Apple TV+ Lands First Oscar Nominations for 'Greyhound' and 'Wolfwalkers'
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."
"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."