It wasn't only the actors, editors and directors who won big during the 91st annual Academy Awards. The Oscars provided big wins for publicly traded entertainment companies -- especially earning big buzz for Netflix, Inc. (NFLX) - Get Report , whose "Roma" snagged 10 nominations and several wins.
When the starstruck lovefest ended, Alfonso Cuarón scored best cinematography for "Roma," which also won best foreign language film, and best directing, also thanks to Cuarón. "Period. End of Sentence," also a Netflix production, won best short subject documentary. These wins helped further establish Netflix -- once merely a DVD-by-mail rental operation -- as a production powerhouse. They also let Netflix elbow past rival Amazon (AMZN) - Get Report and its flick "Cold War," which won nothing.
Other major awards went to films by Walt Disney Co. (DSNY) , 20th Century Fox (FOXA) - Get Report (FOX) - Get Report , Comcast Corp. (CMCSA) - Get Report , Sony Corp. (SNE) - Get Report , and AT&T's (T) - Get Report Warner Bros.
Among the big scores of the night were:
- Best Picture-winning "Green Book," which also won Mahershala Ali an award for best actor in a supporting role, scored for Comcast, and so did "First Man," which won best visual effects. The films are both products of Universal Pictures, a studio owned by Comcast Corp. "Green Book" also came home with best writing (original screenplay).
- Spike Lee's "BlacKkKlansman," which scored best writing (adapted screenplay) for Focus Features, which is also owned by Comcast.
- "Bohemian Rhapsody," which brought home awards for 20th Century Fox for best sound editing and mixing and best film editing. It also won best actor in a leading role thanks to Rami Malek.
- Fox Searchlight's "The Favourite," which had tied with "Roma" for the most nominations, was decidedly not the favorite in terms of total number of scores, but did win a grand prize: Best actress in a leading role, thanks to Olivia Colman.
- "Black Panther," which won best production design, best original musical score and best costume design, scored for Walt Disney. And so did "Bao," from Disney's Pixar Animation Studios,winning best short animated film.
- "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse," which granted Sony points for best animated feature film.
- "A Star Is Born," which won best music original song for "Shallow" - providing a score for AT&T's Warner Bros.