Monday, January 10, 2011

Director's Guild of America Nominations

Possibly one of the most important indicators of which way the Oscars will swing (don't ask me; ask them), the DGA awards have an eerily strong track record of matching up with AMPAS' choice for Best Director. In over seven decades of existence, the DGA's winner (to be announced on Jan. 29th) has matched up with AMPAS save for 6 years, the most recent of which was in 2002. So unless 2010 is going to be a year for an upset, here's a look at the likely nominees for Best Director, one of whom will likely win on February 27th:

Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan
David Fincher, The Social Network
Tom Hooper, The King's Speech
Christopher Nolan, Inception
David O. Russell, The Fighter

Nothing really surprising in this line-up, although part of me thought that O. Russell or Hooper might get snubbed in place of someone like the Coens. As for the win, Fincher pretty much has this locked up based on how awards season has gone so far. Then again, 2010 could go the route of 2009, with the real front-runners not emerging until the televised awards shows like this Sunday's Golden Globes, which was where Sandra Bullock began her path to Oscar glory.

1 comment:

Tom Clift said...

I think especially with Russels reputation asshole, it wouldn't be surprising to see him subbed out for probably the Coens. Then again, he managed to the DGA nomination, so perhaps not.