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Oscars ‘Daily Bite’: With ‘Bridge of Spies,’ Steven Spielberg is producer with most best-picture nominations

Steven Spielberg at the 68th Directors Guild of

Steven Spielberg at the 68th Directors Guild of America Awards Feb. 6, 2016. Credit: Invision / Chris Pizzello

Steven Spielberg certainly has the golden touch, especially when it comes to that golden guy named Oscar.

Thanks to his film “Bridge of Spies,” Spielberg now holds the record for producing more best picture nominees than anyone else. The spy thriller marks his ninth nomination in the category. By contrast, he’s only been nominated seven times for best director.

As far as Spielberg’s Oscar tally goes, he’s only won three times — for directing “Saving Private Ryan” (1998) and for directing and producing 1993’s best picture winner, “Schindler’s List.” He also received the Irving G. Thalberg Award for his body of work in 1987.

In case you were wondering whom Spielberg has surpassed as Hollywood’s most-nominated producer, that would be Kathleen Kennedy, who collaborated with him on such films as “Munich” (2005), “War Horse” (2011) and “Lincoln” (2012).

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