Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling both star in Greta Gerwig’s Oscar-nominated comedy
Barbie is now available to watch at home on TV streaming platforms after the outlandish comedy picked up eight nominations at this year’s Oscars. Greta Gerwig’s colourful film about life in plastic scored nods for best picture and best adapted screenplay, though director Gerwig and star Margot Robbie have been controversially snubbed in major categories.
Robbie was expected to earn a best actress nomination for her performance as the iconic doll, while many felt Gerwig was a shoe-in for the best director category. The pair have been recognised elsewhere: Robbie as a producer in the best picture category and Gerwig in the best adapted screenplay category.
Ryan Gosling has picked up his third acting nomination for playing Ken, having previously earned nods for Half Nelson and La La Land. Former Ugly Betty star America Ferrera has also earned a nomination for best supporting actress, while Mark Ronson and Billie Eilish are nominated for their song writing talents for I’m Just Ken and What Was I Made For respectively.
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Barbie will once again go toe-to-toe with summer blockbuster Oppenheimer – as well as Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon and Bradley Cooper’s Maestro – at the 96th Academy Awards in March. The film famously opened opposite Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer on the same day last summer in the phenomenon known as Barbenheimer.
Barbie went on to be the highest grossing film of the year, raking in $1.44bn (£1.14bn) worldwide. It has already had success this awards season at the Golden Globes, winning best original song for What Was I Made For and the first-ever box office achievement award.
It also earned a record-breaking 18 nominations at the Critics’ Choice Awards, ultimately winning six including best original screenplay, best production design and best comedy. So if you want to see what all the fuss is about – or think it’s time for a rewatch – here’s where you can watch Barbie on TV and streaming platforms in the UK.
Is Barbie on Netflix?
Sadly for Netflix members, Barbie is not available on Netflix and probably won’t be any time soon. But don’t worry, because there’s other ways to watch the film online and on TV for those in the UK.
Where to watch Barbie on TV streaming platforms
Barbie is available to stream on Amazon’s Prime Video in standard, HD and UHD, where it can be rented from £4.99 or bought for £13.99. It is also available to rent or buy on iTunes via Apple TV+ for £4.99 or £13.99 respectively.
Film fans who prefer a physical copy can pick up Barbie’s DVD, Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD editions for £6.99, £9.99 and £19.99 from retailers including Amazon and HMV. Shoppers can also benefit from next-day delivery with a subscription to Amazon Prime, which usually costs £8.99 a month or £95 a year and comes with a host of other benefits like Amazon Music Prime and Deliveroo Plus.
But if they sign up today, members can access all these amazing benefits without paying a penny thanks to Prime’s 30-day free trial. This also means TV fans can stream the latest blockbuster films and shows including Saltburn, Nicole Kidman drama Expats and Donald Glover’s Mr. and Mrs. Smith series.