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Streaming services Amazon Prime Video and Netflix have both won Oscars. Amazon won for its feature film 'Manchester by the Sea', while Netflix's short documentary 'The White Helmets' also picked up an Oscar.

'Manchester by the Sea' won Best Actor for Casey Affleck, as well as Best Adapted Screenplay. Amazon also won an Oscar for best foreign film for Asghar Farhadi's 'The Salesman'.

Netflix's 'The White Helmets' won best Documentary (Short Subject). The film is directed by Orlando von Einsiedel, and follows a group of volunteer rescue workers for the Syrian Civil Defense Force. The group has saved over 600,000 lives so far, and has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.

Here's the trailer.

Netflix was also nominated in the feature-length documentary category for Ava DuVernay's 'The 13th', but lost to 'OJ: Made in America' (which is available on BBC iPlayer right now, incidentally).

These wins show that streaming is a force to be reckoned with in the film and TV world. With Amazon and Netflix investing heavily in original content, expect plenty more nominations and wins coming their way in the future.

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