Damien Chazelle won for La La Land. Shit’s locked, folks. In case you didn’t know already.
I figured I wouldn’t waste your time with a bullshit introduction and all that stuff.
Damien Chazelle won the DGA Award for La La Land, the award that is so accurate that only seven times in the history of the Oscars has it ever differed from the eventual Best Director winner. And two of those times, the person wasn’t even nominated. So we’re looking at 90% confirmation, and then taking into account the two times the winner wasn’t nominated (and assuming the next obvious choice), 93%.
Shit’s locked, guys. Good night, let’s go home, Picture and Director are sealed and now we just gotta figure out how many Oscars La La Land is winning and focus on some of the technical categories and acting categories to try to get some of the more contentious ones right.
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They gave out the DGA Awards earlier tonight. Or, I guess yesterday, since it’s like 3am now.
Alejandro G. Inarritu won for The Revenant.
So Best Director is pretty much a wrap. The DGA is the most accurate precursor of all of them.
The back-t0-back Best Director feat has only happened once before: Joseph L. Mankiewicz in 1949 and 1950, for A Letter to Three Wives and All About Eve. Mankiewicz also won Best Screenplay for both of those efforts on top of that. The Revenant wasn’t nominated for Screenplay this year, otherwise that also would have been in play.
BAFTA announces in a week. They’re the only ones that could potentially pull for an alternate winner. Though at this point, who could that even be?
The last major guild we were waiting for has announced. It’s DGA time.
Typically, the DGA matches the Oscars four out of five. This year, they theoretically could go five out of five.
Nothing seemed overly surprising with their choices. There was only one moderately surprising entry, but even that was a film that’s looking to be a major player. So really it’s just gonna be about figuring what could knock any of these nominees off the final list.
Here are your DGA nominees for 2015: (more…)
The DGA Awards were tonight.
And… while the result was a distinct possibility, I somehow did not expect it to happen.
Alejandro G. Inarritu won for Birdman.
Which means Birdman has now won the PGA, the DGA, Best Ensemble at SAG, yet lost the Globe and BFCA. Though the two that matter, it has. And it’s the most nominated film at the Oscars. This might happen, guys. It feels weird.
BAFTA is tomorrow, though. Really interested to see which way they go.
I’m not willing to say the tide has turned until I see which way BAFTA goes. If that happens, and it wins BAFTA, look out.
The DGA announced their nominations today.
Not a very surprising list, honestly.
Here it is:
Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Clint Eastwood, American Sniper
Alejandro G. Inarritu, Birdman
Richard Linklater, Boyhood
Morten Tyldum, The Imitation Game (more…)
So, Alfonso Cuaron just won the DGA.
That about sews that one up.
Unless we’re in for a real shocker.
Which no one expects.
Best Picture race — still interesting. Now we actually have to look to the BAFTAs for help. (Boy, that’ll be interesting.
Ben Affleck won the DGA Award for Argo.
It’s now going to be 7 times.
(That is, seven times that the DGA and the Oscars have differed. Ever. And now everyone’s gonna be wondering what the directors branch did with their Oscar nominations this year. This is fun. Best Director at the Oscars is officially meaningless this year.)