Where to Watch the Best Picture Nominees

Award season is here! 2023 was a great year for movies full of amazing performances and on March 10th the best films of the year will be honored at the 96th Academy Awards. While some of the nominated films have a physical release and are available in the library’s catalog, some are currently only available digitally via streaming services, and others are currently in theaters. Check the list below to see how you can watch the ten Best Picture nominees. Check here for the full list of nominees.




American Fiction

Currently in theaters








Anatomy of a Fall

Available to rent digitally on Amazon, Apple TV, Google Play, Vudu and YouTube









DVD/Blu-ray, available to stream on Max, rent digitally on Amazon, Apple TV, Google Play, Vudu and YouTube








The Holdovers

DVD, available to stream on Peacock, buy digitally on Apple TV, Google Play, YouTube, Vudu, and Amazon








Killers of the Flower Moon

Available to stream on Apple TV+, buy digitally on Amazon, Vudu, Google Play and YouTube









Available to stream on Netflix








DVD/Blu-ray, available to rent digitally on Amazon, Apple TV, Google Play, Vudu and YouTube








Past Lives

DVD, available to rent digitally on Amazon, Apple TV, Google Play, Vudu and YouTube







Poor Things

Currently in theaters







The Zone of Interest

Currently in theaters





Enjoy a cinema like experience at the library! Come and join us Friday afternoons starting February 16th as we screen four of the Academy Award nominated films on our 86″ screen with popcorn and beverages provided. Take part in our Oscar winner projection poll. Go to sewickleylibrary.org/oscars to take part in the poll.

2021 Oscar Nominees

Time is running out to watch the 2021 Oscar nominees before the April 25 ceremony. There are 41 feature films nominated across twenty categories, plus the shorts. To see the nominees by category, visit www.oscars.org/oscars/ceremonies/2021, or download a ballot here.

The burning question is: How can we view the nominees? Some are only available through streaming platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime, while others are available on DVD and/or Blu-Ray; some can be streamed PVOD (premium video on demand), and some are currently in theatres. See the table below for notes on where to find the feature films that are nominated.

Feature Film Nominations Availability
Another Round International Feature Film
Directing (Thomas Vinterberg)
DVD 3/30
Better Days International Feature Film DVD
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm Actress in a Supporting Role (Maria Bakalova)
Adapted Screenplay
Amazon Prime
Collective Documentary Feature
International Feature Film
Crip Camp Documentary Feature Netflix
Da Five Bloods Original Score Netflix
Emma Makeup & Hairstyling
Costume Design
Eurovision Song Contest Original Song (Husavik) Netflix
Father, The Best Picture
Actor in a Leading Role (Anthony Hopkins)
Actress in a Supporting Role (Olivia Colman)
Adapted Screenplay
Production Design
Film Editing
In Theatres
DVD on order
PVOD 3/26
Greyhound Sound Apple TV+
Hillbilly Elegy Actress in a Supporting Role (Glenn Close)
Makeup & Hairstyling
Judas and the Black Messiah Best Picture
Actor in a Supporting Role (Daniel Kaluuya)
Actor in a Supporting Role (LaKeith Stanfield)
Original Screenplay
Original Song “Fight for You”
In Theatres
DVD & Blu Ray 5/4
PVOD 4/2
Love and Monsters Visual Effects DVD
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom Actor in a Leading Role (Chadwick Boseman)
Actress in a Leading Role (Viola Davis)
Makeup & Hairstyling
Costume Design
Production Design


Man Who Sold His Skin, The International Feature Film N/A
Mank Best Picture
Actor in a Leading Role (Gary Oldman)
Actress in a Supporting Role (Amanda Seyfried)
Directing (David Fincher)
Original Score
Makeup & Hairstyling
Costume Design
Production Design
Midnight Sky, The Visual Effects Netflix
Minari Best Picture
Directing (Lee Isaac Chung)
Actor in a Leading Role (Steven Yeun)
Actress in a Supporting Role (Yuh-Jung Youn)
Original Screenplay
Original Score
In Theatres
PVOD 2/26
DVD on order
Mole Agent, The Documentary Feature DVD
Mulan Costume Design
Visual Effects
DVD & Blu Ray
My Octopus Teacher Documentary Feature Netflix
News of the World Original Score
Production Design
DVD & Blu Ray 3/23
Nomadland Best Picture
Actress in a Leading Role (Frances McDormand)
Directing (Chloé Zhao)
Adapted Screenplay
Film Editing
In Theatres
Blu Ray 4/27
One and Only Ivan, The Visual Effects Disney+
One Night in Miami Actor in a Supporting Role (Leslie Odom Jr)
Adapted Screenplay
Original Song “Speak Now”
Amazon Prime
Onward Animated Feature DVD & Blu Ray
Over the Moon Animated Feature Netflix
Pieces of a Woman Actress in a Leading Role (Vanessa Kirby) Netflix
Pinocchio Makeup & Hairstyling
Costume Design
DVD 3/16
Promising Young Woman Best Picture
Actress in a Leading Role (Carey Mulligan)
Directing (Emerald Fennell)
Original Screenplay (Emerald Fennell)
Film Editing
DVD & Blu-Ray
Quo Vadis, Aida International Feature Film VOD or Digital purchase
Shaun the Sheep Movie, A: Farmageddon Animated Feature Netflix
Soul Animated Feature
Original Score
Sound of Metal Best Picture
Actor in a Leading Role (Riz Ahmed)
Actor in a Supporting Role (Paul Raci)
Original Screenplay
Film Editing
Amazon Prime
Tenet Production Design
Visual Effects
DVD & Blu-Ray
The Life Ahead Original Song “Io Si (Seen)” Netflix
Time Documentary Feature Amazon Prime
Trial of the Chicago 7, The Best Picture
Actor in a Supporting Role (Sacha Baron Cohen)
Original Screenplay (Aaron Sorkin)
Original Song “Hear My Voice”
Film Editing
United States vs Billie Holliday, The Actress in a Leading Role (Andra Day) Hulu
White Tiger, The Adapted Screenplay Netflix
Wolfwalkers Animated Feature Apple TV+
You may notice that of the Best Picture nominees, two are available only on Netflix (The Trial of the Chicago 7 and Mank), and another, The Sound of Metal, is available only on Amazon Prime. Don’t expect these to be released on DVD or Blu Ray until long after the ceremony.  Nomadland, on the other hand, is available for streaming on Hulu, but it’s still in theatres, and reportedly will be released on Blu-Ray two days after the ceremony. For a review of the Best Pic nominees, along with a description and where to watch, The Today Show list is a good resource.
Of course, the library has or will acquire copies of the nominated films on DVD and/or Blu Ray as they become available. Currently, the only Best Picture nominee available on DVD/Blu Ray is Promising Young Woman, although there are nominees in other categories available in those formats.
If a film availability is “DVD on order,” it means the library has preordered copies, and the release date is not yet known. Availability is as of the publication date of this post, and is subject to change.

2019 Golden Globes: Award-Nominated Media at the Library

With awards season just around the corner, the first batch of award nominations are beginning to trickle in. The nominees for the 76th Golden Globe Awards were recently announced, which acknowledge the arts of both film and television. While many of the nominated works aren’t available yet to purchase, here is a list of the nominated movies and television series owned by the Sewickley Public Library!

If you’d like the full list of nominees, click here!

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Nobel Prize Winners

Check out these titles from 2017 Nobel Prize Winners in Literature and Economics:

Remains of the DayThe Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

This is Kazuo Ishiguro’s profoundly compelling portrait of Stevens, the perfect butler, and of his fading, insular world in post-World War II England. Stevens, at the end of three decades of service at Darlington Hall, spending a day on a country drive, embarks as well on a journey through the past in an effort to reassure himself that he has served humanity by serving the “great gentleman,” Lord Darlington. But lurking in his memory are doubts about the true nature of Lord Darlington’s “greatness,” and much graver doubts about the nature of his own life.


NudgeNudge : improving decisions about health, wealth, and happiness by Richard Thaler

Every day, we make decisions on topics ranging from personal investments to schools for our children to the meals we eat to the causes we champion. Unfortunately, we often choose poorly. Nobel laureate Richard Thaler and legal scholar and bestselling author Cass Sunstein explain in this important exploration of choice architecture that, being human, we all are susceptible to various biases that can lead us to blunder. Our mistakes make us poorer and less healthy; we often make bad decisions involving education, personal finance, health care, mortgages and credit cards, the family, and even the planet itself.

Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction Shortlist

The American Library Association has announced the six books shortlisted for the prestigious Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, awarded for the previous year’s best fiction and nonfiction books written for adult readers and published in the United States.



AmericanahAMERICANAH by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

One of The New York Times Book Review’s Ten Best Books of the Year, from the award-winning author of Half of a Yellow Sun, a dazzling new novel: a story of love and race centered around a young man and woman from Nigeria who face difficult choices and challenges in the countries they come to call home.

This book is also available through OverDrive as an eBook.


Claire of the Sea LightCLAIRE OF THE SEA LIGHT by Edwidge Danticat 

From the best-selling author of Brother, I’m Dying and The Dew Breaker: a stunning new work of fiction that brings us deep into the intertwined lives of a small seaside town in Haiti where a little girl, the daughter of a fisherman, has gone missing.

This book is also available through OverDrive as an eBook.


THE GOLDFINCH by Donna Tartt

The highly anticipated third novel from the author of The Secret History and The Little Friend, this book was called “an extraordinary work of fiction” by Stephen King. It also just won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction this year.

This title is also available in Large Print, as a Book on CD, and through OverDrive as an eBook and an eAudiobook.






One of the Best Books of 2013 as chosen by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Economist, Time, USA TODAY, Christian Science Monitor; as well as a Starred Review from Booklist.

This title is also available in Large Print, as a Book on CD, and as an eBook through OverDrive.



Fink, who also has an M.D. and Ph.D., won the Pulitzer Prize for the investigative reporting on which this book is based. Five Days at Memorial also received a Starred Review from Booklist.

This title is also available through OverDrive as an eBook and an eAudiobook.



A Best Book of the Year: Mother Jones, Bloomberg News, National Post, Kirkus Reviews, and a Starred Review from Booklist.

From an author of several books about books:  A Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and the Eternal Passions for Books, Every Book Its Reader: The Power of the Printed Word to Stir the World, and A Splendor of Letters.


Click the various links above to find these titles in various formats in our library catalog and through OverDrive.

56th Annual GRAMMY Awards Nominees

The 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards will air this Sunday, January 26th, 2014. Take a look at the entire list of nominees in all categories on the GRAMMY Awards’ website. Click the links below to find the nominees for Record of the Year and Album of the Year in your library catalog, where you can place a request.


‘Get Lucky’ by Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers (from the album Random Access Memories)




‘Radioactive’ by Imagine Dragons (from the album Night Visions)




‘Royals’ by Lorde (from the album Pure Heroine)




‘Locked Out of Heaven’ by Bruno Mars (from the album Unorthodox Jukebox)




‘Blurred Lines’ by Robin Thicke featuring T.I. & Pharrell (from the album Blurred Lines)




The Blessed Unrest by Sara Bareilles




Random Access Memories by Daft Punk




Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City by Kendrick Lamar




The Heist by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis




Red by Taylor Swift




Check the catalog by searching Title or Author for more of the nominees. Or, ask your reference librarians at Sewickley Public Library for help finding the music you want to hear.