The Walt Disney Company Receives 15 Oscar Nominations

Oscar season has begun, and the nominations for the 91st Academy Awards were released earlier today. The Walt Disney Company earned an impressive 15 nominations this year. Disney’s streaming service, Disney+, received its first Oscar nomination since the launch of the service in 2019.


Disney and Pixar’s Onward and Soul are both nominated for Best Animated Feature. Soul is also nominated for Best Original Score and Best Sound.

Nomadland wins an impressive six nominations, including Best Motion Picture, Best Actress in a Leading Role, Best Directing, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Editing, and Best Cinematography. The film is distributed by Searchlight pictures and these nominations bring their Academy Award nominations total to 164.

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Disney’s newest live-action film, Mulan, received nominations for Best Costume Design and Best Visual Effects. Disney+ original film The One and Only Ivan also received a nomination for Best Visual Effects. Disney’s Pixar short Burrow, which premiered before Soul, received a nomination for Best Animated Short Film.

The entire list of Walt Disney Company Oscar Nominations can be found below:


  • 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)


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


  • Best Costume Design
  • Best Visual Effects
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  • Best Animated Feature

The One and Only Ivan

  • Best Visual Effects


  • Best Animated Short Film

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  • Best Actress (Andra Day)

The Oscar ceremony will be held on April 25th and you can watch it live on ABC at 8pm ET.

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