So the DGA chose the following five:
GEORGE CLOONEY, Good Night, and Good Luck.
PAUL HAGGIS, Crash
ANG LEE, Brokeback Mountain
BENNETT MILLER, Capote
STEVEN SPIELBERG, Munich
So I was both horribly right (very confident that Haggis would place) and horribly wrong (equally confident that Miller would not). Which is the way this season is going.
Officially dead again
Cinderella Man. If these Howard lovers didn't go there. Not gonna happen. Period.
Also quite dead and buried
King Kong As I always suspected they've had their Jackson fill for awhile after the 11 Oscar sweep just two years back.
Officially a huge threat for multiple nods despite not seeming all that Oscary initially
Officially as strong as I've been saying for months
Another thing I've been saying all year:
December is not always a good time to release Oscar hopefuls. In some cases it's downright stupid.
Officially hard to read all of a sudden:
Walk the Line. It has all the Oscar elements, plus it's a hit. The SAG ensemble snub is not really a snub. But the combo of no DGA and no WGA might mean sayonara. Submarined by memories of Ray perhaps? Which is weird since it's better.
Officially hard to read pt. 2
Munich. Shunned by GG, SAG, PGA, AND WGA only to show up here, the most predictive Oscar bellwether. Where is the support coming from?
I still think Cronenberg could get an Oscar nomination.