Should streamed movies be banned from award contention?

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  1. uscvball

    uscvball Founding Member

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    I know, really unimportant topic but curious as to other's thoughts. The movie Roma was a Netflix production and it received some awards. Spielberg is leading the crusade to have Netflix and other streaming service productions banned from award contention.

    "Per Indiewire, a Spielberg vs. Netflix battle will be reaching its peak at next week’s Board of Governors meeting at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, where the director — who’s a board member of the directing branch — is planning to “propose rule changes” that would specifically prevent Netflix, and other streaming outlets such as Amazon and Hulu, from qualifying for Oscars contention. Spielberg had previously discussed his disgust at Netflix campaigning for Oscars, equating its film slate to mere television movies.

    “Once you commit to a television format, you’re a TV movie. You certainly, if it’s a good show, deserve an Emmy, but not an Oscar,” he said at the time. “I don’t believe films that are just given token qualifications in a couple of theaters for less than a week should qualify for the Academy Award nomination.”
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/os...n-netflix-at-the-oscars/ar-BBUhSGe?li=BBnbfcL
     
  2. Bengal B

    Bengal B Founding Member

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    A movie is a movie. It should stand on it's own merit no matter how it is watched.
     
  3. lsutiga

    lsutiga TF Pubic Relations

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    Good shit.

    Hollywood gone Hollywood.
     
  4. shane0911

    shane0911 Helping lost idiots find their village Staff Member

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    I think they should do away with the awards
     
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    I see that and yet award shows have different categories to recognize documentary, documentary short, foreign film, animated feature, animated short, and live-action short. So couldn't we say that a movie is a movie and it should stand no matter how long it is or what type it is?

    I think the digital era has changed movie-making dramatically, increasing access over all formats, so I see your point. Perhaps streamed movies should have their own category but then they'd probably be eliminated from all the acting, writing, editing, etc shit.
     
  6. Bengal B

    Bengal B Founding Member

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    There are a lot of documentaries on Netflix and some of them are very good. Netflix and Amazon have become major producers of entertainment content, same as the Hollywood studios. Writing, editing and music are the same skill level no matter which provider produces it. Major stars have been in steaming movies. Did the give lesser performances because of the method they are watched?
     
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    I tried watching Roma. It was just too boring to finish IMO. The Oscars is as much , or more, about advancing political agendas than awarding the best movies.
    Yes, i agree. But Roma stinks. I's about a Mexican family, and with the current news cycle, you know..I'm not sure what the best movie was in 2018. Still haven't seen many. 'Bohemian Rhapsody' was excellent. 'Split' from 2017 was a great movie. Never saw 'Moonlight', but from what i read it's award was more about a political statement. - it was described as a boring after school special.
     
  8. uscvball

    uscvball Founding Member

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    Certainly not. In fact I think the overpaid A-listers sometimes get too comfortable and don't deliver. Honestly, I'm not 100 yet on what I think. Just trying to consider all the arguments.
     
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    CajunlostinCali Window Licker

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    The only thing the Oscars ever did for me was make me avoid the 101 and stay on the 5. Some of them douche bags actually have a police escort. The traffic is a nightmare and they close a lane to keep open for douche bags only.
     
  10. uscvball

    uscvball Founding Member

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    Only one lane for an entire city?
     
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