Film Academy Reviewing Netflix’s Eligibility Amid Angst Over Streaming Services

Some members challenge whether a Netflix movie that “buys” slots in theaters for only one week should be allowed to compete with conventional releases. An Academy committee is probing this issue with special focus on the possibility of a film winning both an Emmy and an Oscar in the same year. In the opinion of one prominent Oscar member, Netflix could represent “a cheapening of the Oscar.” – Peter Bart, Deadline Hollywood