Should a movie produced by HBO/Showtime/Netflix etc, even though intended for its TV viewers, be considered for Academy Awards as long as it meets the obligation of being shown in a movie theater in LA for one week before the end of the year? This is a question that puzzles and even angers many in the film industry as they target their projects for theaters first versus the DVD/video/digital download release that follows for TV screens. Spielberg raises an important if not controversial point that it is unfair for Netflix to produce a film on a TV budget and have it considered for an Academy Award even though it only received a one week release in LA.