“Netflix received 61 film and television nominations, nearly double the amount of its nearest competitor. The streaming giant also had the movie with the most nominations, Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman,’ and nearly half of the film best-actor field … The goal is to win support and, often, votes. But the specter of a company sending journalists on free trips to achieve that aim opens a new front in these prize wars, demonstrating Netflix’s win-at-all-costs mentality combined with an ability to foot those costs.” WaPo: Netflix sends journalists on pricey trips, raising questions and angering rivals. (Technology is known for its pace of change. Big tech companies sure changed from pretty good to sort of bad in a hurry.) Sidenote: The Irishman? Really?

+ Variety: Danny Aiello, ‘Do the Right Thing’ and ‘Moonstruck’ Actor, Dies at 86.