Originally Posted by Robstar
Because the praise for his work was hyperbolic, and kowtowing just to appeal to the perception of the general public would have been bullshit. There were other directors who were far more deserving.
into a great director isn't reason enough to toss trinkets his way, imo. He's going to be making films for years, so I see no point in jumping the gun. They should just wait until he actually deserves it. (Of course, Scorsese got his statue for a lesser work like The Departed when he should have been acknowledged for Goodfellas, which is his masterpiece. So I'm keenly aware of how the whole thing is pretty silly.)