Netflix earned 24 nominations for the Oscars, becoming the first steaming service to get the most nominations for the prestigious movie awards.
Among Netflix’s original content, Martin Scorsese’s epic “The Irishman” scored 10 nominations, “Marriage Story” got six, “The Two Popes” garnered three, and animation feature “Klaus” was on the best animated feature ballot. The streaming platform also earned nominations for two documentary features called “American Factory” and “The Edge of Democracy”, and one documentary short titled “Life Overtakes Me”.
In early December, Netflix said that 26.4 million accounts viewed "The Irishman" within the first week, and that it expected 40 million to watch it in the first 28 days. The company defines a view as watching at least 70% of the program.
Netflix competitor Disney scored 23 nominations.