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May 26, 2020 at 4:21 am #1203501217
Aster is not happening for his inaccessible horror. Safdies will happen even though they are inaccessible too but they are not horror so easier sell.May 25, 2020 at 12:48 pm #1203500166
That’s not a strong trend. And I highly doubt that an unknown director is going to pull off a win this year especially with no major festival hype to push him or her to the forefront like Joon-Ho. It’s wiser to bet on someone overdue.
Nolan or Villeneuve.
Warner Bros. built a huge campaign behind of “Joker”, it had the blockbuster effect, it got a prestige vibe because it won Venice, etc etc etc… I think the nom was not a product of a political choice, but the product of a huge campaign that paid off. If the director’s branch went political they would go for Gerwig (who was exceptional and she would become the first woman to be nominated twice in this category) to avoid backlash
They loved Joker hence 13 noms. You know that a movie is “well, we have to nominate it but whatever” if it scores a Picture nom without a single other above the line nomination (coughthatothercomicbookflickcough). Joker had real passion. Marketing alone can’t buy you that.May 25, 2020 at 4:58 am #1203499605
Bale and Leo. Probably someone else too but not sure who. Would love Portman to repeat. Deserving + meltdowns. 🙂May 25, 2020 at 4:55 am #1203499603
Only interested in Dune and Tenet. Voted for Dune since there’s only one option. Nothing else looks or sounds interesting to me.May 22, 2020 at 1:55 pm #1203495899
if Zhao gets nominated, she’ll win. All Asians who were nominated won. Ang Lee for Brokeback and Life of Pi (he only didn’t for Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon), Bong for Parasite.May 22, 2020 at 8:52 am #1203495277
Spike Lee is perceived as overdue too, and if the Da 5 Bloods is well received, well.. Don’t forget the narrative of “First black filmmaker who wins Directing”.
That narrative took the backseat to directing that blew Director’s Guild/Branch minds. Cuaron (Gravity) defeated McQueen’s narrative. Chazelle (LLL) defeated Jenkins narrative.GDT (The Shape of Water) defeated Peele’s narrative. Cuaron (Roma) defeated Lee’s narrative. In all cases but one (GDT), we had director/picture split and in 3 cases the picture winner had the director with narrative. And yet the bigger dazzler in directing swept all director awards. Just saying that it seems that this is the category that is least political and more about who they think is the best.May 22, 2020 at 8:15 am #1203495225
I think that this year will starve everyone for big movies so AMPAS may look at it more favorably and less favorably on small movies. This year, the biggies are underdogs.May 22, 2020 at 8:13 am #1203495220
Bond girls (Berry,Pike) fight on a plane in Die Another DayMay 22, 2020 at 6:33 am #1203495065
Dune is winning adapted. Sorry Sorkin, not this time again.May 22, 2020 at 6:30 am #1203495063
Steven Yeun. He’s constantly doing stellar work in critically raved small movies and it’s just a matter of time when he’ll be cast in some prestigeous mainstream movie that will seal the deal.
Emily Blunt for sure. She’s this close.May 22, 2020 at 6:26 am #1203495050
I think that year is such that action film may have a shot at winning the big prize more than in a regular situation. Agreed that Nolan is very likely winning. He’s a showy director who should have won already at least for Dunkirk (since he was nominated for that).May 22, 2020 at 5:42 am #1203495015
it’s over. Tenet is winning. Only Dune can stop it and nothing else.