‘Green Book’ Drives Past $200M Worldwide; Oscar Winner At $27M In China

Best Picture Oscar winner Green Book has driven past $200M global. The Participant Media and DreamWorks Pictures film from director Peter Farrelly hit the milestone with Wednesday’s updated grosses. That includes $77.3M domestically via Universal…

Netflix Shades Steven Spielberg’s Push to Block Streaming Movies From the Oscars

Netflix is not kowtowing to Steven Spielberg’s push to keep streaming movies out of the Oscars.

“We love cinema,” Netflix tweeted on Monday.

The post continued:
“Here are some things we also love:
-Access for people who can’t always afford, or live in towns without, theaters
-Letting everyone, everywhere enjoy releases at the same time
-Giving filmmakers more ways to share art”

“These things are not mutually exclusive,” the Twitter post concluded.

We love cinema. Here are some things we also love:

-Access for people who can’t always afford, or live in towns without, theaters
-Letting everyone, everywhere enjoy releases at the same time
-Giving filmmakers more ways to share art

These things are not mutually exclusive.

— Netflix Film (@NetflixFilm) March 4, 2019

Also Read: Steven Spielberg’s Push for Oscar Rule Change Reignites Movie Theater vs Netflix Debate

Spielberg, on the other hand, believes the movie theater experience is essential to truly appreciate and reward the art form. He also sees anything on Netflix as belonging to the television medium, and believes the appropriate celebration of what he would consider TV movies belongs at the Emmys.

Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma” was nominated for Best Picture at the 91st Academy Awards this year. It did not win, “Green Book” — a theatrical release — did.

More to come…