The Oscars
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Watching Oscar-nominated films in 2022 is an exercise in perplexity. When studios planned their release schedules around the late-January Oscar nominations, this month was a wonderful opportunity to catch up in cinemas. This year, nominations aren’t due until February 8; we also have Covid and the ongoing battle of specialty exhibition. Their films prefer shorter, broader theatrical runs before going on to the greener pastures of VOD.

In principle, that should be excellent news — but being able to watch a movie at home isn’t always the same as knowing where to get it. Finding the major-category contenders requires following down their VOD release dates or searching for them on one of the six main streaming services.

The films listed below are considered Academy Award candidates, as well as a few that rated high on the 10 best lists. By January 21, 28, the home platform will be available. A few have yet to be released in cinemas. Most are showing in at least a few theatres, but listings for Netflix and Amazon films are nearly difficult to come by.

The list shows which titles are streaming (for free to subscribers), which are in cinemas, and which have Premium and regular VOD rental choices on standard platforms.

Being the Ricardos Amazon Prime and very limited theaters

Belfast limited theaters
Belle                               Theaters only
C’mon                             Very limited theaters
The Card Counter             VOD
CODA                              Apple
Compartment #6             Opens NY/LA 1/26, then expands
Cyrano                            Opens nationally 2/25
Don’t Look Up                  Netflix and very limited theaters
Drive My Car                    Theaters only and limited expansion
Dune                               Theaters
Encanto                           Disney+ and theaters
The Eyes of Tammy Faye   HBO Max
Flee                                 Limited theaters
The French Dispatch          Limited theaters
The Hand of God               Netflix
A Hero                             Limited theaters
House of Gucci                  Theaters
Jockey Limited                  Theaters
King Richard                     Lmited theaters
Licorice Pizza                    Theaters
The Lost Daughter             Netflix and very limited theaters
Mass                                VOD
Memoria Expands through 2022 in one-week runs
The Mitchells vs. the Machines   Netflix
Nightmare Alley                 Theaters
No Time to Die                   Limited theaters
Parallel Mothers                  Limited theaters
Passing                              Netflix
Pig                                     Hulu
The Power of the Dog          Netflix and very limited theaters
Red Rocket                         Limited theaters
Respect                              VOD
Spencerm                           VOD
Summer of                         Soul Hulu
The Tender Bar                   Amazon Prime and very limited theaters
Tick, Tick… Boom!              Netflix
Titane                                VOD
The Tragedy of Macbeth       Theaters
West Side Story                   Theaters only
Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy    VOD
The Worst Person in the World    Opens NY/LA 2/4, limited expansion

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