Guess which filmmaker is getting mad respect this awards season? Clue? It may make you do a jig!

Guess which filmmaker is getting mad respect this awards season? Clue? It may make you do a jig!
This highly saluted auteur just became the most-nominated living director in Academy Award history with nine Oscar bids. That tops the late Billy Wilder, who collected a total of eight nominations over his career for such classics as “The Apartment,” “Some Like It Hot” and “Sunset Boulevard.”

The master filmmaker is just two chances short of matching William Wyler‘s 12 directing nominations for such movies as “Roman Holiday” and “Ben-Hur” before his death in 1981 — the year that this cineaste earned his first helming Oscar nom.

If this 77-year-old filmmaker wins for his gangland epic that is considered his magnum opus, he will be the oldest director to win an Oscar. By now, you probably know might guess his name is Martin Scorsese and that “The Irishman” is the source of his ninth Oscar try for best director. He took the prize for 2006’s “The Departed,” a remake of Hong Kong
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