The streaming TV giants have hoarded up 2021 Oscar nominations: for Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Apple TV + and Disney +, the race for the most coveted statuette in the world of cinema has officially begun.
In the year in which the pandemic kept even the most convinced filmmakers in front of the small screen, ready to choose the films from the sofa to spend the evening, this could only be a first taste of the 93rd edition of the Academy Award.
Netflix has garnered 35 nominations for its films – more than any other production company. The most popular feature film was David Fincher’s “Mank,” with ten awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Gary Oldman) and Best Director. In addition to the feature film reminiscent of old Hollywood, Aaron Sorkin’s historical drama “The Trial of the Chicago 7” has been nominated six times, nominated for Best Picture, and five times “Ma Rainey,” for the role of a lead actor the late Chadwick Boseman and Viola Davis for lead actress.
Amazon Studios – Netflix’s great rival – garnered 12 nominations overall, including Best Cinematography for “Sound of Metal”, and other nominations for “One Night in Miami” and “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”.
Streaming TVs from Apple and Disney earned their first Oscar nomination. Apple TV + is competing for the Academy statuette with the animated film “Wolfwalkers” and with the film “Greyhound” (more information can be found in this article ). Disney +, on the other hand, got a nomination for visual effects. An interesting result, just 16 months after the launch of the service.
This streaming nomination package comes after an atypical year for the Academy and the film industry. A time when most of the major film productions saw their release postponed due to the closing of the box office.
- Mank nominations (10 nominations)
- The Trial of the Chicago 7 (6)
- Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (5)
- Hillbilly Elegy (2)
- Crip Camp, Da 5 Bloods
- Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga
- The Life Ahead
- The Midnight Sky
- My Octopus Teacher
- Over the Moon
- Pieces of a Woman
- A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon
- The White Tiger
- A Song for Latasha
- If Anything Happens I Love You
- Over The Moon
- Sound of Metal nominations (6 nominations)
- One night in Miami (3)
- Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Apple TV +
- nominations Wolfwalkers – The Wolf People
- Greyhound – The Invisible Enemy
The 93rd ceremony of awarding the Academy Awards will be held Sunday, April 25 at 20:00 New York time, when Italy will be 01:00. The prizes will be awarded to the best films released between January 1, 2020, and February 28, 2021, chosen by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.