28 Mar Apple TV+, HBO Max, Disney Big Winners As Oscars Embrace Streaming [Forbes]
(ABOVE) Best Picture Winner ‘CODA’ streams on Apple TV+.
By David Bloom
March 28, 2022 | As Oscar after Oscar Sunday night went to movies that had substantially or almost wholly been seen online in the past pandemic-cursed year, one thing was clear: Hollywood’s transition to its streaming future is nearly complete.
Oh, sure, there’ll still be plenty of big-budget superhero flicks, action blockbusters and cheap and reliable horror films finding audiences in traditional theaters. Just look at the $1.888 billion that Spider-Man: No Way Home caught in its web last year. That was third-most ever, according to BoxOfficeMojo, pandemic or not.
But the kinds of movies that regularly festoon awards contenders lists (except for a couple of behind-the-camera categories such as visual effects, costume design or production design) usually depend on the critic-driven audiences who stayed home in droves during the pandemic.
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