Apple TV+ marks streaming first with ‘Coda’s Oscar for Best Picture

Apple TV+ has become the first streaming service to claim the coveted Best Picture gong at the Academy Awards. After less than three years in operation, Apple TV+ won the Best Picture Oscar with Coda, the Siân Heder-directed drama about the only hearing member of a deaf family. The film is based on 2014 French movie […]

‘Parasite’ makes Oscars history, Obama’s ‘American Factory’ takes doc prize

South Korean film Parasite made Oscars history last night, becoming the first non-English language feature to take the best film prize, beating off hotly tipped rivals including Sir Sam Mendes’ 1917. Parasite‘s Bong Joon-ho also took the prize for best director, best international feature, and the best original screenplay award. American Factory, the first film […]

Nat Geo wins first Oscar with Free Solo

Nat Geo has picked up its first Academy Award with rock climbing doc Free Solo. The Fox-owned cable channel won the Best Documentary Feature prize at the 91st annual Academy Awards on Sunday (25 February), besting the likes of CNN Films’ Ruth Bader Ginsburg doc RBG and Hulu’s Minding The Gap, both of which were serious […]

Amazon and Netflix claim Oscar wins

Rival streaming services Amazon and Netflix both claimed Oscar wins last night, with Amazon connected to three of the winners and Netflix scooping its first win in the documentary category. Amazon’s wins came in the feature film categories with Casey Affleck winning best actor for Manchester by the Sea, which Amazon has snagged for its […]

Endemol Shine’s NL Film gets Oscars nod

NL Film, the Endemol Shine-owned prodco behind TV drama Penoza, has had its latest feature selected as the Netherlands’ entry for the Academy Awards. The Dutch film institute, Eyefilm, selects one movie per year to be the country’s official entry for the Foreign Language Film category at the Oscars. NL Films’ Tonio has been selected, […]

Oscar ceremony slays The Walking Dead in the ratings

US network ABC’s coverage of the Academy Awards convincingly knocked zombie series The Walking Dead (pictured) off its ratings perch. The red carpet coverage immediately ahead of the ceremony won 26.9 million viewers in total and 8.8 million viewers in the 18-49 demographic according to Nielsen. The coverage of the Oscar ceremony itself garnered 43.7 […]

WOWOW: from Japan to LA to the world

Kayo Washio runs the LA office of Japanese pay TV channel operator WOWOW. She set up on the West Coast in 2010. An established buyer of US series and movies, WOWOW has just got on board its first international originals and Washio wants to reach out to the global TV community to scope out more […]