The Directors Guild of America today announced that they've narrowed it down to five bespectacled dudes who may receive the guild's coveted Employee of the Year award. Those nominees: Gravity director Alfonso Cuarón, Captain Phillips' Paul Greengrass, 12 Years a Slave's Steve McQueen, American Hustle's David O. Russell, and Martin Scorsese for Wolf of Wall Street. Stand Up Guys director Fisher Stevens gets snubbed again.
Just as the Producers Guild's winner often goes on to take Best Picture at the Oscars, the winner of the DGA's top honor historically has won the Academy Award for Best Director. However, there are some notable exceptions to that rule--the most recent of which happened just last year when Ben Affleck took the DGA honor but then didn't even get nominated for an Oscar and became Batman.
The Producer Guild of America's Darryl F. Zanuck Award is often a strong forecaster for the Oscars, a window into the future revealing a Best Picture winner and, should one look too deeply, their own lonely demise. So if you're wondering how either of those things might go, and... / Continue →
Today brings with it our 2014 nominees for the Golden Globes, our most prestigious geography learning aids. Leading the pack in the film categories this year are 12 Years a Slave and American Hustle, each drawing seven nods, including for Best Picture (Drama and Largely Comedy,... / Continue →
The union boys down at Screen Actors Guild this morning announced the nominees for their 20th annual film and television awards, and it's looking good for 12 Years a Slave. Steve McQueen's slavery drama leads the group in nominations with four, trailed by August: Osage County, ... / Continue →