Can Netflix Movies Win Academy Awards? The Answer Is Controversial

One topic that has been up for debate with the Academy Awards is whether films that go straight to Netflix or other streaming services should qualify for nominations. So far, Netflix and other services have had a strong presence within the Academy Awards. However, not everyone in the film industry believes streaming movies should be represented.

Are Netflix films eligible for the Academy Awards?

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The short answer is yes. Any film that debuts on Netflix or other streaming services is eligible for the Academy Awards. According to The New York Times, the Academy did previously have a rule that streaming films did need to have some form of theatrical release. The minimum requirement for many films was “a perfunctory theatrical release of at least a week in Los Angeles.”

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