The 2019 Academy Awards were this past weekend and there was buzz aplenty around all the films up for Oscars. While Green Book took home the prize for Best Picture, all of the nominated films are worth a watch. A number of this year’s nominees—except for Vice, which hasn’t been released digitally yet—are available to stream, rent, or purchase from Amazon Video, Apple iTunes, Google Play, Netflix, Vudu, and YouTube. Here’s how to watch the Best Picture nominees from the comfort of your couch.
How to watch and stream A Star Is Born
The fourth remake of this old Hollywood classic, starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper in the 2018 version, was nominated for eight Academy Awards on Sunday and won one for Best Original Song. Get a box of tissues ready for this tearjerker, and rent or buy it from Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, and YouTube. The last time a version of A Star Is Born was nominated, back in 1976, it won for Best Original Song for Paul Williams’ and Barbra Streisand’s “Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born).”
How to watch and stream BlacKkKlansman
Spike Lee’s latest joint is based on a real-life story of an African American police officer who infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan in the 1970s. The film won Lee his first Oscar in the category for Best Adapted Screenplay. BlacKkKlansman is also the first film to earn Lee a nod for Best Director, marking just the sixth time a black director was nominated in the category. It’s also Lee’s first nomination for Best Picture. Rent or purchase the film from all the usual streaming services: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, and YouTube.
How to watch and stream Black Panther
The only superhero movie ever nominated for an Oscar was up for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture. It nabbed three wins for Best Costume Design, Best Production Design, and Best Original Music Score. If you missed the Marvel Comics character in print, take the opportunity to immerse yourself in the cinematic world of Wakanda on Netflix, or rent Black Panther from Amazon Video, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, and YouTube.
How to watch and stream Bohemian Rhapsody
This Freddy Mercury biopic skips some crucial details about the Queen frontman’s life but highlights the band’s rise to fame, and is perfect for an at-home singalong. Watch it for Rami Malek, who won his first Oscar for Best Actor. Buy or rent Bohemian Rhapsody from Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, and Vudu.
How to watch and stream Green Book
Best Picture winner Green Book stars Oscar-winner Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen in a road trip dramedy set in 1962. The film is named for a guidebook published by travel writer Victor Hugo Green in the 1930s through the 1960s, which helped African American travelers find safe places to eat and rest while road-tripping, especially in Southern states where race-based discrimination and violence was still rampant. Aside from Best Picture, the film took home Oscars for Best Supporting Actor (Ali) and Best Original Screenplay. Green Book is available to buy on Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, and Vudu.
How to watch and stream Roma
Oscar-winning director Alfonso Cuarón’s black and white drama was released in theaters in November 2018, and follows a domestic worker in 1970s Mexico. Roma continues to stream on Netflix, where it was released in December. The film took home three Oscars on Sunday, for Best Director, Best Cinematography, and Best Foreign Film. Cuarón won his first Best Director Oscar for Gravity back in 2014, making him the first Mexican-born director to take home one of the iconic gold statuettes.
How to watch and stream The Favourite
Starring Olivia Colman as Queen Anne, The Favourite is a historical dark comedy in which two cousins vie to be the queen’s—you guessed it—favorite. The film was nominated 10 times at the 2019 Oscars and took home the Best Actress prize for Colman’s Queene Anne. Director Yorgos Lanthimos has been nominated for Academy Awards three other times and is perhaps best known for his 2015 film, The Lobster, another black comedy with an absurdist verve. The Favourite is available for purchase on Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, and YouTube.