Netflix wins victory in fight for Oscars consideration

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FILE – This March 20, 2012 file photo shows Netfilx headquarters in Los Gatos, Calif. Netflix on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 announced it is raising the price of its Internet video service by $1 in the U.S. and several other countries to help cover its escalating costs for shows such as “House of Cards” and […]

LOS ANGELES, California (NBC) — Netflix has scored a victory in its fight for Oscar consideration.

The Acaemy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will not change its eligibility rules for the Oscars.

The announcement comes as some people, including director Steven Spielberg, have suggested it should be more difficult for streaming services to submit their films for consideration.

Tuesday, the board of governors voted to keep the current requirements.

Uner those rules, a feature-length film only needs to run for one week in an L.A. County theater to qualify for best picture.

That means movies released on services like Netflix and Amazon don’t need a wide theatrical release to be considered.

The 92nd Academy Awards will be held on Sunday, February 9th, 2020.

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