So Steven Spielberg is not a big fan of movies on streaming platforms winning an oscar, as Alfonso Cuaron’s film, ‘Roma’ did at the latest Academy awards.
Spielberg, who is a current governor of the Academy’s directors branch, had proposed at the ceremony, this year, that changes should be made to Oscars eligibility rules, arguing films that debut on streaming services or get a short theatrical run should qualify for the Emmys instead of the Oscars.
Netflix has now taken to Twitter to make an indirect response to Steven Spielberg’s crusade.
The streaming giant wrote: “We love cinema. Here are some things we also love:
- Access for people who can’t afford, or live in towns without theatres
- Letting everyone, everywhere enjoy releases at the same time
- Giving filmmakers more ways to share art
These things are not mutually exclusive.”
Spielberg, a current governor of the Academy’s directors branch, plans to propose changes to Oscars eligibility rules, .
Roma won three Oscars for Best Foreign Language Film, Best Achievement in Directing, and Best Achievement in Cinematography.