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2022 OscarⓇ Nominees and Winners Streaming Now

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With awards season in full swing, the Oscar nominations are rolling in and giving film buffs everywhere a list of new movies to watch. From instant hits, like Disney’s Encanto, to noir-thriller Nightmare Alley, this year’s nominees are films to be reckoned with. Check out the 2022 nominees and winners everyone is talking about, and catch up on past Best Picture winners streaming now!

2022 Oscar Nominees & Winners Streaming Now

Spencer

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Spencer is loosely based on a true story about Princess Diana and the day she left her royal husband, Prince Charles. However, the movie itself contains far more fiction than fact. 

It’s December of 1991, and the British Royal Family decides to spend Christmas at Queen Elizabeth’s Sandringham estate. However, while there, Diana has a revelation of sorts that leads her to leave Prince Charles, take her boys to London, and rid herself of any further royal obligation.  

Kristen Stewart, who played Princess Diana, was nominated for the Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her portrayal. 

Watch: Spencer

Nightmare Alley

Nightmare Alley

Set in 1940s Buffalo, NY, the film follows con man Stanton “Stan” Carlisle (Bradley Cooper), who takes a job as a carny after his house burns down under suspicious circumstances (to say the least). During his time as a carny, he learns to be a mentalist. 

Shortly after, he and his girlfriend Molly decide to leave the carnival life and take on the big time. But when they embark on a con against the wealthy elite, they may have bitten off more than they can chew.

The Guillermo del Toro film was nominated for four Academy Awards including:

  • Best Picture
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Production Design
  • Best Costume Design

Watch: Nightmare Alley

Flee

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Amin came to Denmark from Afghanistan as a refugee as a child. At 36 years old, he is happy, successful, in love, and set to be married to his long-time boyfriend. However, a dark secret from his past threatens to ruin the life he’s worked so hard for. 

This animated documentary film depicts Amin’s journey as he grapples with a 20-year secret. Flee was nominated for three Academy Awards, including:

  • Best Animated Feature
  • Best International Feature Film
  • Best Documentary Feature Film

Watch: Flee

Summer of Soul

In the summer of 1969, at the same time as the famous Woodstock festival, another event was taking place called the Harlem Culture Festival. The celebration drew crowds of hundreds,  lasted for six weeks, and featured dozens of black artists and speakers. But no one knows it happened—until now. 

This documentary reveals never-before-seen footage of The Harlem Culture Festival and explores the meaning of such a significant celebration of Black citizens in America. 

Summer of Soul took home the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature.

Watch: Summer of Soul

Four Good Days

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After struggling with drug addiction for more than 10 years, Margaret “Molly” Wheeler reaches out to her mom, Deb, to help her through her 15th attempt at sobriety. After four days sober, Molly’s doctor recommends an opioid antagonist, which will help her get sober—the only catch is that she has to stay sober for another four days. 

Four Good Days follows Molly and her mom along those four days as they fight to keep Molly off drugs and begin to repair their relationship. 

The drama film starring Mila Kunis and Glenn Close was nominated for Best Original Song for Diane Warren’s “Somehow You Do.”

Watch: Four Good Days

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Cruella

Emma Stone stars as a young Cruella de Vil before she became the infamous villain of 101 Dalmatians. Young Estella dreams of becoming a fashion designer—and she has the talent, but life has gotten in the way. That is, until a chance encounter brings her into the world she’s always dreamed of. But as it turns out, not everything was as glamorous as she imagined. 

Cruella was nominated for two Academy Awards this year, including:

  • Best Costume Design (WINNER)
  • Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Watch: Cruella

Encanto

La familia Madrigal is famous for their magical home, La Casita, and even more magical abilities. Each member of the Madrigal family receives a gift that is used to help care for the family, the town, and the people in it—until Maribel (Stephanie Beatriz). As the only family member who never received a gift, Maribel never quite feels like she belongs. But when La Casita and the family’s magic are in trouble, she seems to be the only one who can fix what’s been broken.

For kids and adults alike, the outstanding animation and original score penned by Lin-Manuel Miranda earned Encanto two Oscar nominations , including:

  • Best Animated Feature (WINNER)
  • Best Original Score

Watch: Encanto

Luca

A young sea monster, Luca, has always known he’s destined for something more than the underwater world he’s been confined to his entire life. After gathering enough courage, he decides to take a few steps on land where he realizes he becomes human when he’s not underwater. That’s when he meets Alberto, an orphan sea monster living on land. When the pair decides to enter a triathlon so they can afford a Vespa scooter, they’re faced with a community that may not accept them and the fear that they’ll be discovered. 

Luca was nominated for Best Animated Feature alongside Flee and Encanto.

Watch: Luca

Raya and the Last Dragon

Long, long ago the world of Kumandra existed in perfect harmony where humans and dragons lived together in peace. When monsters called the Druun arrive and begin turning the citizens into stone, the dragons sacrifice themselves to save the humans. 500 years later when the Druun returns, Raya (Kelly Marie Tran), a young warrior, is determined to track down the fabled last dragon, Sisu (Awkwafina), and save her community.

Raya and the Last Dragon was nominated for Best Animated Feature alongside Flee, Encanto, and Luca.

Watch: Raya and the Last Dragon

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The Eyes of Tammy Faye

Tammy Faye Bakker (Jessica Chastain) and her husband Jim traveled the United States in an effort to preach Christianity and help those who need love and inspiration. In 1964, the pair caught the attention of the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) where they became hosts of children’s show, Jim and Tammy. Later, Jim became the host of CBN’s The 700 Club. All seemed well—but below the surface troubles were brewing that could topple the entire empire. 

The true story and biopic film was nominated for two Academy Awards, including:

  • Best Actress in a Leading Role — Jessica Chastain (WINNER)
  • Best Makeup and Hairstyling (WINNER)

Watch: The Eyes of Tammy Faye*

*The Eyes of Tammy Faye requires HBO Max on Hulu add-on subscription.

Attica

Attica Prison in 1971 consisted of nearly 70% black and brown inmates and 100% white guards. After months and even years without basic necessities, like toilet paper and toothpaste, and unprovoked beatings, the inmates decided enough is enough. This true crime documentary film recounts the deadly five-day standoff between law enforcement and Attica’s prisoners, and dives deep into the experiences of inmates of color and the continued need for reform 50 years later.  

Attica was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, alongside Flee.

Watch: Attica*

*Attica requires SHOWTIME® on Hulu add-on subscription.

Past Best Picture Winners on Hulu

Nomadland (2021)

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Following the economic crash in her small Nevada town, Fern (Frances McDormand) decides to pack up her things, move into her van, and try life as a 21st-century nomad. With real-life nomads Linda May, Swankie, and Bob Wells as her mentors and exploration buddies, this Hulu Original film takes viewers on a journey of self-discovery alongside Fern and her newfound community. 

In addition to the Best Picture win, Frances McDormand won an Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role and director Chloé Zhao landed a win for Best Director.  

Watch: Nomadland

Parasite (2020)

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The Parks and the Kims come from two different worlds—the Kims are poor and destitute, while the Parks are wealthy and comfortable. When Ki-woo Kim (Woo-sik Choi) fakes a college education and takes over his friend’s tutoring gig at the Park house, he and his sister Ki-jung (So-dam Park) develop a plan to slowly scam their way into the Parks’ home and live the wealthier life for themselves.

This Korean film won the 2020 Oscar for Best Picture, but also took home wins for Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best International Feature Film.  

Watch: Parasite

Slumdog Millionaire (2009)

Jamal Malik (Dev Patel) becomes a contestant on the Hindi version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, to impress Latika (Frieda Pinto), the woman he loves—and he wins. But, before the last $20 million question, Jamal is tortured by police who believe he has been cheating. Through a series of flashback scenes, viewers gain a better understanding of Jamal’s life thus far and the experiences that provided him the answers to each question. 

Slumdog Millionaire won an astounding eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing, Best Original Score, Best Original Song (“Jai Ho”), and Best Sound Mixing. 

Watch: Slumdog Millionaire

Terms of Endearment (1984)

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Aurora (Shirley MacLaine) and Emma (Debra Winger) Greenway have an extremely close, but controlling relationship. When Emma marries Flap Horton (Jeff Daniels), moves away with him, and has three kids, she maintains her relationship with her mother by phone. However, when her relationship falls apart and Emma is diagnosed with cancer, her mom is who stays by her side. 

This heartwarming tearjerker won an Oscar for Best Picture and snagged four other wins, including Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Actress (Shirley MacLaine), and Best Supporting Actor (Jack Nicholson). 

Watch: Terms of Endearment

Ordinary People (1981)

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Grief affects everyone differently, even within the same home. Beth and Calvin Jarrett (Mary Tyler Moore and Donald Sutherland) and their son Conrad (Timothy Hutton) are struggling to live after the death of their other son, Buck. While Beth tries to revive their old life, Conrad wrestles with guilt over his brother’s death. Calvin plays referee for his struggling family until one day, the fragile balance begins to wobble. 

Ordinary People won the Academy Award for Best Picture, along with awards for Best Director, Best Supporting Actor (Timothy Hutton), and Best Screenplay — Based on Material from Another Medium

Watch: Ordinary People

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