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Steven Spielberg Slammed By Hollywood Filmmakers After Urging the Academy to Block Netflix from Oscars

A spokesperson for Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment told Indiewire of the director's position regarding streaming movies in the Oscars.

Steven Spielberg is gunning to get Netflix and other streamers banned from future Oscars, but Netflix isn't going down without a fight. Others have complained about Netflix's deep-pocketed campaigns to promote its movies to Academy voters - its promotional blitz for Roma may have been the most expensive ever - and grumble that Netflix refuses to conform to other traditional practices, like releasing box office results.

He had previously said that films which debut on streaming services should compete for the Emmys instead of the Oscars.

Director Ava DuVernay, who's made films such as A Wrinkle in Time and Selma, tweeted to say she felt differently to Spielberg.

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DuVernay's Oscar-nominated documentary 13th was distributed through Netflix in 2016, and she is now working on When They See Us, a four-part series on the 1989 Central Park Five case which will premiere on the streaming giant's platform on May 31.

Despite the large back catalogue of films that she has directed only two have been distributed internationally.

Spielberg is one of a number of filmmakers who has questioned whether Netflix films should be in the running for the Academy Awards as they receive very limited cinematic releases.

On Monday, Netflix responded to Spielberg's comments, tweeting that they "love cinema" but also want to make it easier for those who can't afford the theater to see films.

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Fellow filmmaker Paul Schrader (First Reformed) offered a more neutral take on the controversy.

"The notion of squeezing 200+ people into a dark unventilated space to see a flickering image was created by exhibition economics not any notion of the 'theatrical experience, '" Schrader wrote in a Facebook post Saturday.

The most awarded film of the night was "Bohemian Rhapsody", with four wins, and the Best Picture award went to "Green Book" - two movies that have received criticism for both their messaging and the people behind the camera. "It's not as simple as theatrical versus streaming". You certainly-if it's a good show-deserve an Emmy. "Roma" was nominated for 10 Oscars, while "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs" was up for three. "Just an idea with no details ironed out".

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