10 Most Oscar-Winning Netflix Original Movies

Each year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awards its coveted Academy Award for the highest honor in filmmaking. Netflix entered the Best Picture race for the first time in 2018 Roma and has since added six more titles to that coveted list of nominees, but has yet to secure a win, despite Apple TV+ breaking the barrier this year and becoming the first streaming service to take home best picture KODA although Netflix has topped the nominations three years in a row.

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Films produced, streamed and distributed by Netflix have won 16 Oscars in 11 categories from 116 nominations. These ten feature films are her most acclaimed.


“Mudbound” received 4 nominations, no wins

Dee Rees‘Movie 2017 mudbound found two families struggling to survive in the Mississippi Delta — one black, the other white — sharing the same piece of land and maintaining a tenuous, race-based peace. But when her sons Ronsel (Jason Mitchell) and Jamie (Garret Hedlund) return home from war with a budding friendship, their peace tested by exclusion and hatred.

At the 90th Academy Awards mudbound had four nominations on the ballot: Best Supporting Actress for Mary J BligeBest Adapted Screenplay for Rees and Virgil Williams based on the novel by Hillary JordanBest camera for Rachel Morrison, and Best Original Song, again for Blige. Blige was the first person to be nominated for both an acting and a singing Oscar in the same year. Rees was the first black woman to be nominated for an adapted screenplay. Morrison was the first woman ever to be nominated as cinematographer. They may not have won, but they made a lot of history.

“Icarus”, “American Factory” and “My Octopus Teacher” each achieve 1 nomination and 1 win

Netflix has had some luck with its documentaries. Since 2014 they have received 11 nominations in this category.

Icarus claimed the first victory for exposing Russia’s state-sponsored Olympic doping program in 2018. American factorythe first film to be acquired by Michelle and Barack ObamaThe production company of , Higher Ground, followed with a win in 2020 for its insightful and disturbing look at the dynamics between workers and employers as a Chinese billionaire opens a factory in an abandoned GM plant in Ohio and hires working-class Americans who will soon clashed with Chinese high-tech industry. They won again in 2021 when My octopus teacher Chronic filmmaker Craig Foster develop a relationship with a wild octopus in a South African seaweed forest.

‘Don’t Look Up’ received 4 nominations, 0 wins

2021 Writer and Director Adam McKay blessed Netflix viewers with a political satire/dark comedy featuring an incredible ensemble cast, including Jennifer Lawrence, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Markus Rylance, Tyler Perry, Timothy Chalamet, Cate Blanchettand Meryl Streep. It told the story of two astronomers who warned the world of its impending doom thanks to an approaching comet. However, the world remained largely apathetic, a superficial allegory for humanity’s current response to climate change.

The film received mixed reviews from critics and audiences, but the Academy saw fit to give it four nominations, including a coveted, all-important Best Picture nomination, to which it lost KODA. It lost Best Original Screenplay to Kenneth Branagh to the BelfastBest original score too Hans Zimmer to the duneand Best Film Editing too Jo Walkeralso for dune.

“The Trial Of The Chicago 7” received 6 nominations, no wins

Aaron SorkinThe movie 2020 The Trial of Chicago 7 told the story of the seven people charged after protesters violently confronted police after the 1968 Democratic Party convention. They were forced to stand trial together, despite their differing defense philosophies, by a hostile Nixon administration and an unpredictable judge, and that one of them, Black Panther Bobby Seale, wasn’t even there.

The Trial of Chicago 7 received an Oscar nomination for Best Picture at the 93rd Academy Awards, to which he lost nomadic country. As expected, Sorkin earned a fourth Oscar nomination for his screenplays, although his only win came in 2010 The social network; this time he lost against Emerald Fennel‘s Promising young woman.

‘The Irishman’ amassed 10 nominations but no wins

Martin Scorsese‘s epic movie The Irishman Stars Robert DeNiro as a killer looking back on his life while Scorsese meditates on his excess of sin and the state of his soul. The incredible cast includes Jor Pesci, Al Pacinoand Harvey Keith.

Recognition of the 92nd Academy Awards The Irishman with all the biggest nominations including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor nominations for Pacino and Pesci. Brad Pitt defeated them both Once upon a time in Hollywoodand parasite swept the others, but when Bong Joon Ho accepting his Oscar for Best Director, he said, “When I was young and studying film, there was a saying that I etched deep in my heart, which was ‘the most personal is the most creative’,” which he then attributed to Scorsese for what led to a standing ovation for the prolific director.

‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ grabbed 5 nominations and 2 wins

Ma Rainey’s black butt chronicled a pivotal but tumultuous recording session of influential blues singer Ma Rainey in the 1920s, performed by The Awesome Viola Davis. Chadwick Boseman played opposite her in his last role.

Davis and Boseman both received acting nominations, as did the film’s production design. However, his wins came from makeup and hairstyling, as well as costume design for Anna Roth. It was Roth’s fifth nomination and her second win since 1996 The English patient.

“Marriage Story” grabs 6 nominations and secures 1 win

Noah Baumbach broke the hearts of Netflix subscribers via Adam driver‘s captivating performance (and to a lesser extent Scarlett Johansson‘s) in 2019 history of marriage about breaking up a relationship.

history of marriage also fallen victim parasites frenzied success, lost best picture but was honored to have just been nominated. Driver got a nomination but lost against Joaquin Phoenix‘s joker; Johansson was double-nominated for both history of marriage and Jojo rabbitbut lost twice to Renee Zellweger how Judy garland and Laura Dernwho played her lawyer history of marriage and gave the film its only win.

“The Power Of The Dog” receives a whopping 12 nominations but only wins once

The power of the dog appeared to break Netflix’s best picture curse, leading the pack with an impressive 12 nominations. director Jane Campion‘s beautiful film about a fearsome rancher (Benedict Cumberbatch), who torments those of his brother (Jesse Plemons) new wife (Kirsten Dunst) and son (Kodi Smit McPhee).

With 12 nominations, Netflix was likely confident the drought for best picture would end soon. Indeed it was KODA which won the first Academy Award for Best Picture for a Streaming Platform at the 94th Academy Awards; His three nominations were the fewest of any Best Picture winner since 1932. The power of the dog‘s only win came courtesy of Best Director, the first film to receive this as the only award since 1967 The graduate. Winner Jane Campion became only the third woman to win for directing and the first woman to be nominated twice, having been nominated for in 1993 The piano.

‘Mank’ receives 10 nominations and 2 wins

David Fincher’s black-and-white biopic based on his father Jack’s screenplay, the screenwriter narrated Herman J. Mankiewicz (Gary Oldman) and his development of his groundbreaking screenplay for Citizen Kane.

Man lost the best picture nomadic country around the same time The Trial of Chicago 7 was. However, it came out with a win for Best Camera Eric Messerschmidt in his first-ever Oscar nomination and for Production Design. Altman and Amanda Seyfried both lost their acting nominations.

Roma’ was nominated for 10 Oscars and took home 3

Alfonso Cuaron‘s powerful, semi-autobiographical film Roma examines the life of the housekeeper of an upper-class family in Mexico City in the 1970s.

Roma‘s ten nominations tied 2000’s Crouching tiger, hidden dragon for Most Nominated Foreign Language Film while also becoming only the fifth film to be nominated for Best Picture and Best Foreign Language Film in the same year. Cuarón helped earn three Oscars at the 91st Academy Awards — for best foreign language film, the first Mexican film to do so, and then became the first person to win both best director and best cinematography for the same film. Probably Roma deserves to take home the best picture too, but Green Book instead, controversially, took it home.

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