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  • Josh
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    #203725

    The 3 big precursors for the Oscars, might make some big calls leading up to the Oscars.

    My predictions are (In order of likelihood)

    PGAs:

    1. Mad Max: Fury Road 
    2. The Revenant
    3. Spotlight
    4. The Martian
    5. Inside Out
    6. Carol
    7. Straight Outta Compton
    8. Bridge of Spies
    9. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
    10. The Big Short

    Alt: Room

    DGAs:

    1. George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road
    2. Ridley Scott, The Martian
    3. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, The Revenant
    4. Tom McCarthy, Spotlight
    5. J.J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Alt: Steven Spielberg, Bridge of Spies

    WGAs:

    Original

    1. Spotlight
    2. Inside Out
    3. Straight Outta Compton
    4. Son of Saul
    5. Mad Max: Fury Road

    Adapted

    1. The Big Short 
    2. Steve Jobs
    3. Carol
    4. Trumbo
    5. Beasts of No Nation
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    Teridax
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    #203727

    The 3 big precursors for the Oscars, might make some big calls leading up to the Oscars.

    My predictions are (In order of likelihood)

    PGAs:

    1. Mad Max: Fury Road 
    2. The Revenant
    3. Spotlight
    4. The Martian
    5. Inside Out
    6. Carol
    7. Straight Outta Compton
    8. Bridge of Spies
    9. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
    10. The Big Short

    Alt: Room

    DGAs:

    1. George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road
    2. Ridley Scott, The Martian
    3. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, The Revenant
    4. Tom McCarthy, Spotlight
    5. J.J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Alt: Steven Spielberg, Bridge of Spies

    WGAs:

    Original

    1. Spotlight
    2. Inside Out
    3. Straight Outta Compton
    4. Son of Saul
    5. Mad Max: Fury Road

    Adapted

    1. The Big Short 
    2. Steve Jobs
    3. Carol
    4. Trumbo
    5. Beasts of No Nation

    What about ToddHaynes at the DGA’s? Why wouldn’t Carol get nominated there? Harvey’s been pulling out all the stops this season. Never mind I hated the new “Star Wars” PRODUCT, don’t you think the DGA voters themselves are too elitist too nominate a nerd (No offense, that’s coming from a nerd, myself) like J.J. Abrams. I’d switch in Spielberg if I were you, even when the Oscars didn’t nominate him for The Color Purple, the DGA’s didn’t just nominate him, they gave him their freaking Award! 

    Also, don’t underestimate Jay Roach for Trumbo. We already underestimated that movie with the SAG Awards, and I think it would have an even greater shot here, since it comes from the Emmy-winning director of Game Change and Recount. So many DGA voters are TV directors, so I think Roach is a real dark horse with that Awards group. 

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    Josh
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      What about ToddHaynes at the DGA’s? Why wouldn’t Carol get nominated there? Harvey’s been pulling out all the stops this season. Never mind I hated the new “Star Wars” PRODUCT, don’t you think the DGA voters themselves are too elitist too nominate a nerd (No offense, that’s coming from a nerd, myself) like J.J. Abrams. I’d switch in Spielberg if I were you, even when the Oscars didn’t nominate him for The Color Purple, the DGA’s didn’t just nominate him, they gave him their freaking Award! 

      Also, don’t underestimate Jay Roach for Trumbo. We already underestimated that movie with the SAG Awards, and I think it would have an even greater shot here, since it comes from the Emmy-winning director of Game Change and Recount. So many DGA voters are TV directors, so I think Roach is a real dark horse with that Awards group. 

      – I don’t think Todd Haynes will get in purely because the Guild is known for nominating big name directors over others (see David Fincher etc), I don’t think the DGA are above nominating Star Wars at this point.
      – Spielberg’s been very vocal about JJ Abrams being his successor and I feel like a DGA nomination would be the directors branch’s way of recognising that, whether that comes at the cost of Bridge of Spies remains to be seen
      –  I don’t feel, at this point (I haven’t seen the film myself yet), that a ostenibly typical oscar baity biopic will be able to get it’s way into the DGAs as the category’s stacked as is.

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      FilmGuy619
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      #203729

      My current predictions:

      PGAs:

      The Big Short
      Brooklyn
      Carol
      Inside Out 
      Mad Max: Fury Road
      The Martian
      The Revenant 
      Room
      Spotlight
      Star Wars: The Force Awakens  

      DGAs:

      J.J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
      Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu, The Revenant 
      Thomas McCarthy, Spotlight 
      George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road
      Ridley Scott, The Martian 

      WGAs:

      Original:

      Bridge of Spies
      Sicario
      Spotlight
      Straight Outta Compton 
      Trainwreck

      Adapted:

      The Big Short 
      Brooklyn 
      The Martian 
      Star Wars: The Force Awakens 
      Steve Jobs 
       

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      Eddy Q
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      #203730

      WGAs:

      Original

      1. Spotlight
      2. Inside Out
      3. Straight Outta Compton
      4. Son of Saul
      5. Mad Max: Fury Road

      Inside Out and Son of Saul are ineligible for WGA.  

      Edit: And so is Brooklyn (predicted in the above post) 

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      Zooey the Dreamer
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      #203731

      The 3 big precursors for the Oscars, might make some big calls leading up to the Oscars.

      My predictions are (In order of likelihood)

      PGAs:

      1. Mad Max: Fury Road 
      2. The Revenant
      3. Spotlight
      4. The Martian
      5. Inside Out
      6. Carol
      7. Straight Outta Compton
      8. Bridge of Spies
      9. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
      10. The Big Short

      Alt: Room

      DGAs:

      1. George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road
      2. Ridley Scott, The Martian
      3. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, The Revenant
      4. Tom McCarthy, Spotlight
      5. J.J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Force Awakens

      Alt: Steven Spielberg, Bridge of Spies

      WGAs:

      Original

      1. Spotlight
      2. Inside Out
      3. Straight Outta Compton
      4. Son of Saul
      5. Mad Max: Fury Road

      Adapted

      1. The Big Short 
      2. Steve Jobs
      3. Carol
      4. Trumbo
      5. Beasts of No Nation

      There’s no way Son of Saul and Inside Out are eligible for the WGA Award. 
      Mad Max: Fury Road should be in the overcrowded adapted category and I doubt it’ll make it in.
      And if Room is eligible, which it probably is, it not making it into the final five would be a shocker. A big shocker. 

      On the DGA: Being a lesser known filmmaker didn’t stop them from embracing Morten Tyldum or even give awards to Tom Hooper and Michel Hazanavicious. But even if this were true, Todd Haynes is a major director. Maybe he’s not an Oscar-y filmmaker but the DGA members know who he is and a great many of them must be pretty aware and maybe even love his work. And voting for J.J. Abrams would really make the whole category a bit ridiculous. I doubt the DGA will vote for him.   
      I can see them going with:
      1. Tom McCarthy for Spotlight – WINNER
      2. Ridley Scott for The Martian
      3. Todd Haynes for Carol
      4. Lenny Abrahamson for Room
      5. George Miller for Mad Max: Fury Road or Innaritu for The Revenant

      Yes, I don’t think Miller and Innaritu will be that strong. And I expect the love for Room to be huge. I’m actually surprised that so many people consider Mad Max a major contender due to its success with critics. Critics love it, so what? There have been so many great films critics loved that the Academy ignored. And while he’s very strong right now, Miller could even fail to make it into the Academy’s top five. 

       

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      Teridax
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      [quote=”kaplanator95″]

      What about ToddHaynes at the DGA’s? Why wouldn’t Carol get nominated there? Harvey’s been pulling out all the stops this season. Never mind I hated the new “Star Wars” PRODUCT, don’t you think the DGA voters themselves are too elitist too nominate a nerd (No offense, that’s coming from a nerd, myself) like J.J. Abrams. I’d switch in Spielberg if I were you, even when the Oscars didn’t nominate him for The Color Purple, the DGA’s didn’t just nominate him, they gave him their freaking Award! 

      Also, don’t underestimate Jay Roach for Trumbo. We already underestimated that movie with the SAG Awards, and I think it would have an even greater shot here, since it comes from the Emmy-winning director of Game Change and Recount. So many DGA voters are TV directors, so I think Roach is a real dark horse with that Awards group. 

      – I don’t think Todd Haynes will get in purely because the Guild is known for nominating big name directors over others (see David Fincher etc), I don’t think the DGA are above nominating Star Wars at this point.
      – Spielberg’s been very vocal about JJ Abrams being his successor and I feel like a DGA nomination would be the directors branch’s way of recognising that, whether that comes at the cost of Bridge of Spies remains to be seen
      –  I don’t feel, at this point (I haven’t seen the film myself yet), that a ostenibly typical oscar baity biopic will be able to get it’s way into the DGAs as the category’s stacked as is.
      [/quote]

      Then why didn’t the DGA’s nominate the INFINITELY superior Empire Strikes Back? The Dark Knight got nominated there, sure. But if there’s going to be a rare popcorn film nominated, Mad Max: Fury Road is the lock. Plus, The Martian is also a lock because of career-recognition for Ridley Scott, so don’t you think its a bit unrealistic how we’re predicting not 1, not even 2, but 3 science-fiction blockbusters to get nominated by this group that rarely nominates that type of movie?! 

      I’ll buy Star Wars getting in at the PGA’s. but only because they nominated J.J. Abrams 1st Star Trek movie. 

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      Josh
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      #203733

      Then why didn’t the DGA’s nominate the INFINITELY superior Empire Strikes Back? The Dark Knight got nominated there, sure. But if there’s going to be a rare popcorn film nominated, Mad Max: Fury Road is the lock. Plus, The Martian is also a lock because of career-recognition for Ridley Scott, so don’t you think its a bit unrealistic how we’re predicting not 1, not even 2, but 3 science-fiction blockbusters to get nominated by this group that rarely nominates that type of movie?! 

      I’ll buy Star Wars getting in at the PGA’s. but only because they nominated J.J. Abrams 1st Star Trek movie. 

      Honestly JJ getting into DGA comes down to the lessened stigma associated with nominating big-budget blockbusters ever since The Dark Knight. The DGA’s a far different place than it was 35 years ago. I just don’t think that possibility of 3 (perhaps even 4 including the Revenant) big budget films making it into the DGAs should be discounted. I don’t think (at this point) a nom here will convert to a Oscar Best Director nomination but I still think JJ’s sheer directorial achievement with the amount of pressure he took on isn’t being ignored in his own branch. 

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      seabel
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      #203734

      is ‘Carol’ disqualified?

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      Lone Pirate
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      #203735

      If only movie directors voted for the DGAs, then maybe Abrams would be overlooked. However, with television directors also voting and with his obscure, little film taking a wrecking ball to box office records, Abrams seems likea sure thing to me to be nominated. Heck, he may even be the favorite to win.

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      Jalal Haddad
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      [quote=”kaplanator95″]

        What about ToddHaynes at the DGA’s? Why wouldn’t Carol get nominated there? Harvey’s been pulling out all the stops this season. Never mind I hated the new “Star Wars” PRODUCT, don’t you think the DGA voters themselves are too elitist too nominate a nerd (No offense, that’s coming from a nerd, myself) like J.J. Abrams. I’d switch in Spielberg if I were you, even when the Oscars didn’t nominate him for The Color Purple, the DGA’s didn’t just nominate him, they gave him their freaking Award! 

        Also, don’t underestimate Jay Roach for Trumbo. We already underestimated that movie with the SAG Awards, and I think it would have an even greater shot here, since it comes from the Emmy-winning director of Game Change and Recount. So many DGA voters are TV directors, so I think Roach is a real dark horse with that Awards group. 

        – I don’t think Todd Haynes will get in purely because the Guild is known for nominating big name directors over others (see David Fincher etc),
        [/quote]

        If you are making your predictions off of who has the bigger name I would argue that Todd Haynes is a bigger name than Tom McCarthy. He has made many great films and his career is well into it’s third decade. He has also worked on a couple of big HBO projects including miniseries (Mildred Pierce), TV (Enlightened), and a TV documentary (Six By Sondheim). I think he is definitely well known enough to earn the respect of the guild.

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        Jalal Haddad
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        #203737

        I keep switching Cary Fukunaga in and out of my DGA predictions. Beasts of No Nation is not the type of film that typically gets a DGA nomination but Fukunaga himself is popular as a cool director and could ride a wave of support from his work on television. I could also see a scenario where directors support this film because of the Netflix element. This different form of distribution really opens the door for smaller directors and a lot of directors have their work streaming on Netflix right now.

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        Riley
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        He was not popular enough to win a DGA Award through a popular vote for his work on True Detective though.  He only won the Emmy through the tape system and lost at DGA to Homeland.

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