James Gunn unhappy with ‘Spotlight’ win at Oscars

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Los Angeles, March 1 (IANS) “Guardians Of The Galaxy 2” director James Gunn seemingly expressed his displeasure with “Spotlight” winning Best Picture award at the 2016 Oscars ceremony.

Shortly after the winner of the coveted prize was announced at the ceremony held on Sunday night, Gunn took to Twitter to express his feeling about the results of the awards show, reports aceshowbiz.com.

“I f**king hate when Best Picture goes to a different film than Best Director,” Gunn wrote, while adding, “Does our own industry not understand what a director does?”

His post prompted a mixed responses from users on Twitter.

One user commented: “‘The Revenant’ was an incredible achievement in directing. After it got through editing, though, not the greatest movie….”

Gunn wrote back: “The director also directs the editor. That is what a director does. And that is the misunderstanding.”

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Another user wrote, “while Iñárritu did a good job, I don’t think he deserves the award over Miller or McCarthy.”

Responding to another follower who asked, “so, you’re saying the rest of the crew/producers/screenwriters/etc have nothing to do with best picture?”, Gunn responded: “No. But the director directs all of those people; you can judge a director’s performance in one way: by the film itself.”

He later explained in another tweet, “Directing is a collaborative thing by its very nature. And that’s really all it is. So you can’t detach the two.”

While “The Revenant” lost to “Spotlight” in Best Picture category, the former title grabbed Best Director for Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s work. The movie also helped actor Leonardo DiCaprio win his first-ever Oscar for Best Actor.

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