The Academy Awards 2021 honoured a variety of exceptional films, performances, storytelling and technical brilliance. The Oscars are becoming more inclusive of talents from across the globe. Because of the pandemic, going to the cinemas has taken a serious hit. But you can still watch these gems on OTT platforms now available in India. Here are 8 Oscar nominated films that you can watch online in India:
Nomadland on Disney+ Hotstar
Nomadland was an absolute winner at the 93rd Academy Awards as it walked away with the Oscar for Best Picture, Best Actress in a Leading Role for Frances McDormand, and Best Director for Chloe Zhao. Zhao became the first woman of colour and second woman ever to win the Oscar for Best Director.
Nomadland was also nominated in Adapted Screenplay, Film Editing categories. And Zhao’s partner Joshua James Richards was nominated for Best Cinematography. The gritty drama is now streaming on Disney+ Hotstar Premium.
Mank on Netflix
Mank received 10 nominations at the Academy Awards. Three stalwarts lead the nominations list. Director David Fincher for Best Director, Gary Oldman for Best Actor in a Leading Role, and Amanda Seyfried for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. The other categories included Best Picture, Makeup and Hairstyling, Costume Design, Original Score, and Achievement in Sound.
Mank won the Oscar for Best Production Design, whereas Erik Messerschmidt won the Oscar for Best Cinematography. You can watch Mank on Netflix.
Sound of Metal on Amazon Prime Video
Actor Riz Ahmed made waves with his performance in Sound of Metal which got him a nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role at the 93rd Oscars. His co-actor Paul Raci was nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. The film also received a nomination for Best Original Screenplay.
Sound of Metal won the Oscar for Achievement in Sound and Best Film Editing. You can watch the movie on Amazon Prime Video.
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom on Netflix
A George C. Wolfe directorial set in 1927, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom walked away with double honours for Costume Design, and Makeup and Hairstyling. The late Chadwick Boseman received a nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role, whereas Viola Davis was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role. The film streaming on Netflix was also nominated for Best Production Design.
The Trial of the Chicago 7 on Netflix
Another film to receive as many as 6 nominations but unfortunately didn’t win an Oscar. The Trial of the Chicago 7 written and directed by screenwriting master Aaron Sorkin was nominated for Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Film Editing. Sacha Baron Cohen was nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role whereas Phedon Papamichael got nominated for Best Cinematography. The song “Hear My Voice” received a nomination for Best Original Song, an award which went to “Fight For You” from Judas and the Black Messiah.
Other Oscar nominated films that are available online in India are Pixar’s Soul, the winner of the Best Animated Feature and Best Score. The film is streaming on Disney+ Hotstar Premium. Christopher Nolan’s Tenet which received a nomination for Best Production Design and won the Oscar for Best Visual Effects is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video. Whereas Ramin Bahrami’s brilliant The White Tiger starring Adarsh Gourav, Rajkummar Rao, Priyanka Chopra Jonas which received a nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay is streaming on Netflix.