The 95th Academy Awards nominations have just been announced, and Netflix has struck gold, with eight original features appearing across various lists and bringing the platform a total of 16 nominations. Horror actor Allison and Academy-award nominee Riz Ahmed announced the nominees, with Netflix’s original film All Quiet on the Western Front leading Netflix at this year’s Oscars.
All Quiet on the Western Front was directed by Edward Berger and starred Felix Kammerer as a soldier who enlists to fight in World War I. Berger’s war drama will also lead the BAFTAS with 14 nominations, including Best Supporting Actor and Best Original Score.
The Academy Awards nominated the film for Best Picture, Sound Design, and Original Score, among several others. Here are the rest of the nominations for All Quiet on the Western Front:
- Adapted Screenplay
- International Feature Film
- Makeup and Hairstyling
- Production Design
- Visual Effects
The film is the second most nominated title behind Everything Everywhere All at Once, leading the academy with 11 nominations.
Bardo tells the story of a Mexican journalist who returns to his hometown to combat issues with his identity, familial relationships and the folly of his memories. The film was directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu and stars Daniel Giménez Cacho and Griselda Siciliani and has been nominated for Best Cinematography.
Actor Ana de Armas has been nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance as a hyper-fictionalised Marilyn Monroe in Andrew Dominick’s controversial Blonde. This heavily panned fictionalised biopic about the Hollywood icon generated backlash through its sexist depiction of the actor and overall subject matter. This garnered several Razzie awards, including Worst Director, Worst Picture and two Worst Screen Combo for Dominick and “his issues with women” and Both real-life characters in the fallacious White House bedroom scene.
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery has been nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay by writer Rian Johnson. This murder mystery, starring Daniel Craig, is a standalone sequel to the 2019 film Knives Out and according to the Academy’s guidelines, any sequel counts as an adapted work.
Netflix’s original animations have also taken centre stage, with The Sea Beast, directed by Chris Williams, and Guillermo del Toro’s heartfelt adaptation of Pinocchio both being nominated for Best Animated Feature Film. Furthermore, The Elephant Whisperers, Kartiki Gonsalves, is set for Best Documentary Short Film. Anne Alvergue and Beth Levison’s The Martha Mitchell Effect has been nominated for Best Documentary Short Film.
A performance such as this is further proof of Netflix’s consistency and influence in film and TV over this year, with countless successful and popular series also keeping it afloat.
The 95th Oscars will take place on Sunday, March 12th.