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Oscar-Nominated and Winning Films on Apple TV

Say goodbye to the Oscars FOMO



The 93rd Academy Awards was nothing short of eventful with winners making history in one of the most diverse selections and lineup. But some of us are still feeling that FOMO, still wondering where to watch Oscar-nominated movies so we can say what title deserved that award. Lineups in different platforms may vary but luckily Apple TV devices and Apple TV+ subscriptions come through by letting us stream this year’s strongest contenders.


Time to unleash your inner film critic by catching these Oscar movies on Apple TV on your own or with your fellow (socially distant) moviegoers.


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Sound of Metal


Take a peek into punk-metal drummer Ruben’s (Riz Ahmed) journey as he copes with intermittent hearing loss and reclaims his life filled with music. As his condition worsens rapidly, he reluctantly checks into a secluded sober house for the deaf to cope with his situation. Sound of Metal won the Oscars for Best Film Editing and Best Sound, especially with how they maximized both so the audience can experience Ruben’s journey with him. The film also went head to head with major runners such as Nomadland, The Father and Judas and The Black Messiah.


Judas and The Black Messiah


Judas and The Black Messiah is a movie about the assassination of Black Panther revolutionary Fred Hampton (Daniel Kaluuya) by William O’Neal (LaKeith Stanfield). The trailer alone is enough to leave you exhilarated and curious. Daniel Kaluuya brought home the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his jaw-dropping performance of Hampton while H.E.R. won Best Original Song for Fight For You.


The Father


The Father follows Anthony (Anthony Hopkins), an 80-year-old who is dealing with his deteriorating memory and how his daughter Anne (Olivia Colman) helps him through it. This movie shows the world of someone who is suffering from dementia while depicting their struggles in the most empathetic way. This film won Best Adapted Screenplay, with the performance that landed Anthony Hopkins the Oscar for Best Actor. 


Soul


In the film, Joe Gardener (Jamie Foxx) encounters an unfortunate event that forces him to enter another world called The Great Before. Here, he meets 22 (Tina Fey), who’s not too keen on life on Earth. As Joe convinces 22 to think otherwise, the two find answers to the most important questions about life. This soulful reality check of our own beings won two Oscars: Best Animated Film and Best Original Score. It’s not surprising since Joe’s main driver in the beginning was music.


2021 Oscar Nominated Short Films - Selected Animation and Live-Action


Grab the chance to explore films outside of those full-length titles. A selection of Oscar-nominated short films is also available on Apple TV.  ShortsTV’s annual compilation of short films can be streamed on the platform, where you get to watch six films if you buy them. The titles featured for the latest bundle include The Letter Room with Oscar Isaac, The Present and White Eye from the live-action category. Meanwhile, Yes-People, Opera and Genius Loci are the animated short films available in the collection.


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The selection of Oscar movies on Apple TV doesn’t end with this list. Older Academy Award-recognized films such as Spiderman: Into the Spider-verse, Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit and the critically acclaimed Joker are available for rent and purchase on the platform. Happy watching!


Open a new world of movies and shows while kicking back at home with Apple TV. You can avail of the device as an add-on to select Globe At Home plans or buying it as a standalone offer in select stores. Learn more about Apple TV+ by clicking this link.


Author Kai Franco

Art Matthew Ian Fetalver

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