February 14, 2013 at 2:48 pm #541949
Who do you think was more snubbed this year in the Directing category?February 14, 2013 at 7:06 pm #541951
I voted for Bigelow.February 15, 2013 at 12:27 am #541952
To be fair to the director’s branch, it was only a “snub” if they went into the voting process thinking, “I’m going to construct my ballot in such a way so that hopefully Bigelow and Affleck get excluded” be it because of the torture controversy (Bigelow) or because they thought that Affleck was a ‘pretty boy actor’ daring to direct (Affleck).
It’s entirely possible that the directing branch just felt really passionately about Haneke and Zeitlin and there was no intended “snub”.February 15, 2013 at 3:05 am #541953
February 15, 2013 at 6:41 pm #541954
100% Kathryn Bigelow was the bigger snub. I don’t understand why Affleck was supposed to be some foregone conclusion, as if it was “his year”. I know Bigelow recently won the award, but when comparing the two movies Argo has nothing on Zero Dark Thirty.February 15, 2013 at 6:54 pm #541955
I agree Affleck’s direction wasn’t worthy of a nomination.Marcus Snowden (The Artist Formerly Known as msnowden1)ParticipantFebruary 15, 2013 at 7:58 pm #541956
Wow. More people think that Bigelow was more snubbed than Affleck. OK. Look at the awards Affleck has won. Look at Bigelow’s. Affleck has won everything, and I mean EVERYHING! Bigelow has won NOTHING but minor critics awards, while Affleck has won every major award. Affleck should be an obvious choice.February 15, 2013 at 9:00 pm #541957
Well, it all depends on how you view it and what film you enjoyed more. Here’s how I think it falls: If Oscar for you should represent the best of film, superior craftsmanship and visionary direction, Kathryn Bigelow would be your answer. She took high direction honors from NY Film Critics Circle for the second time in her career (an honor Steven Spielberg has never won), the NBR award for direction, and was runner-up for the LA Film Critics–very significant awards. If Oscar should be an indication of where goodwill is in the industry at a given moment, then it’s obviously Ben Affleck and it’s frustrating that with so much love for him now he was left off–especially after winning the Globe, the BAFTA, and the DGA awards for direction.February 16, 2013 at 8:27 am #541958
Kathryn BigelowFebruary 20, 2013 at 12:07 am #541959
Kathryn Bigelow. Argo directed itself.February 20, 2013 at 9:22 pm #541960
Bigelow, by a mile.May 26, 2014 at 8:27 pm #541961
and TarantinoMay 26, 2014 at 9:05 pm #541962
Wow I must have been in one heckofa tactful mood when I posted back then.
Benjamina is an idiot. And I could say more. And Bigelow, can blow me.June 20, 2014 at 6:50 pm #541963
I vote for Bigelow. Afflecks direction was fine, but didn’t really grasp me the way Bigelows did. I may have liked Afflecks film better, but I just thought Bigelows direction was better. It’s kind of like with Moonrise Kingdom, which unlike ZDT, I detested but I can’t deny the artistry behind it.June 21, 2014 at 9:11 am #541964
Affleck was the bigger snub. His film was in position to win BP. But of course Bigelow was more deserving of the nod. ZDT was the best movie of 2012 and most of its quality can be contributed to Bigelow’s guidance.
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