Oscar-Nominated Movies Streaming Now on Hulu
March 12, 2023
This year’s OscarⓇ nominations have film fans everywhere adding to their list of movies to watch. From instant hits, like Disney’s Avatar: The Way of Water to the 2023 Best Picture winner, Everything Everywhere All at Once, these nominees are films to be reckoned with.
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Watch 2023 OscarⓇ-Nominated Movies on Hulu
Check out these movies nominated for an OscarⓇ in 2023 and see who took home the gold statuette for their category.
We’re “all shook up” over Elvis, an Elvis Presley biopic film starring breakthrough actor, Austin Butler. Elvis tells the story of the Memphis rock-n-roll legend — from his humble beginnings to becoming an American icon.
This Best Picture contender has been nominated for eight Oscars, including:
- Actor in a Leading Role
- Film Editing
- Makeup and Hairstyling
- Best Picture
- Production Design
*Elvis is available on Hulu with HBO Max® add-on subscription.
Everything Everywhere All At Once (2022)
Everything Everywhere All At Once is the movie to beat at the 2023 Academy Awards. Part action/adventure, part heartfelt drama, and part laugh-out-loud comedy — this eye-opening film follows Evelyn Wang (Michelle Yeoh) down a multiverse rabbit hole.
Everything Everywhere All At Once is nominated for 11 Oscars (the most for the 2023 awards), including:
- Actor in a Supporting Role — Winner
- Actress in a Leading Role — Winner
- Actress in a Supporting Role — Winner
- Costume Design
- Directing — Winner
- Film Editing — Winner
- Music (Original Score)
- Music (Original Song)
- Best Picture — Winner
- Writing (Original Screenplay) — Winner
*Everything Everywhere All At Once requires SHOWTIME® on Hulu add-on subscription.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022)
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is the highly anticipated sequel to Marvel’s Black Panther (2018)* — the superhero franchise that has taken the world by storm. While grieving from the death of their king, the people of Wakanda must find the strength to protect their home from underwater enemies in this sequel.
Academy Award nominations for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever include:
- Actress in a Supporting Role
- Costume Design — Winner
- Makeup and Hairstyling
- Music (Original Song)
- Visual Effects
Watch: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever*
*Black Panther and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever are available with The Disney Bundle. Access content from each service separately.
Triangle of Sadness (2022)
Hollywood icon Woody Harrelson plays an unhinged boat captain on a luxury yacht occupied by a group of insanely beautiful and unfathomably rich celebrities. However, the social hierarchy triangle is flipped upside down when catastrophe stirkes.
- Best Picture
- Writing (Original Screenplay)
Watch: Triangle of Sadness
My Year of Dicks (2022)
Navigating love and intimacy as a young woman isn’t easy. My Year of Dicks is an animated short film that tells the story of Pam’s (Brie Tilton) quest to lose her virginity without regrets.
- Short Film (Animated)
Watch: My Year of Dicks
Turning Red (2022)
Meilin (voiced by Rosalie Chiang) is a young teenager with big emotions. Seems pretty normal, right? Here’s the thing — Meilin turns into a red panda anytime she gets excited (which is a lot).
This critically acclaimed coming-of-age Pixar film is up for Best Animated Feature Film.
Watch: Turning Red*
*Turning Red is available with The Disney Bundle. Access content from each service separately.
Avatar: The Way of Water (2022)
It’s been 14 years since we first visited the fictional moon, Pandora, in the movie Avatar* — a groundbreaking animated film with characters that stole our hearts and innovative graphics that blew our minds.
Viewers are brought back to the forests of Pandora in this long-awaited sequel but, unfortunately, not for long. When Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) gets word that Colonel Miles Quaritch (Stephen Lang) is back with a vengeance, he has no choice but to relocate his family out of the forest and into the water.
Avatar: The Way of Water is up for four Academy Awards, including:
- Best Picture
- Production Design
- Visual Effects — Winner
Watch: Avatar: The Way of Water*
*Avatar: The Way of Water is available with The Disney Bundle. Access content from each service separately.
Past Academy Award-Winning & Nominated Movies on Hulu
It’s December of 1991, and the British Royal Family decides to spend Christmas at Queen Elizabeth’s Sandringham estate. However, while there, Diana has a revelation of sorts that leads her to leave Prince Charles, take her boys to London, and rid herself of any further royal obligation.
Spencer is loosely based on a true story about Princess Diana and the day she left her royal husband, Prince Charles. However, the movie itself contains far more fiction than fact.
Kristen Stewart, who played Princess Diana, was nominated for the OscarⓇ for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her portrayal.
Nightmare Alley (2021)
Set in 1940s Buffalo, NY, the film follows con man, Stanton “Stan” Carlisle (Bradley Cooper), who takes a job as a carny after his house burns down under suspicious circumstances (to say the least). During his time as a carny, he learns to be a mentalist.
Shortly after, he and his girlfriend Molly decide to leave the carnival life and take on the big time. But when they embark on a con against the wealthy elite, they may have bitten off more than they can chew.
The Guillermo del Toro film was nominated for four Academy Awards including:
- Best Picture
- Best Cinematography
- Best Production Design
- Best Costume Design
Watch: Nightmare Alley
Amin came to Denmark from Afghanistan as a child refugee. At 36, he’s happy, successful, in love, and set to marry his long-time boyfriend. However, a dark secret from his past threatens to ruin the life he’s worked so hard for.
This animated documentary film depicts Amin’s journey as he grapples with a 20-year secret. Flee was nominated for three Academy Awards, including:
- Best Animated Feature
- Best International Feature Film
- Best Documentary Feature Film
Summer of Soul (2021)
In the summer of 1969, at the same time as the famous Woodstock festival, another event was taking place called the Harlem Culture Festival. The celebration drew crowds of hundreds, lasted for six weeks, and featured dozens of black artists and speakers.
This documentary reveals never-before-seen footage of The Harlem Culture Festival and explores the meaning of such a significant celebration of Black people in America.
Summer of Soul won Best Documentary Feature in 2022.
Watch: Summer of Soul
Four Good Days (2020)
After four days sober, Molly’s (Mila Kunis) doctor recommends an opioid antagonist, which will help her get sober — the only catch is that she has to stay sober for another four days. Four Good Days follows Molly and her mom (Glenn Close) along those 96 hours as they fight to keep Molly off drugs and begin to repair their relationship.
This drama film was nominated for Best Original Song for Diane Warren’s “Somehow You Do” in 2022.
Watch: Four Good Days
Emma Stone stars as a young Cruella de Vil before she became the infamous villain of One Hundred and One Dalmatians* (1961). Young Estella dreams of becoming a fashion designer — and she has the talent, but life has gotten in the way. That is, until a chance encounter brings her into the world she’s always dreamed of. But, as it turns out, not everything is as glamorous as she imagined.
Cruella was nominated for two Academy Awards in 2022, including:
- Best Costume Design – Winner
- Best Makeup and Hairstyling
*Cruella and One Hundred and One Dalmatians are available with The Disney Bundle. Access content from each service separately.
La familia Madrigal is famous for their magical home, La Casita, and even more magical abilities. Each member of the Madrigal family receives a gift that is used to help care for the family, the town, and the people in it — until Maribel (Stephanie Beatriz). As the only family member who never received a gift, Maribel never quite feels like she belongs. But when La Casita and the family’s magic are in trouble, she seems to be the only one who can fix what’s been broken.
For kids and adults alike, the outstanding animation and original score penned by Lin-Manuel Miranda earned Encanto two Oscar nominations in 2022, including:
- Best Animated Feature – Winner
- Best Original Score
*Encanto is available with The Disney Bundle. Access content from each service separately.
A young sea monster, Luca, has always known he’s destined for something more than the underwater world he’s been confined to his entire life. After gathering enough courage, he decides to take a few steps on land where he realizes he becomes human when he’s not underwater. That’s when he meets Alberto, an orphan sea monster living on land. When the pair decides to enter a triathlon so they can afford a Vespa scooter, they’re faced with a community that may not accept them and the fear that they’ll be discovered.
Luca was nominated for Best Animated Feature in 2022 alongside Flee and Encanto.
*Luca is available with The Disney Bundle. Access content from each service separately.
Raya and the Last Dragon (2021)
Long, long ago the world of Kumandra existed in perfect harmony where humans and dragons lived together in peace. When monsters called the Druun arrive and begin turning the citizens into stone, the dragons sacrifice themselves to save the humans. When the Druun returns 500 years later, Raya (Kelly Marie Tran), a young warrior, is determined to track down the fabled last dragon Sisu (Awkwafina) and save her community.
Raya and the Last Dragon was nominated for Best Animated Feature alongside Flee, Encanto, and Luca in 2022.
Watch: Raya and the Last Dragon
The Eyes of Tammy Faye (2021)
Tammy Faye Bakker (Jessica Chastain) and her husband Jim traveled the United States in an effort to preach Christianity and help those who need love and inspiration. In 1964, the pair caught the attention of the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) where they became hosts of the children’s show, Jim and Tammy. Later, Jim became the host of CBN’s The 700 Club. All seemed well — but below the surface troubles were brewing that could topple the entire empire.
The true story and biopic film was nominated for two Academy Awards in 2022, including:
- Best Actress in a Leading Role – Winner
- Best Makeup and Hairstyling – Winner
Watch: The Eyes of Tammy Faye*
*The Eyes of Tammy Faye requires HBO Max on Hulu add-on subscription.
Attica Prison in 1971 consisted of nearly 70% black and brown inmates and 100% white guards. After an extended time without basic necessities, like toilet paper and toothpaste, coupled with unprovoked beatings, the inmates decided enough is enough. This true crime documentary film recounts the deadly five-day standoff between law enforcement and Attica’s prisoners, which dives deep into the experiences of inmates of color and the continued need for reform 50 years later.
Attica was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in 2022 alongside Flee.
*Attica requires SHOWTIME® on Hulu add-on subscription.
Following the economic crash in her small Nevada town, Fern (Frances McDormand) decides to pack up her things, move into her van, and try life as a 21st-century nomad. With real-life nomads Linda May, Swankie, and Bob Wells as her mentors and exploration buddies, this Hulu Original film takes viewers on a journey of self-discovery alongside Fern and her newfound community.
In addition to the Best Picture win, Frances McDormand won an Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role and director Chloé Zhao landed a win for Best Director at the 2021 Academy Awards ceremony.
The Parks and the Kims come from two different worlds — the Kims are poor and destitute, while the Parks are wealthy and comfortable. When Ki-woo Kim (Woo-sik Choi) fakes a college education to take over his friend’s tutoring gig at the Park house, he and his sister Ki-jung (So-dam Park) develop a plan to slowly scam their way into the Park home and live the wealthier life for themselves.
This Korean film won the 2020 Oscar for Best Picture and also took home wins for Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best International Feature Film.
Slumdog Millionaire (2009)
Jamal Malik (Dev Patel) becomes a contestant on the Hindi version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire to impress Latika (Frieda Pinto), the woman he loves. But, before the last $20 million question, Jamal is tortured by police who believe he has been cheating. Through a series of flashback scenes, viewers gain a better understanding of Jamal’s life thus far and the experiences that provided him the answers to each question.
Slumdog Millionaire won an astounding eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing, Best Original Score, Best Original Song (“Jai Ho”), and Best Sound Mixing.
Watch: Slumdog Millionaire
Terms of Endearment (1984)
Aurora (Shirley MacLaine) and Emma (Debra Winger) Greenway have an extremely close, but dysfunctional relationship. When Emma marries Flap Horton (Jeff Daniels), moves away with him, and has three kids, she maintains her relationship with her mother by phone. However, when her marriage falls apart and Emma is diagnosed with cancer, it’s her mom who stays by her side.
This heartwarming tearjerker won an Oscar for Best Picture and snagged four other wins, including Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Actress (Shirley MacLaine), and Best Supporting Actor (Jack Nicholson).
Watch: Terms of Endearment
Ordinary People (1981)
Grief affects everyone differently, even within the same home. Beth and Calvin Jarrett (Mary Tyler Moore and Donald Sutherland) and their son Conrad (Timothy Hutton) are struggling to live after the death of their other son, Buck. While Beth tries to revive their old life, Conrad wrestles with guilt over his brother’s death. Calvin plays referee for his struggling family until one day, the fragile balance begins to wobble.
Ordinary People won the Academy Award for Best Picture, along with awards for Best Director, Best Supporting Actor (Timothy Hutton), and Best Screenplay — Based on Material from Another Medium.
Watch: Ordinary People
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