☀️NETFLIX & SEARCHLIGHT write big SUNDANCE checks
OSCAR noms out / VERIZON loses 10% of TV subs in 2022 / Matt & Ben going theatrical at AMAZON
Mornin! This is Sean McNulty (connect with me on LinkedIn here if ya like), and here’s the Hollywood + Media news to know on TUESDAY January 24, 2023.
Where here are your 2023 OSCAR nominees. I’ll leave the tea leaves to all of you.
OF NOTE OFF THE BAT:
ACTRESS: Ana De Armas for “Blonde” (one of those rare Razzie / OSCAR movies), Andrea Riesborough gets a nom for “To Leslie” (the strong celeb campaigning apparently worked).
But no Viola Davis (“The Woman King”), or Danielle Deadwyler (“Till”).
ACTOR: Hope you bought that Paul Mescal (“Aftersun”) stock last week.
DIRECTOR: No Cameron, but yes for Ruben Ostlund - “Triangle of Sadness” (which also gets a Picture nom).
PICTURE: No “BP2” but yes “Top Gun: Maverick” (and “Avatar 2”).
Streamers get 1 nom of the 10, “All Quiet on the Western Front” for NETFLIX (which also got a Best Int’l Film nod). NETFLIX did get 2 of the 5 Animated Pic nods (“Sea Beast” and “GDT’s Pinocchio”).
SCRIPT: “Glass Onion” got a nod here… but not the other major categories.
Two other performances I was happy to see noticed from talent on the rise - Brian Tyree Henry in “Causeway” (best supp actor) and Stephanie Hsu in “Everything Everywhere” (best supp actress).
IN TODAY’S EDITION:
AMAZON goes theatrical with Matt & Ben
VERIZON’s latest window into cord cutting, and the burgeoning Fixed Wireless business
What NETFLIX spent $20 Million on at SUNDANCE
“The Last of Us” looks even more like HBO’s next franchise-level hit
DISCO+ ditches lean-back channel viewing in the app, and more