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Oscars 2024: Where to watch the movies nominated for Best Picture

Start planning your movie marathon now.

Prepare your popcorn, movie buffs! The Oscars are just around the corner, and we've got your front-row seat to the cinematic magic. As the red carpet gets rolled out and acceptance speeches are polished, it's time to catch up on the films that have earned the prestigious title of Best Picture nominees.

Wondering where to stream or view these cinematic masterpieces in Australia? We've got you covered.

American Fiction

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Golden Globe nominee Jeffrey Wright stars as Thelonious “Monk” Ellison in Oscar-nominated American Fiction. Photo: TIFF

What it's about: Monk is a frustrated novelist who's fed up with the establishment that profits from Black entertainment that relies on tired and offensive tropes. To prove his point, he uses a pen name to write an outlandish Black book of his own, a book that propels him to the heart of hypocrisy and the madness he claims to disdain.

Where to watch: American Fiction will go straight to streaming in Australia from Feb 27 on Prime Video.

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Anatomy of a Fall

The Oscars nominated movie Anatomy of a Fall
Anatomy of a Fall stars Sandra Hüller and Swann Arlaud and has earned 5 nominations at the Oscars. Photo: NEON

What it's about: Anatomy of a Fall is a legal drama that revolves around the death of Samuel Maleski, an aspiring writer and occasional professor. His son finds him on the ground after he's fallen from a window several stories up, but inconsistencies in the autopsy tell the authorities that this was no tragic accident.

Where to watch: Anatomy of a Fall is still playing in some theatres and available on demand on Prime Video, Apple TV, YouTube TV, and Google Play.

Barbie

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Barbie is played by Margot Robbie who, controversially, has not received a Best Actress Oscar nomination for the film. Photo: Warner Bros

What it's about: Barbie and Ken are having the time of their lives in the colourful and seemingly perfect world of Barbie Land. However, when they get a chance to go to the real world, they soon discover the joys and perils of living among humans.

Where to watch: Barbie is available to rent and/or buy in Australia on either Apple TV, the Google Play Store, YouTube or Amazon Prime Video.

The Holdovers

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Paul Giamatti plays Paul Hunham in Oscar-nominated film The Holdovers. Photo: Focus Features

What it's about: With no family and nowhere to go over the Christmas holiday in 1970, Paul remains at school to supervise students unable to journey home. After a few days, only one student holdover remains — a trouble-making 18-year-old named Angus, a good student whose bad behaviour always threatens to get him expelled.

Where to watch: The Holdovers is currently screening in cinemas.

Killers of the Flower Moon

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Killers of the Flower Moon follows the true story of Mollie Burkhart, an Osage woman married to a white man, Ernest Burkhart (Leonardo DiCaprio). Photo: Apple TV

What it's about: Killers of the Flower Moon tells the story of a wealthy Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart (Lily Gladstone), whose entire family was murdered by a band of white men engaging in a scheme to inherit their oil riches.

Where to watch: Killers of the Flower Moon is now streaming exclusively on Apple TV+.

Maestro

Maestro. Photo: Jason McDonald/Netflix
American conductor Leonard Bernstein is played by Bradley Cooper in Maestro. Photo: Jason McDonald/Netflix

What it's about: On the verge of securing a golden opportunity, American conductor Leonard Bernstein begins a tumultuous relationship with actress Felicia Montealegre, upturning their lives.

Where to watch: Maestro is now streaming exclusively on Netflix in Australia.

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Oppenheimer

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Oppenheimer led the 2024 Oscar nominations with 13 nods, including Best Picture. Photo: Melinda Sue Gordon/Universal Pictures

What it's about: During World War II, Lt. Gen. Leslie Groves Jr. appoints physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer to work on the top-secret Manhattan Project. Oppenheimer and a team of scientists spend years developing and designing the atomic bomb. Their work comes to fruition on July 16, 1945, as they witness the world's first nuclear explosion, forever changing the course of history.

Where to watch: Oppenheimer is expected to premiere on subscription services. While nothing has been confirmed yet, the film will likely stream on Foxtel and BINGE in Australia, following in the footsteps of other Universal Pictures releases.

Past Lives

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The plot of Past Lives is semi-autobiographical and inspired by real events from Director Celine Song's life. Photo: Studio Canal

What it's about: Nora and Hae Sung, two deeply connected childhood friends, are torn apart after Nora's family emigrates from South Korea. Decades later, they are reunited for one fateful week as they confront destiny, love and the choices that make a life.

Where to watch: Past Lives is available to stream in Australia now on Google Play, Apple TV Store and Prime Video.

Poor Things

Emma Stone in Poor Things nominated at the Oscars. Photo: Searchlight Pictures
Poor Things has been nominated for 11 Oscars, including best picture, best director and best actress for Emma Stone. Photo: Searchlight Pictures

What it's about: Brought back to life by an unorthodox scientist, a young woman runs off with a lawyer on a whirlwind adventure across the continents. Free from the prejudices of her times, she grows steadfast in her purpose to stand for equality and liberation.

Where to watch: Poor Things is currently screening in Cinemas. With Searchlight Pictures distributing the film, a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, the movie most likely will stream on Disney+ after its theatrical run.

The Zone of Interest

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The Zone of Interest is loosely based on the 2014 novel by Martin Amis. Photo: A24

What it's about: The commandant of Auschwitz, Rudolf Höss, and his wife, Hedwig, strive to build a dream life for their family in a house and garden next to the camp.

Where to watch: The Zone of Interest is currently screening in Cinemas.

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