Steven Spielberg says ‘Late’ is the blockbuster Oscar
Steven Spielberg still resents the 2009 Oscar nomination for Best Picture.
The veteran director recently said Christopher Nolan’s blockbuster “The Dark Knight” should have made the Oscar shortlist alongside other nominees including Slumdog Millionaire, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and “The Reader.”
However, he acknowledged that this year’s nominations for films like “Top Gun: Maverick” and “Avatar: The Way of Water” are worth celebrating.
The director was nominated in the best director category, while his film “The Fabelmans” is competing for Best Picture, Best Production Design, Best Original Score and Best Original Screenplay.
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Steven Spielberg says Oscar recognition for blockbusters ‘came late’
In an interview DeadlineSpielberg reflected on the Oscars for Best Picture and how blockbusters are seen as the prestigious category these days.
He admitted that it was worth “celebrating” that films such as “Top Gun: Maverick” and “Avatar: The Way of Water” were included in this year’s list of nominees. However, he shared that the changes are a little overdue.
In his opinion, Nolan’s action thriller “The Dark Knight” should not have been left out of the category of the 81st Academy Awards in 2009.
“It really encourages me. He arrived late for the film that should have been nominated for years: Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight, said the 76-year-old director, who was nominated for best original screenplay at this year’s Oscars. , lit The New York Post.
He added: “This film would definitely have received a Best Picture nomination today, so we should all be celebrating that these two blockbusters are firmly in the Top 10.”
Best picture category
When “The Dark Knight” debuted, it beat “Slumdog Millionaire,” “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” “The Reader,” “Frost/Nixon” and “Milk” in the best picture category. “
Slumdog Millionaire, directed by Danny Boyle and Loveleen Tandan and produced by Christian Colson, finally received the prestigious award.
The Best Picture category has since expanded to ten nominees, double the previous number, partly due to outrage over blockbusters left off the nominations list.
Now, “Top Gun: Maverick” and “Avatar: The Way of Water” will compete in the coveted category alongside a star-studded list that includes “All Quiet on the Western Front,” “The Banshees of Inisherin,” “Elvis”, “Everything everywhere at once”, “The Fabelmen”, “Tár”, “The triangle of sadness” and “Women speak”.
Steven Spielberg’s “Fabelmans” earned multiple nods
Meanwhile, Spielberg battled it out in the best director category for his coming-of-age drama “The Fabelmans.”
Other directors nominated in the category: Martin McDonagh, Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert, Todd Field and Ruben Östlund.
“The Fabelmans” is also nominated for Best Picture, Best Production Design, Best Original Score and Best Original Screenplay. The actress Michelle Williams, who appeared in the film, was nominated for the best actress category.
With a total of 11 nominations, “Everything Everywhere All at Once” leads this year’s nomination list. Second place went to “The Banshees of Inisherin” and “All Quiet on the Western Front” with nine nominations each.
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While most of the films on the Oscar nominees list were expected, there were a few surprises when it came to the films left out.
Jordan Peele’s “No” was one of the most blatant slurs. After receiving rave reviews upon its debut, it surprisingly didn’t receive a single Oscar nomination this year, despite being up for grabs in several categories, including original screenplay, best sound, and best visual effects.
Viola Davis and Danielle Deadwyler missed out on Best Actress despite their performances in “The Woman King” and “Till.” Tom Cruise in “Top Gun: Maverick” and Adam Sandler in “Hustle” also did not make the Oscar list for best actor.
This year’s Academy Awards will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel on Sunday, March 12, marking the third time the talk show host has hosted Hollywood’s biggest glitz and glitz night. Until then, the speakers for the upcoming ceremony have not yet been announced.