Netflix’s ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ is among the most nominated Oscar films • TechCrunch

Netflix received 15 Oscar nominations this year, putting the streaming service ahead of most other media companies. Warner Bros. was close behind with 13 nominations, and Disney+ got 12. Combined with Disney-owned Searchlight, which had 10 nominations, Disney received a total of 22 nominations.

Netflix’s German war film “All Quiet on the Western Front” was nominated nine times, making it one of the most nominated Oscar films, behind “Everything Everywhere All at Once” with 11 noms and next to Searchlight Pictures “The Banshees of Inisherin” with eight nominations. Warner Bros.’ “Elvis” also received eight nominations.

Other nominated Netflix titles include “Blonde,” Guillermo del Toro’s “Pinocchio” and “The Sea Beast,” as well as two documentary shorts, “The Elephant Whisperers” and “The Martha Mitchell Effect.” Last year, the streamer secured 26 nominations.

Apart from Warner Bros.’ “Elvis,” the company also drew three nominations for “The Batman.” Documentary shorts “All That Breathes” and “Navalny” were also nominated.

The bulk of Disney+’s nominations were thanks to “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” with five nods and “Avatar: The Way of Water” with four.

Paramount Global and Universal Pictures received nine and eight Oscar nominations, respectively. Paramount, the owner of the streaming service Paramount+, received six nominations for its “Top Gun” sequel. Meanwhile, Universal, which owns the Peacock, earned seven noms for Steven Spielberg’s “The Fabelmans.”

While Apple TV+ became the first streaming service to win the Oscar for Best Picture, the streaming service only picked up two nominations this year. Brian Tyree Henry in “Causeway” was nominated for Best Supporting Actor. “The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse” was nominated for Best Animated Short Film.

Amazon Studios earned one nomination for its international film, “Argentina, 1985.” Also Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. (MGM), which was acquired by Amazon in 2022, earned a nomination for its drama film, “Women Talking.”

The 2023 Academy Awards will air on ABC on Sunday, March 12.

Nominees:

  • Walt Disney/Searchlight Pictures: 22
  • Netflix: 15
  • Warner Bros: 13
  • Primary: 9
  • Universal images: 8
  • Apple TV+: 2
  • Amazon: 2

Updated 24/1/22 at 11:30 a.m. ET. with correction for Disney nominations.

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