Legendary filmmaker Steven Spielberg has been drawing backlash for actively campaigning to have Netflix-backed movies faraway from consideration on the Academy Awards.

The “Jaws” director has lengthy been outspoken about Netflix, which he claims has negatively affecting the theatrical expertise. However since Netflix made an enormous splash at this yr’s Oscars ceremony, Spielberg is taking his issues to the Academy’s board of administrators, a Spielberg spokesperson mentioned this week.

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“Steven feels strongly concerning the distinction between the streaming and theatrical scenario,” the Amblin Leisure rep mentioned, in line with Indiewire. “He’ll be comfortable if the others will be a part of [his campaign] when that comes up [at the Academy Board of Governors meeting]. He’ll see what occurs.”

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The 72-year-old Oscar-winner earlier argued that Netflix ought to compete for Emmys within the tv enviornment.

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Nevertheless, Spielberg’s anti-Netflix push is getting pushback from his friends, together with director Ava DuVernay, who earned her first Oscar nomination in 2017 for her Netflix documentary “13th.”

“This can be a Board of Governors assembly. And common department members can’t be there. However I hope if that is true, that you just’ll have filmmakers within the room or learn statements from administrators like me who really feel in a different way,” DuVernay tweeted.

Others on social media additionally criticized Spielberg’s newest initiative.

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Netflix had a formidable outing on the 91st Academy Awards, incomes 15 nominations and taking dwelling three trophies, all for Alfonso Cuarón’s Spanish-language drama “Roma,” which was Netflix’s first movie to be nominated for Finest Image.

Fellow Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese is about to make his debut on Netflix later this yr with the discharge his subsequent movie “The Irishman,” which stars Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci and Harvey Keitel.

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