June 18, 2016 at 5:48 pm #1201853047
As I was looking through the Directing ballot last night I noticed a few names on the ballot that surprised me. What are the chances that a “big name” gets in based on name recognition. Some of the names are:
Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series:
Angie Tribeca – “Pilot” by Steve Carell
House of Lies – “Johari Window” by Don Cheadle
Love – “Party in the Hills” by John Slattery
Mike & Molly – “Curse of the Bambino” by Melissa McCarthy
Telenovela – “The Hurricane” by Eva Longoria
Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series:
The Americans – “The Magic of David Copperfield V: The Statue of Liberty Disappears” by Matthew Rhys
Empire – “Tameness of a Wolf” by Paris Barclay
Grey’s Anatomy – “My Next Life” by Chandra Wilson
Grey’s Anatomy – “The Sound of Silence” by Denzel Washington
House of Cards – “Chapter 49” by Robin Wright
Madam Secretary – “The Show Must Go On” by Morgan Freeman
Scandal – “Pencils Down” by Regina King
Vinyl – “Pilot” by Martin Scorsese
Wayward Pines – “Where Paradise is Home” by M. Night Shyamalan
In the limited series/movie category we have James Franco, in variety we have Steve Buscemi and in variety special Chris Rock and Beyonce.
From all of the names above I suspect only Martin Scorsese will be nominated. What do you all think?June 18, 2016 at 6:55 pm #1201853117
Im only predicting Scorsese. But Wright could surprise
Give Paul Thomas Anderson an Oscar.June 19, 2016 at 1:27 am #1201853506
I actually think both Robin Wright and Denzel Washington will make it into the Directors race. And both are totally deserving for fantastic episodes.June 19, 2016 at 1:53 am #1201853513
Only Scorsese & Barclay has a real shot based off their name. It’s rare that actors get nominated for their directing work.June 19, 2016 at 2:17 am #1201853515
Wright deserves for the incredible episode.June 19, 2016 at 2:59 am #1201853516
No way Shyamalan gets nominated. Only Scorsese and Barclay stand a chance to be nominated from these imo. Maybe Denzel Washington and Morgan Freeman but those are big maybes.June 19, 2016 at 5:09 am #1201853520
Would LOVE for Robin Wright to be nominated.June 19, 2016 at 5:54 am #1201853537
So would I!June 19, 2016 at 7:10 am #1201853553
Scorsese first, and then the outside chance of Wright. It’s no shock if Barclay makes it in. Remember who he is and what he’s managed nods for in the past.June 19, 2016 at 8:34 am #1201853557
If Scorsese gets in, it will be a pure name check which I could see happening but I wouldn’t hold my breath. I actually think Wright will get in here, as House of Cards has a real legit shot of getting back into directing with Boardwalk and the 6th slot opening up for it. Her episode will be the one the voters will check off because of the name recognition.June 19, 2016 at 8:50 am #1201853563
Voters should not touch HOC, not even with a ten foot poleJune 20, 2016 at 1:08 pm #1201854176
Remember these people when it comes time for DGA nominations. They love to nominate big-name actors and writers unlike the Emmys (Jason Alexander, Adam Arkin, Angela Bassett, Bryan Cranston, Edward James Olmos, Fred Savage, Matt Weiner). I guess when you get a small group of directors together, they get elitist. See also Ben Affleck’s snub at the Oscars. Big-name directors are another story and you should be very afraid of Martin Scorsese and Paris Barclay. Robin Wright has some potential to cross over, being the show’s producing director now and the show itself theoretically being near the top of drama series.
"I don't even believe in god, but I'm going to thank her tonight."June 20, 2016 at 3:21 pm #1201854215
Paris Barclay isn’t getting in for Empire. The voters don’t care about Empire, didn’t last year teach you anything? If they loved Barclay that much he’d have gotten in for Sons of Anarchy or many of the other shows he’s directed for.June 20, 2016 at 4:54 pm #1201854221
He was the sole nomination for the fifth season of Glee. At least Empire got actress and costume nominations last year. Sons of Anarchy was never on the radar above the line.
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