‘The Father,’ winner of 2 Oscars at the 2021 Academy Awards, is now available to stream at home

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“The Father” is now available to buy through video-on-demand (VOD) streaming retailers for $20.

The movie follows an elderly man, Anthony (Anthony Hopkins), who is dealing with dementia. Golden Globe-winning actress Olivia Colman stars as Anthony’s daughter Anne. The film is based on Florian Zeller’s play of the same name, and marks Zeller’s feature-length directorial debut.

You can buy “The Father” through a variety of digital retailers following its two wins at the 2021 Academy Awards. The film’s six Oscar nominations included nods for best picture, best actor (Hopkins), best supporting actress (Colman), best adapted screenplay (Zeller and Christopher Hampton), best film editing, and best production design. Hopkins took home the award for best actor while Zeller and Hampton won the award for best adapted screenplay.

In addition to two wins at the 2021 British Academy Film Awards, “The Father” also received four nominations at the Golden Globes and two nominations at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.

How to watch ‘The Father’

“The Father” is available to buy through a number of VOD streaming retailers, including Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV, Vudu, Google Play, Microsoft, FandangoNow, and AMC. You can rent the film starting May 18, the same day it becomes available on DVD and Blu-ray.

The movie costs $20 to buy and it’s also available to watch at select theaters nationwide.

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VOD retailers offer the film in a number of formats including 4K with HDR, high definition (HD), and standard definition (SD). Before you select a 4K format, you should check to see if your device supports it.

What other 2021 Oscar nominees are available to watch?

Aside from “The Father,” a number of other 2021 best picture nominees are available through VOD rental services. These films include “Minari,” “Promising Young Woman,” and “Judas and the Black Messiah.”

Other films are available on subscription streaming services, including best picture winner “Nomadland” on Hulu. “The Trial of the Chicago 7” and “Mank” are exclusive to Netflix. “Sound of Metal,” starring Riz Ahmed, is streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

You can see a full list of 2021 Oscar winners and nominations here.

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