Tonight's academic board made several rule changes for next prices. Not among them: a rumor of being eligible for movies generated by streaming services like Netflix.
"We support the theater experience as an integral part of the art of art and it weighs heavily in our discussions," said academy president John Bailey in a statement published by AMPAS late Tuesday after the organization's annual rule collection was wrapped.
The pointed criticism expressed by Steven Spielberg and others (and then unspoken) and a warning from the Ministry of Justice to exclude Netflix seemed to create a potential confrontation.
Instead, the 54-year-old Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences board remained in Rule 2, the one who stated that a movie may be eligible for Oscars if it has a minimum 7-day theater performance in Los Angeles County Commercial theater with at least three screenings per day of deposit and that these movies can be released on streaming s it is on or after the first day of their theater qualifying race.
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"Our rules currently require theatrical exhibition, and also allow for a wide selection of films to be submitted for Oscar's consideration," halfway through his designation Bailey added. "We plan to further develop the profound changes in our industry and continue discussions with our members on these issues."
When it seemed to be every last Oscar season when it began and then removed a most popular film Oscar and then hired and lost Kevin Hart as host, the Academy faces serious decisions in the rapidly changing way the world consumes movies. By not excluding Netflix movies from competition made by the Cannes Film Festival, the academy has been open to the influence of changes that will become more exacerbated as several major studio-supported streaming services are underway.
Therefore, what looked like an increasingly heated showdown between traditionalists and their love for that theater experience, and the realities of streaming can be summed up tonight as – later skater.
Look at what the Academy Board did on Tuesday night as opposed to what it didn't do, there were some self-described "housekeeping adjustments" and more today. The Academy saved its tweaks for the Foreign Animation and the Animated Feature category.
The first category is now called the International Feature Film and the antiquated rule that states that there must be at least eight animated features released each year for the second category "activated" has been thrown.
In e.g. The Makeup and Hairstyling category was almost a doubling of varieties. Getting ahead category will have five nominated movies instead of three and the shortlist will go up from seven to ten images. While it won't mean much to the next Roma the Short Film categories – Animated and Live Action Short Films – have received some bi-coastal love tonight. They can now get a theatrical release at L.A. County borders or NYC to be eligible for submission
With that, we see on February 22, 2020 at the Dolby Theater.