Let's face it: We kinda thought "War Horse" might get snubbed, but it landed in the best picture nine. OK, complete confession: I wanted it to be snubbed. But there it was.
That wasn't enough for Stevie Spielberg, movie god. He didn't get a best director nomination for "War Horse" -- and Marty got one for "Hugo." And, darn it, the Academy didn't even toss Spielberg his sure thing: best animated feature for "The Adventures of Tintin." I mean, can that man animate strands of hair or what? How did that make him feel?
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Well, short. And overcompensating. So, suddenly, he's taking credit for "The Help." Did he direct it, write it, star in it, or bake a pie for it? No -- but DreamWorks produced it. Oh, girls, this is too much. Talk about taking lemons and turning them into Limoncello. Here's his official statement:
"I am thrilled with our multiple nominations for 'The Help' and 'War Horse.' It is the first time that I have experienced two best picture nominations in the same year. One is a high honor. Two is humbling but very exciting. It is a tribute to all those who joined with Stacey Snider and our DreamWorks Studios team to develop and make these two films with stories that we passionately felt we had to make." -- Steven Spielberg