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Directors Guild Awards Nominations: 2017


From TV sketch comedian to award-nominated film director in two years. (Source)

The DGA announced their nominees today. And as much as I like the BAFTAs and the Globes, the DGA is much more useful for predicting what the Academy will do, because the people who pick the Oscar nominees are all DGA members (at least, I’d imagine so).

And I have to say, their choices don’t make predicting the Oscars (nominees or winners) much easier. Which is just fine by me.

And the nominees are…

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Directors Guild Award Nominations 2016


Not too shabby for a first-timer. (Source)

All right. This is the last big guild we get. (Might be the last guild to announce period, I’m not sure.) In 12 days, the Academy announces their nominees, and after that it’s just a matter of waiting.

So let’s see what the directors have for us…

  • Damien Chazelle, La La Land
  • Garth Davis, Lion
  • Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
  • Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester By the Sea
  • Denis Villeneuve, Arrival

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The Guilds Speak, Part II: Directors, Costume Designers, Sound Mixers, and VFXers

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Smile. You’re having a hell of a season. (Source)

The final spate of guild announcements before the Oscars announce their nominations (aside from the Makeup & Hairstyling Guild, who announce tomorrow).

The Directors Guild is the big one that we’re interested in. And they’ve made things interesting today.

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