Each year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognizes excellence in the motion picture industry. Hundreds of millions of movie fans turn in to watch the glamorous ceremony as members of the academy are awarded an Oscar statue.
2020 Oscar Awards
The 92nd Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 9, 2020 in Hollywood, CA and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide. Here is a complete list of all Oscar nominees in all categories. Watch the following video of the nomination announcements:
2020 Oscars Best Picture nominees
Nominations for the 92nd Academy Awards were announced on Monday, January 13, 2020. Listed below are the best picture nominees with a short synopsis and where you can see the movie now.
Producers: Sam Mendes, Pippa Harris, Jayne-Ann Tenggren and Callum McDougall
Synopsis: During World War I, two British soldiers are sent on a dangerous mission to stop an attack by the British 7th Division that will result in a massacre by the Germans. Their assignment takes on extra urgency as one of the young soldiers’ brothers is fighting in that Division.
Ford v Ferrari
Producers: Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping and James Mangold, Producers
Synopsis: Visionary auto designer Carroll Shelby and race car driver Ken Miles team up to build a high-performance race car for the Ford Motor Company, hoping to defy the odds and defeat the dominant Ferrari at the 1966 Le Mans.
Producers: Carthew Neal and Taika Waititi
Synopsis: During World War II, a lonely German boy’s world is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother is hiding a young Jewish girl in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend Adolf Hitler, Jojo must confront his blind nationalism.
Producers: Todd Phillips, Bradley Cooper and Emma Tillinger Koskoff
Synopsis: In Gotham’s fractured society, a young man longs to be a stand-up comic, but finds the joke is always on him. Caught in a cycle of apathy, cruelty and ultimately, betrayal, the comedian makes one bad decision after another, bringing about a chain reaction of escalating events.
Where to watch: Watch on streaming services (Prime, Vudu) or rent from Redbox and AMC On-Demand
Producer: Amy Pascal
Synopsis: In the late 1860s, burgeoning author Jo March looks back on her and her three sisters’ Massachusetts childhoods and the events and relationships that helped shape them as adults.
Where to watch: Now playing in limited local theaters. Rent from Redbox (coming soon)
Producers: Noah Baumbach and David Heyman
Synopsis: A young creative couple and their son navigate the tricky waters of bicoastal separation and impending divorce.
Where to watch: Watch on streaming services (Netlifx)
Once upon a Time…in Hollywood
Producers: David Heyman, Shannon McIntosh and Quentin Tarantino
Synopsis: In Los Angeles in 1969, aging TV star Rick Dalton and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth struggle to make their way around an industry and a city they hardly recognize anymore.
Where to watch: Watch on streaming services (Prime, Vudu, iTunes, FandangoNow) or rent from Redbox and AMC On-Demand
Producers: Kwak Sin Ae and Bong Joon Ho
Synopsis: Greed, class discrimination and a mysterious interloper threaten the newly formed symbiotic relationship between the wealthy Park family and the destitute Kim clan.
Producers: Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Emma Tillinger Koskoff
Synopsis: As an old man, World War II vet Frank Sheeran reflects on his life as a hustler and mob hitman, working alongside many notorious figures, including Jimmy Hoffa, the subject of one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in American history.
Where to watch: Streaming on Netlifx
More places to see the Oscar Best Picture nominees:
Most of the movies are available for purchase on DVD for around $15.
Local libraries have lots of movies on DVD and to stream. Many of the Best Picture nominees are available. However, the waiting lists are already long, around 1,000 holds on 100 copies. So if you don’t mind waiting until after the awards have been presented, the library is a good, free option.
Watch free trailers for each of the Best Picture nominees here: https://oscar.go.com/video/best-picture-nominees/. (Note: the Trailers will be available sometime after nominations are announced on 2/13/20.)
A few local movie theaters usually show some or all of the nominated films before the awards show, most notably Cinerama in downtown Seattle. When we hear about them, we’ll post them below and on our 2020 Oscar film screenings calendar.
- Cinemark movie theaters Oscar Week 2020 (Bellevue, Federal Way)
- Regal movie theaters 2020 Best Picture Film Festival (Auburn, Everett, Lacey, Marysville, Montlake Terrace, Puyallup, Redmond, Renton)
2020 Oscar events calendar
Listed below are movie theaters where you can see this year’s Oscar-nominated pictures on the big screen before the winners are announced at the 92nd Oscars show. Also listed are Oscar night parties on Sunday afternoon, February 9, 2020.
(If nothing is listed here, we don’t currently have any Oscar events in our calendar. We usually update this list on and ongoing basis from the time the Oscar nominees are announced in mid-January, until the night of the awards in February.)
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