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DGA Contest winners!

DGA Contest winners!

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These are the smart Oscarwatchers who got 5/5 on the DGA predictions. Congratulations! Eric Edge Reinaldo Glioche Jeff Beck Patryk G Matt Neglia Johnny Connelly Eric Petillo rocky langsy Pj Edwards Alex Heisman Sam Mohseni Joe Clinton Melissa Christine Richard Cairns cyrus m KT Julianne Edoardo Zucchini Dave Law Blake Gershman Gustavo Naspolini Nelson Gadelha John Zampino Vince Smetana Rishi Ramesh Robin Write Daniel Logan Berg-Munch Nikita Pavlov MIkhail Shurygin…

DGA No Guts, No Glory

DGA No Guts, No Glory

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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 DGA has never announced after Oscar ballots…

Deep Background… Picture and Director – Split or Sweep?

Deep Background… Picture and Director – Split or Sweep?

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The Gurus have shifted position after Ben Affleck won Best Director and Best Picture from both the BFCAs and the Globes.  The folks over at Gold Derby are similarly split up — with most choosing either Argo or Lincoln. Here is how they think it will go at Movie City News:   We’re at that time of year again when pundits are predicting a director but not the best picture or…

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…

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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…

Final DGA Predictions — No Guts, No Glory

Final DGA Predictions — No Guts, No Glory

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In anticipation of today’s DGA announcement (ETA, 9am Pacific), it’s time to do a little No Guts, No Glory. Hopefully, you all have entered our “Predict the DGA” contest. But in the meantime, the DGA seems to be more unpredictable than it has been in years. We really have no idea what five names will be called out tomorrow, and the reason for this is that we have more than…

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Predict the Directors Guild nominees

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It’s down to the wire now, with the last precursor puzzle pieces falling into place. Come Monday we’ll learn which crucial names will be honored (or overlooked) by the Directors Guild. To take part, please complete the DGA contest form here. If you choose to use the alternates slots to write in names of directors not on the list, leave the last two selections blank in the pull-down menu area….

The DGAs – David and Goliath

The DGAs – David and Goliath

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Kris Tapley says that Jim Cameron will take the Directors Guild top prize. He gives his reasons here: The answer is in the populist leanings of the guild, a vast, diluted membership that is TV-heavy, rules against sending screeners (which is a definite thorn for Kathryn Bigelow, whose film pulled down minuscule box office), etc. So the race will be back and forth one more weekend and the real victor…

DGA Nominations!

DGA Nominations!

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The DGA NOMINEES! Kathryn Bigelow The Hurt Locker James Cameron Avatar Lee Daniels Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire Jason Reitman Up In The Air Quentin Tarantino Inglourious Basterds

DGA Predictions! And No Guts, No Glory

DGA Predictions! And No Guts, No Glory

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So far, here are our gathered predictions. We will add more as they come trickling in. My No Guts, No Glory is Lone Scherfig getting in for An Education. Meanwhile, there is still time to enter Predict the DGA contest. The participants: Dave Karger (EW Oscar-Watch), Damien Bona (Inside Oscar), Kris Tapley (In Contention), Edward Douglas (Coming Soon), Anne Thompson (Thompson on Hollywood), Susan Wloszczyna (USA Today), Erik Childress (eFilmcritic,…