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State of the Race
Inarritu wins DGA Award
DGA Preview, Predictions and Contest
February 4th, 2015
The Directors Guild will announce Saturday - or the event I like to call "the night all pretty dreams come to an end." Well, perhaps not if you happen to be...
DGA Announces Five Best Directors of the Year
Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel Clint Eastwood, American Sniper Alejandro Inarritu, Birdman Richard Linklater, Boyhood Morten Tyldum, The Imitation Game Full list. WES ANDERSON The...
DGA Preview - They Announce Tomorrow
January 12th, 2015
The Directors Guild will add their voice to the mix that will have no influence on Oscar voting, but could confirm the popularity of certain films. The DGA has roughly...
Predict the DGA Contest
January 10th, 2015
If you're feeling up to it, please predict the five names you think the DGA will pick. The DGA has about 14,500 members. They have a weighted ballot of five nominees...
Alfonso Cuarón wins Directors Guild Award
FILM Feature Film: Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity Documentary: Jehane Noujaim, The Square TELEVISION Movie/Miniseries: Steven Soderbergh, Behind the Candelabra Drama Series: Vince Gilligan,...
DGA Preview and Prediction
This weekend, on January 25, the DGA will call out their winner for the 2013 film year. There are some things about this year that haven't changed. The two films vying for the top prize still...
DGA Sets Dates, Group Adds "Internet Programming"
The Directors Guild has decided to add "internet programming" to its annual awards: In recognition of the increasing level of original programming being created by our directors and their teams...
Lincoln, Spielberg and the Seeds of Time
February 16th, 2013
“If you can look into the seeds of time, And say which grain will grow and which will not, Speak then to me." Twice during Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, a collection...
Report from the DGA
Steven Spielberg got a standing ovation, though Ben Affleck won the big award of the night -- more if the Carpetbagger's report at the DGA. ...
Ben Affleck wins the DGA
Ben Affleck has just become the third director in DGA/Academy history to win the DGA without a corresponding Oscar nomination. Best Feature: Ben Affleck, Argo Best Documentary Feature: Malik...
DGA No Guts, No Glory
According to Oscar/DGA history, no director has ever won the DGA, lost an Oscar nomination for directing, then won Best Picture. It's not happened ever, going back to 1949. So if this is a crazy...
DGA: How Auteurs Helped Shape Oscar History
When was the last time a masterpiece won the Best Picture Oscar? It is perhaps not possible anymore, not with Twitter and more awards shows than there are people in Hollywood. Voters can't...
DGA Preview - Directors Matter
ENTER OUR CONTEST! For 82 out of 86 Oscar years the directors have controlled the way Best Picture has been handed down. They matter. They are what the Academy was built to do:...
Ben Affleck, Argo Steven Spielberg, Lincoln Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty Ang Lee, Life of Pi Tom Hooper, Les Miserables BEN AFFLECK Argo (Warner Bros. Pictures) Mr. Affleck’s...
Follow the Yellow Brick Road: The DGA Announces Nominees Tuesday
The Oscars are the Land of Oz, complete with illusionary finery and the jarringly ordinary old man behind the curtain. The Yellow Brick Road gets us there. All of the characters and traumas along...
Directors Guild Preview and Contest
For the first time in probably their entire history, the DGA will announce their five nominees after the Oscar ballots have been turned in. That means that they can't be counted to on as a "true...
The State of the Race - And There Was No DGA
October 4th, 2012
For the first time in Oscar/DGA history (as far as I know) I'm not entirely sure beyond a reasonable doubt that the DGA has always announced before the Oscar...
DGA Contest Winners, and Dragon Tattoo Opening Credit Sequence
Thanks to HE for posting this -- at last, online: And here are the winners of the DGA prediction contest. All of them got the all five directors correctly! After the jump. Rg...
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