The movie and video industry made $286.17 billion in 2015. In 2020, it is estimated that it will pull in $324.66 billion. Movies alone generated $43.4 billion in revenue. But not all movies generate the same amount: some are notorious flops, others are surprise hits, and a select few are Oscar winners.
It's the latter group that we're concerned with here: as this year's Oscar winners head to the home-video circuit, they're raking in extra revenue given all the attention they got last month and as home viewers pony up extra money to see what all the hype was about.
"Parasite", which won Oscars for best picture, best director, best original screenplay, and best international film, rose to Amazon's top-10 in sales ranks as the Oscars approached, and jumped to the #1 spot after it won, both for the Blu-Ray and digital download.
But what about the studios — the companies that foot the production bill in the first place? Certainly winning an Oscar — or even a nomination — translates into massive bonuses not just in a film's box-office revenue, but also in how it does in the home video market via sales, rentals, and licensing deals.
We took a look at this year's winner and nominations and the studios they'll benefit most. Here's what we found when we visualized them all via our knowledge graph tool KGBase. It reveals 208 relationships, including the nominated movies, their nominations, and the studios that made them.
Nominations by movie
This first knowledge graph shows the movies everyone is talking about by how many nominations they got. As you see, standouts by circumference reflect the biggest movies: Joker, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, 1917, Jojo Rabbit, and Little Women.
As you click around, you'll find a few surprises: despite being the big winner of the night, Parasite was nominated in fewer categories than Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Joker, and 1917. You'll also find some outliers on the periphery that only saw one Oscar nomination, in a somewhat brutal visualization of what some believed were Academy snubs.
The studios (the real winners)
Sure, Bong Joon-ho is going to score a massive contract for his next film, and Brad Pitt will continue to be a major moneymaker, but it's the studios that will reap the rewards as all the Oscar noms hit Apple TV, Netflix, Amazon Prime, and the rest of the home video market.
When visualized by the number of nominations, Disney and Netflix got the most Oscar nods. Netflix got at least 24 nominations, and Disney saw 22 across multiple categories. Sony, which has had a tough few years, scored at least 20 nominations for its releases in the year.
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