Academy Awards 2020: How to Watch Every Movie Nominated for Best Picture

Nominees for the 2020 Oscars have been announced and in anticipation of the ceremony on Feb. 9, we are breaking down how to watch every film nominated for Best Picture.

have been announced and in anticipation of the ceremony on Feb. 9, we are breaking down how to watch every film nominated for Best Picture.

‘Ford v Ferrari’

Matt Damon and Christian Bale star in James Mangold’s Ford v Ferrari. The biopic follows Damon as American car designer, Carroll Shelby, who works with drive Ken Miles (Bale) to create a race car for Ford to rival Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966.

The PG-13 film hit theaters on Nov. 15, 2019, with limited showings still available. For those who want to watch the film at home, buy Ford v Ferrari $19.99 on Amazon Prime. 

‘The Irishman’

Martin Scorsese’s latest film, The Irishman, is a Netflix original about the real-life story Jimmy Hoffa, a man with ties to the mob, who went missing in 1975. An exclusive to the streaming service, The Irishman is free. Considering the film’s run time is three hours and 30 minutes, we’re grateful we can watch it from the couch and pause for bathroom breaks without missing any scenes from Joe Pesci, Al Pacino, or Robert De Niro. 

Martin Scorsese at the premiere of 'The Irishman' on Oct. 17, 2019
Martin Scorsese at the premiere of ‘The Irishman’ on Oct. 17, 2019 | MARTIN BUREAU/AFP via Getty Images

Not only is the film nominated for Best Picture, but it is also nominated for nine additional Academy Awards including Best Director, Best Supporting Actor (Pacino and Pesci both received Oscar nods), Adapted Screenplay, Visual Effects, Cinematography, Film Editing, Production Design, and Costume Design.

Watch the trailer for The Irishman here.

‘Jojo Rabbit’

Taika Waititi’s film, Jojo Rabbit, follows the story of a boy named Jojo (Roman Griffin Davis) living in Nazi Germany, who discovers his mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a Jewish girl in their attic. Theater showings are very limited for the film which is why we recommend buying Jojo Rabbit for $19.99 on Amazon Prime and watching it at home. 

Not only is the film nominated for Best Picture, but Jojo Rabbit is also nominated for six other Academy Awards including Film Editing, Production Design, Costume Design, Best Supporting Actress (Scarlett Johansson), and Adapted Screenplay.

‘Joker’

Leading the nominations with 11 total, Joker is still in theaters despite hitting theaters in early Oct. 2019. It’s also available to rent or buy on Amazon Prime for $5.99 and $19.99 respectively. Joaquin Phoenix, who already won a Golden Globe for his performance as the Joker, is nominated for a Best Actor Oscar. 

Other Academy Award nominations for the film include Original Music Score, Best Director, Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Sound Mixing, Costume Design, Sound Editing, Film Editing, and Makeup and Hairstyling. 

‘Little Women’

The latest adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel, Little Women, is from director Greta Gerwig. Released on Christmas Day 2019, Little Women starring Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Timothée Chalamet, Meryl Streep, Laura Dern, Eliza Scanlen, and Florence Pugh is still in theaters. It’s also available to rent on Amazon Prime for $14.99.

Little Women isn’t just nominated for Best Picture. It received additional nominations in the following categories: Best Actress (Saoirse Ronan), Best Supporting Actress (Florence Pugh), Original Music Score, Adapted Screenplay, and Costume Design. 

‘Marriage Story’

Another Netflix original, Marriage Story, is available to watch exclusively on Netflix. Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver play a couple going through a divorce while raising their son.

Johansson and Driver are both nominated for Best Actress and Best Actor Oscars while Laura Dern is up for Best Supporting Actress. The film’s also nominated for Original Score and Original Screenplay. 

‘1917’

1917 is still easy to find in theaters thanks to a Christmas Day release date. From Sam Mendes, the World War I film follows two British soldiers as they set out on the seemingly impossible task of saving lives.

1917 is nominated for nine other Academy Awards including original music score, Best Director, Original Screenplay, Cinematography, Sound Mixing, Visual Effects, Production Design, Sound Editing, and Makeup and Hairstyling. 

The film’s already a winner this awards show season with Golden Globes for Best Picture and Best Director. 

‘Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood’

Quentin Tarantino’s star-studded film, Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood, is available to rent on Amazon Prime for $4.99.

Brad Pitt already won a Best Supporting Actor Golden Globe for his role in the film as did Tarantino for Best Director. The film also went home with Best Motion Picture in a Musical or Comedy. 

‘Parasite’

From director Bong Joon-ho, Parasite is about a poor family who provides luxury services to a wealthy family and what happens when their way of life is threatened. All in subtitles, Parasite is available to buy on Amazon Prime for $14.99. 

Parasite is also nominated for Best Director, Original Screenplay, Film Editing, Production Design, and International Feature Film.