Milchan-produced films have won 'Best Picture' in the past two years, including Twelve Years a Slave and Birdman. But with 12 nominations in hand, The Reverent seems to be the favorite going in, which would make it the third Best Picture in a row should it win. What sets this year apart, however, is that Milchan has been personally nominated, which means that should The Reverent win, he will accept the Oscar on stage and will likely take the opportunity to speak.
People who have read the book Confidential and are familiar with Arnon Milchan's backstory will understand the significance of such a moment. As the recent article in New York Magazine states; "...the 71-year-old Milchan himself proves to be a character worthy of an epic."
|Milchan, the owner of New Regency is surrounded by his filmmakers |
during the 2014 Academy Awards 'Best Picture' win for '12 Years a Slave'.