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HBO Max has just received Steven Spielberg’s classic nominated for 11 Oscars



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There is an unmissable Steven Spielberg classic nominated for 11 Oscars that has just entered the HBO Max catalog.

When we talk about the biggest streaming platforms In Portugal, it is impossible to leave HBO Max out of this conversation. With a wide range of series and moviesthe platform has on its side some of the productions most awarded and admired in history as “Succession”The Sopranos“, “The White Lotus” or “Game of Thrones”.

In addition to its original offer, the platform stands out for presenting a first-rate catalogue, where there is no shortage of space for great cinema works, from very popular sagas such as “Harry Potter” It is “Lord of the Rings” even big Oscar-winning films like “Casablanca”, “2001: A Space Odyssey” It is “The Departed”.

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Another advantage of HBO Max is that its offer never stops growing , with additions of the best films and series weekly. In Februaryit will be no different, with the confirmed return of “Feud”, “Tokyo Vice” It is “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and the arrival of Portuguese films such as “The Mayans: Scenes from Romantic Life” It is “7 rural sins”.

However, the month has barely started and HBO Max has already brought us a big surprise: a classic from Steven Spielberg nominated for 11 Oscars in 1986.

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Based on homonymous work in Alice Walkerthis epic spans 40 years in Celie’s life (Whoopi Goldberg), an African-American woman living in the South who survived her father’s abuse and intolerance. After being donated to the violent Mister (Danny Glover), who treats her as a companion and slave, things go from bad to worse. Celie seeks to find companionship anywhere she can. PerSeverely, she maintains the dream of one day meeting her sister in Africa.

Released in 1985, Steven Spielberg’s work won nominations in Best movie, Best Adapted ScreenplayBest Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Costume, Best Characterization, Best Original Soundtrack, Best Original Song (“Miss Celie’s Blues”), Best actress (Goldberg) and Best Supporting Actress (Oprah Winfrey & Margaret Avery).

Despite the work’s success at the Academy, Steven Spielberg was famously excluded from the film category. Best Director. With 11 nominations and 0 wins, “The Color Purple” continues to be the most nominated film in the history of the Academy to leave without no figurine.

On February 8, 2024, a musical adaptation from “The Color Purple” which is nominated for an Oscar (Danielle Brooks in Best Supporting Actress). HBO Max thus provides the public with the opportunity to experience this 1985 classic before heading to the theaters to see this new reimagining that brings together Winfrey and Spielberg as producers.


And you, are you a fan of “The Color Purple”? Will you take the opportunity to watch or rewatch it on HBO Max?

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