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  • Daniel B.
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    A month ago, I started a topic asking which directors you felt were most overdue for a Best Director win at the Oscars.

    I took the 10 directors with the most mentions, and crammed them into this poll.  I apologize in advance if your pick isn’t on the list, but this was the most impartial way of selecting only ten names.

    If your personal pick isn’t listed, vote for the best available option, and leave a comment indicating who you voted for, and who you would have voted for had their name been included.

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    Marcus Snowden (The Artist Formerly Known as msnowden1)
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    Wow. This list is extremely hard to choose from. But. I’m going to choose Quentin Tarantino. He is one of the few people to have won Oscars every time he was nominated. PTA should have won for TWBB in 2008. 

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    Daniel B.
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    Wow. This list is extremely hard to choose from. But. I’m going to choose Quentin Tarantino. He is one of the few people to have won Oscars every time he was nominated. PTA should have won for TWBB in 2008. 

    Well, he didn’t win Best Director when he was nominated in 1994 or 2009, and he didn’t win Original Screenplay when he was nominated in 2009.

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    Marcus Snowden (The Artist Formerly Known as msnowden1)
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    I mean should have won every time he was nominated. He obviously wouldn’t be on this list if he won Best Director. 

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    Daniel B.
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    I mean should have won every time he was nominated.

    I would have to agree with you wholeheartedly. Tarantino should have 5 Oscars by now (2 directing, 3 writing). 

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    Beau S.
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    I agree- give him Zemeckis’ Oscar (he could easily get it for any of his vastly superior films) and Bigelow and Boal’s Oscar (which would have helped Zero Dark Thirty this year quite a bit)

    Everybody wins. 

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    Daniel B.
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    I agree- give him Zemeckis’ Oscar (he could easily get it for any of his vastly superior films) and Bigelow and Boal’s Oscar (which would have helped Zero Dark Thirty this year quite a bit)

    Everybody wins. 

    While I wasn’t expecting Tarantino to win the directing Oscar in 2009 (but I was hoping for an Inglourious Basterds Picture/Director upset), I was so disappointed when he lost the screenplay category, which I did think he was going to win.

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    Beau S.
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    Tarantino (along with many of the other names that are/should be on this list including PT and Wes Anderson, Fincher, Nolan, Aronofsky) will/may win Oscars as soon as their generation of filmmakers reach average Academy member age.

    As we know, most Academy members are old, some retired, filmmakers. This means that the Academy is currently mostly filled with New Hollywood-era filmmakers. This generation was defined by film-school educated filmmakers who made films that were works of art by traditional standards and probably are not warm to/don’t recognize the genius of high-maintenence, challening, stylized films like The Master, Inception, Memento, Black Swan, The Royal Tenenbaums, Pulp Fiction, The Social Network, etc.

    We currently live in what I think will be referred to as the Auteur Age. This age is known for its stylized films (like the ones listed above) from stylistic, auteur directors (like the ones listed above). This era was kicked off by David Lynch. As soon as the majority of the Academy comes from the Auteur Age, the auteurs will win Oscars. The screenplay catgeories are already showing signs of making the transition, especially the Original Screenplay category, as evidenced by the recent nominations and wins for Quentin Tarantino, Alexander Payne, Wes Anderson, PT Anderson, Christopher Nolan, Jason Reitman, et al (many of them receiving recognition in this category alone).

    Their days will come. 

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    Renaton
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    This is hard.

    Not going with Tarantino. He should have a directing one, but he has two writing ones. Softens the blow quite a bit.

    Nolan, Scott and Burton simply haven’t done enought ot merit wins, in my opinion.

    My favorite Almodovar films are not the kind that got much awards traction, so I’m not really interested in seeing what an directing winning film would need to do.

    Anderson, I feel, is a pretty good filmmaker, but that can still grow a lot, and I look forward to seeing that process of him refining even more his already strong vision.

    I like Aronofski, but I feel he is still missing an undeniable masterpiece.

    So that leaves Lynch, Malick and Fincher for me. Since I do believe Fincher will win at some point, and maybe even soon, I’m not going with him. So I choose Lynch, so suffered one of the most shameful losses ever when Ron Howard beat him, and who isn’t prolific like he used to, so there may be a chance he never gets nominated again, unfortunately, and what makes it even worst that he has never won.
     

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    Laactingnyc
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    #542575

    1. Paul thomas Anderson
    2. Terrence Mallick
    3. Darren Aronovsky
    4. Tim Burton
    5. Quentin Tarantino
    6. David Fincher
    7. Ridley Scott

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    allabout oscars
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    1. PT ANDERSON
    2. ARONOFSKY

    nobody else..!!!!

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    PTA. Best working today by a mile. As for the guy who said he can grow? Really, the director of There Will Be Blood? Directed/wrote/produced Boogie Nights at 26 for his second film.

    I think Tarantino is a bit overrated. I don’t think he deserved to win this year for Django at all. He should have won for Basterds. Should have been adapted screenplay nomination for Jackie Brown. Rightfully won for Pulp. As for directing, I didn’t mind Zemeckis winning actually.
     

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    Marcus Snowden (The Artist Formerly Known as msnowden1)
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    ^Yes! PTA was labeled a prodigy when he made Boogie Nights. He was only 26! 

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    Renaton
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    So? I said he is a really good director, but I don’t think he is the genius everyone says he is, and I didn’t think he should’ve won for There Will Be Blood (the Coens deserved those wins). I think with There Will be Blood and The Master he is showing a new side of him that he can still develop even more. Saying that doesn’t mean those films don’t have a lot to offer already, only means that I don’t find them unquestionable masterpieces like his fans do. And I think he is so talented that he can offer us more than those films gave us and that he only just started tapping his full potential and we’ll be seeing even greater films from him.

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    rrekydoc
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    Ridley Scott undoubtedly an amazing director, considering his work from The Duelists to Alien to Gladiator (Even Blade Runner, which I don’t care for, had pretty great direction), but PTA has deserved the Best Director Oscar more times than anyone else on the list.  It’s a travesty he was only nominated once considering his infallibe track record.

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