Digital streaming giant Netflix had its best night ever at the Academy. The platform received a total of 35 nominations at the 2021 Academy Awards. During covid-19, the service, which increased in popularity, attracted attention with its superior number of candidates.
Netflix’s Ma Rainey Black Bottom won two majors. The film Mank, which wowed with its black-and-white cinematography by David Fincher, also peaked in two categories.
Netflix wins 7 Academy Awards
Netflix, which was awarded seven of the 35 nominations, left the ceremony as the most successful studio of the night. Mank and The Trial of the Chicago 7 competed for Best Picture but got nothing from it. The Best Picture award went to Nomadland, distributed by Disney subsidiary Searchlight. But success from the minors honored the platform.
Netflix wasn’t the only content platform that stood out on the night. The Disney Plus platform won two awards for Best Animation and Best Music for Pixar’s Soul. Amazon, on the other hand, took over the Editing and Sound branches with the film Sound of Metal.
Facebook wins its first Oscar
The popular social media company Facebook appeared at the Oscars this time. 2, 2015, for Oculus virtual reality goggles. In connection with the World War II-themed VR game, Electronic Arts made a 24-minute short documentary film. Colette was crowned with an award for her work.
Chloé Zhao’s 2020 production of Nomadland; tells the life story of a woman who left her hometown of Nevada after her husband died and became “homeless” and traveled across the United States. The film, which dramatizes the events that followed Fern’s loss of almost all his belongings affected by the city’s economic collapse, leaves us all with fern’s journey of life as a modern nomad, turning his van into a caravan.