Netflix’s awesome and ever-increasing content has finally caught the eye of The Academy Awards aka Oscars. The popular streaming platform has got eight nominations in this year’s edition of the award.
While this is some news to grin from ear to ear, there is bigger news for Netflix’s Mudbound. This Netflix Original is set in the American South following World War II has got four nominations.
What is more exciting is that among these four nominations, two of these nominations have broken the glass-ceiling. Rachel Morrison, nominated for Best Cinematography for Mudbound is the first woman nominated in this Oscar category.
Dee Rees, who was co-written the screenplay of this Netflix Original, is the first Black woman to be nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay. Interestingly the film spoke of a friendship between one black and one white in a racially divided post Mississippi. Rees has also directed the film.
Mudbound actress Mary J. Blige has got a double nomination with Best Supporting Actress and Best Original Song as she has rendered her voice for the film’s song Mighty River.
It is a déjà vu moment for Mary, as Mudbound was nominated for these exact same categories in the 75th Golden Globe Awards.
Previously, 75th Golden Globes Awards recognized Aziz Ansari’s acting contribution awarding him Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy award for Master of None. TheDigitalHash.com has also written about digital winners in that coveted award ceremony, you can read it here.
Netflix’s other nominations include recognition for its short subject documentary Heroin(e), its foreign-language film from Hungary, On Body and Soul. Apart from that Netflix’s two long-form documentaries have also been nominated. Icarus is about the Russian doping scandal, whereas Strong Island examines the judicial system in a very personal story.