The 93rd Annual Academy Awards takes place on 26 April 2021. For film fans, you can start getting into the mood by streaming Disney 2021 Oscar contenders on Disney+. The platform has also lined up a wide selection of its past winners as well. This includes a wide selection of films from the 1930s to the present. Thar’s nine decades worth of Oscar-winning movies.

However, it’s the 2021 nominees that most have their eyes on. And Disney+ has teed up the contenders from the Disney slate just in time for the award ceremony. A frontrunner this year is Searchlight Pictures’ critically acclaimed Nomadland.

Available to stream exclusively on Star on Disney+ Singapore from April 30, 2021, the film has received six Oscar nods. Nomadland will compete for Best Picture, Actress in a Leading, Role for Frances McDormand and Directing for Chloé Zhao.

Together with Nomadland, Disney+ is home to other Disney 2021 Oscar contenders as well. Joining the list is Disney and Pixar’s Onward, Soul, and the animated short Burrow, as well as Disney’s Mulan and The One and Only Ivan.


Nominated For: Best Motion Picture; Best Leading Actress in a Leading Role; Best Adapted Screenplay; Best Achievement in Directing; Best Achievement in Editing; Best Achievement in Cinematography

Following the economic collapse of a company town in rural Nevada, Fern packs her van and sets off on the road exploring a life outside of conventional society as a modern-day nomad. The third feature film from director Chloé Zhao, Nomadland features real nomads Linda May, Swankie and Bob Wells as Fern’s mentors and comrades in her exploration through the vast landscape of the American West.

Pixar’s Soul

Nominated For: Best Animated Feature; Best Original Score; Best Achievement in Sound

Pixar Soul Disney 2021 Oscar ContendersJamie Foxx leads an all-star cast in this hilarious, heart-filled adventure. Pixar’s Soul introduces Joe, who lands the gig of his life at the best jazz club in town. But one misstep lands Joe in a fantastical place: The Great Before. There, he teams up with Soul 22, and together they find the answers to some of life’s biggest questions.


Nominated For: Best Costume Design; Best Visual Effects

Disney 2021 Oscar Contenders MulanA fearless young woman risks everything out of love for her family and her country to become one of the greatest warriors China has ever known.

Pixar’s Onward

Nominated For: Best Animated Feature

Disney 2021 Oscar Contenders OnwardIn Disney and Pixar’s Onward, elf brothers, Ian, and Barley, get to spend a day with their late dad and go on a quest aboard Barley’s epic van Guinevere. When their mom Laurel realises her sons are gone, she teams up with the Manticore to find them.

The One And Only Ivan

Nominated For: Best Visual Effects

An adaptation of the award-winning book about one very special gorilla, Disney’s The One and Only Ivan is an unforgettable tale about the beauty of friendship, the power of visualisation and the significance of the place one calls home.


Nominated For: Best Animated Short Film

A young rabbit embarks on a journey to dig the burrow of her dreams, despite not having a clue what she’s doing. Rather than reveal to her neighbours her imperfections, she digs herself deeper and deeper into trouble. After hitting (bed)rock bottom, she learns there is no shame in asking for help.

(Image: Disney+)

written by.
Richard Augustin
Former chef turned writer; Richard has tip-toed around the publishing industry for two decades. When not busy chasing deadlines, you can still find him experimenting with recipes in the kitchen.

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