Netflix responds to Oscars backlash

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Netflix has defended its Oscar run after some filmmakers criticised its inclusion in the awards ceremony.

It took to Twitter to express their "love (for) cinema" and felt it should be easier for people who can't get to theatres to see films.

Earlier, Steven Spielberg had publicly objected to the fact that a streaming service like Netflix can be recognised at the Oscars. He believed it should compete in the Emmys, instead. 

Netflix's Roma got 10 Oscar nominations and won three.

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