Should original movies on Netflix and Amazon be eligible for awards like the Oscars? There’s been a lot of debate about this recently.
Both streaming services have produced critically acclaimed films in the past several years, and both have mentioned wanting to open up their own movie theaters. That way, their original movies could get the same attention as the studio films that make it to the silver screen.
Right now, however, these movies are only available on our computer, TV sets, or other at-home personal devices. And those involved in their production want them to have a shot at receiving the same sort of official praise as any other film made today.
But not everyone thinks that these films deserve the same accolades as those that studios produce. Steven Spielberg, for example, says that movies that aren’t originally formatted for the theater shouldn’t be lumped into the same category.
We asked you what you thought about the issue. Most Survey Junkie members thought that these Netflix and Amazon original movies should be allowed to get nominated for Oscars. Only 10 percent thought that it was a bad idea, and about a quarter haven’t decided yet.
Where do you fall in the debate? See how you compare with others by looking at the graph below. Then sign up for Survey Junkie and get paid to give your feedback on new entertainment and more.