Awards season might look a little different this year, but that doesn't change the fact that there are some incredible movies out there just begging to be viewed. Luckily, you don't even have go to a theater (which is a little tricky considering the coronavirus pandemic) to view one of the most talked-about films of the season. If you're wondering how to stream Nomadland, here's how to watch the movie that's already making history:
The film, which premiered on Sept. 11, 2020, at the Venice Film Festival, is based upon the 2017 nonfiction book called Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century. Onscreen, viewers see a widow named Fern (Frances McDormand), who decides to live a nomadic life after losing both her husband and her job. The movie follows Fern as she buys a van and embraces a "houseless" existence, traveling across the United States and connecting with other nomads as they all live simple lives, free from societal expectations.
What makes the film so buzzy — not even considering the touching story, the beautiful score, and the spectacular cinematography — is the bevy of awards it has already amassed since its 2020 release.
In addition to winning the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, it also won the People's Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival. But that's not all. After receiving four nominations, the film won two Golden Globes (for Best Director and Best Drama), which is a certified big deal, since Zhao is the second female and the first Asian woman to win a Globe in her category. To cap it all off, Nomadland has been nominated for six 2021 Oscars, including Best Picture, which means you kinda owe it to yourself to watch the film before the 93rd annual Academy Awards ceremony airs on April 25.
Thankfully, you don't even have to leave the couch to do so. The film started streaming on Hulu on Feb. 19, which means subscription holders can watch it immediately. If you don't have a Hulu account (or your ex's login), subscriptions start at $5.99 a month, but you could always snag the free trial to watch the flick for no cost at all.