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Catching up on 2021 Oscar Winners & Nominees

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."



  • 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



  • 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



  • 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




  • 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

    • Costume Design

  • 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.


TL;DR (aka Too Long; Didn't Read) VERSION

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