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Where to watch the Oscars 2021 show and the Academy Award-winning movies from anywhere?

Oscars 2021 or 93rd Academy Awards

The Academy Awards is an important event in the film industry. Movie enthusiasts from all over the world wait and catch up on the show. The actual live event may be over but the Oscars 2021 is still trending online. Be it that the COVID19 did not push the 93rd Academy Awards to happen virtually like the Golden Globes or no celebrity was seen wearing a face mask during the telecast, the buzz still remains. 

Knowing which movie won which award is only a web search away. Many people would like to watch the entire event or at least the highlights. Whatever the reason may be for it – to see your favourite celebrities win an award or walk the red carpet in their custom designer wears. We are excited about the possibility of streaming the Oscars 2021. 

That is why we have gathered the best sites to watch the Academy Awards. In addition to that, we have also listed the platforms where one can watch Oscar-winning movies. Who is not curious to watch a film that was accoladed with an Oscar. 

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Watch Oscars 2021

ABC Entertainment is the official broadcast that streamed the three-hour event. Its website still has highlights from the event. People who want to watch the whole show can do so by connecting to their television provider. This content from ABC is however only available to people living in the United States and its territories. 

Those living in the United Kingdom and the Channel Islands can watch the full show on Now TV with a Cinema Membership. The platform offers a free trial for seven days after which the account is £14.99 per month. People residing in Canada can watch it on CTV’s website. There is always Oscars’ Youtube page to catch up on the best moments from the Oscars 2021.

Now, moving on to the websites to stream or get the Oscar-winning movies on demand. 

Nomadland

Ever since this movie was released at the Venice Film Festival, it was well-received by critics. It was considered a front-runner for the Oscars. The movie proved it right by winning three awards – Best Picture, Best Actress for France McDormand and Best Director for Chloė Zhao. Nomadland follows its protagonist live a nomad life as she searches for work after losing her job at a Gypsum plant. 

If you have not already watched the movie, it is available on-demand from these providers. Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV, Best Buy, Fandango Now, Google Play, Movies Anywhere, Bluray, Vudu, Walmart, Xfinity. It is also available to stream on Hulu.

The Father

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Anthony Hopkins won the Best Actor award for his acting in the film. Anthony Hopkins play Anthony an old man living with his daughter and son-in-law. He has dementia and struggles to understand or come to terms with the events happening in his life. The movie was also accorded with the Best Adapted Screenplay award. Apple TV, Amazon Prime Video, Google Play, Vudu, Microsoft, Fandango Now, Playstation, Xfinity, Verizon Fios, AMC and Direct TV provide this movie on demand.

Minari

Youn Yuh Jung was awarded the Best Supporting Actress award for her roles as Soon Ja in this bilingual film. Minari is about a Korean family which moves from California to a farm in Arkansas. The film portrays the way the family tries to hold on to their Korean traditions and also fit in with the American culture. Soon Ja plays the grandmother who moved to America to take care of her grandchildren.

You can watch this Korean English move through these providers. Apple TV, iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Vudu, Fandango, Xbox and Redbox. Moreover, those living in the United States of America, Bermuda and Peurto Rico can also watch the movie via A24 films’ screening room. 

Judas and the Black Messiah

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Daniel Kaluuya won the Supporting Actor award for his role in Judas and the Black Messiah as Fred Hampton. This historic biopic is inspired by true events surrounding the Black Panther Party. You can get this movie on demand from Amazon Prime Video, Google Play, Youtube, Vudu, Apple TV.

Another Round

Winning the award for the best Internation Feature Film is the Danish, Swedish and Dutch film Another Round. It focuses on the lives of four teachers who test how their lives change by consuming alcohol every day. What starts to be fun ends up becoming chaos. To watch this movie screened at the Toronto International Film Festival, you can use these providers. Apple TV, Amazon, Google Play, Vudu, Youtube, Fandango New and Vimeo.

Soul

The Pixar and Disney film Soul won an award for being the best animate feature film and having the best original score. Joe teaches middle school band. Right when he is excited about getting a music gig, he falls down a manhole and becomes a soul. The movie follows the adventures of Joe as he tries to get back to earth.

Disney Premium account holders can stream the film on this platform. Or else you can watch the film by getting it on demand from these providers. Movies Anywhere, Apple TV, Amazon Prime Video, Vudu, Xfinity, Google Play, Fandango Now, Microsoft Movies & TV. 

My Octopus Teacher

My Octopus Teacher follows a diver who befriends an octopus and swims with it as he explores the Octopus’s world with the animal. It won the Best Documentary Feature at the Oscars 2021. You can stream the film on Netflix. 

Promising Young Woman

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Promising Young Woman won an Oscar for its original screenplay. In this movie, Cassandra Thomas pretends to be drunk and waits for a nice man to approach her and help. She tests if they are really nice as they portray or if they take advantage of her intoxicated condition. Through this, Cassandra Thomas tries to avenge her friend who was raped in the past. Watch this dark comedy on-demand from Amazon Prime Video, Youtube, Vudu, Fandango Now, AppleTV and Google Play. 

Tenet

Tenet follows a CIA agent who time travels in order to stop World War 3. The movie won an award for its visual effects. You can stream the movie on Amazon Prime. Other than that it is available on-demand from Apple TV, Movies Anywhere, Vudu, Google Play, Prime Video, Microsoft and Fandango Now.

Mank

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As Netflix puts it, “1930s Hollywood is reevaluated through the eyes of scathing wit and alcoholic screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz as he races to finish Citizen Kane” in Mank. This movie which won the Best Cinematography and Best Production Design awards can be streamed on Netflix.

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

The movie follows blues singer Ma Rainey’s recording session in the 1920s and is fictionalised for dramatic effect. The movie won an award for its makeup and hairstyling. It also won the Best Costume Design award. You can stream this movie on Netflix. 

Sound of Metal

After a drummer starts losing his hearing ability, his girlfriend admits him to a rehab facility. Truly welcomed there, he struggles to choose between his new and old life. It won the Best Film Editing and Best Sound awards and is available to stream on Amazon Prime. 

Short Films

Two Distant Strangers, If Anything Happens I Love You and Colette are short films that won Oscars. All three are in the virtual screening room Grand Cinema. Two Distant Strangers and If Anything Happens I Love You are on Netflix.

How To Watch If One Or More Platforms Are Not Available In Your Region?

Most of the websites and television providers mentioned above are only available in certain regions. If you are not in one of those specified regions, you can always use a VPN (Virtual Private Network). However, check if it is legal in your country. If legal, you buy the VPN. Use it to access content from another region. 

Besides, a lot of the aforementioned films are screening in theatres globally. If you open to going to the theatres, check with your city’s COVID regulation before booking tickets.

Written by Renuka Kennedy

Renuka Kennedy is a journalist and freelance writer. She covers topics including fashion, art, entertainment, technology, luxury and lifestyle features. She has experience working for the digital teams of different publications. She is familiar with writing SEO friendly content. Her works have appeared in #legend, Gafencu, Screen Rant and Republic World. As a journalist, she likes to tell engaging stories. She is particularly passionate about covering sustainability in fashion. She is from Chennai, India and holds a BA in English degree from Stella Maris. She also graduated from The University of Hong Kong with a Masters of Journalism degree.