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DGA Nominees!

DGA Nominees!

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Ben Affleck, Argo Steven Spielberg, Lincoln Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty Ang Lee, Life of Pi Tom Hooper, Les Miserables

Follow the Yellow Brick Road: The DGA Announces Nominees Tuesday

Follow the Yellow Brick Road: The DGA Announces Nominees Tuesday

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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 the way are all part of this crazy season. Winners and losers, all in the name of the game. The momentum usually builds, with each nomination announcement whipping up the frenzy of expectations, dashed hopes, and…

Directors Guild Preview and Contest

Directors Guild Preview and Contest

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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 north” this time.  Some people don’t think they ever were but I have a feeling they lend legitimacy to an otherwise fringe contender.  I could be wrong, of course. The DGA membership is huge…

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The State of the Race – And There Was No DGA

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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 nomination ballots are due but I know for the past ten years they certainly haven’t.  In moving their dates back, the Oscar voters will be flying blind, without the harbinger of the highly influential DGA backing them.  It will go like…

DGA Contest Winners, and Dragon Tattoo Opening Credit Sequence

DGA Contest Winners, and Dragon Tattoo Opening Credit Sequence

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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.

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DGA Nominations – Fincher in!

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WOODY ALLEN Midnight in Paris (Sony Pictures Classics) DAVID FINCHER The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (Columbia Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures) MICHEL HAZANAVICIUS The Artist (The Weinstein Company) ALEXANDER PAYNE The Descendants (Fox Searchlight Pictures) MARTIN SCORSESE Hugo (Paramount Pictures) WOW!

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DGA Preview: Why I Think Tate Taylor Will Be Nominated

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  It occurred to me moments ago that Tate Taylor has every reason to, in fact, be nominated for the DGA when they are announced next week. [I didn’t know it because I never saw his Tweet but In Contention’s Kris Tapley came to this conclusion yesterday but recently posted his predictions to include Tate Taylor.  Other than the two of us, though, most people would consider this an upset…

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The King’s Speech Set to Sweep Oscars

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The discussion about the great films that entered the Oscar race this year will continue. But we have to stop and pause and acknowledge that yes, something I personally thought was all but impossible is coming true. I said on my last Oscar Poker podcast that if Tom Hooper won the DGA I would quit. The reason being, not out of disgust — it is their choice, their club, their…

DGA Reactions – O. Russell in Tears

DGA Reactions – O. Russell in Tears

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The DGA nod meant much to David O. Russell. His film is about second chances, and the director could not help but feel as though this is some sort of second chance for him: ‚ÄúWhen Taylor Hackford called me this morning I have to admit I started to cry . I am so humbled because it is such a talented field this year, I had prepared myself to not be…

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DGA Nominees

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Here are your five strongest films for the Best Picture Oscar, 2010. David Fincher, The Social Network Tom Hooper, The King’s Speech Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan David O. Russell, The Fighter Christopher Nolan, Inception