The Oscar-nominated movies of 2022 were announced on Tuesday, February 8, and it’s an interesting mix.
These films span genres, decades, and streaming services, and the performances in them range from subtle to “What is happening?” But they all share at least one thing in common: They’re great stories. Whether you love a moody drama (see The Power of the Dog), heartwarming tales about a family striving to do their best (King Richard or CODA, for sure), or something else entirely, there are so many movies you can root for this awards season.
And for once you have time to catch up with all of them. The Oscars have been delayed this year due to COVID-19 concerns, so the ceremony won’t be taking place until Sunday, March 27. That’s a full month to catch up on all the Oscar nominated movies of 2022. So get started!
See the full list of nominated movies below, and where to stream them.
Nominated for: Best picture, lead actor (Will Smith), supporting actress (Aunjanue Ellis), original screenplay, film editing, original song (“Be Alive” by Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Dixson)
Where to watch: Available to stream on HBO Max
Regardless of how the awards season shakes out, Will Smith’s performance in King Richard is undeniably Oscar-worthy in this biopic about Venus and Serena Williams’s rise to GOAT status.
Nominated for: Best picture, supporting actress (Judi Dench), supporting actor (Ciarán Hinds), original screenplay, director (Kenneth Branagh), sound, original song (“Down to Joy” by Van Morrison)
Where to watch: Available to rent on Amazon Prime Video
Written and directed by Kenneth Branagh, this moving coming-of-age tale is set during the Northern Ireland conflict of the late ’60s. While the story is told from a young boy’s perspective (played by the excellent Jude Hill), Caitriona Balfe and Jamie Dornan especially stand out as parents faced with a difficult decision: stay in their home land where all their friends and family live despite the danger, or leave for the potential of a better life for their sons.
Nominated for: Best picture, adapted screenplay, supporting actor (Troy Kotsur)