Thursday, January 8, 2009

The Directors Guild of America Nominees

And the DGA nominees are

David Fincher - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Christopher Nolan - The Dark Knight
Ron Howard - Frost/Nixon
Gus Van Sant - Milk
Danny Boyle - Slumdog Millionaire

Thoughts: Yep. Same as Producers' Guild. And all of these screenplays were nominated for Writers Guild Awards, which means that this is likely our best picture lineup. Dull, ain't it?

Predicted Winner: I think that Danny Boyle wins here, even though I hold strong to my belief (or is it hope) that Gus Van Sant will be the one whose name is called on Oscar night. Directors Guild winners have gone on to win best picture 8 out of the last 10 years (even if the director did not--see previous sentence) and Slumdog Millionaire is looking more like the one to beat every day.

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