Oscars 2016: Amazon CEO Wants To Win An Oscar

Posted: Dec 30 2015, 11:40am CST | by , in News | Latest Movie News

Oscars 2016: Amazon CEO Wants to Win an Oscar
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  • Amazon CEO eyes Oscars for next year after doing ground breaking business this year

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is ambitious about creating more original feature films that would be included in the Oscars category next year.

Amazon has achieved some great goals in this passing year. The online retail market that deal all over the world. This holiday season, the retails special Prime membership saw a great increase this holiday season with more than three million new members worldwide joining Prime during the third week of December alone.

Prime Now is available in more than 20 metro areas with unlimited access to tens of thousands of movies and TV episodes. These include award-winning Amazon Original Series at no additional cost.

Prime members made The Man in the High Castle the most watched TV season on Prime Video this holiday by 4.5x and doubled their total viewing hours of Prime Video titles, compared to 2014.

Other than that the company also invested in successful space venture. According to Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos, space exploration is an endeavour that had to be embarked upon for the good of mankind.

Other than that, the company also delivered drones that were high tech and delivered with proficiency. Still Bezos wants more.

“This was another great holiday season to be a Prime member, and we welcomed three million new members in the third week of December alone,” said Jeff Bezos, Founder and CEO of Amazon.com.

“Over 200 million more items shipped for free with Prime this holiday, and members doubled their viewing hours of Prime Video compared to last year with the Amazon Original Series The Man in the High Castle leading the way as the most watched TV season ever on Prime Video. On behalf of Amazon employees around the world, we wish everyone happy holidays and the very best for the coming year.”

Bezos recently said in an interview that he wanted Amazon to create more feature films in the coming year. Amazon earned 5 Emmys this year for its original series ‘Transparent’. The next award Bezos is eyeing is of course, the Oscar.

The decision comes on the back of Netflix managing to create Oscar hype for its original feature film Beasts of No Nation featuring Idris Elba. The movie has already been critically acclaimed and is a favourite to pick up awards in various categories.

This success of an online network like Netflix is motivation, competition and incentive enough for Bezos to try and create more original movies with the ingenuity of Transparent that will earn them an Oscar nomination and a win. No one is questioning his ambition because most people believe that Bezos and Amazon will deliver on time.

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