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This Iconic Director Says Netflix Films Aren’t Oscar Eligible

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Netflix may be known for its TV shows, but let’s not forget about their astonishing original films. You’d think they’d be good enough for major recognition, but one director says otherwise.

Not A Chance

For nearly 40 years, Steven Spielberg has easily influenced countless film directors. While promoting the movie Ready Player One, the director was asked about Netflix films winning the big award. Shockingly enough, he was very opposed to it.

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“I don’t believe films that are just given token qualifications in a couple of theaters for less than a week should qualify for the Academy Award nomination,” he told ITV.

Taking Huge Steps

Over the years, Netflix has given select films limited runs in the theaters. First They Killed My Father and Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold are among those on the very short list. Most of these runs last one week.

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Spielberg won’t give any of his upcoming films the exclusive streaming treatment any time soon. The director isn’t against the overall medium, though. He’s just a bit concerned about the future of movies. “Television is really thriving with quality and art, but it poses a clear and present danger to filmgoers,” he said in the same ITV interview.

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Whether or not Spielberg changes his mind, Netflix has already shown their dominance. At the 2018 Oscars, their documentary Icarus won for Best Documentary Feature, making it Netflix’s second Oscar win. Their drama Mudbound also earned Oscar nominations in four categories, including Best Supporting Actress and Original Song.

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This year, the streaming service is looking to release 80 movies. One of their biggest films this year was The Cloverfield Paradox, which gained buzz after its surprise trailer debut during the Super Bowl. It wouldn’t be surprising if one (or more) of these films gain Oscar nominations next year.

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