Every year, Netflix seems to be getting closer to taking an Oscar award. In 2019, it was with Roma, by the Mexican director Alfonso Cuarón; in 2020, with The Irishman, by Martin Scorsese and the heartbreaking Story of a Marriage by Noah Baumbac; in 2021, with David Fincher’s critically beloved Mank and Aaron Sorkin’s courtroom drama The Trial of the Chicago 7; and in 2022, with Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog, details GQ.
This time around, the streaming giant has another ace up its sleeve: the new seven-time BAFTA-winning All Quiet on the Western Front, which is currently surging in the Best Picture race. So how many statuettes will the company secure on Oscar night? And will he finally win the prize that has so far eluded him? These areon some of the questions that fans who watch films ask on this amazing platform.
Before the ceremony, we remember some netflix movies who caught the attention of the industry in previous years and were nominated for a Oscar awardin any of the categories that are worth remembering and seeing if you have time to do a weekend marathon.
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story of a marriage
Expertly written and endlessly memorable, Noah Baumbach’s moving tale of a relationship in crisis earned Laura Dern an Oscar and received nominations in five other categories, including Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson’s Goosebump-inducing Twists, and Randy Newman’s smooth score.
Unfairly, this ruminant gangster thriller went home empty-handed despite its 10 nominations: for Martin Scorsese’s flawless direction, Al Pacino’s and Joe Pesci’s magnetic performances, and groundbreaking visual effects that aged their faces, among others. others. It is an extraordinary feat.
Years after the closure of a General Motors plant in Ohio, a Chinese billionaire creates new jobs in the area. In Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar’s nuanced study of what’s next, for which they won the Best Documentary Oscar, cultures collide, friendships are forged, and the future remains uncertain.
What Happened, Miss Simone?
Exploring the life and legacy of Nina Simone, Liz Garbus discovered a deliberately provocative and fiercely political musical genius and earned an Oscar nomination for Best Documentary in the process. It’s impossible not to be swept away by the power of her songs and the strength of her character.
Activist Angela Davis, author Jelani Cobb, and civil rights advocate Michelle Alexander are just a few of the luminaries providing insight into Ava DuVernay’s alarming exposé of historic racism in America’s criminal justice system. Broad and detailed, it was nominated for Best Documentary.
Amazing doesn’t even begin to describe Bryan Fogel’s Oscar-winning documentary in which he meets a charming whistleblower (Grigory Rodchenkov) and inadvertently stumbles upon the Russian doping scandal. While uncovering the grand conspiracy, two of his associates are found dead.
Dee Rees became the first black woman to be nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay and Rachel Morrison the first woman for Best Cinematography with this evocative period piece. Mary J Blige also received nominations for her chameleon-like supporting role and the moving original song “Mighty River.”
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Six stories from the American frontier, spanning gunfights, botched robberies, and a gold-mining expedition, make up a crowd-pleaser for Joel and Ethan Coen. He was nominated for his whimsical script, intricate costumes and the sad ballad “When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings.”
So far, the closest the streaming giant has come to winning Best Picture was with Alfonso Cuarón’s monochrome masterpiece about a domestic worker living in Mexico City. He walked away with three statuettes out of a staggering 10 nominations: for Best Director, Best Cinematography and Best Foreign Language Film.
On the brink of democracy
With impassive aerial shots, striking archival footage and poetic narration, Petra Costa’s Oscar-nominated operatic documentary chronicles the fall of two Brazilian presidents and the rise of populism. Going from corruption investigations to recorded calls, it’s an urgent and bewildering watch.
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