Netflix has scored major wins at the 95th annual Academy Awards, with the streamer walking away with six golden statuettes across factual, animation and scripted titles.
German wartime feature All Quiet On The Western Front, which made its streaming debut on Netflix in October, scooped four Oscars in total, for international feature film, music (original score), production design and cinematography.
The feature, which follows the experiences of a young German solider during the First World War, is a Netflix & Amusement Park Film, made in co-production with Gunpowder Films and in association with Sliding Down Rainbows Entertainment & Anima Pictures Production.
The streamer also picked up a gong for The Elephant Whisperers, the Netflix Documentary & Sikhya Entertainment title from director Kartiki Gonsalves, which won the Oscar for documentary short film and explores the bond that develops between a couple and an oprhaned baby elephant.
Meanwhile, Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio picked up the prize for best animated feature film. The stop-motion animation reimagines the classic story of a wooden puppet who comes to life and longs to be human.
UK pubcaster the BBC had cause for celebration too, with the award for animated short film going to The Boy, The Mole, The Fox And The Horse.
Based on Charlie Mackesy’s illustrated children’s book and originally commissioned by BBC chief content officer Charlotte Moore, the film was a NoneMore and Bad Robot production, which debuted on Apple TV+ outside of the UK.
Navalny, Daniel Roher’s film about Russian opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, meanwhile took home the Oscar for documentary feature film award.
Produced by HBO Max and CNN Films in partnership with Fishbowl Films, RaeFilm Studios and Cottage M, the film debuted on BBC Storyville in the UK last year, followed by CNN and HBO Max.