Sorkin snubbed as Steve Jobs lands two Oscar nods

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Kate Winslet, middle, praises the portrayal of Steve Jobs by Michael Fassbender (right).
Kate Winslet, middle, and Michael Fassbender, right, received Oscar nominations for Steve Jobs.
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Steve Jobs flopped at the box office and with Silicon Valley, but with two Oscar nominations the film continues a kind of redemption tour through the awards season.

Jobs actor Michael Fassbender was nominated for best actor and co-star Kate Winslet, who already won a Golden Globe for her portrayal of former Apple marketing chief Joanna Hoffman, received a supporting actress nomination.

Insanely crap: Top critic calls Steve Jobs one of 2015’s worst movies

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Michael Fassbender received a Golden Globe nomination for his portrayal of Jobs.
Why do you hate me?
Photo: François Duhamel/©2015 Universal Studios

One of the most surprising movie flops of 2015 was Aaron Sorkin and Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs: a movie which, miraculously, earned even less for its creators than 2013’s panned Jobs, starring Dude, Where’s My Car‘s Ashton Kutcher.

Now the movie has received another ignominious fate: being singled out by major film critic and former co-host of At the Movies Rex Reed as his pick for no. 1 worst film of the year. Ouch!

Soon you can screen Steve Jobs in your living room

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Michael Fassbender received a Golden Globe nomination for his portrayal of Jobs.
Steve Jobs movie may gain a wider audience on home video.
Photo: François Duhamel/©2015 Universal Studios

If you’ve been waiting to check out Aaron Sorkin’s Steve Jobs movie (and, based on the dismal box office figures, people certainly haven’t rushed out to theaters), you’ve got a couple more months before you can watch it from the comfort of your own home.

Steve Jobs team won’t let bad box office kill Oscar campaign

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Michael Fassbender received a Golden Globe nomination for his portrayal of Jobs.
Universal is chasing an award for their efforts.
Photo: François Duhamel/©2015 Universal Studios

Steve Jobs may have flopped at the box office, but the team responsible for it are still confident that they can make up for the dismal lack of earnings with an Oscar.

According to a new report, Aaron Sorkin, Jeff Daniels (who plays John Sculley) and director Danny Boyle recently attended an “intimate brunch and Q&A” with a roomful of Academy voters at the St. Regis hotel.

Steve Jobs director: We were arrogant to release movie like we did

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Michael Fassbender received a Golden Globe nomination for his portrayal of Jobs.
Danny Boyle thinks movie should never have been released wide so quickly.
Photo: François Duhamel/©2015 Universal Studios

Danny Boyle, director of the unfortunate box office bomb Steve Jobs, has said that people involved with the movie were guilty of behaving in an “arrogant” way.

Why? Not through twisting the truth, or painting an unfairly unflattering portrait of Apple’s late CEO as some have suggested — but rather opening the movie wide as quickly as they did.