Steven Spielberg says this iconic superhero film “should have been nominated” for the Best Picture Oscar

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Steven Spielberg looks back at an epic superhero movie that he thinks should have gotten an Oscar.

While gushing about some of last year’s biggest cinema hits – “Avatar: The Way of Water” and “Top Gun: Maverick” – which recently garnered Best Picture nominations, the iconic filmmaker spoke about one particular film he still loves. to receive a nomination.

Referring to the Academy’s decision in 2020 to nominate a guaranteed 10 films each year as part of its justice and inclusion initiative, the 76-year-old star said: “It came late for the film that should have been nominated for several years. past.”

“So having these two blockbusters firmly in the top 10 is something we should all be celebrating,” he added.

Although “The Dark Knight” the highest grossing film from 2008, rake in more than a billion dollarsthe gripping story of Gotham City’s caped crusader only earned eight nominations and was overlooked for Best Picture.

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Heath Ledger won one posthumously Best Supporting Actor Oscar the following year for his insanely good runaway performance as the Joker.

Spielberg — whose 2022 nomination to direct “West Side Story” made him the first person to receive Best Director nominations in six different decades — also scored another win with “The Fabelmans” seven Oscar nominations.

The semi-autobiographical film also earned the cinema king his first nomination for Best Original Screenplay.

“I started thinking seriously, if I had to make one movie that I haven’t made yet, something that I really want to do on a very personal atomic level, what would it be? And there was only one story I really wanted to tell,” he said.

The 95th Academy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, will take place March 12 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on TSTIME. Check out the full list of this year’s Oscar nominees here.

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