Steven Spielberg in Jaws

Watch the 1976 Oscar Nominations along with Steven Spielberg!

With the 84th Annual Academy Awards on ABC this evening at 7e/4p it seemed such a great time for this video of Steven Spielberg watching the 1976 Oscar nominations to make it’s way to YouTube! From this video, Steven Spielberg jokingly suggests that Jaws will sweep all of the Oscar nominations…it didn’t quite work out that way.

Thanks to The Daily What. for sharing this from Media Burn Archive’s YouTube channel!.


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7 thoughts on “Watch the 1976 Oscar Nominations along with Steven Spielberg!

  1. Drahken says:

    I find the oscars & other award shows boring beyond belief. HOWEVER, it’s interesting that you chose one from 1976, because that’s the same year I was born.

  2. Atari Adventure Square says:

    This is an insanely cool video archive nugget!
    And Chi-Chi’s right about director nominations, the politics of Oscar selection has little to do with quality and merit.

  3. @Daniel Th1rte3n Don’t forget that he was in Taxi Driver, Brubaker, and the Godfather I and II! :)

    For some reason Drahken I’ve always been fascinated by motion pictures and even in my youth I would watch the Academy Awards….without having seen even a single picture they were crowing about. That all changed around 1982 though, when I was 10 I would start forcing my Father to take to me at least one of the nominated movies.

  4. Drahken says:

    I used to watch the oscars or emmys or something when I was a kid. The TV guide would have the voting thing in it, and i would try to take guesses. The thing is, I had never heard of most of the actors/directors/etc, nor many of the films. I really don’t know why though, I found it just as tedious & boring then as I do now. The only thing I can think of is because it was a “special event” kind of thing.

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