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  • Marcus Dixon
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    The Directors Guild Awards announce their nominations for Best Director on Tuesday, January 12. Use this thread to post your last-minute predictions and analyses of the nominees. Who’ll be in? Who’ll be out? Discuss!

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    FilmGuy619
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    Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu, The Revenant 
    Adam McKay, The Big Short 
    George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road 
    Ridley Scott, The Martian 
    Denis Villeneuve, Sicario (Alt. F. Gary Gray, Straight Outta Compton) 

    With the sudden surge Sicario has been having, I expect Denis Villeneuve to sneak in here. If not him, then F. Gary Gray for Straight Outta Compton. Also, with how Spotlight is underperforming in the guilds, I’m sensing a Thomas McCarthy snub as well as a Todd Haynes snub since Carol didn’t even get a Producers Guild nomination.  

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    Tony Ruiz
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    I think the Locks are:
    Alejandro G. Inaritu
    Ridley Scott
    George Miller

    That leaves two spots for the following:

    Tom MccArthy
    Adam McKay
    Steven Spielberg
    Todd Haynes

    So right now I have:

    Inaritu
    Scott
    Miller
    Mcarthy
    McKay.

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    24Emmy
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    Alejandro González Iñárritu, The Revenant
    Adam McKay, The Big Short
    George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road
    Ridley Scott, The Martian
    Steven Spielberg, Bridge of Spies

    and then I replace Adam McKay with Todd Haynes for the Oscars

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    Rooney Moore
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    Ha. I just learned that they will announce the TV categories one day later. Pff.
    With not having a ranking ballot, our frontrunners should be fine here I guess. Directing not being the showy element of a movie didn’t stop this guild from nominating so-talked about pieces like Precious or Midnight in Paris. So people shouldn’t underestimate Spotlight. Though if it’s out here, it’s out completely.
    I just cannot imagine a lineup with 4 adventure movies.(Mad Max, Revenant, The Martian, Sicario). I guess Bridge of Spies is also more close to that line than it is close to Spotlight or The Big Short.

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    Bradley Weir
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    This is so tough. There were films that were really building momentum (i.e. Mad Max) but then the BAFTA snubs have really been a game changer. Here’s how I assess the major contenders, in order of likelihood.

    1. Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu – “The Revenant” – I feel like he’s safe. The film has performed well with the Guilds and AGI has a good history with DGA, including a win last year.

    2. Steven Spielberg – “Bridge of Spies” – Again, I feel like he’s safe. DGA love Spielberg (double digit nominations), and only once (War Horse) has he missed this category with a PGA nomination. BoS is a stronger contender than WH ever was.

    3. Adam McKay – “The Big Short” – This is when it starts to get very tricky. TBS has been building momentum, but I’m still skeptical of its chances. However the ACE nod (which is a big factor here) along with a BAFTA nomination is too much to resist, thus I have him in my five.

    4. Ridley Scott – “The Martian” – The Martian (SAG excluded) has performed well with Guilds, and I feel like Scott is well respected enough to possibly bag a nom here. ACE, PGA and BAFTA director nominations help his cause.

    5. George Miller – “Mad Max: Fury Road” – I can’t bring myself to remove him from my DGA predictions, even though (for now) he’s out of my Oscar predictions. Mad Max seemed like such a strong contender when the early guilds were announcing, however the BAFTA snub in director and picture really put a bee in its bonnet. However that was BAFTA, not the Guilds as we have here, so I feel like the ACE and PGA is evidence enough that Miller is at least a contender here.

    6. Tom McCarthy – “Spotlight” – Some may think it’s foolish to rule out McCarthy, and I maybe should sub him in for Miller. However McCarthy’s work is much more subtle and Spotlight is certainly not a showcase of directing. The ACE and BAFTA director snubs doesn’t help his case, which is why I leave him out.

    7. Todd Haynes – “Carol” – I’d be very surprised to see Haynes make the line up considering Carol missed ACE and PGA. Its excellent performance at BAFTA may not be telling of the guilds, who have otherwise not seen it as a major contender. The films above, in the case of the guilds, have performed much better.

    8. Dennis Villenueve – “Sicario” – Many are deeming him the dark horse of this race, and we are no strangers to the love embrace Sicario has had from guild members. Still, this is a crowded field, so anything could really happen.

    Other names that could be real big surprises include F. Gary Gray for “Straight Outta Compton” and Alex Garland for “Ex Machina”, who’s films have performed admirably with the guilds.

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    JOHN
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    1. George Miller 
    2. Ridley Scott
    3. Adam Mckay
    4. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu 
    5. Denis Villenueve
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    babypook
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    C’mon DGA! G-I-V-E I-T-T-O-G-E-O-R-G-E.

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    Lord Freddy Blackfyre
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    The Big Short…Adam McKay
    Mad Max: Fury Road….George Miller
    The Martian….Ridley Scott
    The Revenant…Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu 
    Spotlight….Tom McCarthy

    Alt.: Bridge of Spies (Steven Spielberg) and Tom Haynes (Carol) 

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    1. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, The Revenant
    2. Adam McKay, The Big Short
    3. Ridley Scott, The Martian
    4. Tom McCarthy, Spotlight
    5. Steven Spielberg, Bridge of Spies

    I am looking at this in terms of the movies as well as directors. But since so much emphasis is placed on the movie itself and what other precursors its placed in, then perhaps we need to take a step backwards and really look at what would be the industry’s cup of tea. I think McCarthy still is in, only because Spotlight should still be looked at like a top 5 movie. Ditto for The Big Short, The Revenant and The Martian. Spielberg is my shaky nominee, but he usually benefits well from this organization and Bridge of Spies is a safe, conservative selection vs. Mad Max‘s more off brand approach. Miller really needs this nod for me to think he’s getting an Oscar nomination. 

    In terms of the Oscar nods, usually the director nominees are different from DGA by at least one. But usually that left field choice comes from a movie with intimate surroundings- so I imagine we might get a shout out for Brooklyn, Room or Carol (aka one of the ladies).  

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    DamianWayne
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    Predicts: AGI, George Miller, Adam McKay, Tom McCarthy, Ridley Scott

    This “Miller getting snub” talk has gotta stop, you’re making me nervous.

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    jfruedam
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    Predicts: AGI, George Miller, Adam McKay, Tom McCarthy, Ridley Scott

    This “Miller getting snub” talk has gotta stop, you’re making me nervous.

    Yeah, I really don’t care who else gets in, I just hope Miller is not snubbed here and at the Oscars. Give the man his well deserved nomination FFS . He won’t win at the end, but is at least some recognition.

    If someone like McKay makes it at the expense of Miller….Oh Boy….

     

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    Marcus Dixon
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    My five predictions:

    Inarritu
    Scott
    McKay
    Spielberg
    Miller

    Spoilers:

    McCarthy
    Haynes
    Abrams

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    Damiansport1
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    Inarritu, Miller, Scott, Mcarthy, McKay

    Remember: Only 1 film in DGA history won oscar for BP without DGA nom. It was Driving Miss Daisy in 1990

    So if McKay or MCarthy misses their film is probably done. I think Scott and AGI are safe.

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    Damiansport1
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    My five predictions:

    Inarritu
    Scott
    McKay
    Spielberg
    Miller

    Spoilers:

    McCarthy
    Haynes
    Abrams

    Wow so you think Spotlight is done then?

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