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    Kenneth Lonergan

    Jew Score:



    October 16, 1962 —

    It's that time of the year: Oscar time! Or, as we call it, time to find well-hidden Jews among Oscar nominees. Yeah, it's a mouthful.

    Somehow, the director category has recently been a breeding ground for these not-easily-spotted Jews. We're not talking about the Woodys, Spielbergs, Coens, and Aronofskys. We're talking about Michel Hazanavicius, winner in 2011, or three-time nominee, David O. Russell.

    Take the last three years: 2014, Foxcatcher's Bennett Miller: potentially Irish? No, Jew. 2015, Room's Lenny Abrahamson: Irish-born Jew. 2016, Manchester by the Sea's Kenneth Lonergan: sounds Irish again... Half Irish American, but also Jewish!

    Perhaps we should rename it: time to find well-hidden Irish Jews among Oscar directing nominees...

    Now THAT'S a mouthful.

    Verdict: Jew.

    February 27, 2017

    See Also

    Darren Aronofsky

    Joel and Ethan Coen

    Michel Hazanavicius

    David O. Russell

    Benh Zeitlin
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