The 2021 Oscars have been postponed to the end of April, but the nominations are now known – and some of them can now be streamed immediately on Netflix and Amazon Prime. Last question: which provider has more? Guess!
The Trial of the Chicago 7
Genre: Thriller drama
Chicago, 1968: Protests hit the Democratic Party conference, many students and activists among the demonstrators. The Nixon government reacted with violence to the demonstration, with seven completely different protesters arrested: They await one of the most unfair trials in US history. The Trial of the Chicago 7 is nominated for 6 Oscars: Best film, best supporting actor, best script, camera work, best song in the film, best editing.
Since 5 Bloods
Genre: War drama
Years later, four war veterans from the USA return to Vietnam to find the remains of their deceased group leader – for they owe their lives to him. Da 5 Blood is nominated for an Oscar: Best score.
Genre: Drama, biography, comedy
From cult director David Fincher: The Black and white biography Mank follows screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz, who wrote the screenplay of what is probably the most famous film in the world: Citizen Kane. The comedic drama features cult actors such as Gary Oldman and Charles Dance. Mank is nominated for a total of 10 Oscars: Best film, best director, best leading actor, best supporting actress, camera work, best costume design, make-up and hairstyling, production design, sound, best film music.
News from the world
Genre: Adventure drama
A veteran from the American Civil War is supposed to bring a girl raised by the Kiowa tribe back to her aunt and uncle: the only problem: she doesn’t want to leave. Both begin a journey in search of a home. News from the world is nominated for 4 Oscars: Best film music, camera work, production design, sound.
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Genre: Musical drama
Chicago, 1920: During a recording session, the “mother of the blues” Ma, her musicians and the management get into a conflict that unearths truths that could change the lives of everyone involved. Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is the last film by the late actor Chadwick Boseman, best known for the title role in Marvel’s Black Panther. Nominated for 5 Oscars: Best leading actor, best leading actress, best costume design, make-up and hairstyling, production design.
One night in Miami
Miami, 1962: On a fictional evening, four of the most famous American boxers meet in a hotel and discuss their role in the emerging Afro-American civil rights movement. One Night in Miami is nominated for 3 Oscars: Best Supporting Actor, Best Song in Film, and Best Adapted Screenplay.
Streams One night in Miami on Amazon Prime.
Netflix is clearly ahead in the Oscar race, at least if you only look at the two largest streaming providers in Germany. Some Oscar contenders such as Nomadland, on the other hand, are not online with any provider available here – which will hopefully change soon in the future.