The big announcement has been made and movie greats and good ones have a month to figure out what they’ll wear for the most glittering night of the year before the iconic golden statuettes are finally given out.
The nominations for the 94th Academy Awards, celebrating the best movies from around the world, have been announced – and there are plenty you can watch right now not only without leaving your home but also, legally, for free.
Check out our series of tips, deals and discounts to help you enjoy some of the most critically acclaimed movies of the year.
How to watch Dune, King Richard, Belfast, Licorice Pizza and more for free
No matter your favorite film genre, this year’s Oscar offers some fantastic stuff.
The Incredible Dune tells the story of Paul Atreides (Timothee Chalamet), a brilliant and gifted young man who must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to secure the future of his family and his people.
Denis Villeneuve’s stunning adaptation of Frank Herbert’s sci-fi classic boasts an all-star cast including Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgard and Jason Momoa.
Meanwhile, Will Smith has a Best Actor nomination for his role as father to Serena and Venus Williams in the intense biopic King Richard, which is also available to watch on Amazon Prime, Google Play and other platforms – though it’s not available to rent until February 21, so for now you’ll pay “buy and keep” digital download prices.
However, if you’re an Asda buyer it’s possible to stream either for free, or grab a cinema ticket to see Belfast (pictured), Licorice Pizza or whatever else takes your fancy from your Vue cinema local courtesy of MovieNightsIn.fr.
The company has teamed up with Asda to offer free movies with both the supermarket’s £6 pizza meal deal and the £15 romantic night in Valentine’s Day-themed deal.
The pizza meal offer must be purchased from the Asda pizza counter by March 2 and allows shoppers to claim either a free Sky Store cinema voucher worth £5.49 which can be spent on a rental of film or a Vue movie ticket.
Meanwhile, the Valentine’s Day Meal Offer is available for purchases until February 16 (both purchased in-store and ordered online) and valid for a Sky Store Movie Voucher worth £5.49.
Not only would this let you see Dune or King Richard for free (although remember the latter won’t be at that price until later in the month), but it also goes for a host of other blockbusters, including Spencer, No Time to Die and Ghostbusters: Afterlife.
Read all the details about the claim process for your free movie.
How to watch West Side Story, Encanto, Cruella and more for free on Disney Plus
Disney has done incredibly well this year with nine nominations for its films. Encanto came out on top with three while Cruella got two.
There were also nods to Raya and the Last Dragon, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, and Spider-Man: No Way Home.
But it’s not just Disney-backed movies you can watch Disney+. Stephen Spielberg’s shot-for-shot remake of West Side Story was nominated for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress and Best Director as well as four technical categories.
Although not yet available, Disney+ announced that he would be streaming it soon on his platform – and you can’t help but assume that with the success of the film and the interest it will generate as the Oscars approach, it could still be pushed back release schedules.
Don’t worry though, there’s already plenty of Oscar fodder available to play, including the platform’s latest animated hit, the utterly lovely Encanto which was nominated for Best Original Score, Best Original Song (with Lin-Manuel Miranda earning recognition for Dos Oruguitas) and Best Animated Feature.
If you have kids over a certain age, you’ve probably been humming We Don’t Talk About Bruno for weeks already, but if you haven’t, there’s a little-known hack to get them for free. Disney+ available for Tesco Clubcard holders.
As part of their Club card bonuses promotion, you can redeem Clubcard points for a three-month subscription – perfect with the mid-term holidays looming.
In addition to the movies above, you have access to hundreds of other movies and TV series, including The Book of Boba Fett, Tommy and Pam, and the various Marvel series.
- Pam and Tommy on Disney+: Lily James is swapping Downton Abbey for Baywatch to play Pamela Anderson alongside Marvel’s Sebastian Stan as Tommy Lee in a twisted take on their 90s sex tape scandal.
- Reacher Season 1 on Amazon Premier: Lee Child’s infamous investigator leaves Tom Cruise behind in a tongue-in-cheek (we think?) eight-episode miniseries based on Killing Floor.
- Allowance on AppleTV: Parks and Rec’s Adam Scott stars with Christopher Walken in a sci-fi thriller about office workers whose memories of home and work life have been surgically severed.
- Bel-Air on Peacock (free streaming with sky tv and Now): There’s no lounging, maximizing and relaxing in this spectacular modernization of The Fresh Prince.
- In Since the cold netflix: A sci-fi spy drama focusing on a superhuman American single mother exposed as a Russian ex-spy.
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How to watch CODA and The Tragedy of Macbeth for free on Apple TV
CODA tells the story of Ruby, the only hearing person in her deaf family (or the title’s child of deaf adults).
When the family’s fishing business is threatened, Ruby finds herself torn between pursuing her love of music and caring for her family.
The haunting film is Apple TV’s first ever Best Picture nomination, while The Tragedy of Macbeth sees the phenomenal Denzel Washington earn his tenth Oscar nomination, making him the most nominated black actor in movie history. Oscars.
These two fantastic films can already be viewed on Apple TV Plus, which is currently available free for three months to anyone who signs up for Curry’s New Deals email. Read all the details on how to get the offer here.
How to watch Being the Ricardos and Coming 2 America for free
Amazon Prime Video was the studio behind two nominated films, Being The Ricardos, which was written and directed by Aaron Sorkin of The West Wing and Coming 2 America, the sequel to Eddie Murphy’s 1980s comedy Coming To America.
Being the Ricardos stars Nicole Kidman and Javier Barden as 1950s American television icons Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. Both leads were nominated for Best Performance while the excellent JK Simmons was nominated for Best Supporting Actor.
It’s fair to say that the nomination for Coming 2 America (in the Best Makeup and Hairstyle category) was one of the most surprising announcements yesterday.
But both options are now available to stream in the UK as part of a standard Amazon Prime Video subscription, meaning if you sign up for a trial of the service you can watch them for free.
Remember to note that you must cancel before the end of your 30 days or you will be charged £7.99.
How to watch The Power of the Dog, Don’t Look Up, The Lost Daughter, Tick Tick Boom! and more on Netflix
Netflix has invested heavily in filmmaking over the past few years, and its record 27 nominations across the various categories is proof that hard work pays off.
This year’s most nominated film, The Power of the Dog, was produced by the streaming giant and can be watched now on its platform.
It earned 12 nominations in all categories, including Best Director (for former winner Jane Campion), Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Actor recognition not only for Benedict Cumberbatch, but also for Kirsten Dunst. , Jesse Plemons and Kodi Smit-McPhee.
Its haunting score was composed by Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood who was also nominated for an Oscar for his work.
Other notable Netflix movies nominated and now available to watch include the amazing Tick Tick Boom! (two nominations), the climate change parable Don’t Look Up (four nominations) and The Lost Daughter (three nominations).
There was also one nomination each for Audible, The Hand of God, Lead Me Home, The Mitchells vs the Machines, Robin Robin and Three Songs for Benazir.
Although, unlike most other streaming services, Netflix doesn’t offer a free trial, there are still ways to save money on your subscription.
In its latest sale, Sky unveiled a Perfect Pair Set which gives Sky TV and Netflix for just £26 a month on an 18 month contract. With Netflix costing between £5.99 and £13.99 on its own, it’s a good way to not only merge bills, but also get a discount on combined services.