It was a rough night for Netflix.
The Academy’s senior watchdog developed a resistance to joining Netflix’s Best Picture Club and argued that since the streaming service doesn’t release its films as dramatically, its proposals should be better considered by voters.
The streaming giant, however, feels that this year is in very tight hands. “The Irishman,” Scorsese’s gangster character study, received 10 nominations. Noah Baumbach’s “Wedding Story” received six. “The Pops” goes to three shows.
In the end, Netflix had to make a lot of laughs with its teeth in pieces. From the stage, Dern checked out the name of his “friends” at the streaming service, before tearfully thanking his parents, Oscar-nominated actors Diane Ladd and Bruce Dern. “You’ve got the game,” he said.
Rain on the red carpet.
The crisp red carpet couldn’t lessen the mood of the guests present in the droves two hours before the show began. Inside the Dolby Theater, the tendency to serve only plant-based foods in the reward circuit with taro root tacos, avocados involving moss and eggplant crisps continues. “I can’t tell if it was onions or radishes,” said one surprised guest.
Hollywood power brokers are all present. Jeff Bezos was simply given a tray of his own food as he stood at a high-top table in the lobby bar, snacking with the boy and keeping tabs on the phone.
Maya Rudolph, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Spike Lee, all scheduled to present, blend in with the guests. Lee was wearing a “purple” purple and gold tuxedo “24” lace to honor Kobe Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash two years ago. He mentioned how the tribute case came about, saying, “I called my friend Gucci.”