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Spielberg flashes for Oscar Academy

The rule is simple: A movie must be run for a week with three daily performances in a movie theater of Los Angeles. If he meets these requirements, then he is for the Academy members to choose and can win the Oscar for best Film. But then the Netflix production "Roma won at the recent award ceremony in February" by Alfonso Cuaron ten nominations and won three awards.

is This fact joined and in particular the Hollywood Doyen Steven Spielberg mad. The film's Director, sits on the Board of Governors of the Academy, therefore, as a rule, aggravation for movies that are mainly seen on streaming platforms. "Films that are symbolic to be qualified, because they ran for a short time in cinemas, should not be for the Oscars approved," said Spielberg.

The Board of Governors has decided against a rule change, which relates to the Oscar-qualification phase for 2020. Probably not least because the American judicial authority had warned, systematically, certain market participants to exclude. Keeping everything seemingly the same. But in truth, this decision also shows that Spielberg has underestimated the impact of Netflix solid. The fact is that the streaming service has become in the last few years, to a viable employer in Hollywood. Many of the members of the Board of Governors have already worked for Netflix, or are involved in current Netflix projects.

Academy President John Bailey stresses that you "keep track of the changes in our industry and on the aspect of eligibility that further discussions" will lead. It is not, however, be assumed that the influence of streaming services will decrease in the future.

Minor changes has been adopted by the Board of Governors in two other Oscar categories: The category of "best foreign Film" in the future "is the name of best international Film" and the Shortlist of nine to ten plants increased. In the category of "Makeup and Hairstyling" is it also in the future, five (instead of three) nominations. (Editorial Tamedia)

Created: 24.04.2019, 13:47 PM

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