Awards Season has well and truly kicked off for 2019 and with the inaugural Academy Awards nominations in, this year will have some major triumphs and upsetting snubs. A year for breaking records, Black Panther has been the first Superhero film to score a nomination for Best Picture, while Lady Gaga received a nomination for both Best Actress and Best Original Score.
With preparations well underway for Hollywood’s night of nights which will see the city light up for the 2019 Oscars on February 24, it seems only appropriate that we look back on the last decade of award-winning films. Buckle down this weekend for some quality viewing as we throw it back to every Best Picture winner from the last 10 years – and exactly where you can stream them.
2018: The Shape of Water
At a top secret research facility in the 1960s, a lonely janitor forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature that is being held in captivity.
A chronicle of the childhood, adolescence and burgeoning adulthood of a young, African-American, gay man growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.
The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.
2015: Birdman or (the unexpected virtue of ignorance)
A washed-up superhero actor attempts to revive his fading career by writing, directing, and starring in a Broadway production.
2014: 12 Years a Slave
In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.
Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1979.
2012: The Artist
An egomaniacal film star develops a relationship with a young dancer against the backdrop of Hollywood’s silent era.
2011: The Kings Speech
The story of King George VI, his impromptu ascension to the throne of the British Empire in 1936, and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch overcome his stammer.
2010: The Hurt Locker
During the Iraq War, a Sergeant recently assigned to an army bomb squad is put at odds with his squad mates due to his maverick way of handling his work.
2009: Slumdog Millionaire
A Mumbai teen reflects on his upbringing in the slums when he is accused of cheating on the Indian Version of “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?”
Credit: Film covers and descriptions via IMDb / Cover Image: FOX