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Topic # 247924 3-Mar-2019 09:25
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Because Steven Spielberg doesn't think so. 

 

 

 

Last year Spielberg was quoted saying he doesn't think Netflix films should qualify because they dont honour the 90 day theatrical window. 

 

 

 

 

 

“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.”

 

 

 

But the current rules do allow for limited theatrical runs to be eligible for awards. This is probably what Spielberg wants to change. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A quote from Spielberg's reps. 

 

 

 

“Steven feels strongly about the difference between the streaming and theatrical situation. He’ll be happy if the others will join [his campaign] when that comes up [at the Academy Board of Governors meeting]. He will see what happens.”

 

 

 

http://collider.com/steven-spielberg-netflix-oscars-rule-change/

 

As streaming continues to grow each year theater chains are becoming increasingly concerned that they will eventually be phased out in favour of day and date streaming releases. I kinda see where Spielberg is coming he wants to preserve the theater experience but to me this just comes across as old man yells at cloud. What do you think? Should Netflix play by the rules if it wants to get nominated for awards?


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  Reply # 2190151 3-Mar-2019 10:18
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Netflix should have its own awards. The Oscar's are dead anyway.

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  Reply # 2190162 3-Mar-2019 10:41
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He's just being a pretentious old world moron thinking that people still want to go to a building and endure other people and substandard seating in order to watch flat 2D passive entertainment for a couple of hours.





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  Reply # 2190185 3-Mar-2019 11:13
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If the Oscar awards are limited to theatre-release movies then these awards will mirror the decline of theatre-release movies.  If the Oscars wish to remain as a movie awards system then they need to change nomination rules to allow all movies of the right calibre to be nominated.





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  Reply # 2190186 3-Mar-2019 11:17
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Nothing stopping Netflix really from pushing to cinema releases if they wanted. But its a draw card for their services as well.... so it becomes a double edged sword.

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 2190195 3-Mar-2019 12:01
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To what end?  Movies that get made for Netflix are largely movies that wouldn't do well in theatres in my opinion, they are a step up from Straight to Video and TV movies and wouldn't compete for an Oscar.

 

I suspect if someone makes a movie that is believed to be the running for an Oscar, it will be released to theatres. 

 

Netflix movies and TV shows are eligible for the Golden Screen awards.


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  Reply # 2190242 3-Mar-2019 12:43
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Here we go... was just watching a trailer for Triple Frontier

 





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I watched that Roma one, and it was such a snorefest IMO, yet it was in for best picture. Apparently they spent far more promoting it, than they spent on making it, which doesn't sound right to me.


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  Reply # 2190324 3-Mar-2019 15:57
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xpd:

 

Nothing stopping Netflix really from pushing to cinema releases if they wanted. But its a draw card for their services as well.... so it becomes a double edged sword.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Netflix don't want to share revenue with the theatre, they try to rent a screen for a fixed fee and keep all revenue. Theatre chains want their cut and a 90 day exclusive window which Netflix have no interest in. Should that exclude them from the Oscars? It's a big issue because 3 companies own 90%+ of the cinema screens across the US and are standing their ground.


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  Reply # 2190327 3-Mar-2019 16:07
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The Oscars are about actors, directors, cinematography, make-up, costumes, music and so much more. I can't recall seeing any Oscars for best theatre, best usher, best ticket seller...


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  Reply # 2190334 3-Mar-2019 16:35
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Dratsab:

 

The Oscars are about actors, directors, cinematography, make-up, costumes, music and so much more. I can't recall seeing any Oscars for best theatre, best usher, best ticket seller...

 

 

Maybe there should be, in the hope that it'll drag the level of service up. Since getting a home theatre I very rarely go out to the movies, but one time that sticks in mind is when they came in to do the vacuuming before the movie had even finished...


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  Reply # 2190645 4-Mar-2019 12:13
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fearandloathing:

 

To what end?  Movies that get made for Netflix are largely movies that wouldn't do well in theatres in my opinion, they are a step up from Straight to Video and TV movies and wouldn't compete for an Oscar.

 

I suspect if someone makes a movie that is believed to be the running for an Oscar, it will be released to theatres. 

 

Netflix movies and TV shows are eligible for the Golden Screen awards.

 

 

 

 

if netflix movies are not good, they won't get nominated. why exclude them in the first place? hollywood comes up with straight-to-video releases as well.

 

or the academy better add 'shown in movie theatres' to the awards:

 

  • best picture shown in movie theatres
  • best director of a movie shown in movie theatres
  • etc.
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