List of All 36 Netflix Oscar Nominations for 2021

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Netflix took home its biggest haul of Oscar nominations in their history beating out most other rivals in the race to the Oscars due to air at the end of April 2021. 

Netflix Original movies scored 37 (41 if you include News of the World and Love and Monsters which Netflix distributed internationally) Oscar nomination nods this year.

This means Netflix nudges ever closer to the record of 45 nominations held by United Artists back in 1940 and tying (or very close depending on how you count Netflix’s nominations this year) to Miramax’s 2003 Oscar nomination count of 40.

The number of Oscar nominations for Netflix increased on March 25th with the news that Netflix had acquired Two Distant Strangers which was nominated for the best short film.

It’s also worth noting that Netflix is currently carrying The Present which was nominated for best short live-action short film but does not carry Netflix Original branding.

Here’s how that compares to Netflix’s previous nomination hauls:

  • 2021: 37
  • 2020: 24
  • 2019: 14
  • 2018: 8
  • 2017: 3
  • 2016: 2
  • 2015: 1
  • 2014: 1
  • 2013: 0

The only categories Netflix failed to get nominations in was the international feature film and short film (live-action) categories.

Mank walks away with the most award nominations of all movies featured hauling 10 award nominations in total.

Full List of Netflix Oscar Nominations for 2021

Here’s every nomination Netflix scored for 2021 (full list of Oscar nominations here):

Note: Titles marked with an asterisk are Netflix Originals internationally distributed.

Actor Leading Role

  • Chadwick Boseman – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
  • Gary Oldman – Mank

Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Sacha Baron Cohen – The Trial of the Chicago 7

Actress in a Leading Role

  • Viola Davis – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
  • Vanessa Kirby – Pieces of a Woman

Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Glenn Close – Hillbilly Elegy
  • Amanda Seyfried – Mank

Animated Feature Film

  • Over the Moon
  • A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon


  • Mank
  • News of the World*
  • The Trial of the Chicago 7

Costume Design

  • Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
  • Mank


  • David Fincher – Mank

Documentary (Feature)

  • Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution
  • My Octopus Teacher

Documentary (Short)

  • A Love Song for Latasha

Best Visual Effects

  • Love and Monsters*

Film Editing

  • The Trial of the Chicago 7

Makeup and Hairstyling

  • Hillbilly Elegy
  • Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
  • Mank

Music (Original Score)

  • Da 5 Bloods
  • Mank
  • News of the World*

Music (Original Song)

  • Hear My Voice – The Trial of the Chicago 7
  • Husavik – Eurovision Song Contest
  • Io Si (Seen) – The Life Ahead

Best Picture

  • Mank
  • The Trial of the Chicago 7

Production Design

  • Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
  • Mank
  • News of the World*

Short Film (Live Action)

  • Two Distant Strangers

Short Film (Animated)

  • If Anything Happens I Love You


  • Mank
  • News of the World*

Visual Effects

  • The Midnight Sky

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

  • The White Tiger

Writing (Original Screenplay)

  • The Trial of the Chicago 7

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