The 2021 Academy Awards honored a multitude of extraordinary films, performances, stories and technical brilliance. The Oscars are attracting more and more talent from around the world. Because of the pandemic, going to the cinema has suffered a severe blow. However, you can still view these jewels on OTT platforms which are now available in India. Here are 8 Oscar-nominated films to watch online in India:
Nomadland on Disney + Hotstar
Nomadland was an absolute winner at the 93approx Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Actress for Frances McDormand and Best Director for Chloe Zhao. Zhao became the first woman of color and the second woman to ever win an Oscar for best director.
Nomadland was also nominated in the Adapted Screenplay, Film Editing categories. And Zhao’s partner Joshua James Richards was nominated for best camera. The dark drama is now running on Disney + Hotstar Premium.
Deficiency on Netflix
Mank received 10 Academy Awards nominations. Three stalwarts top the list of nominations. Director David Fincher for Best Director, Gary Oldman for Best Actor in a Leading Role, and Amanda Seyfried as Best Actress in a Supporting Role. The other categories included best picture, makeup and hair styling, costume design, original score, and sound performance.
Mank won the Oscar for best production design, while Erik Messerschmidt won the Oscar for best camera. You can watch Mank on Netflix.
Sound of Metal on Amazon Prime Video
Actor Riz Ahmed made waves with his appearance on Sound of Metal and received a nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role in the 93approx 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 Performance in Sound and Best Editing. You can watch the film on Amazon Prime Video.
Ma Rainey’s black bum on Netflix
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, directed by George C. Wolfe in 1927, has won double awards for costume design, makeup and hairstyling. The late Chadwick Boseman received a nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role, while Viola Davis was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role. The film streamed on Netflix was also nominated for Best Production Design.
The Chicago 7 trial on Netflix
Another film that received up to 6 nominations but unfortunately didn’t win an Oscar. Written and directed by screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, Trial of the Chicago 7 was nominated for Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Editing. Sacha Baron Cohen was nominated for Best Actor in a supporting role, while Phedon Papamichael was nominated for Best Cinematography. The song “Hear My Voice” received a nomination for Best Original Song, an award that went to “Fight For You” from Judas and the Black Messiah.
Other Oscar-nominated films available online in India are Pixars soul, the winner of the best animated feature and best result. The film is streamed on Disney + Hotstar Premium. Christopher Nolans principle The company, which received a nomination for Best Production Design and won the Oscar for Best Visual Effects, is now streamed on Amazon Prime Video. While Ramin Bahrami is brilliant The White tiger It is streamed on Netflix with Adarsh Gourav, Rajkummar Rao and Priyanka Chopra Jonas, who received a nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay.