Oscars 2020 – How To Watch All Of The Best Picture Nominees Before The Ceremony
The 2020 Oscars are less than three weeks away, and that gives fans just enough time to watch all of the Best Picture nominees. For fans who would like to view any or all of the nine films before the movie industry’s A-list celebrities gather at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles for the 92nd annual Academy Awards, here are the details about where to watch.
Ford V Ferrari
Based on a true story, this film stars Matt Damon and Christian Bale as car designer Carroll Shelby and driver Ken Miles, as they build a Ford race car to compete with rival Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans race in 1966. In addition to its Best Picture nomination, Ford V Ferrari also received nominations for Film Editing, Sound Editing and Sound Mixing.
Ford V Ferrari is still in theaters, but it can also be pre-ordered on Amazon Prime Video and will be available for viewing on January 28th.
After playing in theaters for a couple of weeks so it could be eligible for Oscar nominations, Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman hit Netflix in November. It is still available for streaming on that site, but be warned that it has a running time of 209 minutes, so plan accordingly.
The Irishman also received nominations for Best Director (Scorsese), Best Supporting Actor (Al Pacino), Best Supporting Actor (Joe Pesci), Best Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Costume Design, Production Design, Film Editing, and Visual Effects.
Scarlett Johansson scored one of her two acting nominations this year for her role in Jojo Rabbit. This World War II dramedy not only scored a nomination for Best Picture and Best Supporting Actress for Johansson, but it also received nominations for Best Adapted Screenplay, Costume Design, Production Design, and Film Editing.
Jojo Rabbit is still in theaters, but fans can pre-order on Amazon Prime. The movie will be available on the streaming site on February 4th.
At this point it looks like Joaquin Phoenix is a shoe-in in the Leading Actor category after his wins at the Golden Globes and SAG Awards. But, even if he doesn’t take home the trophy, chances are Joker will win something since it scored a whopping 11 Oscar nominations.
In addition to Best Picture and Best Actor for Phoenix, Joker was also nominated for Best Director (Todd Phillips), Best Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Costume Design, Makeup and Hairstyling, Original Score, Film Editing, Sound Editing and Sound Mixing.
Fans can see Joker right now on Amazon Prime Video.
Greta Gerwig may have been snubbed by the Academy in the best director category, but Little Women did score nominations for Best Picture, Best Actress (Saoirse Ronan), Best Supporting Actress (Florence Pugh), Best Adapted Screenplay, Costume Design, and Original Score.
Little Women is currently in theaters, or you can pre-order it on Amazon Prime Video. It should be available for streaming in the Spring.
Not only did Marriage Story score a nomination for Best Picture, but three of its stars received nominations in the acting categories. Adam Driver is nominated for Best Actor, Scarlett Johansson for Best Actress, and Laura Dern for Best Supporting Actress.
This film also received nominations for Best Original Screenplay and Original Score. It is currently available for streaming on Netflix.
This World War I drama directed by Sam Mendes already won the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture – Drama, and the Oscars could end up being an even bigger night. In addition to Best Picture, 1917 received nominations for Best Director (Mendes), Best Original Screenplay, Cinematography, Makeup and Hairstyling, Production Design, Original Score, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, and Visual Effects.
Fans can see 1917 in theaters, or they can pre-order the movie on Amazon Prime Video for viewing later this year.
Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood
This movie gave Quentin Tarantino his first Best Picture Oscar nomination, and it also scored acting nominations for stars Brad Pitt (Supporting Actor) and Leonardo DiCaprio (Lead Actor). Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood received 11 nominations overall, including Best Director (Tarantino), Best Original Screenplay, Cinematography, Costume Design, Production Design, Sound Editing, and Sound Mixing.
It is currently available on Amazon Prime Video.
This sleeper hit has received some well-deserved attention during awards season. Written and directed by Bong Joon-ho, this South Korean black comedy received a Best Picture nomination, plus nominations for Best Director (Bong Joon-ho), Best Original Screenplay, Best International Feature Film, Production Design, and Film Editing.
Parasite is in theaters now, or fans can watch it on Amazon Prime Video.
Most films on this list that are available to rent or buy on Amazon Prime Video are also available on iTunes, Vudu and Google Play. The 92nd annual Academy Awards will air live on ABC on Sunday, February 9th.