Amazon scored two Oscars, one for Iran’s “The Salesman.” Photo courtesy of the Cannes film festival
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In a first for the streaming industry, Amazon Studios and Netflix walked away with Oscars, underlining their emergence as major players in the entertainment business. Amazon won two Oscars Sunday for gritty family drama "Manchester by the Sea," which collected statuettes for best original screenplay and best actor (Casey Affleck).The movie had also been nominated for best picture – a first for a digital streaming service.Among the titles bought by Amazon was the romance-comedy "The Big Sick," purchased for a reported $12 million, while Netflix forked out a similar amount for period-drama "Mudbound".
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