Tag: Academy Awards

Steven Spielberg Thinks Netflix Films Are Nothing More Than TV Movies That Don’t Deserve Oscars

You certainly, if it’s a good show, deserve an Emmy, but not an Oscar,” Spielberg said in an ITV News interview. Steven Spielberg. “Once you commit to a television format, you’re a TV movie. Tags: Care to weigh in, Quentin Tarantino or Wes Anderson? “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.”

Interestingly, Spielberg isn’t the first prolific director to challenge Netflix for the way it approaches awards season. Related
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In recent years, Netflix has found a decent amount of success by diversifying and expanding its original film slate, with some outings, such as Dee Rees’ Mudbound and Ava DuVernay’s documentary 13th, going so far as to receive nominations at the Academy Awards. (Icarcus even picked up Best Documentary this year.) It’s been well documented how Academy voters are incredibly divisive whether Netflix, a streaming giant primarily catering to television viewers, should be submitting films for Oscars consideration, and they may have found their new celebrity spokesperson: Steven Spielberg. Maybe? Christopher Nolan previously said Netflix’s streaming and theatrical film release strategy was “bizarre” and “mindless,” although he later apologized to Netflix’s chief content officer, Ted Sarandos, for his “undiplomatic” stance.

Jennifer Garner Explains Her Oscars Reaction Meme: That’s Just Her Face

That would be insane. No. Jennifer Garner’s look of horrible dawning comprehension at last month’s Academy Awards was widely, and joyfully, memed after Jezebel’s Bobby Finger tweeted the actress’s reaction with the question,“What realization did Jennifer Garner just come to?” While most guesses focused on her ex Ben Affleck, Garner stopped by Ellen today to clarify what mind-blowing realization was scorching through her brain at the exact instant she happened to be on TV: nothing. Related
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Tags: Absolutely not. “I have no control over this. What am I doing?,” the actress laughed, adding, “I wanna just punch her in the face.” Could it be that Oscars-Going Jen was, in that moment, having a premonition that her future self would one day announce to the world and Ellen DeGeneres a desire to punch her in the face?