First Jaws, now Lincoln: Steven Spielberg must be getting used to Oscar upsets by now. The Lincoln director did not take home the Best Director trophy in one of the biggest surprises of Sunday’s Oscar ceremony, losing to Life of Pi’s Ang Lee. Spielberg had once seemed the inevitable choice for the critically acclaimed biopic—as had the seven other films of his that were nominated and lost in the past. BuzzFeed suggests Hollywood's love for watching its mighty fall is to blame for Spielberg’s series of snubs. The acclaimed and successful director has only been awarded for direction twice: in 1994 for Schindler's List and in 1999 for Saving Private Ryan.
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