Oscars 2020: How to Watch the Nominees on a Budget

The Oscars are coming up fast and we all don’t have the time or money to watch the nominees in theaters. But, don’t fret, many of them are available for streaming on Netflix, Hulu, and Disney+, with rentals on Amazon Prime. In addition, many nominated short films can be found online for free on YouTube and Vimeo, while at O Cinema they’ll be showcasing all the nominated shorts. Those nominees not available for streaming are being screened at theaters including AMC, Regal, Cobb,The Tower Theater, and The Landmark. The full list of this year’s Oscar Nominations by category can be found here. (https://oscar.go.com/nominees)

Out of the 54 nominated films, 51 are available to watch, stream, and rent in South Florida. Below is a list of the available films to watch and where to find them.

O Cinema – Showcasing Nominated Shorts

  • Live Action (Opens Jan 31)
    • Brotherhood
    • Nefta Football Club
    • The Neighbor’s Window
    • Saria
    • A Sister
  • Documentary (Opens Feb 1)
    • Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl)
    • Life Overtakes Me
    • In the Absence
    • St. Louis Superman
    • Walk Run Cha Cha
  • Animated (Opens Jan 31)
    • Dcera (Daughter)
    • Hair Love
    • Kitbull
    • Memorable
    • Sister

In Select Theaters

  • Ford vs. Ferrari (AMC, Regal, Silverspot)
  • Jojo Rabbit (AMC, Regal, Silverspot)
  • Little Women (AMC, Regal)
  • 1917 (AMC, Regal, Cobb)
  • Parasite (Select AMC, Cobb, Regal, and The Tower Theater)
  • Les Miserables (Opens Jan 31 Coral Gables Art Cinema)
  • Bombshell (AMC, Regal)
  • Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker (AMC, Regal, Cobb, The Landmark)
  • Frozen 2 (AMC, Regal, Cobb)
  • Knives Out (AMC, Regal, Cobb)


  • The Irishman
  • Marriage Story
  • The Two Popes
  • I Lost My Body
  • Klaus
  • American Factory
  • The Edge of Democracy
  • Life Overtakes Me


  • How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
  • Missing Link
  • Honeyland
  • Breakthrough
  • Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (Hulu Live TV)


  • Avengers: Endgame
  • Kitbull
  • Toy Story 4 (beginning Feb 5)

YouTube and Vimeo

  • Brotherhood (Vimeo)
  • Nefta Football Club (Vimeo)
  • The Neighbor’s Window (Vimeo)
  • Hair Love (Sony Pictures Animation Youtube Channel)

RedBox DVD Rental ($1.80 per day)

  • Rocketman
  • Harriet
  • Pain and Glory

Amazon Prime Rentals

    • The Cave ($2.99)
    • For Sama ($2.99)
    • Judy ($5.99)
    • The Lighthouse ($4.99)
    • Maleficent: Mistress of Evil ($4.99)
    • The Lion King ($4.99)
    • Once Upon a Time…In Hollywood ($4.99)
    • Joker ($5.99)
    • Ad Astra ($5.99)

Julia Burgos is still sleep deprived in her last semester, thanks to the anxiety of graduation and her array of streaming subscriptions.