Steven Spielberg faces a backlash over his proposal to block Netflix films from Academy Awards shortlists.
The "Ready Player One" filmmaker - who is a governor of the Academy's directors branch - is planning to propose changes to eligibility rules, arguing that movies which debut on streaming services or just have a short theatrical run should qualify for the Emmys instead of the Oscars and hoped to garner support for the move.
A spokesperson for his company Amblin told IndieWire: "Steven feels strongly about the difference between the streaming and theatrical situation.
"He'll be happy if the others will join [his campaign] when that comes up [at the Academy Board of Governors meeting]. He will see what happens."
However, the three-time Oscar winner may not get the backing he hoped for as the plan has already been criticised.