Oppenheimer Wins Big At Oscars 2024 As Apple TV And Netflix Face Disappointment

For Netflix, the 2024 Oscars marked a decline in success compared to previous years. Despite winning six awards the previous year, Netflix only managed to secure a single win this time around.

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Oppenheimer Wins Big At Oscars 2024 As Apple TV And Netflix Face Disappointment.

The 2024 Oscars proved to be a surprising year for streaming giants Netflix and Apple TV. Despite combining for an impressive 32 nominations, both platforms were nearly shut out of the prestigious awards ceremony.

Netflix managed to secure only one win for Wes Anderson’s “The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar” in the Best Live Action Short Film category, while Apple TV’s highly anticipated film, Martin Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon,” failed to take home any awards.

The absence of recognition for “Killers of the Flower Moon” was particularly unexpected, with Lily Gladstone losing the Best Actress prize to Emma Stone for her performance in “Poor Things.”

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Universal emerged as the big winner of the night, with their film “Oppenheimer” taking home multiple awards including Best Picture, Best Director, editing, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, original score, and cinematography.

Disney’s Searchlight Pictures also had a successful night, with “Poor Things” garnering four prizes.

The other half of the buzzworthy “Barbenheimer” duo, Barbie, secured only a single win for Best Song with Billy Eilish’s “What Was I Made For.” This was a disappointment for fans who were hoping to hear “I’m Just Ken,” sung live at the ceremony by supporting actor nominee Ryan Gosling.

For Netflix, the 2024 Oscars marked a decline in success compared to previous years. Despite winning six awards the previous year, Netflix only managed to secure a single win this time around.

Since 2017, Netflix has won a total of 23 Oscars but has yet to win in the coveted Best Picture or Best Actor/Actress categories.

This year, the platform had high hopes with nominations for Bradley Cooper and Carey Mulligan in “Maestro,” Colman Domingo for “Rustin,” and Annette Bening for “Nyad.” However, none of these nominations translated into wins.

Lily Gladstone’s loss to Emma Stone for Best Actress was a slight disappointment for those who believed Gladstone had a chance to make history as the first Indigenous American to win an Academy Award in that category.

Apple TV also missed out on awards in the Best Supporting Actor category, with nominee Robert De Niro, and Best Director for Martin Scorsese.

Despite these disappointments, the awards were largely distributed as expected. This year, it cannot be said that the judges were swayed by a lack of theatrical presence from streaming platforms.

“Killers of the Flower Moon” had a fairly wide release in cinemas, while “Maestro” enjoyed a month-long run in theaters before its Netflix release. Both films also performed well at the box office.

The ceremony itself was praised for its modern approach, with Deadline proclaiming that the producers “finally made an Academy Awards ceremony for the 21st century.” The Hollywood Reporter described it as “busy and eclectic.”

However, USA Today did label it as “boring,” a criticism that has become commonplace for the Oscars in recent years.

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