Tue. May 21st, 2019

The Academy won’t change its rules to exclude Netflix from the Oscars

The Academy won’t change its rules to exclude Netflix from the Oscars

Netflix, Amazon, and other streaming services will continue to be free to submit their films to the Oscars next year, after the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences decided against changing its entry rules to more clearly favor films intended primarily for theatrical release. The Academy announced that Rule Two, which says a film is eligible to be considered for an Oscar so long as it has a seven-day run in an LA theater, will remain unchanged for the 92nd Academy Awards in 2020, despite suggestions that it should be changed to require a longer theatrical run from potential nominees.

The rule changes were being considered after Netflix earned its first Best Picture nomination, for Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma, which was entered after…

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Source: https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/24/18514430/oscars-netflix-amazon-prime-academy-awards-entry-rules-nominations-spielberg-roma

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