Netflix can still compete at the Oscars
Apr 25, 2019
The Academy of Motion Pictures and Arts has decided not to change its rules regarding Netflix's availability for the awards. Netflix original film Roma was a lead contender at this year's ceremony with 10 nominations and 3 awards, including best director, sparking the anger of several people in Hollywood, including Steven Spielberg. The academy has decided that films will still need to play at theaters for at least a week to be considered for the award and that Netflix movies remain eligible for awards. The Academy also changed the name of the Best Foreign Film category to Best International Feature.