Netflix’s The Irishman Is an Oscar Favorite


Netflix’s The Irishman Is an Oscar Favorite

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If the experts are right, Netflix’s “The Irishman” will take home an Oscar for best picture at the 2020 Academy Awards. 12.8 percent of the experts at Gold Derby predicted Martin Scorsese would take home the coveted award.

“The Irishman” is an American epic crime true-story based on the 2004 book “I Heard You Paint Houses” by Charles Brandt.  It directed by Martin Scorsese, written by Steven Zaillian, features legends like Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Harvey Keitel, and Al Pacino.

The film follows a truck driver who becomes a hitman involved with a mobster and his crime family, including his time working for the powerful Teamster Jimmy Hoffa.

Netflix increased the number of original films they produced in 2019, and it could become the year they’re not just looked at as a streaming platform—but a film studio, too. “This fall was a nice culmination,” Scott Stuber, Netflix’s film chief, said in an interview, according to Bloomberg. “I’m very proud of this slate. I can look you in the eye and say we’ve made as good movies this fall as anybody.” They created almost 60 new releases in 2019.

“Marriage Story,” which stars Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson, has also generated Oscar buzz. This could be the year Netflix takes home an Academy Award.

by Maria Vultaggio 

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