Pomegranate was the favorite in the Oscar gala, her ten nominations supported her and during the gala the predictions seemed to come true: she won the award for Best Foreign Film, Best Director and Best Cinematography.
But the gala's climax was disappointing for those who supported the film: Green Paper defeated Pomegranate in the category of Best Film.
Spike Lee could not believe it and social networks thousands of users showed their surprise and anger with the triumph of film starring Viggo Mortensen.
According to information published by the The country, behind the defeat of Pomegranate would be the filmmaker Steven Spielberg, detractor of the Netflix tapes.
According to this version, Spielberg took advantage of the great power he has in Hollywood to campaign for Green Paper, which in the end was reflected in the triumph of that tape.
Spielberg became a big supporter of the film which chronicled the story of the deep South American journey that in 1960 made pianist Don Shirley and bodyguard Tony Vallelonga.
Peter Farrelly, director of Green Paper, revealed that Spielberg helped tape to obtain distributor and on Sunday at the Oscars, the filmmaker thanked Steven in his speech.
The triumph of Green Paper "It was a bucket of cold water" in the place where Netflix was preparing its party after the Oscar. According The countrys, the expected gift that Alfonso Cuarón took the main prize of the night.
But, according to this version, Spielberg did not want a tape produced by Netflix to triumph at the Oscars.
And is that the director of List of Schindler declared in March 2018 that the movies on the streaming platform do not deserve to win the top prize in Hollywood.
"When you commit to a television format, you are a television movie. Certainly, if it's a good show, you deserve an Emmy, but not an Oscar. I do not think films that get only symbolic ratings in a couple of theaters for less than a week should qualify for the Oscar nomination, "the American director told ITV News.
The controversy over the Netflix tapes is not new. The Cannes Film Festival has imposed a rule so that films entering the competition should not only have a film premiere but also distribution.