I always enjoy the Best Picture race and attempting to watch all of the nominated films, it’s something I have tried to do since 2009 when Let’s Go To The Movies was created and I have the forever ongoing Best Picture Project which is not only to watch the winners but each nominated film. While I don’t believe it is something I will ever complete I still like the challenge.
This year at the 2022 Oscars we have ten nominees for Best Picture and in all honesty I think I actually did pretty well to see a few at the cinema and then some on streaming services, given the vast differences in the way films are now released.
The big one for awards season! I don’t care what anyone says I still love the Oscars and really do like to see the films I love (and didn’t so much) create conversation on films! The 94th Academy Awards!
Here are the 2022 nominations!
Belfast CODA Don’t Look Up Drive My Car Dune King Richard Licorice Pizza Nightmare Alley The Power of the Dog West Side Story
Obviously this film awards season year has been as strange as the rest of 2020 and 2021, therefore without our cinemas in the UK it has been an even tougher task to catch the award seasons films. So I have decided to try and help out by listing the ways you can watch the Oscar nominated films in the UK and possible dates if they are not currently available.
Another Round – 25th June (Cinema?) Borat Subsequent Moviefilm – Amazon Prime Video Da 5 Bloods – Netflix The Father – 11th June (Cinema?) Hillbilly Elegy – Netflix Judas and the Black Messiah – VOD rental Mank – Netflix Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom – Netflix Minari – VOD rental (from 2nd April) Mulan – Disney+ News of the World – Netflix Nomadland – Disney+ (from 30th April) One Night in Miami – Amazon Prime Video Onward – Disney+ Pieces of a Woman – Netflix Promising Young Woman – Sky Cinema (from 16th April) Soul – Disney+ Sound of Metal – Amazon Prime Video (from 16th April) Tenet – Available to buy on all formats The Trial of the Chicago 7 – Netflix The United States vs Billie Holiday – Sky Cinema Wolfwalkers – Apple TV+
Here we go with the full list of the winners from the 92nd Academy Awards, on what turned out to be a historic night with Parasite being the first foreign language film to pick up Best Picture and four awards overall! Well done Bong Joon-ho!
Best picture – Parasite
Actor in a leading role – Joaquin Phoenix for Joker
Actress in a leading role – Renee Zellweger for Judy
Best supporting actor – Brad Pitt for Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
Best supporting actress – Laura Dern for Marriage Story
Directing – Bong Joon-ho for Parasite
Original screenplay – Parasite (Bong Joon-ho and Han Jin-won)
I always look forward to the picture of the four acting winners, but for whatever reason this year (so far) I have only managed to find this one with Joaquin Phoenix (Joker), Renee Zellweger (Judy) and Brad Pitt (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood). I mean where is Laura Dern?!?! As she has photos with Renee?
This year the Best Supporting Actor category is filled with familiar faces! Which is not a bad thing at all and considering all of the nominees are over 50 showing that men are getting good roles much older now as well. Anthony Hopkins 82, Al Pacino 79, Joe Pesci 77, Tom Hanks 63 and Brad Pitt 56! Now isn’t that very impressive!
Over the years the Best Actress in a Supporting Role race has become a lot stronger and that is certainly a very positive and good thing! Showing that the female roles are well and truly improving. Laura Dern has been running away with everything this awards season with some people arguing that Marriage Story wasn’t even her best 2019 performance thinking about her in Little Women! Being full on team Jojo Rabbit I would love to see Scarlett Johansson getting this one!