Spielberg responds after Netflix's key win for Academy recognition

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Steven Spielberg attends the 55th Annual Audio Cinema Society Awards at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown on February 16, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.

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Steven Spielberg attends the 55th Annual Audio Cinema Society Awards at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown on February 16, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.

Netflix and other streaming platforms solidified their stature in the film industry The Academy voted to keep a rule that allows any film that has at least a seven-day theatrical run in at the theater to be considered for an Oscar.

While Spielberg says he is concerned with future films, the Times shows that the director feels miserable The sources told the Times that Spielberg is more frustrated with theater owners than with Netflix's "Rome."

AMC Theaters and Regal Cinemas shut "Rome" out of the show for best picture contenders leading up to the Academy Awards even after Spielberg

Spielberg's production company Amblin Partners and the talent agency Netflix also did not immediately return to request for comment.

Read the full report at The New York Times.

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