Steven Spielberg Faces Backlash Following Netflix Proposal

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Published on March 4, 2019 - Duration: 01:20s

Steven Spielberg Faces Backlash Following Netflix Proposal

Steven Spielberg Faces Backlash Following Netflix Proposal The 'Ready Player One' director proposed to block Netflix films from Academy Awards shortlists.

Spielberg is a governor of the Academy's directors branch.

He argues that movies which debut on streaming services or just have a short theatrical run should qualify for the Emmys instead of the Oscars.

Amblin spokesperson, via IndieWire The plan has already been criticized.

Industry insiders cite the success of the Alfonso Cuaron's Netflix film, 'Roma.'

The film swept the Oscars for best foreign language film, best cinematography and best director.

Netflix gave its own response to Spielberg's proposal on Twitter.

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