In addition to earning Best Director nominations, The FabelmansSpielberg’s semi-autobiographical drama inspired by his childhood before he became a filmmaker, also received Academy Award nominations for Best Picture (for which Spielberg received another nomination as a producer), Best Actress (Michelle Williams), Best Supporting Actor (Judd Hirsch), Best Writing (Original Screenplay), Best Production Design and Best Music (Original Score).
Since his first Best Director nomination for Close Encounters of the Third Kind of 1978, Spielberg won individual recognition in the Academy’s Best Director lineups for in search of the lost ark (nineteen eighty one), ET the alien (1982), schindler’s list (1993), Saving Private Ryan (1998), Munich (2005), lincoln (2012) and West Side Story (2021), winning the award for schindler’s list Y Saving Private Ryan at the 1994 and 1999 ceremonies. His third competitive Oscar win also came in 1994, when he won as a producer for schindler’s list.
Spielberg’s 2022 nomination pushed him past the record, in which he was previously tied with Martin Scorsesewho had been nominated for Best Director for five decades for raging bull (1980), The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), goodfellas (1990), Gangs of New York (2002), The Aviator (2004), Departed (2006), Hugo (2011), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) and The Irishman (nominated in 2020, but released in 2019).
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