It sounds as if the Department of Justice has suggestions on whether or notNetflixmovies deserve to be eligible for Oscars.

Variety experiencesthat the DOJ has sent the Academy of Motion Characterize Arts and Sciences a letter expressing exclaim about ability adjustments to the eligibility requirements for the awards.

Why is this something the DOJ would dismay about? It sounds as if the letter says, “Within the match that the Academy — an association that entails extra than one rivals in its membership — establishes particular eligibility requirements for the Oscars that eliminate rivals with out procompetitive justification, such conduct would possibly perchance presumably additionally fair elevate antitrust concerns.”

This comes after Netflix’s “Roma” used to be considered as a frontrunner for this one year’s Greatest Characterize award. And even though it by hook or by crook misplaced out to “Inexperienced E book,”the movie mute took dwelling Oscars for Greatest Director, Greatest International Language Movie and Greatest Cinematography.

Director Steven Spielberg isreportedly pushing for adjustments to the Oscar guidelines, presumably by rising a requirement that movies play solely in theaters for four weeks in articulate if they are searching for to be eligible.

Spielberg hasn’t acknowledged the leisure publicly about these experiences, and movie govtJeffrey Katzenberg claimedthat Spielberg instructed him, “I fully did not reveal that.” However it’s spurred a broader dialogue about Netflix’s impact on the movie commercial, and appears to haveintroduced on Netflix to picture in a tweet, “We like cinema” — while additionally highlighting one of the most well-known solutions the provider makes movies extra accessible.

Variety says the Academy confirmed that it has acquired a letter. Its Board of Governors will grab its annual award guidelines meeting on April 23.

We’ve reached out to the DOJ and the Academy for recount and would possibly perchance fair replace if we hear lend a hand.