Steven Spielberg Slammed By Hollywood Filmmakers After Urging the Academy to Block Netflix from Oscars

Breitbart | 3/1/2019 | Staff
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Director Steven Spielberg is facing a backlash from fellow Hollywood filmmakers after suggesting that the Oscars should no longer allow Netflix-produced films into consideration for its top awards.

The 72-year-old filmmaker, who has won multiple Academy Awards throughout his iconic career, has long been critical of Netflix’s approach to producing films as online streams, which he argues will detract from the theatrical industry.

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“Steven feels strongly about the difference between the streaming and theatrical situation,” said a representative from Amblin Entertainment. “He’ll be happy if the others will join [his campaign] when that comes up [at the Academy Board of Governors meeting]. He will see what happens.”

At last weekend’s ceremony, the Netflix film Roma became the streaming giant’s first ever film to be nominated for Best Picture but lost out on the award to the drama Green Book.

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“Awards rules discussions are ongoing with the branches,” the Academy said in a statement. “And the Board will likely consider the topic at the April meeting.”

However, many of Steven Spielberg’s Hollywood peers vehemently disagree with his idea, including director Ava DuVernay, who earned her first Oscar nomination in 2017 for her Netflix documentary 13th about racial...
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