In an interesting window into the changing landscape of cinema, Netflix leads the Oscar nominations this year. Via Deadline:
That’s pretty astounding. Netflix has yet to win a Best Picture Oscar (Roma was their first nomination, and won for Best Director at the 2019 Academy Awards), but The Irishman gives them a strong shot this year. 16 of their 24 nominations were from The Irishman (10 nominations) and Marriage Story (6 nominations). Their strategy of courting strong auteur directors seems to be working!
The industry continues to change in the wake of the rise of streaming services.
January 22nd, 2020