Let’s face it, Netflix is slowly taking over the world.
More and more movies and TV shows are streamed through the vastly popular website and it is gradually having a huge effect on cinemas and moviegoers.
This is a least the view taken by Steven Spielberg, who is currently promoting his latest masterpiece, Ready Player One, which hits UK cinemas this week.
Speaking to ITV News, the legendary director suggested that film was currently facing its biggest threat from TV, primarily because of streaming. He went on to suggest that any movie using a streaming website, such as Netflix, should not be allowed to win an Oscar.
He said: “I don’t believe that films that are given token qualifications, in a couple of theatres for less than a week, should qualify for Academy Award nominations,
“Once you commit to a television format, you’re a TV movie. If it’s a good show, you deserve an Emmy. But not an Oscar.”
Spielberg went on to suggest that he would still have made his previous film, The Post, for theatre goers as opposed to a Netflix audience.
Check out the full interview below and let me know if you agree with the legendary director: