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 Bendjelloul, Searching for Sugarman Televison Directors award winners, after the cut.
Posted On 02 Feb 2013

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 year, as everyone keeps saying, you will see something happen that has never...
Posted On 02 Feb 2013

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 align around one so they choose never to align around any. As the DGA prepares their...
Posted On 01 Feb 2013

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: professionals deciding the best of the year. The entire Academy has looked to them for guidance in...
Posted On 28 Jan 2013