Oscars 2020: Where to watch this year's Best Animated nominees

Enjoy this year's Academy Awards nominees for Best Animated Feature and Short Film for free and paid online.

The nominations are in for the 92nd annual Academy Awards, among which are some of the best creative examples of Hollywood and foreign cinema in 2019/2020.

The categories of most interest to animators and digital artists are those in animation, production design and visual effects, the shortlists of which you'll find below.

We've also signposted where you and the kids can watch the Best Animated Feature and Animated Short Film nominees, with directions to US/UK streaming sites and, in the case of the shorts, links to their free streams on YouTube.

Best Animated Feature

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

Stream: YouTube UK

Stream: Amazon Prime USA

I Lost My Body

Stream: Netflix US and UK


Stream: Netflix US and UK

Missing Link

Stream: Amazon Prime USA

Stream: Netflix UK

This and Toy Story 4 are our top choices for winning the Best Animated Feature Oscar on February 9th.

Toy Story 4

Stream: Amazon Prime UK

Stream: Disney Plus USA

Best Short Film (Animated)

Dcera (Daughter)

Poignant puppetry from Czech Republic director Daria Kashcheeva.

Stream on DA Films.

Hair Love

Stream whole short below free on YouTube.

A beautiful one-off in the vein of Pixar's original shorts heyday, Sony short Hair Love is a touching examination of love and hair styling by director Matthew A. Cherry and producer Karen Rupert Toliver.

We think this one will win the Shorts category.


Stream whole short below free on YouTube.

A catty delight by Rosana Sullivan and producer Kathryn Hendrickson made as part of Pixar's SparkShorts program, which aims to develop future talent amongst the Pixar roster.


Unique digital artistry by Bruno Collet of France, produced by Jean-François Le Corre. No streaming links found as of yet.


Stream whole short below free on YouTube.

A stop-motion short made in felt by director Siqi Song, a Chinese filmmaker & animator based in Los Angeles. Siqi also worked as model maker on Missing Link.

Other creative category nominees for this year's Oscars

Achievement in Visual Effects

Dan DeLeeuw, Russell Earl, Matt Aitken and Dan Sudick, Avengers: Endgame

Pablo Helman, Leandro Estebecorena, Nelson Sepulveda-Fauser and Stephane Grabli, The Irishman

Robert Legato, Adam Valdez, Andrew R. Jones and Elliot Newman, The Lion King

Guillaume Rocheron, Greg Butler and Dominic Tuohy, 1917

Robert Guyett, Neal Scanlan, Patrick Tubach and Dominic Tuohy, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Achievement in Production Design

Bob Shaw and Regina Graves, The Irishman

Ra Vincent and Nora Sopkova, Jojo Rabbit

Dennis Gassner and Lee Sandales, 1917

Barbara Ling and Nancy Haigh, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Lee Ha Jun and Cho Won-woo, Parasite

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