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Apple TV+ today picked up its first-ever Oscar nominations, with the Tom Hanks film "Greyhound" nominated for "Best Sound" and the animated Cartoon Saloon film "Wolfwalkers" nominated for "Best Animated Feature Film."

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"Greyhound" is up against some tough competition, including the Pixar film "Soul" on Disney+ and the Netflix film "Mank," along with "News of the World" and "Sound of Metal." In the animated category, "Wolfwalkers" is also up against "Soul," in addition to "Onward," "Over the Moon," and "A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon."

Apple TV+'s first Oscar nominations are not in major categories, but the streaming service still has a relatively small catalog of films. On the television side, Apple TV+ has seen more success this awards season, with hit comedy series "Ted Lasso" and star Jason Sudeikis winning a Golden Globe Award, multiple Critics Choice Awards, and more.

The 93rd Academy Awards ceremony will be hosted on Sunday, April 25 at 8 p.m. Eastern Time. The awards honor the best films released between January 1, 2020, and February 28, 2021, as chosen by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Update: Apple has highlighted the Academy Award nominations in a press release.

"Nothing is more exciting than seeing these unique and meaningful films resonating with both critics and audiences globally," said Zack Van Amburg, Apple's head of Worldwide Video. "We are incredibly proud of what we're building at Apple, and to have these films celebrated in this way — and in such a short space of time — we're humbled and thankful for the artists and filmmakers who have partnered with us."

Article Link: Apple TV+ Lands First Oscar Nominations for 'Greyhound' and 'Wolfwalkers'
 
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Ar40

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As if I needed more proof the oscars was rigged. Greyhound won an oscar? LOL
It deserved it.

Greyhound had phenomenal sound editing.

Big loss for Apple in that Cherry got no nominations. That ended up being a dud it would seem.
 
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NotTooLate

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It's all a load of bollocks then. Awards are pointless.
Its the award for the film .... its just sites like this makes it about Apple , we always had studios doing a film and then some publisher distribute them , Tom Hanks will get the credit if he wins it , the ppl who worked on the film will get the awards , Apple will get some press for it , but they wont be going on stage and getting any Oscar , at least that's my understanding on how this things work.

Awards , you can say are pointless , but they provide monetary gain , be it by more ppl watching the film once it wins , in Apple case , ppl might subscribe to ATV+ , they provide some "good work guys!!" for the ppl who actually made the movie and raise their status in the show business .... for the folks who make movies , Oscars is a big thing to win.
 

Ar40

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Sure, just public show for self-adulations, nothing more.
You do realize it's not actually for "self-adulation"? I hope you realize that. Multi-billion dollar companies can't afford to spend money marketing movies for "self-adulation." The stockholders would not allow such frivolity.

Awards shows are about marketing - there are people who will watch a movie if they see it's an "Oscar winner" or even "Oscar nominated" movie. It's something to help sell subscriptions. And Apple sorely needs as many awards as possible to draw eyeballs to TV+. Unfortunately, they seem to have struck out this year for the most part.

Case in point: I have seen MANY people online say that they watched Ted Lasso only because they heard about it winning the Golden Globe award this year.
 

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I'd wager that's way more important to TC than the state of Apple's hardware and software right now.

Yep. That’s why he’s not leading a massive system architecture transition involving creating a world-class CPU team that has beaten the market leader at its own game, while simultaneously creating a workable ability for developers to create differentiated apps for each of its product categories with minimal effort, the holy grail which not even Microsoft managed ever to do.

Because all he cares about is Oscar nominations.
 

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In some ways, it's always great news for people and organisations to have their hard work recognised. Getting to a world where nominations are driven by the public reception and technical evaluation of work rather than a 'campaign' of 'presentations' and 'gifts' to a handful of people, will add more value to these awards for eventual winners.
 
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In some ways, it's always great news for people and organisations to have their hard work recognised. Getting to a world where nominations are driven by the public reception and technical evaluation of work rather than a 'campaign' of 'presentations' and 'gifts' to a handful of people, will add more value to these awards for eventual winners.
Having worked on the VFX on Greyhound its nice to be up for some Awards for the crazy hours we did on that film. shame it was not shown in Cinemas but at least more people got to see it on Apple TV.
 

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Yep. That’s why he’s not leading a massive system architecture transition involving creating a world-class CPU team that has beaten the market leader at its own game, while simultaneously creating a workable ability for developers to create differentiated apps for each of its product categories with minimal effort, the holy grail which not even Microsoft managed ever to do.

Because all he cares about is Oscar nominations.
He made a chip. That's great, but let's not get amnesiac too soon. Wanna ask the same developers what their experience has been with the butterfly keyboard, touchbar, endless Mac Pro wait, infernal heatsinks across the board etc.

And yes, TC is way more compelled by photo ops, media presence and virtue signalling than tech.
 
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