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The moment every cinephile has been waiting for has finally arrived: 2023 Oscar nominations have officially been announced! From box-office hits such as Top Gun: Maverick and Avatar: The Way of Water to fan-favorite contenders like Everything Everywhere All At Once, there’s some fierce competition for the Best Picture award this year.
If you haven’t yet had a chance to watch each Oscar-nominated film this year, we’ve compiled a list of the best picture 2023 Oscar nominees ahead and where to stream them before the big day. (The 95th Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, March 12, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on ABC.) Ahead, find a complete list of Best Picture nominations and what streaming services they’re available on.
How to stream ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’
Nominated for: Best Picture, Best International Feature Film, Best Original Score, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Makeup and Hairstyling, Best Sound, Best Visual Effects
Streaming on: Netflix
Based on the novel by Erich Maria Remarque, the German film All Quiet on the Western Front is directed by Edward Berger and stars Felix Kammerer, Albrecht Schuch, Daniel Brühl and more in a harrowing exploration of World War I. The film garnered a wide array of nominations this year, including Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, and a nomination for Volker Bertelmann’s original score.
How to stream ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’
Nominated for: Best Picture, Best Sound, Best Production Design, Best Visual Effects
Streaming on: In theaters, Disney+ eventually
James Cameron’s latest sci-fi adventure film, Avatar: The Way of Water, earned multiple Oscar nominations this year, including Best Picture and Best Visual Effects. The film serves as a sequel to 2009’s Avatar and stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldaña, Stephen Lang, Dileep Rao and more reprising their roles from the original film, as well as Sigourney Weaver returning in a new role alongside Kate Winslet, Edie Falco and Jemaine Clement. In Avatar: The Way of Water Worthington’s Jake Sully and his family—and several space whales—are called upon to defend the fictional planet of Pandora from another human threat.
How to stream ‘The Banshees of Inisherin’
Nominated for: Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Original Score, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Film Editing
Streaming on: HBO Max
The Banshees of Inisherin is Martin McDonagh’s fifth turn as a film writer/director, and reunited Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson for the first time since 2008’s In Bruges for a sharp, oftentimes hilarious glimpse into a dissolving friendship. The film racked up a huge array of Oscar nominations, including Best Actor nods for Farrell (who already nabbed a Golden Globe for his performance) and Gleeson and Supporting Actor and Actress nominations for Barry Keoghan and Kerry Condon. You can catch the film (and Farrell in all his sunshine-y glory) on HBO Max.
How to stream ‘Elvis’
Nominated for: Best Picture, Best Sound, Best Actor, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Costume Design, Best Makeup and Hairstyling, Best Film Editing
Streaming on: HBO Max
At the center of Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis Presley biopic is a dazzling performance by Austin Butler, whom you might have seen in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood a couple years back. Tom Hanks plays the enigmatic Colonel Tom Parker, who doubles as the film’s narrator. It’s an undeniable celebration of the King’s music; the “Trouble” sequence is an all-timer among movie musicals, and you’ll be humming “Suspicious Minds” for weeks.
How to stream ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’
Nominated for: Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Original Score, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Costume Design, Best Film Editing, Best Original Song
Streaming on: Paramount+
Ke Huy Quan scored a well-deserved nom for his now-legendary comeback role in this picture, some four decades after his turn as Short Round in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. Michelle Yeoh, Stephanie Hsu, Jamie Lee Curtis—every one of them has earned an Academy Award nomination for their work here. Owing a debt to The Matrix, this surreal journey through the labyrinth of space and time and heartbreak holds some lovely truths about acceptance and family.
How to stream ‘The Fabelmans’
Nominated for: Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Original Score, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Production Design
Streaming on:Amazon Prime Video
Leave it to Steven Spielberg to deliver one of the best, most intimate, most meaningful works of his career at 75. This is an astonishingly resonant portrait of the filmmaker as a young man—and an exploration of his parents’ divorce, which informed his work on E.T., Minority Report, Duel, and so many other important films. There’s a scene in which Michelle Williams hops in the family car to chase a tornado, children in tow, that recalls the director’s underrated 2005 remake of War of the Worlds. If you love movies, The Fabelmans is simply required viewing. And it might be the best thing Spielberg’s ever done.
How to stream ‘Tár’
Nominated for: Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing
Streaming on: Apple TV+
Cate Blanchett earned herself a Best Actress nomination for Tár, which is directed by Todd Field and stars Blanchett in the title role of Lydia Tár, a disgraced conductor in freefall. The film had a limited release this fall and has been slowly making its way over to rental and streaming.
How to stream ‘Top Gun: Maverick’
Nominated for: Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Song, Best Sound, Best Film Editing, Best Visual Effects
Streaming on: Paramount+
A Top Gun sequel always sounded a little exciting—Tom Cruise had floated the idea for years before it left the runway—but who could have seen such a worthy Best Picture contender coming? This is a masterful, uplifting film about teachers and students and the resilience of the human spirit. Jennifer Connelly plays Cruise’s old flame, Penny Benjamin and Glen Powell steals more than a few scenes as the handsome showoff, Hangman. Your heart will soar past Mach 10.
How to stream ‘Triangle of Sadness’
Nominated for: Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director
2022 was a year for satire, and Triangle of Sadness delivered. The film is directed by Ruben Östland and stars Woody Harrelson, Charibi Dean, Harris Dickinson, Dolly de Leon, Zlatko Burić and more in a dark comedy about a luxury cruise and its eventual wreck.
How to stream ‘Women Talking’
Nominated for: Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay
Streaming on: In theaters
Based on the novel by Miriam Toews, which depicted the traumatic real-life events that occurred within Bolivia’s Manitoba Colony, Women Talking features an all-star cast, including Rooney Mara, Claire Foy, Ben Whishaw and Frances McDormand. The film charts the 48 hour period after the women of the Manitoba Colony learn that the men of their community have been drugging and raping many of the colony members for several years, and unfolds as the women attempt to decide whether to stay or flee.
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