In a win for Netflix, Amazon and other internet streaming services, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has voted not to change its rules for winning an Oscar, Hollywood's top prize.
The decision follows a battle over how long a movie must play on the big screens in theaters before being launched on the internet, DVD or other mediums that put it on the small screen.
There had been a push for movies to be screened in theatres for a longer time.
However, the Academy's Board of Governors said the existing rules, which say a movie has to run in a theater for only seven days in Los Angeles to qualify, stands.
In February, Netflix won three Oscars for Roma, which streamed three weeks after a limited theatrical debut.