Friday, January 07, 2005

Directors Guild

The nominees are...
EASTWOOD -Million Dollar Baby
FORSTER -Finding Neverland
HACKFORD -Ray
PAYNE -Sideways
SCORSESE -The Aviator

Haven't you heard? In an uncharacteristic fit of restraint Hollywood only produced five movies this year so these are, naturally and by default, your five nominees.

3 comments:

ModFab said...

Do you think Gondry has no shot? Probably not, I guess. Who would be the other candidates?

NATHANIEL R said...

I don't think Gondry has a shot, sad as it is. Because I guess it's easier to direct a mediocre awkward costumed biopic and a mediocre overlong musical biopic than it is to direct a structurally complex hilarious and poignant movie about love lost and the power of memory to define us.

or something...

The only potential spoilers I think are in order of likelihood:
Zhang Yimou riding that double whammy buzz.
Michael Mann because Collateral's campaign was awesome.
extreme longshots:
Terry George Hotel Rwanda
Mike Nichols Closer
and the fearsome polarizing twosome:
Gibson & Moore for their massive hits.

- l e e - said...

I know Gondry is an extreme longshot but what of the movie? Will the preferential voting system help it? I mean, as questionable as the Academy's tastes are, I don't really think Ray and Finding Neverland will end up #1 on many ballots especially with the The Aviator and Million Dollar Baby in the list. But are there enough voters who are passionate for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind? Am I just being the eternal optimist?