Streamers tighten grip on Hollywood with producer award nominations

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Viola Davis as Mother of the Blues Ma Rainey.
Viola Davis as Mother of the Blues Ma Rainey.
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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 theatres only begin to reopen in New York and remain closed in Los Angeles after a year of Covid-19 restrictions.

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