Updated: Apr 28, 2021
Are you like me and have an incredible cake hangover, I mean have been incredibly inspired to catch up on all the 2021 Oscar nominated and winning films? Look no further - the concierge has your list of where to watch them!
** denotes winner & I've also added a Jessica Bursi Cream City Concierge (JBCCC) one-sentence review where applicable!
PS - this is the cause of said cake hangover. Adorable!
THE FATHER (d. Florian Zeller) - Available for rental and purchase on streaming services
JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH (d. Shaka King) - was streaming on HBO Max, suckas! Now available for rental or purchase on streaming services.
JBCCC Review: "Powerful performances give new life to the vision of Black Panther Party Illinois chairman Fred Hampton."
MANK (d. David Fincher) - streaming on Netflix
JBCCC Review: "Citizen Mank - a beautifully lensed black & white (and slightly snooze-y) homage to the uncredited writer of CITIZEN KANE."
MINARI (d. Lee Isaac Chung) - Available for rental and purchase on streaming services
NOMADLAND* (d. Chloe Zhao) - streaming on Hulu
JBCCC Review: "Intimate and epic, lyrical and poetic road journey that I still need to finish :)."
PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN (d. Emerald Fennel) - Available for rental and purchase on streaming services
JBCCC Review: "Highly stylized unpleasantness goes down like a cotton candy laced with arsenic."
SOUND OF METAL (d. Darius Marder) - streaming on Amazon Prime
THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO SEVEN (d. Aaron Sorkin) - streaming on Netflix
JBCCC Review: "A documentary would probably have been more accurate and interesting."
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
COLLECTIVE (d. Alexander Nanau) - streaming on Hulu
CRIP CAMP (d. Nicole Newnham and James LeBrecht) - streaming on Netflix
THE MOLE AGENT (d. Maite Alberdi) - streaming on Hulu
MY OCTOPUS TEACHER** (d. Pippa Ehrlich and James Reed) - streaming on Netflix
TIME (d. Garrett Bradley) - streaming on Amazon Prime
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
ONWARD (d. Dan Scanlon) - streaming on Disney+
OVER THE MOON (d. Glen Keane) - streaming on Netflix
A SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE: FARMAGEDDON (d. Will Becher, Richard Phelan) - streaming on Netflix
SOUL** (d. Pete Docter, Kemp Powers) - streaming on Disney+
WOLFWALKERS (d. Tomm Moore, Ross Stewart) - streaming on Apple TV
BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE
ANOTHER ROUND** (d. Thomas Vinterberg) / Denmark - streaming on Hulu
BETTER DAYS (d. Kwok Cheung Tsang) / Hong Kong - streaming on Hulu
COLLECTIVE (d. Alexander Nanau) / Romania - streaming on Hulu
THE MAN WHO SOLD HIS SKIN (d. Kaouther Ben Hania) / Tunisia - streaming on Hulu
QUO VADIS, AIDA? (d. Jasmila Žbanić) / Bosnia and Herzegovina - streaming on Hulu
OTHER NOTABLE FILMS
AVAILABLE ON STREAMING PLATFORMS
DA FIVE BLOODS (d. Spike Lee) - streaming on Netflix - nominated for:
Score - Terence Blanchard
Shoulda, Coulda been Best Actor (Delroy Lindo), any Supporting Actor performances, best original screenplay
JBCCC Review: Imminently watchable treasure hunt + race & war trauma confronting tour of Vietnam that was largely snubbed by the Academy.
EMMA (d. Autumn De Wilde) - streaming on HBOMax - nominated for:
Makeup & Hairstyling
JBCCC Review: I like Jane Austen as much as I like Spike Lee (a lot!) and I loved this sumptuous take on the oft-told tale and my enjoyment has only grown in subsequent viewings. I also loved the odd & winning performances of Anya Taylor-Joy, Johnny Flynn, Mia Goth, and Bill Nighy!
MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM (d. George C. Wolfe) - streaming on Netflix and winner of:
Costume Design - Ann Roth
Makeup & Hairstyling - Sergio Lopez-Rivera, Mia Neal and Jamika Wilson
(Shoulda been, sorry Tony Hopkins, I'm sure you're great in THE FATHER!) Best Actor - Chadwick Boseman
ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI (d. Regina King) - streaming on Amazon Prime
Screenplay - Kemp Powers
Song - "Speak Now"
Supporting Actor - Leslie Odom, Jr.