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and the vote goes to the streaming services the academy of motion picture arts and sciences has decided against rules that would have made it harder for films on Netflix Amazon and other streaming platforms to be eligible for an Oscar after a vote on Tuesday the academy will keep the current rules in place that say any movie can qualify as long as it runs in a feeder for seven days in Los Angeles it can also be streamed on or after the first day of their theatrical run the decision comes after Hollywood was locked in a bitter battle over how long a movie must play on the big screens before it's available for streaming and one of the most high profile players pushing back on streaming platforms was Steven Spielberg who said movies shown on the small screen should competes for the Emmys my entire life has been in %HESITATION spent trying to give audiences something in and and a and a and a large large form and I I I love the whole feeling of social interaction outside we leave your house you park your car you go somewhere those are the kind of movies audiences I like to talk to the contentious debate started after Netflix's Roma walked away with three Oscars and competed in the Best Picture category at this year's Academy Awards also weighing in on the issue was the US justice department it warned the academy in a letter that rules which might hurt streaming services eligibility could run afoul of federal anti trust laws