.

“The Irishman” is a Netflix original movie by Martin Scorsese. 
Netflix

What it’s nominated for: Best picture, best director, three nominees for best supporting actor, best cinematography, best costume design, best film editing, best production design, best visual effects, and best adapted screenplay 

How to rent or buy it: N/A

Where to stream it: Netflix

“1917” is currently playing in theaters.

“1917” is a drama film centered around a World War I mission. 
Universal Pictures

What it’s nominated for: Best picture, best director, best cinematography, best makeup and hairstyling, best original score, best original screenplay, best production design, best sound editing, best sound mixing, and best visual effects

How to rent or buy it: N/A

Where to stream it: N/A

“Little Women” is currently playing in theaters.

Greta Gerwig wrote and directed “Little Women.” 
Columbia Pictures

What it’s nominated for: Best picture, best actress, best supporting actress, best costume design, best original score, and best adapted screenplay 

How to rent or buy it: N/A

Where to stream it: N/A

“Jojo Rabbit” is still playing in select theaters, and available to buy on digital platforms.

Taika Waititi wrote and directed “Jojo Rabbit,” in which he also plays an imaginary version of Adolf Hitler. 
Fox Searchlight

What it’s nominated for: Best picture, best supporting actress, best costume design, best film editing, best production design, and best adapted screenplay 

How to buy itiTunesGoogle PlayYouTubeAmazon 

Where to stream it for free : MovieVOD

“Parasite” is still playing in select theaters, and is also available to rent or buy on digital platforms.

Bong Joon-Ho wrote and directed “Parasite.” 
Neon

What it’s nominated for: Best picture, best director, best film editing, best production design, best international film, and best original screenplay

How to rent or buy itiTunesGoogle PlayYouTubeAmazon

Where to stream it for free : MovieVOD

“Marriage Story” is exclusively streaming on Netflix.

Laura Dern was nominated for best supporting actress in “Marriage Story.” 
Netflix

What it’s nominated for: Best picture, best actress, best actor, best supporting actress, best original score, and best original screenplay

How to rent or buy it: N/A

Where to stream it: Netflix

“Ford v Ferrari” is still playing in limited theaters, and is available to buy (but not rent) on digital platforms.

Matt Damon and Christian Bale in “Ford v Ferrari.” 
Merrick Morton/20th Century Fox

What it’s nominated for: Best picture, best film editing, best sound editing, and best sound mixing

How to buy itiTunesGoogle PlayYouTubeAmazon

Where to stream it for free : MovieVOD

“Bombshell” is currently playing in theaters.

Nicole Kidman as Gretchen Carlson in “Bombshell.” 
Hilary Bronwyn/Lionsgate

What it’s nominated for: Best actress, best supporting actress, and best makeup and hairstyling

How to rent or buy it: N/A

Where to stream it: N/A

“The Two Popes” is another Netflix exclusive.

Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce costar in “The Two Popes.” 
Netflix

What it’s nominated for: Best actor, best supporting actor, and best adapted screenplay

How to rent or buy it: N/A

Where to stream it: Netflix

“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” is still playing in theaters.

Daisy Ridley as Rey in “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.” 
Lucasfilm

What it’s nominated for: Best original score, best sound editing, and best visual effects 

How to rent or buy it: N/A

Where to stream it: N/A

“Pain and Glory” is available to rent or buy on digital platforms.

Antonio Banderas is nominated for best actor in “Pain and Glory.” 
Sony Pictures

What it’s nominated for: Best actor and best international film

How to rent or buy itiTunesGoogle PlayYouTubeAmazon

Where to stream it for free : MovieVOD

“Harriet” is available to rent or buy on digital platforms.

Cynthia Erivo is nominated for best actress for her role in “Harriet.” 
Focus Features

What it’s nominated for: Best actress and best original song

How to rent or buy itiTunesGoogle PlayYouTubeAmazon

Where to stream it for free : MovieVOD

“Judy” is available to rent or buy on digital platforms.

Renee Zellweger transforms into Judy Garland in “Judy.” 
David Hindley Courtesy of LD Entertainment and Roadside Attractions

What it’s nominated for: Best actress and best makeup and hairstyling

How to rent or buy itiTunesGoogle PlayYouTubeAmazon

Where to stream it for free : MovieVOD

“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” is still playing in limited theaters and is available buy on digital platforms.

Tom Hanks is nominated for best supporting actor for his performance as Mister Rogers in this movie. 
Sony Pictures

What it’s nominated for: Best supporting actor

How to buy itiTunesGoogle PlayYouTubeAmazon

Where to stream it for free : MovieVOD

“Richard Jewell” is currently playing in limited theaters.

Kathy Bates is nominated for best supporting actress for her role in “Richard Jewell.” 
Warner Bros.

What it’s nominated for: Best supporting actress

How to rent or buy it: N/A

Where to stream it: N/A

“Knives Out” is also still playing in theaters, and available to buy on digital platforms.

Daniel Craig stars in “Knives Out.” 
Claire Folger/Lionsgate

What it’s nominated for: Best original screenplay

How to buy itiTunesGoogle PlayYouTubeAmazon

Where to stream it for free : MovieVOD

“Toy Story 4” is streaming on Disney Plus.

“Toy Story 4” is now available on Disney’s streaming service. 
Disney-Pixar/YouTube

What it’s nominated for: Best animated movie and best original song

How to rent or buy itiTunesGoogle PlayYouTubeAmazon

Where to stream it: MovieVODDisney Plus

“How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” is streaming on Hulu, and available to rent or buy on digital platforms.

“How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” is the third movie in a trilogy from Dreamworks. 
DreamWorks Animation

What it’s nominated for: Best animated movie

How to rent or buy itiTunesGoogle PlayYouTubeAmazon

Where to stream it: MovieVODHulu

“I Lost My Body” is streaming exclusively on Netflix.

“I Lost My Body” is an animated movie with a surreal premise. 
Netflix

What it’s nominated for:Best animated movie

How to rent or buy it: N/A

Where to stream it: Netflix

“Klaus” is another exclusive Netflix animated movie.

“Klaus” is a new take on the origin story of Santa Clause. 
Netflix

What it’s nominated for:Best animated movie

How to rent or buy it: N/A

Where to stream it: Netflix

“Missing Link” is streaming on Hulu, or available to rent or buy.

Hugh Jackman voices a character in “Missing Link.” 
United Artists Releasing

What it’s nominated for:Best animated movie

How to rent or buy itiTunesGoogle PlayYouTubeAmazon

Where to stream it: MovieVOD, Hulu

“The Lighthouse” is available to rent or buy.

Robert Pattinson costars in “The Lighthouse.” 
A24

What it’s nominated for: Best cinematography

How to rent or buy itiTunesGoogle PlayYouTubeAmazon

Where to stream it for free : MovieVOD

“American Factory” is a Netflix original documentary currently streaming.

This is yet another Netflix exclusive nominated at the 92nd annual Academy Awards. 
Netflix/Higher Ground Productions

What it’s nominated for: Best documentary

How to rent or buy it: N/A

Where to stream it: Netflix

“The Cave” is currently available to buy (but not rent) on digital platforms, and is streaming on Hulu Live.

“The Cave” is a documentary by National Geographic. 
National Geographic

What it’s nominated for: Best documentary

How to rent or buy itiTunesGoogle PlayAmazon

Where to stream it : MovieVOD,  Hulu Live (not available yet to standard Hulu subscribers)

“The Edge of Democracy” is another documentary exclusively on Netflix.

This Netflix documentary explores “dramatic periods in Brazilian history.” 
Netflix

What it’s nominated for: Best documentary

How to rent or buy it: N/A

Where to stream it: Netflix

“For Sama” is streaming on Amazon Prime, and for free on PBS’ YouTube channel.

“For Sama” is a documentary about a “young Syrian mother’s perseverance through the siege of Aleppo.” 
PBS

What it’s nominated for: Best documentary

How to rent or buy it: N/A

Where to stream it : MovieVOD,  Amazon Prime, YouTube via PBS

“Honeyland” is streaming on Hulu and is available to rent or buy on digital platforms.

“Honeyland” is about a Macedonian beekeeper whose way of life is threatened. 
KJ films

What it’s nominated for: Best documentary and best international film

How to rent or buy itiTunesGoogle PlayYouTubeAmazon

Where to stream it: MovieVODHulu

“Learning to Skateboard in a War Zone (If You’re a Girl)” is streaming on Hulu and for free on A&E’s website.

“In the war-torn city of Kabul, a class of young girls from disadvantaged neighborhoods learns to read, write, and skateboard.” 
A&E

What it’s nominated for: Best documentary short

How to rent or buy it: N/A

Where to stream it : HuluA&E

“Life Overtakes Me” is a Netflix documentary short film exclusively on the streaming service.

“Facing deportation, hundreds of refugee children in Sweden have become afflicted with resignation syndrome.” 
Netflix

What it’s nominated for: Best documentary short

How to rent or buy it: N/A

Where to stream it: Netflix

“Walk, Run, Cha-Cha” is a documentary short from the New York Times you can stream online.

“Paul and Millie Cao lost their youth to the aftermath of the Vietnam War. Forty years later, they are rediscovering themselves on the dance floor.” 
The New York Times

What it’s nominated for: Best documentary short

How to rent or buy it: N/A

Where to stream it: The New York TimesVimeo

“In the Absence” is streaming on YouTube.

“In the Absence” is a documentary about the South Korean ferry accident, directed by Yi Seung-Jun. 
Field of Vision

What it’s nominated for: Best documentary short

How to rent or buy it: N/A

Where to stream it: YouTube

“Les Misérables” is a French drama film currently playing in limited theaters.

“Les Misérables” is a French drama nominated for best international film. 
Amazon Studios

What it’s nominated for: Best international film

How to rent or buy it: N/A

Where to stream it: N/A

“Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” is available to rent or buy on digital platforms.

Angelina Jolie stars in “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil.” 
Walt Disney Studios

What it’s nominated for: Best makeup and hairstyling

How to rent or buy itiTunesGoogle PlayYouTubeAmazon

Where to stream it for free : MovieVOD

“Rocketman” is available to rent or buy on digital platforms.

Taron Egerton and Bryce Dallas Howard in “Rocketman.” 
Paramount Pictures

What it’s nominated for: Best original song 

How to rent or buy itiTunesGoogle PlayYouTubeAmazon

Where to stream it for free : MovieVOD

“Breakthrough” is streaming on HBO Now and HBO Go, and available to buy on digital platforms.

“Chrissy Metz” stars in this drama, which was nominated for best original song at the Oscars. 
20th Century Fox

What it’s nominated for: Best original song

How to buy itiTunesGoogle PlayYouTubeAmazon

Where to stream it : MovieVODHBO

“Frozen 2” is still playing in limited theaters, and is expected to be available to buy on digital platforms on February 11.

“Frozen 2” first arrived in theaters last November. 
Walt Disney Animation Studios/YouTube

What it’s nominated for: Best original song

How to rent or buy it: N/A

Where to stream it: N/A

The animated short “Hair Love” is available on Sony’s YouTube page.

“Hair Love” was written and codirected by Matthew Cherry. 
Sony

What it’s nominated for: Best animated short

Where to stream it: YouTube

“Kitbull” is available to stream on Disney Plus and YouTube.

“Kitbull” is a SparkShorts animated film from Pixar Studios. 
Disney-Pixar/YouTube

What it’s nominated for: Best animated short

Where to stream it: Disney PlusYouTube

“Sister” is streaming on writer and director Siqi Song’s website.

“Sister is about a man who “remembers his childhood memory of growing up with an annoying little sister in 1990s China.” 
Siqi Song

What it’s nominated for: Best animated short

Where to stream it: Vimeo via Siqi Song

“Ad Astra” is available to rent or buy on digital platforms.

Brad Pitt starred in the space drama “Ad Astra.” 
20th Century Fox

What it’s nominated for: Best sound mixing

How to rent or buy itiTunesGoogle PlayYouTubeAmazon

Where to stream it for free : MovieVOD

“Avengers: Endgame” is streaming on Disney Plus and available to rent or buy on digital platforms.

“Avengers: Endgame” was one of the top movies at the box-office in 2019. 
Marvel Studios

What it’s nominated for: Best visual effects

How to rent or buy itiTunesGoogle PlayYouTubeAmazon

Where to stream it : MovieVOD, Disney Plus

“The Lion King” is streaming on Disney Plus and available to rent or buy on digital platforms.

“The Lion King” was another billion-dollar movie of 2019. 
Disney

What it’s nominated for: Best visual effects

How to rent or buy itiTunesGoogle PlayYouTubeAmazon

Where to stream it : MovieVODDisney Plus

The remaining nominated documentaries, shorts, and international films are not yet available to view online in the US.

An Oscar statue from the 2018 Academy Awards. 
Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

  • “St. Louis Superman” (best documentary short) 
  • “Corpus Christi” (best international film) 
  • “Dcera (Daughter)”  (best animated short film) 
  • “Memorable” (best animated short film) 
  • “Brotherhood” (best live action short film)
  • “Nefta Football Club” (best live action short film)
  • “The Neighbors’ Window” (best live action short film)
  • “Saria” (best live action short film)
  • “A Sister” (best live action short film)

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