SAG Ensemble In a Split Vote for Best Picture and Director

Since the SAG awards began 20 years ago, whenever Best Picture and Best Director split, the SAG ensemble foretold Best Picture in every case, except once where the ensemble sided with Best Director. 2012 - SAG ensemble + DGA + PGA = Argo, Ang Lee for Life of Pi, Director 2005...
Posted On 01 Feb 2014

Alfonso Cuarón wins Directors Guild Award

FILM Feature Film: Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity Documentary: Jehane Noujaim, The Square TELEVISION Movie/Miniseries: Steven Soderbergh, Behind the Candelabra Drama Series: Vince Gilligan, Breaking Bad Comedy Series: Beth McCarthy-Miller, 30 Rock, “Hogcock!/Last Lunch”...
Posted On 25 Jan 2014

Cliffhanger: Who Will Win the DGA Tonight? Poll + No Guts, No Glory

The DGA breakfast today where Alfonso Cuaron, the expected winner tonight, was a no show — he was celebrating his son’s birthday in Italy. He will be back for the ceremony this evening.  All pundits are expecting Cuaron to win tonight (except me – I am the Lone...
Posted On 25 Jan 2014

All Eyes on the DGA – can Gravity Take the Whole Gig?

This weekend, the Directors Guild adds their voice to the mix. We’ve covered this in the DGA preview, but someone just sent me an email from Gold Derby with the following question: Hey guys, huge fan of Goldderby. As everyone dissects the Oscar race, I find myself...
Posted On 23 Jan 2014

DGA Preview and Prediction

This weekend, on January 25, the DGA will call out their winner for the 2013 film year. There are some things about this year that haven’t changed. The two films vying for the top prize still came out on or before Toronto/Telluride. Box office still isn’t going to...
Posted On 22 Jan 2014

DGA Documentary Nominees

Cutie and the Boxer The Square The Act of Killing Stories We Tell The Crash Reel Full credits after the cut.
Posted On 13 Jan 2014

DGA Nominees!

Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave Paul Greengrass, Captain Phillips David O. Russell, American Hustle Martin Scorsese, The Wolf of Wall Street
Posted On 07 Jan 2014

DGA Nomination No Guts, No Glory

Tomorrow morning around 10am the DGA will announce its five director nominees for this year. I predict five of the following: 1. Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity 2. Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave 3. David O. Russell, American Hustle 4. Paul Greengrass, Captain Phillips 5. Martin...
Posted On 06 Jan 2014

DGA Preview and Predictions

The DGA five will represent the strongest Best Picture contenders of the year. Even more than Oscar’s own branch, the DGA is the best at predicting Best Picture. As you will see by the charts below, what happened last year was extremely rare.  For only two names to make...
Posted On 03 Jan 2014

Predict the DGA Nominations!

Before we write our DGA preview (some time this evening) – here is a quickie contest to see how well you can predict the Directors Guild nominations.  They will likely be different from the Oscar nominations, since the DGA announce on January 6 and Oscar ballots have to be...
Posted On 03 Jan 2014