#USA Amazon and Netflix are winners, with or without Oscar nominations




LOS ANGELES — When Netflix nabbed its first Oscar nomination in 2014 for its documentary The Square, the entertainment landscape had only just begun to change.

The Los Gatos-based streaming giant had already proven its might in the TV world after its original political thriller House of Cards became the first web-only show to win an award at the Primetime Emmys. But when it came to feature films, a theatrical release was still considered the golden standard.

Fast forward two years, and Netflix again has nabbed nominations for documentary features: What Happened, Miss Simone? and Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom. Read more…

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