4:39 AM ET Mon, 23 Jan 2018 16:39:13 Oscar nominee Eliza Hamilton and her husband are no strangers to the Oscars.
She won the Best Actress for her performance in 2004’s “The Big Short,” and was named one of the most powerful people in Hollywood.
But when she won Best Actress in 2009 for “Titanic,” it was a different story.
It was her first nomination, and her career had been on a steady downward slope since then.
“I didn’t really think about it, because it was just one of those things that came and went and I was really happy for myself,” she told NPR.
But then she was contacted by her husband, Matt Hamilton, who was working on a new movie.
“We got a phone call from his agent saying, ‘Eliza, I got an Oscar nomination for your movie, but it’s a one-day event, and it’s for an actress,'” Hamilton said.
While they were all thrilled, the nomination was bittersweet. “
And I’m glad that I did it because I got to work with some amazing people.”
While they were all thrilled, the nomination was bittersweet.
“It’s like a loss,” she said.
So what was it like to be nominated for the film that was nominated for an Oscar?
“I’ve been nominated for my movies before and I’m honored, but I didn’t think about that because it wasn’t a big deal.
It wasn’t like I had won an Oscar, it wasn’nt like I was going to be an Oscar nominee,” Hamilton explained.
“The Oscars were just one thing and I didn’ t think about the Oscars until I saw the news that it had been nominated.”
So why was the nomination so hard to accept?
“Well, I think because of what Eliza did,” Hamlyn said.
“‘Titanica’ was such a critical and commercial hit and it had such a strong emotional resonance for audiences, and the Academy was very cautious and thought it was more of a political award.
It made it a little bit harder for Eliza to win because there’s not a lot of diversity in the Oscars,” she added.
“But I think it was still an incredibly important movie.”
The Hamiltons are just one part of the Hollywood industry that is suffering from a cultural decline that has seen the number of awards drops by an astonishing 20 percent in the past 20 years.
This trend is not only affecting actors and actresses who are making films, but also many people who are working in film.
“If you look at the awards and they’re really, really small, you really have to be thinking about the next movie, the next film that’s coming out, because we’re going to lose so many of our creative minds to other things,” Matt Hamiltons father, Tom, told NPR’s Rachel Martin.
“There are some amazing filmmakers and there are a lot more talented people than there were even a decade ago, but you’re not going to have enough people to make that many of them.”
That’s not to say there aren’t many talented people working in the film industry today.
“When you have a bunch of young, brilliant filmmakers and producers and actors who are producing movies and producing great movies and making money, that’s a good thing,” said Jessica Hirsch, an associate professor of sociology at California State University, Los Angeles, and a film critic.
“You have a healthy, vibrant film industry that will continue to produce great films.”
But while some are happy to see more diversity in film, others are concerned that the award for best documentary will have a negative effect on their careers.
“For a film that I’ve always been fascinated with, ‘The Birth of a Nation,’ that’s been so good,” Hamilton said.
She continued, “The Birth is an incredibly difficult film.
It’s a story about slavery and the kind of violence that was being committed against black people.
So that’s the kind [of film] that I’m interested in.
And it’s so difficult for people who know a lot about slavery to go into that film, especially a film about a white slave, and I think that’s going to hurt the people who have already done the work to make this film, and then they’re going into another film and they are going to feel less safe and less confident in their ability to make a film.”
But for Elizas husband, the fact that his film will be nominated makes her proud.
“This is not the first time I’ve been a part of a film nomination, so it’s very gratifying that we got nominated,” he said.
And when it comes to his own career, he’s excited to see what his next film can be.
“All my life I’ve