This year’s Oscar nominations have been revealed, and Apple TV+ executives are sure to be pleased. The service’s movies received six Oscar nominations overall, up from two last year. Most significantly, Apple broke through in the Best Picture category. CODA is the first Apple original film to receive a major award nomination.
It is the first film with a mostly deaf cast to be nominated for Best Picture. It’s been 35 years since a deaf actor was nominated, and Troy Kotsur is now the first male actor to receive a nomination, as he is up for Best Supporting Actor.
Writer and Director Sian Heder is nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay — CODA is a remake of a French movie called La Famille Bélier. Apple paid a Sundance-record $25 million to acquire the rights to the film, which won the Drama Jury Grand Prix and Audience Award at last year’s festival.
The other Apple movie that received nominations this year was Joel Coen. Macbeth’s Tragedy. It won Best Actor nominations for Denzel Washington, Best Cinematography, and Best Production Design.
Elsewhere, Netflix has continued the series of awards it has had over the past few years, with a staggering 27 nominations across all categories. Star-studded satire on climate change don’t look up and western the power of the dog both nominated for Best Picture. The latter leads the overall group with 12 nominations. Jane Campion, who received both writing and directing nominations, is the first woman to get two Best Director nominations. Other nominated Netflix movies include The Lost Daughter, The Hand of God, Tick, Tick… Boom and the fantastic The Mitchells vs. The machines.
In another place, Dune has 10 nominations and the favorite for Best Picture Belfast received seven. from the Amazon Being the Ricardos got three acting nods, while No Time to Die, which marks Daniel Craig’s final appearance as James Bond, was nominated for Original Song, Sound and Visual Effects. Meanwhile, Japanese drama drive my car broke through in the Best Picture and Directing races for four nominations in total.
The 94th Academy Awards will take place on March 27.
Update 2/8 1:05 PM ET: An earlier version of this story indicated that Netflix received 35 nominations this year instead of 27.
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