Updated: May 5
In 2018, Netflix launched a frontal assault on the Hollywood system, recruiting not just big stars, but some of the world's most respected writer/directors to helm some incredible new works. The result? Alfonso Cuaron's deeply personal Roma and The Coen Brother's anthology film The Ballad of Buster Scruggs are both up for Oscar gold -- and success will signal a major change in how studio movies are funded, distributed, and experienced, not to mention shake up the concept of what is a 'studio' in the first place. Join Martini Giant as Thron changes his mind, Nichols changes his ice, and Schiele changes the subject in our Oscar extravaganza.