Kathy Bates and Kevin Costner added their opinions to the ongoing debate over theatrical releases versus streaming at the premiere of their Netflix movie The Highwaymen on Sunday (10Mar19).

Veteran filmmaker Steven Spielberg has been vocal in his criticism of Netflix and how Netflix bosses give some of their films, like Oscar nominated movie Roma, a short theatrical run to make them eligible for awards even though they are available to watch at home the same day.

Spielberg, the Academy’s directors branch governor, reportedly wants to call for a change in eligibility rules at an upcoming board meeting, in which he will push for films to have an exclusive theatrical window of at least four weeks to qualify for major Oscars.

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