It was a tough night time for Netflix.
The academy’s outdated guard has resisted a dogged push by Netflix to affix the best-picture membership, arguing that, for the reason that streaming service doesn’t launch its movies in a conventional theatrical method, its choices ought to be higher thought-about by Emmy voters.
But the streaming large gave the impression to be holding a very sturdy hand this yr. “The Irishman,” Scorsese’s gangster character examine, obtained 10 nominations. Noah Baumbach’s “Marriage Story” acquired six. “The Two Popes” goes into the ceremony with three.
In the top, Netflix needed to do a lot of smiling by way of gritted tooth. From the stage, Dern name-checked her “friends” on the streaming service, together with Ted Sarandos, chief content material officer, earlier than tearfully thanking her mother and father, the Oscar-nominated actors Diane Ladd and Bruce Dern. “You got game,” she stated.
Rain on the pink carpet.
The soggy pink carpet did little to dampen the temper of the friends who confirmed up in droves two hours earlier than the present’s begin. Inside the Dolby Theater, the development of serving solely plant-based meals on the awards circuit continued, with taro root tacos, cucumber wrapped avocados and eggplant crisps. “I couldn’t tell if it was onions or radishes,” stated one befuddled visitor.
Hollywood’s energy brokers are all in attendance. But solely Jeff Bezos was given his personal trays of meals as he stood at a high-top desk within the foyer bar, snacking along with his son and retaining tabs on his telephone.
Maya Rudolph, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Spike Lee, all scheduled to current, mingled among the many friends. Lee was wearing a custom-made purple and gold tuxedo with “24” on the lapels to honor Kobe Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash two weeks in the past. “I called my friends at Gucci,” he stated, referring to how the tribute go well with got here to be.