Steven Spielberg Says Netflix “Doesn’t Qualify” For an Academy Award

In a recent interview with British channel ITV News, director Steven Spielberg weighed in on whether or not films premiered on the streaming service Netflix should compete with theatrical releases. The Ready Player One auteur revealed that he believes the platform’s shows should be considered for an Emmy and not an Oscar.

“Once you commit to a television format, you’re a TV movie,” he said to ITV news. “A good show might deserve an Emmy, but not an Oscar.”

Currently, when Netflix...

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