When the awarding of the statuettes is only a few weeks away (February 10), the Academy has made official the nominations for the Oscar 2020. The choice of feature films in the race testifies how streaming platforms are playing an increasingly leading role, now comparing themselves with the studios on equal terms. At this turn Netflix collects far beyond 20 nominations, thus recovering after an evening under the Golden Globes.
Oscar 2020: over 20 nominations at Netflix
The Irishman is Story of a wedding, both recently included in the catalog of the service, are vying for the title of Best Film. The first, directed by Martin Scorsese and with a stellar cast (among others Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci) appears in nine categories, while the second (with Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver) in six. Three nominations also for The two popes (Jonathan Pryce and Anthony Hopkins), one for American Factory is The Edge of Democracy (always for the best documentary), while Where's my body? is Klaus compete for the best animated film.
Recall that already last year Netflix had its say at the Oscars putting their hands on three statuettes with Rome by Alfonso Cuarón. To stock up on nominations does not mean in any case to secure as many awards: we mentioned at the beginning what happened to the Golden Globes where only two prizes were awarded to the platform (Story of a wedding and The Crown) despite the 34 nominations that until the eve had made one think of a different outcome.
We refer to the Academy's official website for thecomplete list of applications: in the category Best Picture There are also Once Upon a Time in … Hollywood (Quentin Tarantino), Parasite (Bong Joon-ho), Le Mans 66 The Big Challenge (James Mangold), Jojo Rabbit (Taika Waititi), Joker (Todd Phillips), Little Women (Greta Gerwig) and 1917 (Sam Mendes).