How Quentin Tarantino Can Make History On Oscar Night

by Jeremy Spirogis
How Quentin Tarantino Can Make History On Oscar Night

Quentin Tarantino had one hell of a morning. His ninth characteristic movie, Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood, scored a powerful 10 Oscar nominations, together with Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (for Leonardo DiCaprio), Best Supporting Actor (Brad Pit), and Best Original Screenplay. Only Joker nabbed extra nominations, with 11, that means that Tarantino’s newest masterpiece might be a significant participant on the Academy Awards this 12 months.

But did you notice that Tarantino moved one step nearer to reaching Hollywood HISTORY this morning?

Let’s clarify. For all of his strengths as a filmmaker, Quentin Tarantino appears to take probably the most satisfaction in his skills as an authentic screenwriter. His first Oscar got here in 1995, for co-writing Pulp Fiction with Roger Avary. And whereas he was nominated for Inglourious Basterds in 2010, it took till 2013 for Tarantino to win his second Best Original Screenplay Oscar, this time for Django Unchained.

That win put Tarantino in rarified air. Only 4 different writers share the excellence of getting two or extra Oscars for authentic screenwriting. They are Woody Allen, Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder and Paddy Chayefsky. And solely Allen has three wins below his belt with Best Original Screenplay Oscars for Annie Hall, Hannah and Her Sisters, and Midnight in Paris.

Is this the 12 months that Quentin Tarantino joins Woody Allen within the coveted three-win membership?

If he does, it will likely be spectacular for quite a few causes. For starters, Woody Allen has acquired a record-setting 16 nominations within the Academy’s Original Screenplay class, successful it thrice. Tarantino may doubtlessly get his third win on solely his fourth try. He discussed his screenwriting course of throughout his latest, two-hour dialog with our ReelBlend podcast. If you have not listened to it but, press play now.

There’s additionally a matter of their age. Should Quentin Tarantino win the Best Original Screenplay Oscar for Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood, he may have collected his historic third trophy on the age of 56. Allen, however, was 77 years previous when he acquired his third screenwriting Oscar for Midnight in Paris in 2012. And he didn’t even present as much as settle for the Academy Award in individual!

So far, Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood is heading in the right direction. It has notched Screenplay wins on the Golden Globes and Critics’ Choice (the place it additionally took dwelling Best Picture on the finish of the night), whereas additionally being nominated by the BAFTAs and numerous regional critics’ organizations. There’s loads of momentum for the film, which Sony can dial into and proceed to push Tarantino for this doubtlessly historic screenplay win (with out taking their eyes off of the bigger prizes of Picture and Director, each of which Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood definitely deserves).

So if we had to decide on only one, which might you wish to see Quentin Tarantino declare on February 9, 2020 on the Academy Awards ceremony? They’ll all be thought-about historic. All three could be monumental. But vote in our ballot, only for enjoyable.

Which Oscar do you REALLY need Tarantino to win?

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