For the First Time, the Oscar Nominations Were Led by a Streaming Service

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Netflix got 24 nominations total including several for The Irishman, Marriage Story, and The Two Popes. Photo illustration by Slate. Photos by Netflix.

Netflix led the Oscar nominations this year with 24 total Academy Award nominations, including two in Best Picture for The Irishman and Marriage Story. This is a first for Netflix: It came close last year with 15 nominations but mostly on the strength of one film (Roma). This year, Netflix had multiple contenders. Beyond the streaming service’s 10 nominations for Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman and six for Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story, it also earned three nominations for Fernando Meirelles’ The Two Popes, three documentary nominations, and two nominations in the animation category (including for original Klaus).

Coming in second place was one of Netflix’s biggest competitors, Disney, which benefited from its recent acquisition of 21st Century Fox. Without its Fox subsidiaries, Disney would have remained mostly consigned to the animation and Best Original Song categories with eight nominations, but thanks to the Disney-Fox merger, Disney came in second with about 22 nominations total.

• 3 nominations for Best Documentary Feature (American Factory and The Edge of Democracy)

• 2 nominations for Best Animated Feature (Klaus and I Lost My Body)

Disney (including Fox): At least 22 nominations

• 3 nominations for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

• 3 nominations for Best Original Song (Toy Story 4, Breakthrough, Frozen 2)

• 1 other nomination for Toy Story 4 (Best Animated Feature)

• 1 nomination for Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

• 10 nominations for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

• 1 nomination for A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

• 1 nomination for How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

amazinglover on January 14th, 2020 at 02:58 UTC »

That's what happens when you throw money at directors and let them make the movie they want.

Netflix may be losing a ton of licensed content but the content they sponsor themselves is starting to make up for it.

Kittykatkid on January 13rd, 2020 at 22:51 UTC »

Oscar is so far behind the times. The AVN awards have been led by streamers for a while.

Every1onRedditisDumb on January 13rd, 2020 at 22:20 UTC »

They’ll probably lead next year too.