Steven Spielberg is a personality who is well known for his depth of expertise in the feature film industry. However, Spielberg has reportedly been dissatisfied with the nomination for Oscar for best picture. Steven Spielberg recently said that he is still furious that ‘The Dark Knight’ was excluded from big Oscar categories.
Once more, it’s that time of year when every filmgoer has the opportunity to express their opinion. However, award season also provides fans a time to consider all of the Academy’s past errors, and this is what award season is all about: harboring resentment for past defeats.
When there were only five nominations in the Best Picture category, one rather well-known director by the name of Steven Spielberg appeared to still be upset about a certain film being passed over for an Oscar over a decade ago. The choice to expand the field of nominees to 10 was praised by the director since it gives more fan favorites a chance to be recognized, like Top Gun: Maverick and Avatar: The Way Of Water did this year.
“I’m really encouraged by that. It came late for the film that should have been nominated a number of years ago, Christopher Nolan’s, The Dark Knight. That movie would have definitely garnered a Best Picture Nomination today, so having these two blockbusters solidly presented on the top 10 list is something we should all be celebrating.”
Spielberg likely didn’t anticipate Indiana Jones And The Crystal Skull from 2008 to receive a nomination, but he believed The Dark Knight deserved to be honored. That same year, Heath Ledger did get a posthumous Academy Award for his portrayal of the Joker.
For the 2019 awards, Spielberg received his first-ever nomination for a screenplay as well as his tenth for directing The Fabelmans. After all, the man has been around for a while. Michelle Williams and Judd Hirsch were both nominated for their performances in the drama. For further updates stay tuned to Thirsty.
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