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Why do SAG voters have such a pro-Netflix bias?

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    Look at GLOW and Stranger Things with their 4 freaking nominations this past year. Look at Stranger Things winning Drama Ensemble, with Claire Foy and John Lithgow sweeping the individual Drama acting categories for The Crown the year before. Kevin Spacey won for House of Cards twice yet won an Emmy zero times as Frank Underwood. Orange Is The New Black winning Comedy Ensemble for Seasons 2, 3, and 4, that’s 3 years in a row. Ozark got nominated not only the Jason Bateman but for the eventually Emmy-snubbed Laura Linney. On the Film side, don’t forget Beasts of No Nation’s forever bizarre Ensemble nomination for (count ’em) an epic ensemble of exactly 3 actors. Mudbound got nominated not only for Ensemble but for eventual Oscar nominee Mary J. Blige who… didn’t have the material to give a nuanced and layered performance, so maybe they just liked her sunglasses? I dunno about that one, but my point is what is the deal with SAG voters obsessing recently with anything Netflix related? They still have yet to win a TV Movie/Mini acting category or for Stunt Ensemble in TV (because Thrones always dominates) or Film, but other than that they seem more open to actually awarding Netflix movies and programs than the Oscars or even the Emmys. Why is that?

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    On the TV side it is because Netflix is one of the few networks who send out entire box sets of their entire seasons (like The Crown, GLOW, Stranger Things, they even still send Orange is the New Black) to all SAG voters.

    I think you can blame Handmaid’s Tale and Elisabeth Moss sweeping Emmy, Golden Globe etc but then Claire Foy beating her at SAG directly on the fact that SAG voters all had nice boxed sets of dvds from The Crown but not one from Handmaid.

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    Netflix has lots of $$$ to buy votes I guess

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    eastwest
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    Easy access

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    Anonymous
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    Easy

     

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    Easy

    With Jeff Bezos being not only the richest person in the world, but the Forbes’ first centi-billionaire, one would be surprised he doesn’t spend more of that money to push Amazon to sweeping every awards show. If he was a bit less selfish, Atlanta would easily be obliterated by The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel this year, yet I predict the opposite to occur with Brosnahan being the only major win on Emmy night. Seriously, I don’t even think it will take nearly half a billion to nab Maisel a Comedy Series Emmy.

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