Streaming platforms dominate 2021 Oscar nominations

Streaming platforms dominated this year’s Oscar nominations in a year where theatres were generally avoided due to lockdowns across the world.

35 Academy Award nominations were announced for 16 Netflix original films, including ‘Mank’ and ‘Trial of the Chicago 7’.

Netflix will face tough competition from other streaming platforms like Amazon and Disney’s Hulu. Disney received 15 nominations, three of which are for Pixar animation film ‘Soul’. Amazon’s ‘Sound of Metal’ has been nominated for Best Picture.

Here’s a list of Oscar nominations bagged by streaming platforms:


Mank (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Score, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Costume Design, Best Makeup and Hairstyling, Best Sound)

The Trial of Chicago 7 (Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor, Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing)

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Production Design, Best Costume Design, Best Makeup and Hairstyling)

News of the World (Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Sound, Best Original Score)

Hillbilly Elegy (Best Supporting Actress, Best Makeup and Hairstyling)

Eurovision Song Contest (Best Original Song)

The White Tiger (Best Writing)

Over the Moon (Best Animated Feature)

A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (Best Animated Feature)

Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution (Best Documentary – Feature)

A Love Song for Latasha (Best Documentary – Short)

Pieces of a Woman (Best Actress)

Da 5 Bloods (Best Original Score)

If Anything Happens I Love You (Best Animated Short Film)

Amazon Prime Video

Sound of Metal (Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Original Screenplay, Best Film Editing, Best Sound)

One Night in Miami (Best Supporting Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Song)

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (Best Writing, Best Supporting Actress)

Time (Best Documentary Feature)

Disney Plus

Soul (Best Animated Feature, Best Score and Sound)

Onward (Best Animated Feature)

Mulan (Best Visual Effects, Best Costume Design)

The One and Only Ivan (Best Visual Effects)

Apple TV+

Wolfwalkers (Best Animated Feature)

Greyhound (Best Sound)

Other Productions

Nomadland (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Film Editing)

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