Tonight, the 93rd Academy Awards was held like every year in Los Angeles. As has been the case for a few years now, Netflix is present at the event, and it’s rarely left empty-handed. This year, Netflix won seven statues and became the most award-winning studio of the night. However, the streaming platform won’t come with the ultimate evening bonus.
The Academy Award for Best Picture went to Nomadland, directed by Chloe Chow, who also won an Oscar for Best Director. A disappointment to Netflix as two films were nominated in this prestigious category: Mank and The Trial of the Chicago Seven. Netflix isn’t the only streaming platform to be present at the Oscars, Disney + has also won two awards with Soul, an Oscar for Best Animated Feature and an Oscar for Best Soundtrack. For its part, Amazon Prime Video won the Academy Award for Best Editing and Best Sound with Sound of Metal.
Facebook makes its debut at the Oscars
So far, it is no longer surprising that Netflix, Disney +, or even Amazon Prime Video have won awards at the Oscars, however, 2021 this year will be marked by the arrival of a new kid on the scene. Facebook was awarded for the first time during this token ceremony. It was Colette, a 24-minute French short film produced by Oculus and Electronic Arts to announce the arrival of a WWII-related VR game that won a Facebook Oscar for Best Short Documentary.
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Colette – Short Documentary (ColetteDocShort) April 26, 2021
Over the years, we have seen many changes in the film industry through the Oscars. This first landmark award for Facebook and Netflix, which won 7 out of 35 nominations (the most nominated company in the evening), shows how consumer habits are changing and especially the impact of the epidemic and health crisis on the seventh art.
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