When cinemas were allowed to open once again after MCO, Malaysians rejoiced so much that the ground shook! Okay, maybe that didn’t happen, but there is zero doubt that we LOVE our movies, from blockbusters all the way to international movies and indie darlings.
And one way we like celebrating the awesomeness of movies is to watch the Academy Awards show (or the Oscars) to find out which of our favourite movies got the recognition they deserve. Plus, we get to swoon over our celebrity hunks and hotties, who will be dressed up to the nines in gorgeous gowns and stylish suits on the red carpet! 😍
If you’re planning to catch the 94th Oscars ceremony this year, then we have a recommendation for you!
You read that right! You’ll be able to catch the high-quality broadcast of the Oscars at the Home of the Awards a.k.a. Astro without resorting to other means to watch it. 😜
Here are all the awards categories that will be announced during the 2022 Oscars live broadcast on Astro:
- Best Picture: The Power of the Dog, West Side Story, Drive My Car, Dune, Nightmare Alley & more
- Best Director: Kenneth Branagh (Belfast), Paul Thomas Anderson (Licorice Plaza), Steven Spielberg (West Side Story) & more
- Best Actor: Will Smith (King Richard), Andrew Garfield (Tick, Tick… Boom!), Benedict Cumberbatch (The Power of the Dog) & more
- Best Actress: Jessica Chastain (The Eyes of Tammy Faye), Kristen Stewart (Spencer), Nicole Kidman (Being the Ricardos) & more
- Best Supporting Actor: Jesse Plemons (The Power of the Dog), Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Power of the Dog), Troy Kotsur (CODA) & more
- Best Supporting Actress: Kirsten Dunst (The Power of the Dog), Ariana DeBose (West Side Story), Aunjanue Ellis (King Richard) & more
- Best Original Screenplay: Don’t Look Up, King Richard, The Worst Person in the World & more
- Best Adapted Screenplay: Dune, Drive My Car, The Power of the Dog & more
- Best Animated Feature: The Mitchells vs. the Machines, Raya and the Last Dragon, Encanto & more
- Best International Feature: Drive My Car, Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom, The Hand of God & more
- Best Cinematography: Dune, Nightmare Alley, West Side Story & more
- Best Costume Design: Cruella, Nightmare Alley, Dune & more
- Best Visual Effects: Spider-Man: No Way Home, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Free Guy & more
- Best Original Song: “Dos Oruguitas” from Encanto, “Be Alive” from King Richard, “No Time to Die” from No Time to Die & more
However, most of the nominees this time weren’t shown in Malaysian cinemas, so we have no idea what some of these movies are. 😱 Fortunately, we have a solution for you to catch up on them before the Oscars happens!
Here’s how you can watch Oscar-nominated movies in one place!
Now you can watch most of the Oscar nominees on Astro too, thanks to their partnership with Netflix, Disney+ Hotstar and HBO GO. And my oh my, there’s quite a selection for you to choose from, and it even includes some of the lesser-known movies!
It can be a bit of drag to keep track of which Astro partner app is streaming which movie, so we’ve compiled a list of Oscar nominees, both blockbusters and more indie-ish stuff, and arranged them according to the platforms you can watch them from! Check them out below:
- Spider-Man: No Way Home
- The Mitchell vs. The Machines
- The Power of the Dog
- Don’t Look Up
- Tick, Tick… Boom!
- The Lost Daughter
- The Mitchells vs. the Machines
- The Hand of God
- West Side Story
- Free Guy
- Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
- Raya and the Last Dragon
On top of these, not only can you watch past Oscar-winning movies at the Home of the Awards like Mank and The Trial of Chicago 7, you’ll also get to enjoy this year’s BAFTA nominees and winners, including:
- The Matrix Resurrections (HBO GO)
- The French Dispatch (Disney+ Hotstar)
- Last Night In Soho (Astro Best)
- A Quiet Place Part II (Astro Best)
- Ghostbusters: Afterlife (Astro Best)
That’s a lot of award-winning movies we can watch right on Astro! Awesome kan? 🍿
Whether you’re an existing Astro user or a new customer, here’s how you can sign up for Astro’s Premium Pack 3 (only RM154.99!) to enjoy this year’s awards season, as well as all the movies your heart desires! You’ll also get 30 days to stream for FREE with On Demand or Netflix, Disney+ Hotstar, HBO GO and TVBAnywhere+. Terms & conditions apply.
Well, let’s get started then! We only have less than two weeks left to binge these movies before the 2022 Oscars, so you better hurry! And thanks to Astro for being this year’s gracious host as this year’s Home of the Awards!
Once again, don’t forget to catch the 2022 Oscars on 28 March (Monday) at 8AM on SHOWCASE Movies (CH 413) and Astro GO!