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The DGAs Are In: Affleck, Bigelow, Hooper, Lee, Spielberg

Today, the Directors Guild of America announced its nominees for outstanding direction in a feature film in 2012. Its nominees:

As mentioned before, whoever wins the DGA almost always wins best director; and whoever wins best director, their movie almost always wins best picture.

Since 1990, the line from the DGA's best director to the Oscar's best picture has been broken only four times: in 1995, 2000, 2002 and 2005.

As for a best picture coming from a director who wasn't even nominated for a DGA? That's only happened once since 1969.

In other words, “Silver Linings Playbook,” “Django Unchained” and “The Master”? SOL, dudes.

I think we're actually down to two films: “Lincoln” and “Argo.” I think the torture issue is sinking “Zero Dark Thirty.” (When you lie to us, Kathryn, we hurt you.) I think “Les Miz” isn't respected enough. I think “Life of Pi” is mostly forgotten.

The Academy roars Thursday morning. I'll be blogging early with reaction.

2012 DGA nominees for best feature film: Ben Affleck, Ang Lee, Steven Spielberg, Tom Hooper and Kathryn Bigelow

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Posted at 07:08 PM on Tue. Jan 08, 2013 in category Movies - Awards  


Pluperfect Prufrockian wrote:

I'm not sure how many dozens of Oscars Spielberg already has, but I'd give it to him over Affleck any day of the week. “Argo” was a fine little movie, but gimme a break with “Best Director”. Tsk!

That said, I'm kind of flummoxed that *that's* the list for best direction of the year. “The Master” has to at least be on the list. Tsk! Tsk!

Comment posted on Tue. Jan 08, 2013 at 07:32 PM

Ben Stocking wrote:

There's no drama, no suspense. Lincoln and Spielberg will win.

Comment posted on Tue. Jan 08, 2013 at 07:40 PM

Jordan Muschler wrote:

Yes, Les Miz is DEFINEITLY not respected enough.

Comment posted on Wed. Jan 09, 2013 at 01:49 PM
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