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“It’s the most astounding piece of creation…hands down”: James Cameron Hates the Academy for Snubbing Christopher Nolan as Best Director For His Masterpiece

James Cameron Hates the Academy for Snubbing Christopher Nolan as Best Director For His Masterpiece

Academy Awards is renowned for snubbing the righteous candidate, and the 95th Academy Awards was no different as James Cameron, the director of Avatar: The Way of Water was missing from the list. But this was not the first time that Academy Awards had the audacity to remove deserving names from their list.

James Cameron has shared his opinion on his favorite films over the years, and in a quick interview with the Hollywood Reporter, he showered Inception with praises for its attention to intricate details and complimented Christopher Nolan’s vision.

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A scene from Avatar 2: The Way of Water

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What Does James Cameron Feel About Inception and The Academy Awards?

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James Cameron and Christopher Nolan

James Cameron is known for his Blockbuster films such as Titanic, Avatar, Terminator, Aliens and so many classics. James Cameron gave an interview with The Hollywood Reporter in 2011, where James Cameron was all praising Christopher Nolan’s Inception starring Leonardo Di Caprio, he praised the movie’s time-bending and dream-traversing theme of the film. During the interview, he also questioned the integrity of the Academy Awards as Christopher Nolan wasn’t nominated for the Best Director category of the awards. Here’s what the veteran filmmaker said in the interview:

“I loved ‘Inception,’ and I wish that it had gotten more. I wish Chris Nolan had gotten nominated for directing that film because I think that it’s the most astounding piece of film creation and direction of the year, hands down… but now it’s not even in the running. So I diverge from the Academy’s taste in a lot of ways.”

James Cameron’s frustration could be felt by fans of Inception, the movie broke several records and became one of the highest-earning films globally. Despite having serious nominations for the Best Director category in the Academy Awards; it was unfair to not even nominate Christopher Nolan for the category.

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What Do Fans Think of The Hand Drawn Plot for Inception?

A scene from Inception

On 15th July 2022, Julian Shapiro went to Twitter to share the hand-drawn plot map of Christopher Nolan’s Inception, which had an open ending, keeping its viewers in the dark; however, fans believe that this map is an answer to their doubts.

A fan retweets stating that the map would be an answer to all the questions.

Another fan praised the film and termed it as peak filmmaking.

Another fan of the movie was astonished to see the plot map of Inception.

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It is frustrating to see Academy Awards snubbing Christopher Nolan for his career masterpiece, but it is evident that despite not receiving the Academy Award for Best Director for Inception, fans love Christopher Nolan’s visions, and filmmaking, and that was evident through the global success of his recent filmsTenet and the upcoming Oppenheimer.

Oppenheimer comes out on 21 July 2023.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Written by Tushar Auddy

A voracious reader and a wordsmith at heart. Tushar is a student of Linguistics, who's always on the lookout for a good book or a captivating story. He has a passion for literature that runs deep and loves nothing more than getting lost in a novel for hours on end. When he isn't reading, you'll find him scribbling down his thoughts and musings, always eager to capture the beauty of language.