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Oscars: ‘The Irishman’ Strikes Out as Netflix Nets Two Wins

Netflix’s “The Irishman” struck out at the Oscars on Sunday night, despite its 10 nominations.

Martin Scorsese’s sprawling three-and-a-half-hour look at a gangster’s life received 10 Academy Award nominations on Jan. 13 and came away empty-handed.

The Irishman” has now joined five titles that amount to the Oscar snubs hall of fame that hit double figures in nominations, but wound up with nothing at the awards ceremonies. That roster is led by Steven Spielberg’s “The Color Purple” and Herbert Ross’ “The Turning Point,” which both received 11 nominations. “The Irishman” now joins three other films — Scorsese’s “Gangs of New York,” the Coen brothers’ “True Grit” and David O. Russell’s “American Hustle” — with 10 nominations and no wins.

Netflix also campaigned heavily for “Marriage Story,” which was nominated for six Oscars and won one for Laura Dern for supporting actress. The streamer netted two Oscar wins for the night, including best documentary for “American Factory.

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