Apple TV Plus Beats Streaming Rivals to Oscar Award

Daniel Attoe
Daniel Attoe

Updated · Mar 28, 2022


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Another favorite for the award was rival streamer Netflix with “The Power of the Dog”.

Fastest Streamer To Best Picture

Apple TV Plus made history at the Academy Awards on Sunday. Its movie “CODA” won the Oscar for Best Picture. This is the first time ever that a streaming platform has taken the most wanted award in Hollywood. 

CODA was Apple TV Plus’ first nomination at the Academy Awards since the platform launched in 2019. It fought off intense competition from Netflix’s entry to win the award. The latter has been in the running since it scored its first nomination in 2014 for The Square, a documentary.

Amazon Prime became the first streamer to secure a nomination for Best Picture with “Manchester by the Sea” two years later. That achievement sparked a discourse on the status of the efforts of streaming services against traditional Hollywood studios.

CODA is a heartwarming remake of the 2014 French movie “La Famille Bélier”. It follows the story of Ruby, the only hearing member of a predominantly deaf family. She struggles between pursuing her music dreams and the family’s fishing business. Apple acquired the rights to the film for $25 million after it premiered at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.

The movie snagged the Best Supporting Actor prize for Troy Kotsur and Best Adapted Screenplay for writer and director Sian Heder.



Daniel Attoe

Daniel Attoe

Daniel is an Economics grad who fell in love with tech. His love for books and reading pushed him into picking up the pen - and keyboard. Also a data analyst, he's taking that leap into data science and machine learning. When not writing or studying, chances are that you'll catch him watching football or face-deep in an epic fantasy novel.

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