2021 Best Picture Oscar Nominees- And Where To Watch Them!

By Ava Shaffer


Award season has commenced and we are loving every minute of it. We watched the Golden Globes and the Grammys, and now it is time for the Oscars! The biggest category of the Oscar’s is Best Picture- so here are the synopses for each film and where to watch it.


Minari

Courtesy of A24


If you were a fan of The Walking Dead, you will surely recognize Glenn from the popular zombie apocalypse show in this film. Starring Steven Yeun, Minari is a drama that follows a Korean-American family throughout their journey to Arkansas. As Rotten Tomatoes describes, Minari is “a tender and sweeping story about what roots us.”


Where To Watch It: Rent It On Amazon, Apple TV, Google Play, and Vudu


Sound of Metal

Courtesy of Variety


Sound of Metal is a narrative story of a punk-metal drummer who gradually loses his hearing. With parallels to other films such as Metalhead and Blue Valentine, this film received countless praise and is nominated for six Academy Awards this season.


Where To Watch It: Amazon Prime


Mank

Courtesy of Netflix


Based on a true story, Mank is a period film set in the 40s that tells the story of Citizen Kane’s screenwriter, Herman Mankiewicz.


Where To Watch It: Netflix


Promising Young Woman

Courtesy of The Cut


This thriller depicts a woman, Cassie, who is seeking vengeance from past traumas. Compared to other films marketed as feminist thrillers, such as Gone Girl, Promising Young Woman is sparking conversations.


Where To Watch It: Rent It On Amazon, Apple TV, Google Play, Vudu, and YouTube


The Trial of Chicago 7


Courtesy of Netflix


This film is based on a true story of anti-Vietnam War protests in the late 60s. It portrays the originally peaceful protest at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, in which protestors were charged with conspiracy to incite riot.


Where To Watch It: Netflix


Nomadland

Courtesy of Vox


Fern (played by Frances McDormand) is a widow who is living out of her van in the American West. Throughout the film, she finds a group of other “nomads” who, according to the New York Times, “have made a place for themselves in the open country, where the possibilities of true freedom are checked by the anxiety of a hand-to-mouth existence.”

Where To Watch It: Hulu


The last two movies nominated for Best Picture, Judas and the Black Messiah and The Father are only available to watch in theaters. If you want to venture out into the real world to watch these films, have a blast! But for those of you who want to bundle up with some blankets and watch the Oscar noms from the comfort of your warm bed- we hope this article helped!


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