Here’s How To Watch The 2023 Oscar Best Picture Nominees From Here In Canada (TRAILERS)
The 95th Academy Awards is just around the corner and if you’re wondering how to see all the 2023 Best Picture Oscar nominees in Canada, we’re here to help.
The good news is that it’s pretty easy for Canadians to enjoy most of this year’s Oscar-nominated films, as many are available via popular streaming services like Netflix, Disney+ and Crave.
The best part is that in many cases you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your home to enjoy them!
Here’s a look at the films nominated for Best Picture at the 2023 Oscars and how to watch them from Canada
nothing new in the West
Based on the book of the same name nothing new in the West is an epic war film set in World War I.
The plot follows 17-year-old Paul Baumer, who joins the Bundeswehr. While initially enthusiastic, he is soon confronted with the realities and horrors of war.
The film was praised for capturing the futility of war and for its realistic interpretation of life in the trenches.
Where to see it in Canada: Netflix
Avatar: The Way of Water
If you were amazed by the original avatar movie in 2009, then you might want to see its riveting, visually stunning sequel.
Avatar: The Way of Water follows Jake Sully as he continues to live on Pandora.
However, when a familiar threat ravages his new life, he must find a way to protect his home.
Where to see it in Canada: The film is still showing in theaters across Canada. Finally, it will likely be available to stream on Disney+ and to rent or buy through platforms like Amazon Video or Apple.
The Banshees by Inisherin
Directed by Martin McDonagh, this dark comedy/drama is set on a remote island off the west coast of Ireland.
The plot follows two lifelong friends and the bizarre series of events that ensue when one decides to end their relationship abruptly.
Where to see it in Canada: Disney+
If you’ve been keeping up with the drama surrounding this epic 2023 biographical film, you probably already know that Austin Butler stars in the title role.
Starring a star cast (including Tom Hanks), this drama follows the life of the American singer-songwriter and superstar elvis
Unlike similar biopics, this one is told from the perspective of Elvis’ manager, Colonel Tom Parker.
Where to see it in Canada: Yearn
Everything everywhere at once
A favorite this awards season, Everything everywhere at once has a whopping 11 Oscar nominations.
If you want to stay tuned, this fantastic comedy-drama stars Michelle Yeoh as a Chinese-American immigrant whose laundry business is under scrutiny by the IRS when she discovers she has the ability to connect to parallel universes… and might even be the only person who can save the multiverse.
Surreal, dramatic, funny and heartwarming, this one will keep you going.
Where to see it in Canada: Amazon Prime Video
Directed by Steven Spielberg, this coming-of-age drama is loosely based on his own youth and early years as a filmmaker.
Narrated by the fictional Fabelman family, it shows how films can help viewers understand the world around them.
Where to see it in Canada: It can be rented from Apple TV+, Amazon Video, Google Play Movies, Cineplex and YouTube.
Set in the world of western classical music, tar is a Cate Blanchett epic that has earned rave reviews.
Blanchett plays the role of Lydia Tar, a major composer and leader of a German orchestra who has been accused of sexual abuse.
With an incredible script, soundtrack and performances, there are plenty of reasons to check it out.
Where to see it in Canada: You can rent it from Google Play, Cineplex and Amazon Prime.
triangle of sadness
Another black comedy triangle of sadness follows a celebrity influencer couple as they embark on a luxury cruise with other wealthy guests.
The situation, of course, takes an unexpected turn when bad weather hits the ship.
Where to see it in Canada: You can rent it on Prime Video, YouTube and AppleTV+.
Canadians will definitely want to keep their eyes peeled for this film as it is written and directed by Canadian filmmaker Sarah Polley.
Based on a novel of the same name women speak is inspired by the real events that took place in the colony of Manitoba, a municipality in Bolivia.
Where to see in Canada:women speak can still be seen in selected cinemas.
Top Gun: Maverick
And finally, if you’re looking for a little CGI and a lot of action, the sequel to the 1986 original top gun is a must watch.
Meet Maverick as he trains younger Top Gun graduates and later leads them on a difficult mission.
Where to see it in Canada: Outstanding+
The 95th Annual Academy Awards will be held on Sunday, March 12 at 8:00 PM EST/5:00 PM PT.
While Jimmy Kimmel is hosting this year’s event, viewers can also expect an appearance from Rihanna and present from stars like Emily Blunt, Glenn Close, Samuel L. Jackson, Dwayne Johnson, Michael B. Jordan and Melissa McCarthy.
Here’s how to watch the ceremony.
Happy binge watching, Canada!