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    Here’s an interesting article regarding proposed Academy eligibility rules affecting Netflix and other streaming services how they might violate Antitrust laws:

    https://variety.com/2019/politics/news/doj-oscar-rules-changes-netflix-1203178413/

     

    “The Justice Department has warned the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences that its potential rule changes limiting the eligibility of Netflix and other streaming services for the Oscars could raise antitrust concerns and violate competition law.”

    “Delrahim cited Section 1 of the Sherman Act that “prohibits anticompetitive agreements among competitors.”

    ‘Accordingly, agreements among competitors to exclude new competitors can violate the antitrust laws when their purpose or effect is to impede competition by goods or services that consumers purchase and enjoy but which threaten the profits of incumbent firms,’ Delrahim wrote.

    He added, ‘if the Academy adopts a new rule to exclude certain types of films, such as films distributed via online streaming services, from eligibility for the Oscars, and that exclusion tends to diminish the excluded films’ sales, that rule could therefore violate Section 1.'”

    “Spielberg told ITV News last year that Netflix and other streaming platforms have boosted the quality of television, but ‘once you commit to a television format, you’re a TV movie. … If it’s a good show—deserve an Emmy, but not an Oscar.'”

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    I’m still trying to imagine Roma and Beasts of No Nation competing for the Emmys and it seems so wrong.

    “No user starts this shady” - someone culturally relevant.

    Also got banned because...reasons? So, I guess ciao.

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    Has Spielberg respond to this?

    The Oscar needs to get rid of the preferential ballot so it can name a deserving movie as Best Picture again.

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