I recently found out that Martin Scorsese with his latest masterwork The Irishman got his Ninth Oscar nomination in Directing, thus making him the most nominated living filmmaker in the category and second of all time, behind only William Wyler who holds the record of 12 nominations for Directing.
So that made me wonder, do you think Scorsese in the future will be able to match (or even beat) Wyler's record of 12 nominations??
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Doubtful. Scorsese's close to eighty and his productions are long affairs. It's likely we won't even see Killers of the Flower Moon till 2022 at the earliest depending on when they can actually get shooting under way. And he's got so many announced projects that it's hard to tell what he'd even do as a follow-up. And that's assuming that the films he makes even get recognized and don't get the, er, Silence treatment.
Scorsese has three nominations he'd have to get to match Wyler, and he'd be near ninety at the current rate he's at and would have to consistently hit success. I think he'll get one, maybe even two more . . . but anything more would be hoping that Marty's health and work ethic hold out.
The way i personally see it, he has a high chance to do it, with KOTFM and the upcoming Roosevelt biopic with DiCaprio, if they are well received as i expect them to be, he can easily arrive at 11.
If Clint Eastwood can still make movies at over 90, and so Ridley Scott, who's over 80, i can see Scorsese still doing it for at least another decade or more.
The Roosevelt biopic has been one of dozens of projects he has been attached to over the years that hasn't come to fruition. Hell, DiCaprio's at the point now where he's almost older than Roosevelt was when he was starting his second term, and there's absolutely no sign that Scorsese's immediately going to go from one sweeping period piece to another right after. DiCaprio will likely age out of the role, and while that hasn't stopped Scorsese before in casting people far past their sell-by date for roles, you have to take the fact that doing a Roosevelt biopic will likely take another three years for him to set up, then shoot, then edit, then find a premiere date. And that's being generous. So yeah, until Scorsese actually shoots a frame of a project, it's all just talk, just like Tarantino at this point. Man's name is attached to more projects than he'd have time to shoot even if he was as fast as Ridley and Clint.