D.G.A. Nominations

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  1. LisaH

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    I didn't see this posted anywhere, but if you're interested the D.G.A. nominations are:

    Ron Howard - A Beautiful Mind

    Peter Jackson - LOTR

    Baz Lurhmann - Moulin Rouge

    Christopher Nolan - Memento

    Ridley Scott - Black Hawk Down
     
  2. Edwin Pereyra

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    No Altman. This makes it interesting.

    ~Edwin
     
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    It sure does.

    I suspect this is where internal politics play a big role. Over the years, Altman has made a lot of enemies in Hollywood, and many of them have long memories.

    M.
     
  4. Edwin Pereyra

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    It is interesting because the same people will be making the same slate for the Oscars.

    ~Edwin
     
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    Just recently Altman was bashing America and the American flag. The man may know how to direct actors, but he's got issues on other fronts that do not endear him to Hollywood as a collective.

    BTW, glad to see the DGA having a longer memory with the Nolan nomination.
     
  6. Michael Reuben

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    Note also the absence of Spielberg and Lynch.

    But the biggest news is the inclusion of Christopher Nolan. This should be welcome news to those fans of Memento who feared it would be ignored. (I still think it will win a screenplay Oscar.)

    M.
     
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    A good list, although I am more surprised at Lynch's absence than Altman's.
    Others can answer your question much better than I, Lisa. In short, Altman says what he believes, and was quick to point the finger at Hollywood (and their action movies bonanzas) as a direct cause to 9/11. I admire his ability to be honest, but I detest his views.
    Take care,
    Chuck
    P.S. I am proud. I have seen 4 of those movies, with ABM in waiting. 3 are in my top 4 of the year[​IMG] The DGA's going soft if they agree with me.
     
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    Altman was and is notorious for his battles with studio executives, and he's never been shy about expressing his opinions. (Even he made an indirect reference to this in his GG acceptance speech, when he praised USA Films and noted how unusual it was for him to do so.) You can get some flavor of it in Peter Biskind's Easy Riders, Raging Bulls (a trashy read, but an interesting one).

    M.
     
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    Whoa! No Altman. That's huge. The winner of the DGA, for the most part, goes on to win the Oscar. Only 3 times in the DGA's history has the winner of the award not gone on to win the Oscar.

    If Howard wins the DGA, don't be surprised if "A Beautiful Mind" makes it a clean sweep of the major awards (Picture, Director, Actor, Sup. Actress, and Screenplay) on Oscar night.

    Personally, I think Howard's only real threat now is Peter Jackson.

    By the way, it's really nice to see Christopher Nolan finally getting some props for his work on "Memento".
     
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    My bad, thanks for the clarification Edwin.

    I doubt it would happen in back-to-back years, so do you think that the winner of the DGA will go on to take the Oscar?
     
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    When does DGA announce the winner?
     
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    March 9th
     
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    Chuck, Michael - thanks for the info.
     
  19. Edwin Pereyra

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    Don't expect the same 5 nominated directors to be the same slate of directors for the Oscars.

    In the last 4 years since the DGA started nominating its 5 top directors, only one year, in 1998 were the same 5 nominees the same on both lists.

    For example:

    2000: DGA nominee Cameron Crowe (Almost Famous) was replaced by Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot) for the Oscars.

    1999: Frank Darabont (Green Mile) for the DGA was replaced by Lasse Hallstrom (The Cider House Rules) for the Oscars.

    1997: Steven Spielberg (Amistad)and James L. Brooks (As Good As It Gets) for the DGA was replaced by Atom Egoyan (The Sweet Hereafter) and Peter Cattaneo (The Full Monty) for the Oscars.

    Knowing now who the top 5 vote getters are for the DGA, these directors can change their minds for the Oscar nominations. Anything can still happen here.

    ~Edwin
     
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    Good point, Edwin. Another instance that comes to mind is Barbra Streisand, who received a DGA nomination for "The Prince of Tides," but did not get an Oscar nod.

    There are three reasons for the occasional discrepancies:

    1. All the directors in the Academy are members of the DGA -- but many or most members of the DGA are not members of the Academy and can't vote on the Oscars.

    2. The DGA awards are nominated and voted on by directors only. The Oscar contenders for director are NOMINATED by directors -- but the whole academy gets to vote on the winner.

    3. People change their minds.

    So we can't count Altman out yet.
     

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