Sunday, February 01, 2009

61st Annual Directors Guild of America Awards Winners

A few moments ago the DGA announced their nominations and here they are.

Danny Boyle for Slumdog Millionaire Winner
David Fincher for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Ron Howard for Frost/Nixon
Christopher Nolan for The Dark Knight
Gus Van Sant for Milk

The winner will be announced on January 31st. To check the official press release with the nominations go here and to check all the winners go here.

With this announcement I think that I can use my crystal ball and predict that definitively The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Frost/Nixon will get a Best Picture nomination at the Oscars; still not sure if Milk and The Dark Knight will make it, but possibilities for Best Director are up. Won’t give an opinion about Slumdog Millionaire. The Academy not often nominates movies as Best Film and their directors for Best Director, so perhaps the Best Director nominations could be similar to the above, at least more that the final five movies in the Best Picture category.

With all the main Guilds of America having announced their nominations, guessing the Academy nominations gets a lot easier, but not necessarily the winners. So, I suggest you wait until the Academy announces their nominations to get into any kind of Oscar recreational gambling and/or office/any-place pool. (he, he)

Just reviewed the nominations of each Guild and noticed that all Guilds have almost the same nominations!!! Especially Producers and Directors have exactly the same, with actors in the Cast category not having The Dark Knight, but Doubt. These findings definitively narrow the situation and I would not be surprised if the Academy Best Picture nominations include all of the above, seems that cinematographers, writers and actors could change the outcome, but we will find what happens in about two weeks!

Well, the news about the winners just confirm that Slumdog Millionaire has high odds to win in the Oscars top categories... hmm.

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