Steven Spielberg new rules to block Streaming Services from the Oscars

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FILE – In this Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, file photo, filmmaker Steven Spielberg poses at the 2019 “An Unforgettable Evening” benefiting the Women’s Cancer Research Fund, at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Reports that Spielberg intends to support rule changes that could block Netflix from Oscars-eligibility have provoked a heated and unwieldy […]

Legendary Director Steven Spielberg has made some of the most beloved movies of the past few decades, but it seems he doesn’t like competition from streaming services.

Spielberg is trying to create new rules with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences that could block films made by “Netflix” or “Amazon Prime” from Oscar eligibility.

He reportedly plans to propose changes at the Academy’s upcoming board meeting, but it’s not clear exactly what those changes might entail.

A spokesperson for his production company told indiewire, “Steven feels strongly about the difference between the streaming and theatrical situation.”

Spielberg is a member of the Academy’s Board of Governors.

He has previously said that films that don’t run in a theater or have limited theatrical releases shouldn’t be able to compete for oscars.

Netflix seemed to respond to Spielberg’s reported plans in a tweet sunday night.

The company tweeted that they love movies, but that they also love, “giving filmmakers more ways to share art,” adding that the two things are not mutually exclusive.

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