Beside’s doing my own annual & 35th year at trying to outguess what the *AMPAS may do on January 26th, 2017. I was simultaneouly going over the likes of Mr. 0’Neil’s early forecast, Sasha Stone-(knew her since 2002)
& a few other fellow pundits & it seems that many agree with me-(unfortunately) due to the achievement he put on film forever!
*Mel Gibson seems to be on shaky ground for “H. Ridge” & earning what would only be his 2nd BD nomination. (P.S. I rank his 04 “Passion of the Christ” ($374m.) as superb filmmaking, but arguably to most violent pic I’ve yet to see! Not (1) nom that yr either? & his rarely seen & powerhouse 2906 “Apocalypto” ($17m.) (***1/2) is almost a good & again, NADA from Hollywood
It’s obviously due to his off-screen behavior & it was BAD BIG-TIME!
But, with anything folks must separate the two.
& even if the DGA does indeed include *Mel, as you folks know that still doesn’t mean he’ll be up for it on *Oscar nomination day, unfortunately