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Oscars Binge Guide: What’s Streaming, What’s Not

On March 4th those familiar bald-headed statuettes will be handed out as Hollywood shamelessly pats itself on the back. Many of the leading contenders are available to watch online. Whether you are doing research for your office pool or just want to be in the know, here is a list of where you can stream many of the most noteworthy movies.

Joker (11 Nominations)

Joaquin Phoenix in Joker. Photo: Warner Brothers.

Nominations: Best Actor, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Director, Film Editing, Best Makeup/Hairstyling, Best Score, Best Picture, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing & Best Adapted Screenplay.

The otherworld origin of DC’s most infamous villain. A failed stand-up comedian descends in madness throwing Gotham City into chaos.

Watch USA: Amazon Prime.

Watch Canada: iTunes.

1917 (10 Nominations)

George MacKay and Dean-Charles Chapman in 1917. Photo: Universal Pictures.

Nominations: Best Cinematography, Best Director, Best Makeup/Hairstyling, Best Score, Best Picture, Best Production Design, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, Best Visual Effects & Best Original Screenplay

Sam Mendes’ sprawling wartime epic stars Mark Strong, Colin Firth and Benedict Cumberbatch. Since it came out last December, there is only one way to watch at present.

Watch USA: In theatres.

Watch Canada: In theatres.

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (10 Nominations)

Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio in Once Upon a Time …in Hollywood. Photo: Sony Pictures.

Nominations: Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Director, Best Picture, Best Production Design, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing & Best Original Screenplay

Leonardo DiCaprio) and Brad Pitt are fading Hollywood stars in Quentin Tarantino’s REALLY imaginative peek behind the showbiz curtain in the seventies.

Watch USA: Amazon Prime.

Watch Canada: Itunes.

The Irishman (10 Nominations)

Al Pacino in The Irishman. Photo: Netflix.

Nominations: Best Supporting Actor (x2,) Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Director, Film Editing, Best Picture, Best Production Design, Best Visual Effects & Best Adapted Screenplay

Martin Scorsese details his scenario on how Teamster boss Jimmy Hoffa disappeared. Clocking in at 3 hour and 30 minutes, the film is a brilliant character study by a master.

Watch USA: Netflix.

Watch Canada: Netflix.

Jojo Rabbit (6 Nominations)

Roman Griffin Davis in Jojo Rabbit. Photo: Fox Searchlight Pictures.

Nominations: Best Supporting Actress, Best Costume Design, Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, Film Editing & Best Production Design.

In this dramedy a Hitler Youth member questions everything he has been led to believe when he discovers that his mother is hiding a Jewish girl.

Watch USA: Prime Video.

Watch Canada: Itunes.

Little Women (6 Nominations)

Emma WatsonSaoirse RonanFlorence Pugh, and Eliza Scanlen in Little Women. Photo: Sony Pictures.

Nominations: Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Costume Design, Best Score, Best Picture & Best Adapted Screenplay

The latest adaption of Louisa May Alcott’s coming of age story. Like 1917, it also came out in December and is not available to stream just yet.

Watch USA: In theatres.

Watch Canada: In theatres.

Marriage Story (6 Nominations)

Scarlett JohanssonAdam Driver, and Azhy Robertson in Marriage Story. Photo: Netflix.

Nominations: Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Score, Best Picture & Best Original Screenplay

Although it should have been titled Divorce Story, this Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver film was another gem for Netflix.

Watch USA: Netflix.

Watch Canada: Netflix.

Parasite (6 Nominations)

Yeo-jeong Jo and Jeong-eun Lee in Parasite. Photo: CJ Entertainment.

Nominations: Best Director, Film Editing, Best International Film, Best Picture, Best Production Design & Best Original Screenplay

A poor family insinuates itself into the lives of the rich and famous in South Korea.

Watch USA: Prime Video.

Watch Canada: Itunes.

The Two Popes (3 Nominations)

Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce in The Two Popes. Photo: Netflix.

Nominations: Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor & Best Adapted Screenplay

The inspiring story of the behind the scenes relationship between Pope Benedict (Anthony Hopkins) and Pope Francis (Jonathan Pryce) who disagreed on a lot but never let that get in the way of their friendship.

Watch USA: Netflix.

Watch Canada: Netflix.

Other movies that are not available to stream yet are:

  • Ford v. Ferrari
  • Pain and Glory
  • Harriet
  • Bombshell
  • A Beautiful Day in The Neighbourhood
  • Richard Jewell
  • Honeyland
  • Les Miserables
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
  • Frozen II
  • Knives Out
  • Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Here are links to the shorts you can stream for free.

Top Photo: Leonardo DiCaprio in Once Upon a Time …in Hollywood. Photo: Sony Pictures.

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