Despite a combined 32 nominations, Netflix and Apple TV+ were all but shut out of the 2024 Oscars, with Netflix picking up a single award for the Wes Anderson film The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar (Best Live Action Short Film). The big surprise was that of Martin Scorsese Killers of the Flower Moon (Apple TV+) didn’t win a single statuette, notably Lily Gladstone lost the award for best actress from The poor things‘Emma Stone.

Universal was big winner with Oppenheimer (Best Picture, Best Director, Editing, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Original Score, Cinematography), while The poor things (Disney’s Searchlight Pictures) won four awards. The other half of “Barbenheimer”, (Barbieofc) took home just one award for Best Song with Billie Eilish’s What I was made for (and no I’m just Kensung live at the ceremony by supporting actor nominee Ryan Gosling).

The gala was a disappointment for Netflix, which won six awards last year. Netflix has won 23 Oscars since 2017, but has yet to win in the Best Picture or Best Actor/Actress categories. This is despite four nominations this year for Bradley Cooper and Carey Mulligan (Maestro), Colman Domingo for Rustin and Annette Bening for Niad.

Lily Gladstone was perhaps slightly favored over Stone to win Killers of the Flower Moon and she would also be the first Native American to win an Academy Award for Best Actor or Actress. The studio was also in contention for Best Supporting Actor with nominee Robert De Niro and Best Director for Scorsese. Apart from the loss of Gladstone, however, the prizes were distributed largely as expected.

This year the judges could not be said to have been influenced by a lack of theatrical presence from streamers. Killers of the Flower Moon had a fairly wide release in theaters while Maestro stayed in theaters for a month before its release on Netflix. Both recorded decent box office numbers.

The ceremony itself seems to have been decent, p Deadline announcing that producers “finally made the 21st Century Academy Awards” and The Hollywood Reporter calling it “busy and eclectic”. USA today described it as “boring,” but all the Oscars in the past 20 years have had the same punch.

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