Home PEx International Entertainment General Entertainment

Director's Guild Announces Nominees; Memento's director IN, Globe Winner Altman OUT

THIS could mean bad news for Altman's chances to bag an Oscar for Best Director because the Oscar and DGA are determined by peers in the directing community.

====================

http://dailynews.yahoo.com/htx/ap/20020122/en/film_directors_guild_1.html

Director's Guild Announces Nominees

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Directors Guild of America imported most nominees from overseas for its top filmmaking honors on Tuesday.

``A Beautiful Mind'' filmmaker Ron Howard was the only American picked for the competition.

The other nominees: New Zealand director Peter Jackson for ``The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring,'' Australian Baz Luhrmann for ``Moulin Rouge'' and British-born filmmakers Christopher Nolan for ``Memento'' and Ridley Scott for ``Black Hawk Down.''

Notably absent from the list was Robert Altman, an American, who won the Golden Globe Sunday for his direction of ``Gosford Park.''

The DGA snub could mean he has little chance of an Academy Award win if nominated this year because the Oscar is also determined by peers in the directing community.

In the 54 years since the guild began distributing its award, the winner has gone on to win the best director Oscar all but five times. Last year was one of those times: the guild picked Ang Lee for ``Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon'' while the Oscar went to Steven Soderbergh for ``Traffic.''

The winner will be announced at a March 9 ceremony.

-

On the Net:

http://www.dga.org

Comments

  • Noel VeraNoel Vera PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Idiots. Total.

    Altman should simply wear the snub like a badge of honor. He doesn't need an Oscar, he's done better work than almost any of the recent winners I can think of.
  • Originally posted by Noel Vera
    Idiots. Total.

    Altman should simply wear the snub like a badge of honor. He doesn't need an Oscar, he's done better work than almost any of the recent winners I can think of.

    1 question. napanood mo na ba ang lahat ng nominated pictures?

    (lord of the rings, memento, moulin rouge, black hawk down, and a beautiful mind)

    at napanood mo na rin ba ang gosford park ni mr. altman?

    full disclosure... ako, yung 5 nominated films napanood ko na. yung kay altman hindi pa... pero gusto ko ring mapanood siya.
  • Noel VeraNoel Vera PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    have seen two, Moulin and Fellowship.

    I've read reactions about Gosford Par, praising the film highly, from people I trust. And Moulin's bad enough that even if Altman was only at medium strength, he should have knocked that piece of odure out of the park.
  • Originally posted by Noel Vera
    I've read reactions about Gosford Park, though, praising the film, from people I trust. And Moulin's bad enough that even if Altman was only at medium strength, he should have knocked that piece of odure out of the park.

    you're probably right about moulin rouge and gosford park... :lol:
Sign In or Register to comment.