What you need to know
- Apple TV+ has bagged two Oscar 2021 nominations.
- Both Greyhound and Wolfwalkers are in the running for awards.
Apple TV+ has bagged its first Oscar nominations with Greyhound up for a Best Sound award and Wolfwalkers in the running for a Best Animated Feature gong.
While Apple TV+ executives may be disappointed that none of its content is up for any of the major awards, neither of the two nominations are to be sniffed at. Wolfwalkers, in particular, is a nomination worth taking note of given the way Pixar tends to have the category sewn up. Netflix joins Apple TV+ and Pixar in the nominations for that particular category.
Best Animated Feature Film
Over the Moon (Netflix)
A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (Netflix)
Wolfwalkers (Apple TV Plus/GKIDS)
Greyhound is up against some big hitters of its own as it tries to pick up the Best Sound award.
Greyhound, Warren Shaw, Michael Minkler, Beau Borders and David Wyman
Mank, Ren Klyce, Jeremy Molod, David Parker, Nathan Nance and Drew Kunin
News of the World, Oliver Tarney, Mike Prestwood Smith, William Miller and John Pritchett
Soul, Ren Klyce, Coya Elliott and David Parker
Sound of Metal, Nicolas Becker, Jaime Baksht, Michelle Couttolenc, Carlos Cortés and Phillip Bladh
The winners will be announced during a presentation taking place on April 25.
Apple TV+ is a $4.99 per month subscription service that can be watched on all kinds of streaming boxes and TVs, not least some of the best Apple TV hardware to be released. Apple is rumored to have a new Apple TV ready for an announcement soon, potentially as soon as this month.
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.