After a disappointing run in the Golden Globes, Netflix is back with a vengeance––and they deserve it more than anyone else.
Just last year, Netflix got their very first Oscar nomination for best picture. Now, in the year 2020, Netflix is starting the decade right as the streaming giant leads the number of nominations.
Netflix and its precious movies have earned 24 Oscar nominations this year, and at its helm are The Irishman, led by the great Al Pacino, Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci, and Marriage Story starring Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson. The Irishman snagging 10 nominations while Marriage Story with 6, getting best picture for both.
Hold on now. Netflix didn’t JUST get nominations for best picture, but they’ve been nominated in possibly every category there is in the Oscars. Talk about overachieving eh, Netflix? From fields such as acting to the visual effects to the writing, the streaming giant isn’t the giant for no reason.
Streaming has been the trend for years, and it will continue to do so until we know it. Against Netflix are Disney’s 22 nominations, Sony’s 20 nominations, Universal’s 13 nominations and Warner Bros.’ 12 nominations. Disney, with 22 nominations, has already included their nominations from their expanded empire of 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight.
Netflix has been getting a lot of flack lately though. Hollywood doesn’t want Netflix to suddenly take over the business, but from the way things are looking––they are, and they’re doing it fast. For example, The Irishman‘s director, Martin Scorsese, said that no studio in Hollywood were willing to take on the movie, but Netflix was.
We’re in a different age now, and Netflix has always been a step ahead of both its audience and the critics. Soon enough, Netflix will become an avenue for both upcoming and legendary filmmakers and quite honestly, we’re all about it.
Best of luck, Netflix!