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The Netflix Oscars? Breaking Down the Pandemic-Driven 2021 Oscars Rules Changes

What will the new rules mean for the 2021 Oscars and the movie business at large?

The 2020 Academy Awards brought movie fans a number of iconic moments. From the stunning Parasite Best Picture win to Joaquin Phoenix’s Best Actor speech to recognitions for film icons throughout history like Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino. In 2021, things will be different. Last week the Academy announced they would be making changes to their categories and requirements to allow streaming movies for submission for the first time. On a recent episode of The Big Picture, The Ringer’s Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins dove into the rule changes to break down what it could mean for the 2021 Oscars and the movie business at large.