Martin Scorsese lashed out at Marvel Studios in early October but ultimately it was not a wise move. The director had to suffer an immeasurable wave of criticism from fans, actors and directors of the brand, Twitter comments against him invited many users not to consume the films of the filmmaker. Now, a new Variety article points out that this scandal could subtract The Irish's opportunities – 100% in the next installment of the Oscar awards.
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We know that the Academy Awards celebration is dedicated to recognizing movies made in the United States. It is a great opportunity for actors, directors, producers, etc., to increase their job offers in the market and thereby raise profits. With more popularity the income is better. On the other hand, the event is also responsible for recognizing those films with a real commitment to art and justice (sometimes), giving rise to Scorsese's work shining in this context from time to time.RELATED
With The Irishman, Martin Scorsese and Netflix have great aspirations for the awards season. The film stars Hollywood veteran talents who under no circumstances could be left out of the best categories. Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci shine with their own light in front of the camera set and among the media.
Despite the great promises of The Irishman in the Oscar awards, Variety puts on the table the possibility that the film falls from the grace of the Academy due to comments made by Martin Scorsese in October. According to the website, the Academy does not reveal the ages of its members, however, in recent years it has been seen that more and more young people have joined the group; The portal points out that perhaps this was the decisive factor when granting seven nominations to Black Panther – 90%. Young people who move in the Academy are in favor of diversity and inclusion, they are likely not to listen willingly to the statements of an old director whose film does recently for the representation of minorities and in passing issues comments against of a company that has been responsible for producing tons of money and placing diverse actors on their tapes.
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Variety mentions that in May, Academy members enjoyed an exclusive screening of Avengers: Endgame – 95%. The portal collects the testimony of one of them:
I have been to many Academy projections this year, and I have never seen anything as crowded as Endgame.
On the other hand, The Irish is a film produced by Netflix and it is necessary to remember that such a state produces repulsion in some members of the Academy and important Hollywood figures, who simply cannot tolerate that movies without a formal premiere in movie theaters can aspire to the Oscar awards. But there we have Rome – 99% of Alfonso Cuarón, without formal launching he had the opportunity to take numerous awards home.
The Irish continues to be a strong candidate for the delivery of the Oscars, but we will soon discover how furious he has put the members of the Academy. Although Scorsese initially said that Marvel movies are not real cinema, the director recently clarified his comments in an article in The New York Times:
Many of the elements that define cinema as I know it, are present in Marvel tapes. What is not there is revelation, mystery, or genuine emotional danger. Nothing is at risk. The images are made to meet a specific set of demands, and are designed for variations in an infinite number of subjects. (…) The situation, sadly, is that we now have two separate fields: there is audiovisual entertainment all over the world and there is cinema. I fear that the financial dominance of one is being used to marginalize and even belittle the existence of the other. (…) The situation at the moment is brutal and inhospitable for art. And the act of simply writing those words fills me with terrible sadness.
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