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Bigelow Becomes First Female DGA Winner

The Hurt Locker continues its push towards a 2010 Best Picture win with another major precursor award. Kathryn Bigelow has become the first female director ever to win the Best Director of a Feature Film Award from the Directors Guild of America. Bigelow beats out her ex-husband, James Cameron for Avatar, Lee Daniels for Precious, […]

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10 Observations from the 2010 Critics Choice Awards

Time for one last post about the Critics Choice Awards. I’ve divided my observations in “yays” – things I approve of, “boos” – things I dislike, and “considers” – things to consider about the awards race going forward. 1) YAY – Michael Giacchino wins Best Score. It wasn’t presented during the broadcast, but brilliant composer […]

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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 […]

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THE STATE OF THE RACE: Best Director

During this time of year as the buzz builds around Oscar possible films, actors, actresses, and writers, one of the big categories that consistently is ignored is Best Director. The Gurus of Gold and other Oscar pick compilations rarely consider the Best Director frontrunners. It seems to be the general attitude that Directors are judged […]

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