DGA Contest winners!

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...
Posted On 13 Jan 2014

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

Deep Background… Picture and Director – Split or Sweep?

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:...
Posted On 25 Jan 2013

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 the way are all part of this crazy season. Winners and losers, all in the name of...
Posted On 07 Jan 2013

DGA Preview: Why I Think Tate Taylor Will Be Nominated

  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...
Posted On 05 Jan 2012

Final DGA Predictions — No Guts, No Glory

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...
Posted On 09 Jan 2011

Predict the Directors Guild nominees

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...
Posted On 06 Jan 2011

The DGAs – David and Goliath

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,...
Posted On 29 Jan 2010

DGA Nominations!

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
Posted On 07 Jan 2010

DGA Predictions! And No Guts, No Glory

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...
Posted On 06 Jan 2010