Oscars 2020 – Best Picture Profiles – The Irishman

The Irishman

In the days leading up to the 2020 Academy Awards, I will be profiling one of the nine Best Picture nominees

The Irishman

Read my Review

Number of Nominations: 10

Notable Awards so Far: None

My Thoughts on the Film’s Chances:

If anything, the fact that The Irishman is one of the leading nominees should help to silence those who are criticizing the validity of Netflix productions, especially one directed by a filmmaker as high calibre as Martin Scorsese. While the films of Martin Scorsese have had Oscar success in the past, I fear that ultimately The Irishman will end up somewhat lost in the shuffle, though I wouldn’t be surprised if the Academy awards the film’s de-ageing with a Visual Effects Oscar.

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Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described über-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).