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Casey Affleck (left) and director Lonergan on the set of Manchester by the Sea. The movie, picked up by Amazon Studios for distribution, is the first-ever film produced by a digital streaming service to be nominated for the Best Picture Academy Award.

Amazon steals Netflix's spotlight to be toast of Hollywood

Jan 27, 2017 5:50 AM

Los Angeles

AMAZON.COM'S strategy of sticking to Hollywood's time-honoured traditions helped deliver a big pay-off that has so far eluded its streaming rival Netflix - the first-ever best picture nomination for an online video service. Manchester by the Sea, a family tragedy set in

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