What would a greatest image nod imply for Steven Spielberg?

“The Fabelmans” provides Steven Spielberg a very good shot at climbing additional up the all-time chief lists for steering and greatest image Oscar nominations. However latest historical past suggests “Fabelmans” star Michelle Williams is extra prone to win in March than is her director.

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A “Fabelmans” directing nomination can be Spielberg’s ninth, tying Martin Scorsese for second behind the late William Wyler’s document 12.

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A “Fabelmans” greatest image nomination would pad Spielberg’s all-time lead of 11 whole for a person producer.

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awards seasons have handed since Spielberg received the director Oscar for 1998’s “Saving Private Ryan.” He received his two different aggressive awards, for steering and producing “Schindler’s List,” in 1994.

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actors received Oscars for Spielberg movies during the last decade: lead actor Daniel Day-Lewis (“Lincoln,” 2013) and supporting performers Mark Rylance (“Bridge of Spies,” 2016) and Ariana DeBose (“West Side Story,” 2022). Contemplating that …

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… actors received for performances in Spielberg movies earlier than 2013 — regardless of 9 nominations — Spielberg is clearly on a roll as a director of actors. Certainly …

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… of nominated performers from Spielberg movies have received Oscars during the last 10 years. (“Lincoln” nominees Sally Area and Tommy Lee Jones and “The Post” nominee Meryl Streep didn’t win).