Netflix Answers Steven Spielberg’s Claims Its Movies Shouldn’t Get Oscar Nods

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No one puts Netflix in the corner. Not even Steven Spielberg.

The Ready Player One director has been exceptionally vocal against the streaming network’s films being included in film awards ceremonies.

He believes that such features should be nominated for Emmys as opposed to Oscars, and plans to address the matter when the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences meets next month.

The Academy recognized Netflix last month when Roma won 3 Oscars, including Best Foreign Language Film, Best Cinematography, and Best Director.

Netflix has now released a Twitter statement in response to efforts to exclude its films being nominated.

“We love cinema. Here are some things we also love,” Netflix tweeted. “Access for people who can’t always afford, or live in towns without, theatres. Letting everyone, everywhere enjoy releases at the same time. Giving filmmakers more ways to share art. These things are not mutually exclusive.”

Whose side are you on?