‘The Fabelmans’ may have been a more than resounding box office flop, grossing roughly half of its $40 million cost, but in prestige it has been quite a bombshell for Universal with its nine Oscar nominations. There is no doubt that Steven Spielberg’s film is pure old schoolbut we did not imagine to what extent.
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John Williams, who announced his retirement from the cinema after ‘Indiana Jones and the Dial of Fate’ but finally made a Miyazaki (come on, he backed out) has become the oldest nominee in Oscar history: 90 years and 350 days contemplate his fabulous scores (which, please, we hope will last us a very long time). It is also, the living person with the most nominations in history, surpassing himself with a total of 53.
Since he got the nomination for ‘Valley of the Dolls’ in 1968 until today, the composer has won the award five times, the last in 1994 for ‘Schindler’s List’. As a curiosity, eight of those years he has been twice nominated in the same categorybecause few authors have been more prolific (and who maintain a quality like that of Williams).
For his part, Judd Hirsch has become, at 87, the second oldest nominated actor in history, only surpassed by Christopher Plummer for ‘All the money in the world’ and a few days above Gloria Stuart for ‘Titanic’. As a curiosity, Hirsch’s first nomination was 42 years ago, for ‘Ordinary People’, and until today it has not been possible to remove the thorn. Does he have a chance against Ke Huy Quan? You never know!