The place to observe the highest Oscar contenders, whether or not it is Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max, Amazon, Disney+, Apple, VOD — and in some instances, theaters.
In 2022, watching Oscar-contention films is an train in confusion. When distributors constructed launch calendars round late-January Oscar nominations, this month was a good time to catch up in theaters. This yr, we don’t have nominations till February 8; we even have Covid and the continued wrestle of specialised exhibition. Their movies favor briefer, wider releases earlier than shifting on to the greener pastures of VOD.
In principle, that dwelling entry ought to be excellent news — however the capability to observe a film at dwelling is just not essentially the identical factor as realizing the place to search out it. Discovering the major-category contenders means monitoring down their VOD launch dates, or in search of them out on considered one of six main streaming platforms.
Listed beneath are 44 movies thought-about to be Academy Awards contenders, in addition to a handful that ranked excessive on 10 finest lists. By January 21, 28 may have home-platform availability. A handful have but to open in theaters. Most are enjoying in at the least a number of theaters, though listings for Netflix and Amazon titles are all however unimaginable to search out.
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Among the many theater unique at this writing are “Drive My Automobile,” (Janus), “West Facet Story” (Disney), “Licorice Pizza” and “Home of Gucci” (each United Artists), and “Parallel Moms” (Sony Photos Classics). “Licorice Pizza” stays in a number of hundred theaters, with potential additional enlargement after subsequent month’s nominations. “Drive My Automobile,” the primary non-English language movie to win Finest Movie on the high three critics’ teams (New York, Los Angeles, Nationwide Society), remains to be within the early levels of its arthouse enlargement.
The checklist signifies the place the place titles are streaming (free to subscribers), that are in theaters, in addition to Premium and normal VOD rental choices on regular platforms. (All data is present as of January 13.)
Of observe: “Memoria” (Neon) intends to play solely in theaters within the U.S., with no dwelling availability. “Petite Maman” (additionally Neon) from Celine Sciamma, which after a qualifying week gained finest non-English movie from Los Angeles Movie Critics Circle, won’t return for a daily engagement till April 22.
|Being the Ricardos||Amazon Prime; very restricted theaters|
|Belfast||PVOD; restricted theaters|
|Belle||Theaters solely; opens 1/14 nationally|
|C’mon C’mon||PVOD; very restricted theaters|
|The Card Counter||VOD|
|Compartment #6||Opens NY/LA 1/26, then expands|
|Cyrano||Opens nationally 2/25|
|Don’t Look Up||Netflix; very restricted theaters|
|Drive My Automobile||Theaters solely; restricted enlargement|
|The Eyes of Tammy Faye||HBO Max; VOD|
|Flee||Restricted theaters, increasing 1/21|
|The French Dispatch||VOD; restricted theaters|
|The Hand of God||Netflix|
|A Hero||Restricted theaters; Amazon Prime 1/21|
|Home of Gucci||Theaters; PVOD 2/1|
|Jockey||Restricted theaters; expands 1/14|
|King Richard||PVOD; restricted theaters|
|The Misplaced Daughter||Netflix; very restricted theaters|
|Memoria||Expands by way of 2022 in one-week runs|
|The Mitchells vs. the Machines||Netflix|
|No Time to Die||VOD; restricted theaters|
|Parallel Moms||Restricted theaters; now increasing|
|The Energy of the Canine||Netflix; very restricted theaters|
|Crimson Rocket||Restricted theaters|
|Summer time of Soul||Hulu|
|The Tender Bar||Amazon Prime; very restricted theaters|
|Tick, Tick… Growth!||Netflix|
|The Tragedy of Macbeth||Theaters; Apple 1/14|
|West Facet Story||Theaters solely|
|Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy||VOD|
|The Worst Particular person within the World||Opens NY/LA 2/4, restricted enlargement|
As well as, the next are additionally out there:
The First Wave Hulu
The Rescue Disney +