The entertainment world has evolved more in the past five years that it had in the previous 50. 

Another sign of that is the fact that when the Academy Award nominations were announced Monday, Netflix picked up a total of 35 Oscar nominations for 16 movies. 

Multiple streaming services have films that are up for Oscars, and there’s no question they were benefited because movie theaters were closed down during the pandemic, and the only way to see many films was on laying on your couch or watching on your phone. 

The film getting the most nominations was “Mank,” A Netflix original based in 1930’s Hollywood.  That film alone received 10 nominations, including best picture, best director, best actor and best supporting acctress. 

“Trial of the Chicago 7,” written by Aaron Sorkin, is another film up for the best picture award. 

“Nomadland” is another movie that comes from a streamer studio, in this case Hulu. 

Disney will be well represented at the Academy Awards’ telecast on ABC, as they picked up a total of 15 nominations overall. 

Amazon Studios has 12 total nominations, and is in the running for best picture with “Sound of Metal.”

What about Apple?  Yeah, Tim Cook is going to have to get his tuxedo out of the closet, as Apple TV+ scored their first Oscar nominations, including a best animated feature nod for “Wolfwakers.”

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