Apple TV+’s CODA film won the Best Picture statuette at the Oscars ceremony that took place last night. This is the first feature film produced by a streaming platform to win this trophy. The Power of the Dog, released on Netflix, won the Oscar for best director.
The 2022 Oscars ceremony was marked by the huge slap that Will Smith stuck to Chris Rock in full live. It also marks a historic event: it is the first time that a streaming platform has won the Oscar for best film. It’s about by CODA, available on Apple TV+.
CODA was released on Apple TV+ in 2021 and therefore did not have a “classic” cinema release. This is the first film of this type to receive the ultimate reward. A real success for Apple, but also for this project. As a reminder, this is the American remake of La Famille Bélier, a French film released in 2014. CODA won three Oscars in total.
Apple TV+ gives priority to Netflix
The arrival of streaming platforms has completely shaken up the ankylosed Hollywood film industry. For a few years, Netflix has been seeking legitimacy by letting directors express themselves on its platform with the barely concealed goal of winning the Oscar for best picture. Roma, The Irishman, Mank, The Power of the Dog…every year we have a Netflix movie nominated for the ultimate award. However, it’s good Apple who gave it priority with CODA.
Netflix can console itself with the Oscar for best director who crowned Jane Campion for her Power of the Dog, released in 2021 on the platform. Note that the big winner of this ceremony is a “classic” film, since it is Dune. Denis Villeneuve’s feature film left with six statuettes. Mainly technical rewards.
An important year for the cinema, therefore, and above all for the streaming platforms that finally acquire this sought-after legitimacy for so many years. Seeing a Netflix, Amazon or Apple TV+ movie win a reward will no longer be an anomaly. However, we will especially remember this 2022 edition for the blood stroke of Will Smith, who also won the Oscar for best actor for The Williams Method.