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I want all of my films to belong to me. There is an audience out there for literate films - slower, more observant, more human films, and they deserve to be made. Which is why I want Sideways
(2004) to succeed, to encourage other film-makers.
Everytime he was nominated for the Best Director Oscar, Martin Scorsese
was nominated in the same category alongside him: first in 2005 when Payne was nominated for Sideways
(2004) and Scorsese for The Aviator
(2004), then in 2012 when Payne was nominated for The Descendants
(2011) and Scorsese for Hugo
(2011) and finally in 2014 when Payne was nominated for Nebraska
(2013) and Scorsese for The
Often sets his films in and around Omaha, Nebraska