How To Watch The Oscars 2021: All The Oscar Winning Movies, Details About The Night

Ata Owaji Victor
·7-min read
Photo credit: Searchlight/Universal/Netflix
Photo credit: Searchlight/Universal/Netflix

Following on from the multiple culture calendar rescheduling due to Covid-19, this year's awards season is set to culminate with the 2021 Oscars ceremony this weekend.

The ceremony for the 93rd Academy Awards will take place on April 25 in the US, airing live on ABC at 8pm and midnight on April 26 UK time.

The biggest night in film is a marked delay in 2021, from its usual date in February due to postponements while organisers considered the best way to move forward in line with social distancing restrictions.

How to watch the Oscars in the UK

You can watch the ceremony via Sky Cinema, who are set to air the event in full on its sub-channel Sky Cinema Oscars, followed by a highlights reel on Sky One.

The Sky coverage will also be streamed online through NOW. For existing Sky TV customers you can sign up to Sky Cinema for £11 a month, or pay £11.99 a month for NOW's Sky Cinema Pass.


How to watch the Oscar nominated movies

Despite this front row seat to the ceremony itself, with so many cinemas across the country still closed, it's likely you haven't managed to see some of the buzz worthy flicks nominated for an Academy Award this year.

Fortunately, owing to an increasing number of streaming services available, there are so many new ways to delve into all the Oscar-nominated movies this year.

Heres is our list on how and where you can watch some of the movies nominated for the 2021 Oscars:

How to watch Minari

The film is currently nominated for :

  • Best Picture (Christina Oh, producer)

  • Best Director (Lee Isaac Chung)

  • Best Actor In A Leading Role (Steven Yeun),

  • Best Actress In A Supporting Role (Yuh-jung Youn)

  • Best Original Screenplay (Lee Isaac Chung)

  • Best Original Score (Emile Mosseri)

The movie is based in part on writer-director Lee Isaac Chung’s childhood, and follows a Korean family that moves to Arkansas in search of the American dream that ultimately finds strength in their own familial bonds.

Where to watch: Amazon Prime UK for £9.99

How to watch Promising Young Woman

The film is currently nominated for:

  • Best Picture (Ben Browning, Ashley Fox, Emerald Fennell, and Josey McNamara, producers)

  • Best Director (Emerald Fennell)

  • Best Actress In A Leading Role (Carey Mulligan)

  • Best Original Screenplay (Emerald Fennell)

  • Best Film Editing (Frédéric Thoraval)

In the film Mulligan plays Cassie, a medical school dropout who decides to avenge her best friend by any means necessary. To reveal anymore would be to spoil this thought-provoking film that will stay with you long after the credits roll.

Where to watch: NOW/Sky Cinema

How to watch The United States vs. Billie Holiday

The film is currently nominated for:

  • Best actress in a leading role (Andra Day)

It follows the true story of the drug sting operation launched on R&B singer Billie Holiday as she attempted to use her platform to call out racism.

Where to watch: NOW

How to watch White Tiger

The film is currently nominated for:

  • Best Adapted Screenplay (Ramin Bahrani)

The Oscar nominations were announced by Gourav's co-star in the film, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, and her husband, actor-singer Nick Jonas, who were thrilled to here about Bahrani's nomination. The film follows an ambitious driver for a rich Indian family who uses his wiles and wit in order to escape from poverty. The film is based on the New York Times bestseller and 2008 Man Booker Prize-winning novel by Aravind Adiga, The White Tiger.

Where to watch: Netflix.

How to watch Nomadland

The film is currently nominated for:

  • Best Picture (Frances McDormand, Peter Spears, Mollye Asher, Dan Janvey, and Chloé Zhao, producers),

  • Best Director (Chloé Zhao),

  • Best Actress In a Leading Role (Frances McDormand)

  • Best Adapted Screenplay (Chloé Zhao), Best Cinematography (Joshua James Richards), Best Film Editing (Chloé Zhao)

After losing everything, a woman decides to embrace the nomadic lifestyle and sets off on a road trip through the American West, living out of her van. The cinematic wonder has already gained Chloé Zhao a Golden Globe Award for Best Director.

Where to watch: Disney Plus from April 30, 2021 and cinemas from May 17.

How to watch Pieces of a Woman

The film is currently nominated for:

  • Best actress in a leading role (Vanessa Kirby)

The film follows Kirby's character through the months after experiencing baby loss, as her character struggles to process her tragic loss and places the blame on the midwife who attended her.

Where to watch: Netflix

How to watch Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

The film is currently nominated for:

  • Best actress in a supporting role (Maria Bakolova)

  • Adapted screenplay (Sacha Baron Cohen, Anthony Hines, Dan Swimer, Peter Baynham, Erica Rivinoja, Dan Mazer, Jena Friedman & Lee Kern)

The long-awaited sequel to the 2008 Sacha Baron Cohen creation was released last year and provided just as many shocking, nail-biting and hilarious moments as before. Plus, Baron Cohen shared the screen with the emerging talent Bakolova, who played the daughter of Borat and has now been recognised with her first Oscar nomination.

Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video

How to watch Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

The film is currently nominated for:

  • Best actor in a supporting role (Chadwick Boseman)

  • Best actress in a leading role (Viola Davis)

  • Achievement in costume design (Ann Roth)

  • Achievement in make-up and hairstyling (Sergio Lopez-Rivera, Mia Neal and Jamika Wilson)

  • Achievement in production design (Mark Ricker)

Chadwick Boseman shines in his final role which saw the actor play a disgruntled jazz musician in a film chronicling blues singer Ma Rainey (Davis) on one hot day in a Chicago recording studio.

How to watch: Netflix

How to watch The Father

The film is currently nominated for:

  • Best picture (David Parfitt, Jean-Louis Livi, and Philippe Carcassonne, producers),

  • Best actor in a leading role (Anthony Hopkins)

  • Best actress in a supporting role (Olivia Colman)

  • Best adapted screenplay (Christopher Hampton and Florian Zeller)

  • Best film editing (Yorgos Lamprinos)

  • Best Production Sesign (production design: Peter Francis; set decoration: Cathy Featherstone)

The movie follows the journey of a man's (Hopkins) slow slip into dementia. The process look at the effect of the decline on his family and himself as he refuses help and loses his grip on reality.

Where to watch: Cinemas From May 17th

How to watch The Trial of the Chicago 7

The film is currently nominated for:

  • Best picture (Marc Platt and Stuart Besser, producers)

  • Best actor in a supporting role (Sacha Baron Cohen),

  • Best original screenplay (Aaron Sorkin)

  • Best original song ('Hear My Voice,' music by Daniel Pemberton, lyrics by Daniel Pemberton and Celeste Waite)

  • Best cinematography (Phedon Papamichael)

  • Best film editing (Alan Baumgarten)

The timely release of this film that follows the true story of the aftermath of the 1968 riots at the Democratic National Convention and addresses police brutality, the limits of the legal system, and the efficiency of different forms of protest is one for the books. It will make you cry, think, frustrated and frankly, want to march.

Where to watch: Netflix

How to watch Mank

The film is currently nominated for:

  • Best picture (Ceán Chaffin, Eric Roth, and Douglas Urbanski, producers),

  • Best director (David Fincher)

  • Best actor in a leading role (Gary Oldman)

  • Best actress in a supporting role (Amanda Seyfried)

  • Best original score (Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross)

  • Best sound (Ren Klyce, Jeremy Molod, David Parker, Nathan Nance, and Drew Kunin), best costume design (Trish Summerville)

  • Best cinematography (Erik Messerschmidt)

  • Best makeup and hairstyling (Kimberley Spiteri, Gigi Williams, Colleen LaBaff)

  • Best production design (production design: Donald Graham Burt; set decoration: Jan Pascale)

The extensively nominated film, follows alcoholic screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz as he struggles to finish the script for Citizen Kane. This in-depth look behind the curtain of 1930s Hollywood is one for the cinephiles.

Where to watch: Netflix

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