Netflix Earns First Oscar Nomination: Best Documentary (The Square)

The SquareOn Thursday morning, the nominees for the 86th Academy Awards were announced — and the list contains many expected names and an Oscar newcomer. Netflix continued its awards season run with its first Oscar nomination for the documentary The Square, while science fiction films made an impression as well. Continuing its recent successes, Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity was nominated for a total of 10 Oscars, including best picture, director, visual effects, and best actress for star Sandra Bullock. The sci-fi love story Her also received attention from Academy members, garnering nominations for best picture, original screenplay, production design, and both best original song and score. Netflix has been on an awards season tear, winning three Emmys and a Golden Globe for House of Cards. Read the full story at The Verge.