Thanks to captive audiences and a stunted box office in 2020, streaming services took advantage of the circumstances and further cemented their position as award season contenders.
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2021 Oscar Season - Streaming Services Make Their Mark
Netflix and Amazon saw opportunities to step in and bolster their 2020 lineups with projects that ended up being significant players during the current awards season (collecting, between the two of them, 16 Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations). With everyone consuming content from their couch in 2020, the streaming services had a captive audience to themselves, and they took advantage of it.