And the Nominees Are… Check Out 2024’s Oscar-Nominated Movies

Get ready for the Oscars with San Mateo County Libraries! The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, opens a new window is broadcasting its annual awards show on Sunday, March 10. Wishing you could watch the nominated movies for free? We’ve got you covered! There’s still time to check out these titles and tap into your inner movie buff.

Best Picture

Wanting the best of the best? Look no further. Check out these Best Picture nominees:


The Holdovers


Past Lives

Best Animated Feature Film

Interested in animation? Here are some of the picks nominated for Best Animated Feature Film: 


Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Books Behind the Screenplays

If you’re craving more context, here are some of the books that inspired the screenplays of these Best Picture nominees: 

American Prometheus

American Prometheus: the Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird was the inspiration for Oppenheimer.


Erasure by Percival Everett is the source material for American Fiction.

Killers of the Flower Moon

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann is the true story behind Killers of the Flower Moon.

Poor Things

Poor Things: Episodes From the Early Life of Archibald McCandless M. D. Scottish Public Health Officer by Alasdair Gray inspired Poor Things.

The Zone of Interest

The Zone of Interest by Martin Amis was adapted for the screenplay of The Zone of Interest. 

Films Nominated in Other Categories

Searching for something a little different? Here are films nominated for Oscars in other categories:

20 Days in Mariupol

Nominated for Best Documentary Feature Film


Nominated for Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

Nominated for Best Original Score

The Creator

Nominated for Best Sound and Best Visual Effects

Streaming With Kanopy

Looking for streaming options? Download Kanopy and stream Academy Award winners from years past, independent releases, rare titles, as well as films from The Criterion Collection, Kino Lorber, Music Box Films, Samuel Goldwyn, The Orchard, The Great Courses and PBS. 

Check out the complete list of nominees, opens a new window for this year's Oscars. Which films are you hoping to see win? Let us know in the comments below!