DGA 2009 Nominees Are Announced


Kathryn Bigelow
The Hurt Locker


James Cameron
Avatar


Lee Daniels
Precious


Jason Reitman
Up in the Air


Quentin Tarantino
Inglourious Basterds

The Directors Guild of America nominations have been announced and the five nominees nearly mirror my Best Director Oscar predictions. With the love that Inglourious Basterds has been receiving this precursor season, it is probably a safe bet for me to bump Tarantino up into one of the top 5 spots. Invictus has been gradually losing steam and despite the Academy’s adoration for Mr. Eastwood, I don’t think it’s his year.

It is not common that the Oscar Best Director nominees and the DGA nominees match up 5 for 5, but this year that just may be the case. As I mentioned, Eastwood is quickly losing popularity so he is pretty much out. The Coen Bros. have an unappreciated film and are also dual directors, which is an automatic disadvantage. Lone Scherfig, director of An Education, is getting love from British journalists, but that’s about it. There are a few spoilers lurking on the outside like Michael Haneke for The White Ribbon or Neill Blomkamp for District 9, but the likely result is the above five are the Oscar nominees.

Your reactions to the DGA noms? Is this the Oscar five?

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  • Jose

    I think these are the five that will get nominated.

  • yeah i think these may be them!

  • Quinn

    That is probably the Oscar 5. I was really hoping for Clint Eastwood even though I haven’t seen “Invictus” because is one of my favoite directors, but 2009 wasn’t his year. I really think “Invictus” is a lock for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Adapted Screenplay. Best Leading Actor is , for me, almost a lock. The only thing holding him back is that he hasn’t much precursor attention. But other than Michael Stuhlberg, I can’t picture anyone alse getting nominated than Clooney, Firth, Bridges, Freeman, and Renner. The most recently updated Oscar Predictions, I almost 100% agree with. For Best Director, replace Eastwood with Tarantino. In Best Original Song, Replace the song from “Everybody’s Fine” with “I See You” from “Avatar”. Finally, in Costume Design, I’d replace “Where the Wild Things are with “A Single Man” Then everything (I think)is perfect-o-mundo.

  • Brandon Cooley

    I having a feeling that Eastwood will be switched with Daniels for the oscar nomination.

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