Steven Spielberg thinks Netflix movies shouldn’t be nominated for Oscars
Tarryn van der Byl·
That’s according to a rep from Spielberg’s production company Amblin, who told IndieWire that the director intends to petition the Academy to exclude movies from Netflix and other TV services from nomination in future, citing “the difference between the streaming and theatrical situation”. Whatever that means.
Netflix’s semi-autobiographic drama Roma won the coveted gold bald guys for Best Director, Best Foreign Language Film, and Best Cinematography, and the, uh, awkward-but-necessary menstruation feature Period. End of Sentence won for Best Documentary at this year’s Academy Awards show, while Spielberg’s Ready Player One didn’t even win in its one nominated category. That must be hard.
In response, Netflix has issued its own reminder that movies are movies, and grampy Spielberg should shut up. More or less.
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