Steven Spielberg (72) is not a fan of streaming services like Netflix and Hulu. The director finds it unfair that such giants have a chance at the Oscars. He now wants the rules to be tightened around that. The organization behind the Oscars says it wants to talk to the director about the theme ……

It is not the first time that the presence of streaming services at the Oscars is being questioned. The Oscars have strict rules and they are often difficult for companies such as Netflix to comply with. Before a film has a chance to win an Oscar, the print must be shown in the cinemas for at least one week. “Steven Spielberg thinks that there is a difference between cinema films and films on a streaming platform,” explains a spokesman for the famous director.

However, Netflix film ‘Roma’ did follow the rules of the Oscars. The film was also offered in the cinemas for a few weeks, which made it possible for a statue. Still, Steven Spielberg has problems with the film, partly because the budget for the print was so high. In order to produce ‘Roma’, some 44 million euros were made available. ‘Green Book’, the film that beat ‘Roma’ in the category ‘Best film’, had to do with about 4 million euros.