It’s the Oscars 2021 this weekend! If you haven’t yet checked out our Academy Award-wanderlust-inspired escape recommendations to the USA – head right here to plan your future adventures, or the great team-up of Drag Race UK’s A’Whora and Wildcat Gin for the re-creation of Liz Hurley‘s classic red carpet safety-pin dress, then see that now!
To get into the mood, and to celebrate a selection of the nominees, we’ve put together a handy guide of nominated films to watch in the UK this weekend, and where you can stream them now on NOW, Prime Video, Netflix, Disney+ and Apple TV+…
Only £11.99 per month for a whole host of great films, plus a 7-day free trial if you’re a newcomer! At the moment you’ve got a load of brilliant entertainment and the nominees include the gripping biopic The United States vs Billie Holiday, plus a highly entertaining adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma, starring Anya Taylor-Joy.
The United States vs Billie Holiday
Andra Day, nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role
In the 1940’s, the US government targeted beloved jazz icon Billie Holiday as part of their war on drugs, to prevent her from performing her heart-wrenching ballad “Strange Fruit,” a defiant cry against lynching. Directed by Lee Daniels, written by Suzan-Lori Parks and starring Andra Day.
Nominated for Best Costume Design and Best Makeup and Hairstyling
An adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic novel about the handsome, clever and rich Emma Woodhouse, who interferes in the romantic affairs of her friends. This is a lot of fun, well recommended!
Heading on over to Prime Video now, who’ve received 10 nominations for the fantastic films Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, Sound of Metal and One Night in Miami, and fancy a 30-day free trial? Follow this unique link and now who’s up for what and just click the link to watch today!
Maria Bakalova, nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Peter Baynham, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jena Friedman, Anthony Hines, Lee Kern, Dan Mazer, Erica Rivinoja & Dan Swimer, nomiated for Best Adapted Screenplay
Released from prison for bringing shame to his country, Kazakh funnyman Borat risks life and limb when he returns to America with his 15-year-old daughter, it’s available on Prime Video now!
Best Picture – Best Sound – Best Film Editing
Riz Ahmed, nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Derek Cianfrance, Abraham Marder and Darius Marder, nominated for Best Original Screenplay
Paul Raci, nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Ruben is a drummer and one half of the metal duo Blackgammon, along with the singer and his girlfriend, Lou. They live in an RV while driving across the United States to perform gigs. When Ruben begins to suddenly lose his hearing, he goes to a pharmacy seeking a diagnosis. The pharmacist refers him to a doctor, who performs a hearing test and finds that he can only make out 20–30 percent of words he hears and his hearing will deteriorate rapidly – Our 5-star review is here, and you can watch it on Prime Video now!
Leslie Odom, Jr., nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
“Speak Now”, nominated for Best Original Song
Great performances in this film that takes place on the night of Feb. 25, 1964, in Miami, where Cassius Clay joins Jim Brown, Sam Cooke and Malcom X, and they discuss the responsibility of being successful black men during the civil rights movement. It’s available to watch on Prime Video now
Apple TV, Netflix, Disney+ and Sky Cinema [NOW]
Also on Prime is Judas And The Black Messiah and Minari, plus we have to recommend heading over to Apple TV for Best Animation nominee Wolfwalkers, Best Sound-Tom Hanks-starrer Greyhound and – something we’ve heard a lot of good things and will finally be watching this weekend on Sky Cinema (Also NOW Cinema or pre-order on Amazon) – is Promising Young Woman, starring Carey Mulligan and directed by Emerald Fennell, who picked up some BAFTAs and is up for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Editing.