Steven Spielberg Pushes To Make Streaming Services Ineligible For Oscars
According to a report by Uproxx, director Steven Spielberg wants to limit the ability of streaming services to win awards after Roma pulled in three Oscars.
IndieWire reports that Spielberg is mounting a serious campaign to change the Academy rules about what qualifies as an Oscar-worthy film, and those changes would be centered around the theatrical run of movies up for major awards.
A spokesperson for Amblin, Spielberg's production company, said, "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.”