Full of mesmerizing versatility, “Everything Everywhere All at Once” topped the 95th Academy Awards with the biggest wins, including Best Picture and a historic win for Michelle Yeoh. Family tales permeated 2022 cinema and winners this year, as did big-budget blockbusters (even if they were denied top honors Sunday night).
Even the Oscars are streaming now — you can find the star-studded ceremony on Hulu. Some of the winning films are still in theaters, but most are now available online to stream with a subscription or as digital rentals. Here’s where you can watch many of the 2022 Oscar-winning movies:
“Everything Together Everywhere”
Seven wins including Best Picture. digital shopping.
The A24-produced indie “Everything Everywhere All At Once” has been a critical success and crowd-pleaser since last spring. The film won Best Picture and Michelle Yeoh became the first Asian woman to win an Oscar for Best Actress. Ke Hui Quan and Jamie Lee Curtis received awards for their performances. Yeoh, Kwan and Stephanie Hsu lead a mind-bendingly diverse tale about the disconnection of a Chinese American family and how they find each other again through the existence of other versions of themselves. The film is available for streaming on Paramount+ with the Showtime add-on.
“All Quiet on the Western Front”
four wins. Netflix.
“All Quiet on the Western Front” is a German-language adaptation of a classic antiwar novel about life and death in the trenches of World War I. It won four Oscars, including Best International Feature and Cinematography. The film is available to stream on Netflix.
Two wins. digital shopping.
Brendan Fraser won Best Actor for his portrayal of Charlie, the 600-pound central character of “The Whale”. Charlie is a father, an English teacher and has terminal health issues that give him a life expectancy of one week. In that episode, he attempts to bond with his estranged daughter. The film is based on and adapted from the off-Broadway play by Samuel D. Hunter. The film also received awards for make-up and hairstyling. It is available for purchase on Youtube and Amazon.
“Top Gun: Maverick”
Thirty-six years after the original “Top Gun,” “Top Gun: Maverick” Tom Cruise is back. Cruise reprized his role as “Maverick”, taking on a leadership and mentor role for supporting members Miles Teller and Glenn Powell. “Top Gun: Maverick” won an Oscar for sound and is available on Paramount+ and Amazon.
“Avatar: The Way of Water”
visual effect. Still in cinemas.
Following a 13-year wait, “Avatar: The Way of Water” traces the family of original “Avatar” protagonist Jake Sully through adversity and loss. Director James Cameron creates a spiritual and visually compelling world in this sequel starring Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana. Winning an Oscar for visual effects, the film is still in theaters and not yet available for streaming.
Adapted Screenplay. Digital Rental.
Director Sarah Polley weaves the story of widespread sexual assault on women in a Mennonite community. “Women Talking” is an adaptation of the 2018 book by Miriam Toews. It stars Claire Foy, Rooney Mara and Frances McDormand. The film won an Oscar for Adapted Screenplay. It is available for digital rental on Youtube and Amazon.
“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”
costume design. Disney+.
Designer Ruth E. Carter won an Oscar for costume design for “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”, making her the first black woman to win two Oscars. The superhero film set after Chadwick Boseman’s death allows viewers to mourn T’Challa and Boseman’s character. The film directed by Ryan Coogler is available to stream on Disney+.
Documentary feature. HBO Max.
“Navalny” is a portrait of Russian opposition leader, Alexey Navalny, following an attempt on his life. The documentary feature-winning film has all the makings of a Hollywood thriller. It is available to stream on HBO Max.
“Guillermo del Toros Pinocchio”
Best Animated Feature. Netflix.
The decades-old child’s tale “Pinocchio” is re-told through the lens of the dark mind of Guillermo del Toro. This isn’t the Disney version of “Pinocchio” — in del Toro’s still musical version, themes of fascism are explored. The cast includes Christoph Waltz, Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton and Ewan McGregor and it won Best Animated Feature. The film is available to stream on Netflix.
original song. Netflix.
SS Rajamouli’s three-hour max action epic “RRR” is one of India’s most expensive – and highest-grossing – films ever made. It pairs two of Tollywood’s biggest stars, NT Rama Rao Jr. and Ram Charan, as revolutionaries fighting against the British colonialists in the 1920s. The film, which won for the original song “Naatu Naatu”, topped Netflix’s streaming charts in the summer and continues to do so. Available to watch there.
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