'Steve Jobs' Nominated for Best Supporting Actress and Best Actor Oscars

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Ahead of the official ceremony for the 88th Academy Awards on February 28, this morning the nominations for all 24 categories at the Oscars were announced at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs managed to net a few nominations of its own during the event, including: Kate Winslet for Best Support Actress and Michael Fassbender for Best Actor. Notably, Aaron Sorkin wasn't nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay.


    Today's announcement comes after the film won two Golden Globes earlier in the week, one for Kate Winslet in the Best Support Actress category and another for Aaron Sorkin's screenplay. During the ceremony, Sorkin commented on his hope for these awards to overshadow the film's poor box office performance, considering the high amount of critical praise Steve Jobs has received in the face of its lackluster draw.

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  2. Kajje macrumors 6502a


    Dec 6, 2012
    I'm all for gender equality but this is a bridge too far. Some things just need to stay seperated. Also post-mortem Oscars must not be handed out.
  3. GenesisST macrumors 68000


    Jan 23, 2006
    Where I live
    Good thing for the quotes around 'Steve Jobs' or that would have been one hell of a story...
  4. levitynyc macrumors 65816

    Aug 19, 2006
    Maybe more than 4 people will actually see the movie now.
  5. Mums Suspended


    Oct 4, 2011
    Lol - so you're a transphobe or something :) They ban me for stuff like that :)
  6. hagr182 macrumors regular

    Apr 6, 2010
    Since Di Caprio is nominated to the best actor category, I think Fassbender stands a chance :D. In all seriousness, I do hope Di Caprio wins this year (it´s about time certain memes ended)
  7. Zimmy68 macrumors 65816


    Jul 23, 2008
  8. logicstudiouser macrumors 6502


    Feb 4, 2010
    I still haven't seen the movie yet, it was only in theaters in my area for like 2 weeks. lol
    Joking aside, 2015 was probably the worst year for film in recent memory. Seriously, I am used to going to see dozens of films a year in theaters. Only a handful worth seeing this year.
    Martian was probably my favorite.
  9. snebes macrumors 6502a

    Apr 20, 2008
    Favorite..... comedy? ;)
  10. Zimmy68 macrumors 65816


    Jul 23, 2008
    Terrible year for the Oscars.

    I kind of liked Mad Max for what it tried to do. It was interesting.
    I really liked The Martian.

    But Best Picture? Are you kidding me???
  11. BradWould macrumors 6502


    Apr 11, 2015
    Nova Scotia, Canada
    Kate Winslet's performance was definitely deserving of the nomination.
  12. 2457282 Suspended

    Dec 6, 2012
    Still waiting for the netflix release to see this one. I am sure the acting was good, but this is just not the type of movie that is worth going to the theater for; this could be quality home theater material.
  13. HiRez macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2004
    Western US
    I read it out of the corner of my eye without the quotes initially and yeah, I had a weird moment too.
  14. MH01 macrumors G4


    Feb 11, 2008
    Was not a bad movie , don't understand the hate it's recieved on MR.
  15. mrgraff macrumors 6502a


    Apr 18, 2010
    We need to remember that the Academy Awards are intended to recognize films that have an impact on society and further the craft of film-making. Like Time Magazine's "Person of The Year" it is not supposed to be a popularity contest (think Golden Globe). That said, 'Steve Jobs' isn't worthy of the award.
  16. reden macrumors 6502

    Aug 30, 2006
    Such a good movie, don't get why people like to make fun of it so much. It doesn't even get into his personal life that much, illness, wife etc. I think it was done in good taste, and Michael and Kate both did such a good job.
  17. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    "Steve Jobs," the movie wasn't nominated. The actors in the movie were. The difference being the acting, not the story, direction or production, of Fassbender and Winslet being recognized -- probably because they amiably salvaged a movie that should never have been made. Sony had the right idea when they trashed it. Too bad for Universal going dumpster diving.
  18. chriscrk macrumors 6502a


    Nov 14, 2011
    Lady Gaga was also nominated for an Oscar. YAS GAGA
  19. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    And yet all kinds of box office records were set.
  20. azentropy, Jan 14, 2016
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2016

    azentropy macrumors 68000


    Jul 19, 2002
    It was a good as an entertaining, well scripted and well acted movie.
    It just wasn't very accurate and was pretty negative towards Steve Jobs.
  21. ttss6 macrumors 6502

    Mar 28, 2014
    Kate Winslet was amazing in it. She did so well as the moral conscious for Fassbender
  22. Zimmy68 macrumors 65816


    Jul 23, 2008
    I wouldn't mind a Jobs movie that showed him, warts and all. We all know there is plenty of material to make a couple of movies.
    What I didn't want to see is this fairy tale 3 act play where...
    John Sculley is waiting in some room to talk (everyone decides that 5 minutes before he goes in front of millions is the best time to talk to him).
    People lined up like a book signing to read paragraphs about what is wrong with him.
    The mousey ex-girlfriend that guilts him for money before every important presentation.
    How the daughter was used as this plot device. Show her in the first act, and end it, I don't care anymore.
    If I recall from the book, the events leading up to the 1st iPhone announcement is much more interesting then the iPod.

    I would have taken a Scorcese Wolf of Wall Street like, in your face, warts and all, this is how it was look at his rise, fall and rise.

    Its no surprise everyone passed on this in the first place.
    That being said, the main actors were great.
  23. bladerunner2000 macrumors 68000


    Jun 12, 2015
    All that moaning from Laurene Powell about the movie didn't get her far. This was the most accurate depiction of ol' Steve yet; an angry, egotistical mean spirited jerk. Hence the Oscar.
  24. MH01 macrumors G4


    Feb 11, 2008
    Why do people complain that the "Movie" is not based on actual event, on exactly how they happened.

    This is not a documentary.

    Its about entertainment, if I want to read the exact facts, I'll research themselves. I cannot remember any movie that has been based on actual event to have stayed true to the story, Hollywood always makes changes to spice up the entertainment value.

    Anyway, best movie about jobs that I have seen so far, it was actually about his fall and comeback, hence the choice of launches, clever.
  25. rdlink macrumors 68040


    Nov 10, 2007
    Out of the Reach of the FBI
    Two reasons:

    It didn't paint Jobs as a saint, so the blind Jobs disciples demonized it as heresy.

    It didn't paint Jobs as the anti-christ, so the blind Jobs haters thought it was a puff piece.

    As for myself, I haven't seen it yet. I plan on watching it when I can rent it or watch it on Netflix. I would imagine it will be fairly entertaining, and a decent investment of two hours of my life. But I can tell you right now that what I have heard from those who have seen it, and seen myself (namely the statement made by Rogen that, "the (Mac) OS was stolen") is enough for me to discount the movie as a fiction loosely based on Jobs' life.

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