Netflix Wins Six Oscars for ‘All Quiet on the Western Front,’ ‘Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio,’ ‘The Elephant Whisperers’

Following industry award-winning juggernaut Everything Everywhere All at Once dominance at the 95th Academy Awards, Netflix quietly followed behind collecting six Oscars across 16 nominations.

The streamer won big for the grim reboot of Erich Maria Remarque’s 1929 novel adaption for German World War I drama All Quiet on the Western Front, including best international feature, cinematography, original score and production design. The original 1930 movie, also based on the novel,  won four Oscars at the 3rd Academy Awards, including outstanding production (now called best picture).

Subscribe HERE to the FREE Media Play News Daily Newsletter!

Netflix also won Oscars for Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio (best animated feature) and The Elephant Whisperers (best documentary short film category). The former beat out Netflix’s other nominated animated feature The Sea Beast.

The SVOD pioneer, under the direction of co-CEO Ted Sarandos, has long made industry awards a priority, generating 16 Oscars across 116 nominations. All Quiet was also up for best picture, but lost out to Everything Everywhere All at Once — which topped the Awards with seven Oscars.

Regardless, the 2023 Oscars haul is a strong comeback for Netflix, which won just one Oscar (Jane Campion’s best director win for The Power of the Dog) across 27 nominations in 2022.

MPI to Issue Netflix Movie ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ on Disc March 28

MPI Media Group will release the acclaimed Netflix movie remake All Quiet on the Western Front on disc.

The film, nominated for numerous awards, including a Best Picture Oscar, will be issued in a two-disc, 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray Disc “mediabook” on March 28.

All Quiet on the Western Front is nominated for nine Academy Awards and recently won seven BAFTA awards, among them Best Film, Best Director, Best Cinematography and Best Original Score. The German Film Academy has also shortlisted the film for the German Film Awards.

The 4K UHD features the original German audio (with English subtitles) in Dolby Atmos audio of the original and 4K Dolby Vision image. The mediabook packaging comes with a 24-page booklet that includes a conversation with director Edward Berger and an interview with historian and professor Daniel Schönpflug on the historical background of All Quiet On The Western Front.

All Quiet On The Western Front tells the poignant story of a young German soldier on the Western Front during World War I. A 17-year-old, Paul Bäumer (Felix Kammerer), and his friends are extremely eager to go to war, to beat the French soundly and march to Paris victorious. This is how the boys imagine it. This is the war they are promised by their principal in a rousing speech. 

The enthusiasm, however, does not last long. When they arrive at the Western Front after days of marching, it’s pouring rain. The trenches are filling up and fast becoming a swamp. But the French do not wait to attack. 

What follows portrays Paul and his comrades’ first-hand experience of how the initial euphoria of war turns into horror, suffering and fear as they desperately fight for their lives in the trenches.

Based on the 1929 novel by Erich Maria Remarque, All Quiet on the Western Front was made into a movie the following year. Directed by Lewis Milestone, it stars Lew Ayres, Louis Wolheim, John Wray, Arnold Lucy, and Ben Alexander. The film won two Academy Awards, Best Director for Milestone and Best Outstanding Production.

It was later remade by ITC Entertainment as a television movie in 1979, on the novel’s 50th anniversary, with a cast that includes Richard Thomas and Ernest Borgnine.

 

95th Oscars: ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once,’ ‘All Quiet on the Western Front,’ ‘The Banshees of Inisherin’ Top Nominations

A24’s sci-fi fantasy drama Everything Everywhere All at Once continues its award-season run, generating 11 Oscar nominations to lead all movies for the upcoming 95th Academy Awards set for Sunday, March 12, at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles and hosted by Jimmy Kimmel on ABC.

British actor Riz Ahmed (Sound of Metal) and Allison Williams (M3GAN, Get Out) Jan. 24 announced the nominations, which included nine noms apiece for Disney-owned Searchlight Pictures’ dark comedy The Banshees of Inisherin, and Netflix’s All Quiet on the Western Front.

Everything Everywhere All at Once, The Banshees of Inisherin and All Quiet on the Western Front all earned Best Picture nominations, alongside Disney-owned 20th Century Studios’ Avatar: The Way of Water, Warner’s Elvis, Universal Pictures’ The Fabelmans, Focus Features’ Tár, Paramount Pictures’ Top Gun: Maverick, Neon’s Triangle of Sadness, and Orion Pictures’ Women Talking.

Subscribe HERE to the FREE Media Play News Daily Newsletter!

Everything Everywhere All at Once

Everything Everywhere generated additional nominations for Best Actress for Michelle Yeoh, Best Supporting Actor for Ke Huy Quan, Best Supporting Actress for Jamie Lee Curtis and Stephanie Hsu, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay for Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, Best Original Song for This Is A Life,” Best Costume Design, Best Film Editing and Best Original Score. The film has been available through retail channels from Lionsgate since July.

The German film All Quiet on the Western Front, a new adaptation of the World War I novel of the same name, also earned noms for Best International Feature Film, Best Cinematography, Best Makeup and Hairstyling, Best Original Score, Best Sound, Best Production Design, Best Visual Effects and Best Adapted Screenplay. The 1930 version of the story won the Oscar for Best Picture.

Banshees of Inisherin grabbed nominations for Best Actor for Colin Farrell, Best Supporting Actor for Brendan Gleeson and Barry Keoghan, Best Supporting Actress for Kerry Condon, Best Film Editing, Best Original Score, and Best Director and Best Original Screenplay for Martin McDonagh. The film can be streamed on HBO Max and has been available via VOD, digital purchase, and on Blu-ray and DVD since December.

Elvis was nominated for eight Oscars, adding Best Actor for Austin Butler, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Film Editing, Best Makeup and Hairstyling, Best Production Design and Best Sound to its tally. Elvis has been available on disc and digital platforms for months, and streams on HBO Max.

Fabelmans rounded out its seven nominations with Best Director for Steven Spielberg, Best Actress for Michelle Williams, Best Supporting Actor for Judd Hirsch, Best Original Screenplay, Production Design and Best Original Score for John Williams, his record 53 nomination. The film is available now through digital retailers and arrives on DVD and Blu-ray Feb. 14.

Top Gun: Maverick, available to view on disc, through digital retailers and streaming on Paramount+, racked up recognition in six categories, with its Best Picture nom joined by Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Song for Lady Gaga’s “Hold My Hand,” Best Film Editing, Best Sound and Best Visual Effects. The film was left off the list of nominees for Best Cinematography, widely seen as a snub as the film, which used Imax cameras for groundbreaking aerial photography, had been winning many of the precursor awards in that category.

Joining Butler and Farrell in the Best Actor category were Brendan Fraser for The Whale, Paul Mescal for Aftersun and Bill Nighy for Living. Best Actress nominees in addition to Yeoh and Williams were Cate Blanchett in Tár, Ana de Armas for Netflix’s Blonde, and Andrea Riseborough in To Leslie, the latter a bit of a surprise thanks to a grassroots campaign for the little-seen film.

The Best Directing category saw Todd Field (Tár) and Ruben Östlund (Triangle of Sadness) join Spielberg, McDonagh and the Daniels.

Gleeson, Hirsch, Keoghan and Quan were joined in the Best Supporting Actor category by Brian Tyree Henry for Causeway, which is streaming on Apple TV+.

In the Best Supporting Actress category, nominees went to Angela Bassett for Disney-owned Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (available through digital retailers and to stream on Disney+ starting Feb. 1, and on disc Feb. 7), and Hong Chau in The Whale, alongside Condon, Curtis and Hsu.

Follow us on Instagram!

Best Animated Feature Film nominees included Netflix’s Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio, A24’s Marcel the Shell with Shoes On, Universal’s Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, Netflix’s The Sea Beast and Disney-owned Pixar’s Turning Red.

Best International Feature noms, in addition to All Quiet, include Argentina 1985, Belgium’s Close, Poland’s EO, and Ireland’s The Quiet Girl.

A full list of nominees is available at Oscars.org.

 

Netflix Filming German Adaptation of War Novel ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’

Netflix through the end of May is finishing principal photography on a German adaptation of World War I drama All Quiet on the Western Front near Prague in the Czech Republic.

The film is based on the 1928 novel by journalist Erich Maria Remarque, whose pacifist text and critical look at World War I was unwelcome in early 1930s Germany. Consequently, the literary text as well as the Oscar-winning 1930 Hollywood film adaptation fell victim to Nazi censorship, forcing Remarque into Swiss exile.

Since March, filming on the first German film adaptation of the book has been in full swing near Prague. Director Edward Berger has gathered an ensemble cast of actors from Vienna’s Burgtheater in Austria, in addition to Daniel Brühl, Devid Striesow and Andreas Döhler, among others.

Subscribe HERE to the FREE Media Play News Daily Newsletter!

“This German world bestseller is able to convey the inhuman terror of war perhaps more impressively than any other literary work,” Berger said in a statement. “For me, creating its first German film adaptation is one of the most exciting challenges of all.”

All Quiet on the Western Front is expected to debut in the second half of 2022.