After every thing was wrapped up at a very weird Oscars ceremony, authentic movies launched by Netflix had gained seven statuettes.
The streaming service’s awards embrace for 2 for “Mank” (manufacturing design and cinematography), two for “Ma Rainey’s Black Backside” (hair/make-up and costume), documentary characteristic (“My Octopus Trainer”), animated brief (“If Something Occurs I Love You”) and stay motion brief (“Two Distant Strangers”).
In the meantime, Amazon’s “Sound of Steel” gained the awards for sound and modifying, whereas Fb’s Oculus, EA and Respawn won their first Oscar for “Colette,” which gained within the documentary brief class.
This comes after a pandemic 12 months during which theaters closing or working at diminished capability, forcing the Academy of Movement Image Arts and Sciences to delay the ceremony and change its awards eligibility rules. It additionally basically erased the excellence between theatrical and streaming movies — for instance, Searchlight Photos launched Greatest Image-winner “Nomadland” in theaters and on Hulu on the identical time.
Going into the night, “Nomadland” was seen because the entrance runner for Greatest Image, however Netflix executives nonetheless had motive to be upset: In an almost unprecedented transfer, Greatest Image wasn’t the ultimate award of the night time — as a substitute, it was Greatest Actor, which was extensively anticipated to go to the late Chadwick Boseman for his efficiency in “Ma Rainey.” So when Anthony Hopkins (who wasn’t in attendance) gained for “The Father,” it made for a reasonably deflating finish to the night.