Steven Spielberg Says This Iconic Superhero Flick ‘Ought to Have Been Nominated’ For Finest Image Oscar

Steven Spielberg is wanting again on an epic superhero movie that he says ought to have landed an Oscar.

Whereas gushing about a few of final 12 months’s greatest cinema hits — “Avatar: The Means of Water” and “High Gun: Maverick” — which just lately nabbed Best Picture nods, the enduring filmmaker spoke up about one specific flick he nonetheless needs obtained a nomination.

On Tuesday after Oscar nominations have been introduced, “The Fabelmans” director shared in an interview with Deadline that he was “actually inspired by” these profitable blockbusters getting the credit score they deserve, however insisted that DC’s “The Darkish Knight” would have “positively garnered a Finest Image nomination right now.”

Pointing to the Academy’s decision in 2020 to appoint a assured 10 films every year as part of its fairness and inclusion initiative, the 76-year-old star stated, “It got here late for the movie that ought to have been nominated a variety of years in the past.”

“So having these two blockbusters solidly introduced on the highest 10 checklist is one thing we must always all be celebrating,” he added.

Although “The Darkish Knight” grew to become the highest-grossing film of 2008, raking in over a billion dollars, the gripping story of Gotham Metropolis’s caped crusader solely earned eight nominations and was neglected for Finest Image.

Heath Ledger gained a posthumous Best Supporting Actor Oscar the next 12 months for his insanely good unhinged efficiency because the Joker.

Spielberg — whose 2022 nod for guiding “West Facet Story” made him the first person to receive Best Director nominations throughout six completely different many years — additionally scored one more win with “The Fabelmans” seven Oscar nods.

The semi-autobiographical film additionally earned the cinema king his first nomination for Finest Authentic Screenplay.

Quipping to The Hollywood Reporter that his late mother and father “nagged” him to deliver “The Fabelmans,” a narrative primarily based on his mother and father’ lives, to the massive display, Spielberg revealed the “coming of age” undertaking was one thing he “actually wished to inform.”

“I began severely pondering, if I needed to make one film I haven’t made but, one thing that I actually need to do on a really personally atomic stage, what would that be? And there was just one story I actually wished to inform,” he stated.

Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the ninety fifth Academy Awards ceremony is about for March 12 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on ABC. Take a look at the whole checklist of this 12 months’s Oscar nominees here.


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