“Since Netflix began distributing movies, the industry has been rife with contention about whether such films deserve the same recognition as traditional, theatrically released films, particularly when it comes to the Academy Awards,” writes Erin Nyren in Variety.
The story continues, “Evidently, legendary director Steven Spielberg is firmly of the mind that they do not.
“‘Once you commit to a television format, you’re a TV movie,’ Spielberg told ITV News. “You certainly, if it’s a good show, deserve an Emmy, but not an Oscar. I don’t believe films that are just given token qualifications in a couple of theaters for less than a week should qualify for [an] Academy Award nomination.”
Spielberg has won two competitive Oscars and four primetime Emmys.
(screenshot from a TV interview several years ago that we found on YouTube)