2020 was a difficult year for the film industry. Although it started with some good films, as the new coronavirus began to spread across the planet, cinemas started to close and many of the major premieres needed to be postponed.
Movies like Dune, No Time to Die, Black Widow, The Woman at the Window, Top Gun: Maverick, Last Night in Soho, Death on the Nile and The Eternals, were on the most awaited list of the year, and had a chance to compete for some award at the Oscar 2021 ceremony. With the change, those who did well were the streaming platforms, which already had productions ready for launch and also had the opportunity to acquire the exhibition rights of some films that today compete for the main cinema award.
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Chadwick Boseman is the seventh actor in history to receive a posthumous nomination.Source: IMDb / Reproduction
Below we present a list for those who want to prepare for the ceremony, which takes place on April 25th. Films that are not on the list Judas and the Black Messiah, Minari, Nomadland, Beautiful Vengeance, My Father, Drunk: One More, Round, United States Vs Billie Holiday, Collective, Quo Vadis, Aida ?, The Man Who Sold His Skin, Pinocchio and Better Days which so far have only been released in theaters.
The short film White Eye is available on the platform T-Port, a short film distribution service that aims to expand the reach of independent filmmakers. You can check out the movie, with English subtitles, by clicking here.
An absolute leader in nominations, Netflix subscribers can cross off multiple films from the list until the ceremony. While some films are their own productions, the platform was one of those that invested the most in distribution rights during the pandemic.
- Mank – Best Film; Best Direction (David Fincher); Best Actor (Gary Oldman); Best Supporting Actress (Amanda Seyfried); Best Photography; Best Original Soundtrack; Best Production Design; Best Costume Design; Best Makeup and Hair and Best Sound
- Chicago’s 7 – Best Picture; Best Supporting Actor (Sacha Baron Cohen); Best Original Screenplay; Best Photography; Best Original Song (Hear My Voice) and Best Editing
- The Supreme Voice of the Blues – Best Actor (Chadwick Boseman); Best Actress (Viola Davis); Best Production Design; Best Costume and Best Makeup and Hair;
- Pieces of a Woman – Best Actress (Vanessa Kirby)
- Once Upon a Dream – Best Supporting Actress (Glenn Close) and Best Makeup and Hair
- On the Way to the Moon – Best Animated Film
- Shaun the Sheep the Movie: The Farm Strikes Back – Best Animated Film
- The White Tiger – Best Adapted Script
- World Reports – Best Photography; Best Original Soundtrack; Best Production Design and Best Sound
- Detachment Blood – Best Original Soundtrack
- Rosa e Momo – Best Original Song (Io Sì (Seen))
- Eurovision Song Contest: The Sigrit and Lars Saga – Best Original Song (Husavik)
- Monstrous Problems – Better Visual Effects
- Midnight Sky – Best Visual Effects
- Crip Camp – Best Documentary
- Professor Polvo – Best Documentary
- A Love Song For Latasha – Best Short Documentary
- If Something Happens… I Love You… – Best Animated Short
Amazon Prime Video
Amazon Prime Video has not yet defined itself as the main competitor of Netflix, however, I got some indications, mainly with The sound of silence.
- The Sound of Silence – Best Film; Best Actor (Riz Ahmed); Best Supporting Actor (Paul Raci); Best Original Screenplay; Best Editing and Best Sound
- A Night in Miami – Best Supporting Actor (Leslie Odom Jr.); Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Original Song
- Borat: Next Cinema Tape – Best Supporting Actress (Maria Bakalova) and Best Adapted Screenplay
- Time – Best Documentary
Every year Disney is present at the Oscars, either with its own animation or with Pixar animation. In recent years, Marvel films or the Star Wars franchise have also been present, mainly in technical categories. This year, in addition to two animations, Disney + has two other live-action productions.
- Soul – Best Animated Film; Best Original Soundtrack and Best Sound
- Mulan – Best Costume and Best Visual Effects
- Two Brothers: A Fantastic Journey – Best Animated Film
- The One and Only Ivan – Best Visual Effects
Apple TV +
Who comes to run outside is Apple TV +, which got a nomination for excellent animation Wolfwalkers and has the long Tenet available for rent.
- Wolfwalkers – Best Animated Film
- Greyhound Mission – Best Sound
- Try (for rent) – Best Production Design and Best Visual Effects
- A Concerto is a Conversation – Best Short Documentary
- Do Not Split – Best Short Documentary
- Emma – Best Costume and Best Makeup and Hair
- Double Agent – Best Documentary