Disney+ Gets First Nods at Academy Awards as The Walt Disney Company Earns 15 Oscar Nominations

The Walt Disney Company has earned 15 Oscar nominations with Disney+ films earning 8 nominations. Searchlight Pictures’ Nomadland led the pack with 6 of Disney’s 15 nominations.

The nominations for Disney+ were the first Oscar nominations that Disney’s streaming service had received since being launched in 2019. Disney+ launched Disney and Pixar content that received nominations. Disney and Pixar’s Onward and Soul both were nominated for Best Animated Feature. Soul was also nominated for Best Original Score and Best Sound. Disney’s Mulan received nominations for Best Costume Design and also Best Visual Effects. Disney’s The One and Only Ivan was nominated for Best Visual Effects as well. Finally, Disney and Pixar’s Burrow received a nomination for Best Animated Short Film.

Searchlight Pictures’ Nomadland‘s six nominations included Best Motion Picture, Actress in a Leading Role, Directing, Adapted Screenplay, along with Editing and Cinematography. With the added nominations from Nomadland, Searchlight Pictures now has earned 19 Best Picture Oscar Nominations and a total of 164 Academy Award nominations.

Hulu’s original film The United States vs. Billie Holiday also received a nomination for Best Actress for Andra Day’s performance in the film. Hulu is also where Searchlight Pictures Nomadland streams exclusively.

The 93rd Academy Awards will take place on Sunday April 25, 2021 at 5:00 PM on ABC.


NOMADLAND (Searchlight Pictures)

6 Nominations

  • Best Motion Picture – Frances McDormand, Peter Spears, Dan Janvey, Mollye Asher, Chloé Zhao
  • Best Actress in a Leading Role – Frances McDormand
  • Best Achievement in Directing – Chloé Zhao
  • Best Adapted Screenplay – Chloé Zhao
  • Best Achievement in Editing – Chloé Zhao
  • Best Achievement in Cinematography – Joshua James Richards

Since 1994, Searchlight Pictures has amassed 28 Golden Globe Awards, 45 BAFTA awards, and 40 Academy Awards including four Best Picture winners since 2009: “Slumdog Millionaire,” “12 Years a Slave,” “Birdman,” and “The Shape of Water.”

SOUL (Pixar Animation Studios / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures / Disney+ / Disney Music Group)
3 Nominations

  • Best Animated Feature
  • Best Original Score – Jon Batiste, Atticus Ross, Trent Reznor
  • Best Achievement in Sound

MULAN (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures / Disney+)

2 Nominations

  • Best Costume Design
  • Best Visual Effects

ONWARD (Pixar Animation Studios / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
1 Nomination

  • Best Animated Feature

THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures / Disney+)

1 Nomination

  • Best Visual Effects

BURROW (Pixar Animation Studios / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures / Disney+)
1 Nomination

  • Best Animated Short Film 

1 Nomination

  • Best Actress – Andra Day



Share your thoughts and comment!


* indicates required



Knott's Berry Farm Announces the New Fiesta Village and Hotel Refurbishment
It's a Good Night with Gordon Goodwin and the Disneyland Resort 2022 All-American College Band at Disney California Adventure
Disney Unveils 2023 runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend Details
Powerline Max Headed to Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom
A Comparison of Disneyland's Magic Key and Walt Disney World's Annual Pass
D23 Hosting 'Hocus Pocus 2' Screening in Salem, Massachusetts