On the heels of “Roma’s” three Oscar wins, director Steven Spielberg is planning to propose a rule change to the Academy: that a film must get a full theatrical run in order to be considered for a golden statuette.
On Sunday, Netflix tweeted out its response to Spielberg:
Spielberg has said that he wants to maintain a separation between the small and big screen -- as well as the sanctity of the theater viewing experience. Other Academy members, such as Ava DuVernay, have pushed back, citing the greater inclusion of marginalized voices on a platform like Netflix.
If you’re in the industry, what do you think? Should the Oscars only consider a film if it’s gotten a full theatrical release? Or is this an outdated, and possibly even classist standard?
With guest host Libby Denkmann
Anne Thompson, editor-at-large at IndieWire, where she’s been covering this story; she is also the author of “The $11 Billion Year: From Sundance to the Oscars, an Inside Look at the Changing Hollywood System” (2014, Newmarket for It Books); she tweets @akstanwyck