Streamers tighten grip on Hollywood with producer award nods

Los Angeles (AFP) – Netflix and Amazon bagged more than half the film nominations chosen by Hollywood’s top producers Monday, tightening the streaming platforms’ grip on an awards season turned upside-down by the pandemic. Six of the 10 movies shortlisted by the Producers Guild of America were released by streamers — up from two last year — as movie theaters only begin to reopen in New York and remain closed in Los Angeles after a year of Covid-19 restrictions. Netflix’s courtroom drama “The Trial of the Chicago 7” is seen as the streaming giant’s best shot at top awards glory, and is joined…

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