Martin Scorsese is, I would argue, the greatest director in the history of cinema. Even if you exclude his best three movies, the work that has had the greatest effect on cinema (Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, and Goodfellas), his remaining oeuvre is still perhaps the greatest. Then you add in three of the greatest films of all-time? Come on now.
Strangely, this greatness has gone unappreciated by a very noted body–the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Scorsese’s films are quite frequently overlooked, under appreciated, and shut out at the Oscars. One need not look further than this year’s ceremony in which The Irishman, after receiving 10 nominations, did not take home a single statue.
So I decided to go back and highlight my Top 5 biggest snubs of Scorsese’s career. Some of these will be snubbing of Scorsese specifically while others are for other participants in Scorsese’s films. Let’s begin…Continue reading “The Top 5 Oscars Snubs of Martin Scorsese’s Career”