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These award-winning TV shows & movies of 2024 are a must watch

The results of the Golden Globes, Emmys and Critics' Choice awards are out, and we couldn't be more excited!

If you've been following what your favourite celebs are up to on social media, you'll know that it's awards season for the best television shows and movies of 2024.
The Golden Globes, Emmy Awards and Critics' Choice Awards have already taken place this year, and the Academy Awards (the Oscars) 2024 nominations have just been announced.
If you're looking to watch a new TV show or movie, here are the best outstanding titles of the season. Available to stream in New Zealand on platforms like Apple TV+, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, Neon and Netflix, all that's left for you to do is pop that popcorn, get comfortable, and press play.

The best nominated and award-winning TV shows and movies of 2024 and where to watch them in New Zealand

Category: Movies

Oppenheimer

Oscar nominations: Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Directing, Best Film Editing, Best Makeup and Hairstyling, Best Music (Original Score), Best Picture, Best Sound, Best Production Design, Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Golden Globes Awards won: Best Director, Best Drama Motion Picture, Best Original Score, Best Performance by a Male Actor in a Motion Picture, Best Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture
Critics' Choice Awards won: Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor, Best Acting Ensemble, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Visual Effects, Best Score
This biographical thriller follows the life of American scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer and his role in the design and creation of the world's first atomic bomb. When the first nuclear explosion went off in 1945, Oppenheimer had changed the world forever.
Stream Oppenheimer now on Apple TV+ with a 7 day free trial. Subscribe here.

Barbie

Oscar nominations: Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Best Costume Design, Best Music (Original Song), Best Picture, Best Production Design, Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Golden Globes Awards won: Cinematic and Box Office Achievement
Critics' Choice Awards won: Best Original Screenplay, Best Production Design, Best Costume Design, Best Hair and Makeup, Best Comedy, Best Song
Barbie and Ken go on a journey of self-discovery when they are forced to leave their perfect world in Barbie Land and visit the real world. The real-life dolls are shocked to learn just how imperfect it is and have a lot of lessons to learn if they want to find themselves again.
Stream Barbie now on Apple TV+ with a 7 day free trial. Subscribe here.

Killers of the Flower Moon

Oscar nominations: Best Production Design, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Actress in a Leading Role, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Directing, Best Film Editing, Best Music (Original Score), Best Music (Original Song), Best Picture
Golden Globes Awards won: Best Performance by a Female Actor in a Motion Picture
Starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro, Killers of the Flower Moon unveils the gripping true story of the Osage Nation murders, weaving together suspense, history, and a riveting conspiracy that keeps you on the edge of your seat.
Stream Killers of the Flower Moon now on Apple TV+ with a 7 day free trial. Subscribe here.

The Color Purple

Oscar nomination: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Golden Globes Awards nominations: Best Performance by a Female Actor in a Musical or Comedy Motion Picture, Best Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture
Critics' Choice Awards nominations: Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress, Best Acting Ensemble, Best Costume Design, Best Hair and Makeup
The Color Purple is a powerful and emotional film that delves into the triumphs and struggles of Celie, a resilient African-American woman, as she navigates love, oppression, and self-discovery in early 20th-century America.
Stream The Color Purple now on Apple TV+ with a 7 day free trial. Subscribe here.

Maestro

Oscar nominations: Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Actress in a Leading Role, Best Cinematography, Best Makeup and Hairstyling, Best Picture, Best Sound, Best Writing (Original Screenplay)
Golden Globes Awards nominations: Best Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Motion Picture, Best Director, Best Drama Motion Picture, Best Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Motion Picture
Critics' Choice Awards nominations: Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Hair and Makeup
Maestro is a romantic drama film that centers on the relationship between Leonard Bernstein, an American music composer and his actress wife Felicia Montealegre. The couple navigate life together as Felicia battles with lung cancer.
Stream Maestro on Netflix. Subscribe here.

Category: Comedy

Ted Lasso

Golden Globes Awards nominations: Best Comedy Television Series, Best Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role on Television, Best Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Series
Emmy Awards nominations: Best Comedy Series, Directing for a Comedy Series, Writing for a Comedy Series, Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Critics' Choice Awards nomination: Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Ted Lasso follows the story of an American football coach hired to coach a British soccer team. A hilarious and heart-warming comedy, Ted navigates the struggles of coaching an unfamiliar sport while being ridiculed for his unorthodox methods.
Stream Ted Lasso now on Apple TV+ with a 7 day FREE trial. Subscribe here.

Only Murders in the Building

Critics' Choice Awards won: Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Featuring global megastar Selena Gomez as Mabel Mora, Only Murders in the Building is a witty and suspenseful comedy series that revolves around three true crime enthusiasts. Excitingly, they find themselves entangled in a real murder mystery within their New York City apartment building.
Watch Only Murders in the Building in New Zealand on Disney+ with a mth-to-mth no lock-in contract. Subscribe here.

The Bear

Golden Globes Awards won: Best Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Series, Best Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Series, Best Comedy Television Series
Emmy Awards won: Best Comedy Series, Best Writing for a Comedy Series, Best Directing for a Comedy Series, Best Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Critics' Choice Awards won: Best Comedy Series, Best Actor in a Comedy Series, Best Actress in a Comedy Series, Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
In this comedy-drama, after the passing of a family member, a talented fine dining chef must return to his hometown to run his family's small restaurant. While trying to deal with his grief, he is overwhelmed by the harsh realities of being a small business owner and juggling headstrong staff members and family troubles. Watch to see if he can turn the restaurant around and get on top of his problematic personal life.
Watch The Bear in New Zealand on Disney+ with a mth-to-mth no lock-in contract. Subscribe here.

Marvelous Mrs Maisel

Golden Globes Awards nomination: Best Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Series
Emmy Awards nominations: Best Comedy Series, Best Directing for a Comedy Series, Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Critics' Choice Awards nominations: Best Comedy Series, Best Actress in a Comedy Series, Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is a delightful story that follows the journey of Miriam 'Midge' Maisel, a 1950s housewife who tries her hand at stand-up comedy after her husband leaves her. Watch as she navigates the vibrant and challenging world of comedy in New York City while juggling her work and personal life balance.
Stream Marvelous Mrs Maisel now on Prime Video with a 7 day free trial. Subscribe here.

Abbott Elementary

Emmy Awards won: Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Abbott Elementary is a hilarious and relatable workplace mockumentary that showcases the challenges and comedic moments faced by a group of dedicated teachers at a Philadelphia public school.
Watch Abbott Elementary in New Zealand on Disney+ with a mth-to-mth no lock-in contract. Subscribe here.

Category: Made for TV Movie or Limited Series

Daisy Jones and The Six

Golden Globes Awards nominations: Best Television Limited Series, Best Performance by a Female Actor in a Limited Series, Best Performance by a Male Actor in a Limited Series
Emmy Awards nominations: Best Limited Series, Best Actress in a Limited Series, Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series
Critics' Choice nominations: Best Limited Series, Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series
Daisy Jones & The Six is a captivating docuseries-style rock 'n' roll drama that follows the rise and fall of a fictional 1970s rock band, exploring the complexities of music, fame, and relationships.
Stream Daisy Jones and The Six now on Prime Video with a 7 day free trial. Subscribe here.

Fargo

Golden Globes Awards nominations: Best Television Limited Series, Best Performance by a Female Actor in a Limited Series, Best Performance by a Male Actor in a Limited Series
Critics' Choice Awards nominations: Best Limited Series, Best Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television
Fargo weaves interconnected tales of crime, morality, and absurdity in a darkly comedic and visually striking limited TV series inspired by the Coen Brothers' film of the same name. It stars Billy Bob Thornton and Martin Freeman.
Stream Fargo now on Prime Video with a 7 day free trial. Subscribe here.

Lessons in Chemistry

Golden Globes Awards nominations: Best Television Limited Series, Best Performance by a Female Actor in a Limited Series
Critics' Choice Awards nominations: Best Limited Series, Best Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television, Best supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television, Best actress in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television, Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television
Set in the 1960's, this highly popular show stars Brie Larson and tells the story of an ex-chemist who becomes a much-loved cooking show host during a battle against societal expectations and inequalities.
Stream Lessons in Chemistry now on Apple TV+ with a 7 day free trial. Subscribe here.

Beef

Golden Globes Awards won: Best Performance by a Female Actor in a Limited Series, Best Performance by a Male Actor in a Limited Series, Best Television Limited Series
Emmy Awards won: Best Limited Series, Best Lead Actress in a Limited Series, Best Lead Actor in a Limited Series, Best Writing for a Limited Series, Best Directing for a Limited Series
Critics' Choice Awards won: Best Limited Series, Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series, Best Actor in a Limited Series Made for Television, Best Actress in a Limited Series Made for Television
Starring Ali Wong, Beef is a story of a bout of road rage between two strangers who already seem to have each had their fair share of frustrations. Their paths increasingly cross following the incident, and what started as road rage escalates into a highly dramatic ongoing feud.
Stream Beef on Netflix. Subscribe here.

Category: Drama

The Morning Show

Golden Globes Awards nominations: Best Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role on Television, Best Drama Television Series
Critics' Choice Awards nominations: Best Drama Series, Best Actress in a Drama Series, Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Critics' Choice Awards won: Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Starring leading actresses Jennifer Anniston and Reese Witherspoon, The Morning Show is a compelling series that explores the cutthroat world of morning television, delving into power dynamics, workplace challenges, and societal issues.
Stream The Morning Show now on Apple TV+ with a 7 day free trial. Subscribe here.

Succession

Golden Globes Awards won: Best Drama TV Series, Best Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Series, Best Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role on Television, Best Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Series
Emmy Awards won: Best Drama Series, Best Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Best Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Best Directing for a Drama Series, Best Writing for a Drama Series, Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Critics' Choice Awards won: Best Drama Series, Best Actor in a Drama Series, Best Actress in a Drama Series
Succession is a must-watch gripping and darkly comedic drama series. The show delves into the power struggles and dysfunctional dynamics of the wealthy Roy family as they compete to control the family-owned media conglomerate.
Stream Succession on Neon. Subscribe here.

The White Lotus

Emmy Awards won: Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
The White Lotus is a satirical and thought-provoking limited series set at a luxury resort. It explores the intersecting lives of the guests and staff over a week and reveals the dark humour beneath the paradise facade with each day that progresses. Starring Jennifer Coolidge, Aubrey Plaza, and Meghann Fahy, the White Lotus is a must-watch.
Stream The White Lotus on Neon. Subscribe here.

The Crown

Golden Globes Awards won: Best Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role on Television
Critics' Choice Awards won: Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
The Crown is a binge-worthy 6-season drama that follows Britain's beloved Queen Elizabeth II's reign, serving up a fascinating mix of royal history, family drama, and political intrigue.
Stream The Crown on Netflix. Subscribe here.

The Last of Us

Golden Globes Awards nominations: Best Drama Television Series, Best Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Television Series, Best Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Television Series
Emmy Awards nominations: Best Drama Series, Best Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Best Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Bet Directing for a Drama Series, Best Writing for a Drama Series
Critics' Choice Awards nominations: Best Drama Series, Best Actor in a Drama Series, Best Actress in a Drama Series
Based on a hit video game, this drama series follows a post-apocalyptic world after a fungal infection caused a widespread pandemic. The series follows the story of a man tasked with smuggling a teenager across America in an attempt to save the world.
Stream The Last of Us on Neon. Subscribe here.