Why Roma’s awards-season success is such a big win for Netflix

Analysis: Major cinema chains refused to screen Roma in protest at its limited ‘theatrical run’, but their stand is anachronistic, says James Moore

Monday 25 February 2019 17:24
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Roma’s success has created considerable debate about streaming services’ role in film-making
Roma’s success has created considerable debate about streaming services’ role in film-making

In the end Roma didn’t win the Oscar for Best Picture, which controversially went instead to Green Book.

But Alfonso Cuarón’s masterpiece still won three gongs, including a nod for him as Best Director, and broke a dam for the film’s distributor Netflix in so doing.

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