Oscars 2020: where to watch all Academy Award nominated movies in the UAE

All nine Best Picture nominated movies are available to watch in the emirates

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We're gearing up to the end of awards season, with the 92nd Academy Awards set to take place on Sunday, February 9. If you're the kind of movie buff who likes to have seen your selection of Best Picture nominated flicks, you're in luck. Whether it's to stream or watch in selected cinemas, all nine of the Best Picture Oscar nominated movies are currently available to watch in the UAE. Here is where to see them:

'Jojo Rabbit'

This image released by Fox Searchlight Pictures shows Taika Waititi, left, and Roman Griffin Davis in a scene from "Jojo Rabbit."  On Monday, Jan. 13, the film was nominated for an Oscar for best picture. (Fox Searchlight Pictures via AP)
Taika Waititi and Roman Griffin Davis in a scene from 'Jojo Rabbit.' AP

Taika Waititi's Jojo Rabbit may have been out internationally for some time, but it is hitting UAE cinemas a matter of days before the Oscars. The Second World War satire is set to be released on Thursday, January 30. The story follows a lonely German boy, Jojo (Roman Griffin Davis), whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother Rosie (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young Jewish girl Elsa (Thomasin McKenzie) in their attic.

Nominated for: Best Picture; Scarlett Johansson for Best Supporting Actress; Best Adapted Screenplay; Best Production Design; Best Costume Design and Best Film Editing


Joaquin Phoenix's run as Arthur Fleck, the Joker, has been lauded, and the performance translated to box office success. The movie was released in October last year, but is being given another run in select cinemas. Vox Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, is currently showing the movie daily in distraction-free screenings, as is Roxy Cinema, The Beach, Dubai.

Nominated for: Best Picture; Todd Phillips for Best Director; Joaquin Phoenix for Best Actor; Best Adapted Screenplay; Best Cinematography; Best Makeup and Hairstyling; Best Costume Design; Best Film Editing; Best Original Score; Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing

'Little Women' 

BTS:  Laurie (TimothŽe Chalamet) and Jo March (Saoirse Ronan) on the set of Greta Gerwig's LITTLE WOMEN.
Timothee Chalamet and Saoirse Ronan in a scene from 'Little Women'. AP

Like Jojo Rabbit,  Greta Gerwig's Little Women is only just getting its UAE-wide release this week. The remake of the 1994 movie, and dramatisation of the Louisa May Alcott novel, of the same name has an all-star cast of Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Timothee Chalamet, Laura Dern and Meryl Streep. The film will be in cinemas around the UAE from Thursday, January 30.

Nominated for: Best Picture; Saoirse Ronan for Best Actress; Florence Pugh for Best Supporting Actress; Best Adapted Screenplay; Best Original Score and Best Costume Design

'Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood'

Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood was released in UAE cinemas back in August last year. If you missed the alternative retelling of a classic Hollywood story the first time round, you have another chance to watch it now. Like Joker, Vox Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, and Roxy Cinemas are showing the movie at City Walk, The Beach and Boxpark in Dubai.

Nominated for: Best Picture; Quentin Tarantino for Best Director; Leonardo DiCaprio for Best Actor; Brad Pitt for Best Supporting Actor; Best Original Screenplay; Best Cinematography; Best Costume Design; Best Production Design; Best Sound Mixing and Best Sound Editing

'Marriage Story'

This image released by Netflix shows Scarlett Johansson, left, and Adam Driver in "Marriage Story." On Monday, Jan. 13, the film was nominated for an Oscar for best picture. Johansson and Driver were also nominated for best leading actress and leading actor. (Netflix via AP)
Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver in a scene from 'Marriage Story.' Courtesy Netflix

An easy find for Netflix users, Marriage Story will be permanently available on the streaming site as one of its movie originals. The film, starring Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson, debuted on Netflix on December 5, 2019, and is an engrossing insight into the breakdown of a marriage and family, and the love and heartbreak that comes with it.

Nominated for: Best Picture; Adam Driver for Best Actor; Scarlett Johansson for Best Actress; Laura Dern for Best Supporting Actress; Best Original Screenplay and Best Original Score


Sam Mendes's First World War epic 1917 is currently in cinemas across the UAE, having been released on Thursday, January 9. The film chronicles the journey of two young British soldiers who are given a near-impossible mission to deliver a message that would stop an ill-fated attack.

Nominated for: Best Picture; Sam Mendes for Best Director; Best Original Screenplay; Best Original Score; Best Cinematography; Best Makeup and Hairstyling; Best Production Design; Best Sound Editing; Best Sound Mixing and Best Visual Effects


This image released by Neon shows Yeo-jeong Jo in a scene from "Parasite." On Monday, Jan. 13, the film was nominated for an Oscar for best picture. (Neon via AP)
Yeo-jeong Jo in a scene from 'Parasite.' AP

Bong Joon-ho's Parasite was been given a wide UAE release on Thursday, January 16. See the Korean language film at select Vox Cinemas in Dubai and Abu Dhabi; Reel Cinema at The Dubai Mall and Roxy Cinema, The Beach, Dubai. The film, which is the only non-English language film in the category, sees unemployed young man Kim Ki-taek (Kang-ho Song) start work for a wealthy family, when a peculiar series of events starts to unravel.

Nominated for: Best Picture; Bong Joon-ho for Best Director; Best Original Screenplay; Best International Feature Film; Best Production Design and Best Film Editing

'Le Mans 66: Ford v Ferrari' 

Le Mans 66: Ford v Ferrari is another Academy Award nominated movie to be given an extended run. Matt Damon and Christian Bale star in the racing flick, which was originally released in November last year, but is still available to catch at Vox Mall of the Emirates, Dubai; Reel Cinema at The Dubai Mall and Roxy Cinema, The Beach, Dubai.

Nominated for: Best Picture; Best Film Editing; Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing

'The Irishman'

This image released by Netflix shows, from left, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Ray Romano in a scene from "The Irishman." On Monday, Jan. 13 Pacino was nominated for an Oscar for best supporting actor for his role in the film. (Netflix via AP)
Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Ray Romano in a scene from 'The Irishman.' Courtesy Netflix

Martin Scorsese's crime drama The Irishman debuted on Netflix in November last year, so it too is available for everyone who has a subscription to the site to stream at home. Starring seasoned gangster movie veterans, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci, the film has a run-time of 209 minutes and has been described as a must-see for fans of the genre.

Nominated for: Best Picture; Martin Scorsese for Best Director; Al Pacino and Joe Pesci for Best Supporting Actor; Best Adapted Screenplay; Best Production Design; Best Cinematography; Best Costume Design; Best Film Editing and Best Visual Effects


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