The 95th edition of the Academy Awards AKA the Oscars has passed and the laurels have been presented. Daniel Kwan and
Daniel Scheinert’s absurdist comedy-drama, Everything Everywhere All At Once, took home 7 awards out of its 11 nominations, including Best Picture. However, the OTT space had its own wins to celebrate.
Netflix’s All Quiet on the Western Front won 4 Oscars out of its 9 nominations, which included Best International Feature, Best Cinematography (James Friend), Best Original Score (Volker Bertelmann), and Best Production Design (Christian M. Goldbeck, Ernestine Hipper).
This German anti-war film directed by Edward Berger is based on the 1929 novel of the same name by Erich Maria Remarque. It shows the horrifying brutality of the first world war through the eyes of a young recruit, Paul Bäumer (Felix Kammerer).
The plot follows his transition as he goes from being a motivated soldier wanting to be a hero to a traumatized young man exposed to death and struggling to survive. It is now streaming on Netflix.
Elsewhere, Apple TV+ had a reason to celebrate as its original animated short film, The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse won the award for Best Animated Short Film.
The film is an adaptation of Charlie Mackesy’s 2019 eponymous novel. It has been directed by Mackesy and Peter Baynton. The plot follows these titular characters in the winter wilderness as they search for a home.
Their adventure explores the themes of humanity, empathy, family, love, friendship, and kindness, as they find solace in each other’s company and accept their differences.
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