For our final contest, which isn’t really a contest, we leave you for this very bizarre and suspense-filled Oscar year with a challenge. Please pick three very unlikely things that might happen. Really out there, wild things that might take hold.
Here are mine.
1. Benh Zeitlin and Luci Alibar win adapted...
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 happened. On the other hand, it’s possible that (I don’t know for sure) the...
Well, as Iggy Pop would say, it will all be over soon. There are so many weird surprises that could take place tomorrow since all of the nominations came after Oscar ballots were turned in. BAFTA did their voting completely differently this year and for the first time ever we’re making our nominations for the editing category without the Ace Eddie nominations!
Since tomorrow the DGA will be announcing their nominees for Best Director. Let’s play a little round of No Guts, No Glory.
My predictions are: Steven Spielberg, Kathryn Bigelow, Ben Affleck, Ang Lee and David O. Russell (alts are Tarantino and Hooper)
My No Guts, No Glory pick?
Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild
Don’t forget to enter our DGA predictions...
Predicting the surprises at the Globes is an attainable dream because surprises there actually do happen. Pick up to three.
1. Christopher Nolan nominated in Director for The Dark Knight Rises
2. Anne Hathaway shows up in lead for the Dark Knight Rises
3. The Dark Knight Rises shows up in screenplay
That’s why they call them no guts, no glory. Your turn.
I have hard that the Zero Dark Thirty and Django Unchained screeners might not have gotten to the SAG nominating committee in time, as they finished just in the knick of time.
I have always wondered, though, if voters don’t just put down names anyway, in anticipation of how great they will be based on buzz and reviews.
But I’m going to predict that:
Since one of the most important of the film critics groups announces tomorrow, it’s a good time to play a little No Guts, No Glory.
UP to three and make sure they’re good ones. Don’t forget to enter our contest.
I’ll go first. I will choose two.
Best Picture: Looper
Best Actress: Emayatzy Corinealdi, Middle of Nowhere
The National Board of Review winners
Best Film: ZERO DARK THIRTY
Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow, ZERO DARK THIRTY
Best Actor: Bradley Cooper, SILVER...
src=”http://www.awardsdaily.com/wp-content/uploads//2012/01/this-is-not-the-end.png” alt=”" width=”400″ />It was the year we thought War Horse and Tree of Life would dominate the Oscars. It was the year we never saw The Artist coming (until Cannes). It was the year The Help became one of the highest grossing films of the year — dragged...
For our 12th Annual No Guts, No Glory you can name three potential upsets — like serious upsets — that might happen tomorrow morning. They have to be near impossibilities. But still within the realm of reality. Pick up to 3.
My three are:
1. Harry Potter for ensemble
2. Drive for ensemble
3. Demian Bechir for Best Actor