Face-Off: Marty Loses Big

by penchofifteenpolls | created - 1 month ago | updated - 1 month ago | Public

From the 9 Best Picture nominees at The Oscars (2020), Martin Scorsese's The Irishman is the only contender that went home empty handed.

Considered an early front runner when it got 10 nominations, and starring an all-star cast including Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci, the film faded from conversation as the award season reached its end until it got the title of the night's biggest loser.

This is the second time a Martin Scorsese film had a similar fate. In The 75th Annual Academy Awards (2003), the historical epic Gangs of New York also got 10 nominations, second only to eventual winner Chicago (2002), and with actors such as Leonardo DiCaprio and Daniel Day-Lewis on board the movie also seemed as a very big contender, but alas, it couldn't win anything.

Out of these two Martin Scorsese films that went home with a 0/10 record, which one was more deserving of winning at least one Oscar?

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1. The Irishman (2019)

R | 209 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

94 Metascore

An aging hitman recalls his time with the mob and the intersecting events with his friend, Jimmy Hoffa, through the 1950-70s.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Harvey Keitel

Votes: 263,758

Nominations: Best Picture, Director, Supporting Actor (Pacino), Supporting Actor (Pesci), Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Production Design, Editing, Visual Effects and Costume Design.

2. Gangs of New York (2002)

R | 167 min | Crime, Drama

72 Metascore

In 1862, Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points area of New York City seeking revenge against Bill the Butcher, his father's killer.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz, Daniel Day-Lewis, Jim Broadbent

Votes: 387,367 | Gross: $77.81M

Nominations: Best Picture, Director, Actor (Day-Lewis), Original Screenplay, Production Design, Cinematography, Editing, Sound Mixing, Costume Design and Original Song.

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