The 2024 Oscars will be taking place very soon with a whole host of top-quality films hoping to take home some golden statues.

The likes of Oppenheimer, Barbie, The Holdovers, Anatomy of a Fall, Poor Things and Killers of the Flower Moon are in contention for the big accolades.

Those in the UK can also watch the Oscars very easily as Jonathan Ross will be presenting an Oscars Live Show on ITV1 from 10.15pm on Sunday, March 10.

If you're interested in watching some of the films that have received Oscar nominations this year, here are a few of the best and where you can watch them in the UK

5 Oscar-nominated films you can watch in the UK

The Holdovers

The Holdovers finally arrived in UK cinemas back in the middle of January despite being a Christmas film, but still captured the hearts of many.

Set in a New England boarding school in the early 1970s it follows curmudgeonly teacher Paul Hunham (Paul Giamatti) who has to look after a handful of students who have nowhere to go after the Christmas break.

He soon comes into major conflict with one of the students in Angus Tully (Dominic Sessa) whilst a bond forms between them and the head cook of the school Mary Lamb (Da'Vine Joy Randolph) who also stayed behind over the break.

The Holdovers as a whole is a hearkening back to the sort of comedy-drama films of old, with the period setting and choice to shoot on film deliberately evoking a more classic and mature sensibility.

Unlike many of the major contenders, it has a universal appeal that almost anyone will likely be able to enjoy, whilst still taking time to explore personal tragedies and melancholy over what should be a happy time of the year.

The Holdovers was one of 10 films nominated for Best Picture, along with Best Actor (Giamatti), Best Original Screenplay and Best Editing.

Additionally, Da'Vine Joy Randolph is almost certain to win Best Supporting Actress having swept the awards season so far.

For those in the UK, there are still some screenings in cinemas available depending on where you are, but if not it is available to rent on YouTube and Amazon Prime Video.

Poor Things

Poor Things follows a woman called Bella Baxter (Emma Stone) who, after being resurrected by an eccentric scientist, seeks to explore the world and go on an odyssey of personal discovery.

Director Yorgos Lanthimos once again brings his unusual quirks and odd characters to the fore to craft a genuinely hilarious story which is accompanied by a beautiful visual scope you don't often see in modern-day cinema.

The performances all around are excellent, with Stone nominated for Best Actress whilst Mark Ruffalo's brilliant turn as Duncan Wedderburn saw him get a Best Supporting Actor nod.

Elsewhere it got nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score, Best Production Design, Best Costume Design, Best Editing and Best Makeup and Hairstyling.

Poor Things is one of the more accessible Best Picture nominees to watch in the UK as it is available on Disney Plus.

Elsewhere, it can be rented on Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV and YouTube.

Past Lives

Past Live is the directorial debut from Celine Song starring Greta Lee, Teo Yoo, and John Magaro.

It follows two childhood friends, Nora and Hae Sung, who develop a close bond in South Korea before Nora emigrates to Canada with her parents.

Many years later the two meet up again in New York City, with Nora now married to Arthur (Magaro) and discuss the different paths of their lives and the complicated feelings it brings to the fore.

Past Lives received a Best Picture nomination along with a nod for Best Original Screenplay for Song.

For those in the UK interested in watching it is available to watch on Netflix at the time of writing whilst it can also be rented on Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV and Google Play.

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American Fiction

For those looking for a more comedic Oscars contender, American Fiction from director Cord Jefferson could be a decent option.

It stars Jeffrey Wright as Thelonious "Monk" Ellison, a novelist who is frustrated by his lack of success and writes an outlandishly stereotypical "black" book as satire.

Despite this, the book gets published and receives high sales and much critical acclaim.

Offering a social commentary on the racial politics of our world, the film itself has received much praise, alongside Jeffrey Wright's measured performance.

It received Oscar nods for Best Picture, Best Actor (Wright), Best Supporting Actor (Sterling K. Brown), Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Original Score.

For those in the UK, it is still available to see in some cinemas but it is also available with an Amazon Prime Video subscription right now.

The Zone of Interest

The Zone of Interest directed by Jonathan Glazer offers a different approach to a film concerning the Holocaust, but one that is still a sobering experience regardless.

It centres on Auschwitz commandant Rudolf Höss and his wife as they live a relatively normal family life right next to the concentration camp.

Rather than directly focusing on the horrors that took place there, it examines the ordinary lives of people who were complicit in the crimes that occurred.

The rather banal approach might be challenging for some, but it will be worth seeking out if it plays near you.

At the Oscars, it received nods for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best International Feature Film and Best Sound.

It is still available to watch in some cinemas around the UK, but it can also be rented on Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV and YouTube.