On 22nd January of 2019, the nominees for the 91st Annual Academy Awards were announced to the world. As the stage is setting up for the big event on 24th February, all cinephiles are frantically searching for websites where they can stream the Best Picture nominated movies and make a guess of the winner. Now that most of these eight movies nominated for Best Picture category are out of the theaters and the sudden viewing demands for these movies have skyrocketed, finding a reliable streaming site can be a problem. So, besides providing a bit about each movie, we will mention the places where you can view the movies next for your viewing pleasure.
From Adam McKay, the man behind The Big Short, comes Vice, which is another spitting takedown of recent American history. The story is about Dick Cheney, the former famous vice president when George Bush was in power. It is true that the movie did not receive much praises from critics. However, MaKay’s different stylistic choice and as usual an extremely committed performance by Christian Bale helped this movie to stand out. From mocking end credits to Shakespearean dialogue, it is definitely not your average Hollywood biopic. The movie is also nominated for Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Film Editing and Best Makeup and Hairstyling. This movie is still in some theaters and home media release date has not be announced yet. However, you can stream this movie in Youtube, Google Play and Amazon Video.
A Star is Born
Bradley Cooper has very well established himself as one of the best actors of this generation, so when besides acting in A Star is Born, when he announced that he will be directing the movie as well, everyone was shocked. The movie happens to be a remake of an old Hollywood classic and many believed that the movie will not live up to the mark. It is, of course, not even the first re-make of the original.
But this romantic musical won everyone over. If not for the catchy soundtrack, supporting actors and actress’s performance and Bradley’s directorial eye; the movie deserves a viewing for Lady Gaga’s performance as well. No wonder the movie is also nominated for Best Actress along with Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor, Best Cinematography, Best Actor, Best Sound Mixing and Best Original Song. Catch this movie on Blu-ray from 19th February if it is not showcasing in your nearest theatre. Besides, you can view this movie on Vudu, Google Play, Microsoft, iTunes and Movies Anywhere.
This movie is an absolute must watch as it happens to be 11th foreign language film in the history of Oscars that has landed a Best Picture nomination. Alfonso Cuarón has painted a beautiful yet personal look into the everyday life of a middle-class maid living during the 1970s. The movie deserves all the admiration that it is coming its way, all thanks to technical filmmaking ability of the director. The movie is also nominated for Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing, Best Production Design, Best Original Screenplay, Best Supporting Actress, Best Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Director and Best Foreign Language Film. You can stream this movie on Netflix.
The concept of this movie had been taken from the true story of Tony Lip who was an Italian-American bouncer and his job as a driver during the 1960s for the world famous African-American pianist Dr. Don Shirley when he was on his concert tour in the South. This controversial story is a remarkable look into the friendship and turmoil these two individuals shared. The movie is also nominated for Best Film Editing, Best Original Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor and Best Actor. This movie is still in some theatres thanks to the wins at the PGA and The Golden Globes. However, the movie will be available on Blu-ray from 12th March and can be streamed on Google Play, Vudu, Amazon Video, iTunes, Fandango Now, Movies Anywhere and Youtube.
On paper a historical comedy movie may shine well on the box office, but they often fail to impress the critics. The Favourite dared to change this. With a quirky take, the movie’s story and powerful performances helped the movie to not only nab the Best Picture nomination, but also Best Film Editing, Best Cinematography, Best Supporting Actress (Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz), Best Actress, Best Actress, Best Original Screenplay, Best Costume Design, Best Production Design and Best Director nominations as well. This movie is a fresh take on a classic genre and is available online for streaming on Fandango Now, Youtube and Amazon Video. The movie will be available on Blu-ray from 5th March and is still playing in some theaters.
This movie is truly a movie that was meant for Spike Lee. It became a favorite for the Oscars early on when it was screened at the Cannes back in May of 2018. The movie is a beautiful description of both the horror and human which Ron Stallworth goes through in the movie. The movie has gained recognition because of the daring and bold ending that Spike Lee decided to portray which begs us to think just how far society has to go to truly win the fight against racism. The movie is also nominated for Best Original Score, Best Supporting Actor, Best Film Editing, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Director. The movie will be available in Blu-ray since November 2018, but you can stream it on Google Play, Fandango Now, Amazon Video, Vudu and iTunes.
This was surely a surprise entry as no one though that a superhero movie will be nominated for Best Pictures. Even though this is the first superhero movie to be nominated for this category, most movie-lovers and critics were not surprised. In a cool comic book realm which was a setting to the next Avengers series, the movie beautifully dealt with real-world themes and topics. It is also nominated for Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing, Best Costume Design, Best Production Design, Best Original Score and Best Original Song. The movie is available online on Netflix, Vudu, iTunes, Youtube, Amazon Video, Fandango Now, and Google Play. The movie is available on Blu-ray since May 2018.
This movie paints the chronicles of the life of Freddie Mercury, the frontman of the legendary band Queen and depicts his rise to Stardom. Even though controversies like changing key details about the subject or involvement of Bryan Singer surrounded the movie, it still managed to capture the audience and made most people nostalgic. The movie is also nominated for Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, Best Film Editing and Best Actor. The movie will be available on Blu-ray from 12th February. However, you can stream the movie on Microsoft, Fandango Now, iTunes, Youtube, Vudu, and Amazon Video.
So now that you know where you can view these eight fascinating, history-in-the-making movies, grab your popcorn and start watching it now!