Mar 4, 2019

Netflix responds to Oscars backlash and Steven Spielberg

Netflix has defended itself against backlash to its Oscars run after some filmmakers - including Steven Spielberg - have criticised its films being in the awards ceremony. The Netflix film Roma got 10 Oscar nominations and won three. Netflix does release some of its films in cinemas for a few weeks so it can qualify for awards such as the Oscars. At an awards show in February, Steven Spielberg said that he loves TV but "The greatest contributions we can make as filmmakers is to give audiences the motion picture theatrical experience." Netflix's tweet didn't specifically reference Steven Spielberg or the Oscars, but it comes after a weekend of reports that changes to the Oscars would be discussed.

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