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