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Steven Spielberg said in an interview with ITV News that movies released by streaming services like Netflix and Amazon should not qualify for the Academy Awards. Spielberg called streaming services "a clear and present danger to filmgoers," and said that a film released by such companies should be considered a "TV movie" that could "deserve an Emmy, but not an Oscar."

Steven Spielberg said in a recent interview with ITV News that movies released by streaming services like Netflix and Amazon should not qualify for Oscars. The "Ready Player One" director said "Fewer and fewer filmmakers are going to struggle to raise money, or to compete at Sundance and possibly get one of the specialty labels to release their films theatrically," Spielberg said. "And more of them are going to let the SVOD [Streaming Video On-Demand] businesses finance their films, maybe with the promise of a slight, one-week theatrical window to qualify for awards."   Watch Spielberg's interview, attached   

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