Monday, January 31, 2005

DIRECTORS GUILD AWARDS ANNOUNCED


After the inconclusive spreading out of honors at the Golden Globes a couple of weeks ago, it looks like the Oscar race is now a little more focused. Clint Eastwood has become the odds-on favorite to claim the Best Director Academy Award next month by winning the Directors Guild's highest honor Saturday night. Martin Scorsese, thought to be a favorite after The Aviator garnered 11 Oscar nominations, including one for Best Director, was passed over again for the Directors Guild Award on Saturday, as were fellow nominees Taylor Hackford, Marc Forster and Alexander Payne. Eastwood won the prize for directing Million Dollar Baby. Only six DGA winners in the past 57 years have failed to go on to win Oscar gold, including Francis Ford Coppola, who won the DGA for The Godfather, Steven Spielberg for The Color Purple, Ron Howard for Apollo 13, Ang Lee for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and, most recently, Rob Marshall for Chicago. Other directors who were recognized by the Guild jury at this year's awards ceremony included Byambasuren Davaa and Luigi Falorni, whose Story Of The Weeping Camel earned them the Documentary prize, and Walter Hill, who claimed the honor of Best Dramatic Series for TV western series Deadwood.

10 comments:

Thom McGregor said...

Oh, so what?

Dennis Cozzalio said...

[ Rim Shot ]

Anonymous said...

I care! CLINT...CLINT...CLINT...CLINT...--Bruce

Dennis Cozzalio said...

Thank God! A voice of sanity! I was very excited about the news, because he deserves it, but also because it might make Oscar night a little less tense for me. Clint, Clint, Clint, Clint! Hee hee!

stooge1970 said...

I agree. Clint Howard deserves the recognition that has been eluding him his whole career. Just because his big brother Opie gets all the attention doesn't mean there shouldn't be a little left over for him to wallow in. His work in such films as Silent Night, Deadly Night 5: The Toy Maker and Barb Wire was just short of phenomenal.
Go, Clint! Go, Clint!

Anonymous said...

I agree with Stoogeking: Clint Howard is the antidote to the Hollywood obsession with physical "perfection," and, having paid his dues for many years, deserves to be a big, big star. Bruce

Anonymous said...

I don't get it!

~ Sharon

Dennis Cozzalio said...

Actually, I was speaking of CLINT WALKER. The star of THE NIGHT OF THE GRIZZLY, THE DIRTY DOZEN and the brilliant ABC Movie of the Week KILLDOZER is receiving the Irving Thalberg Award this year...

Loxjet said...

And was Curly Howard ever properly recognized for his work in "Disorder in the Court"?

Thom McGregor said...

I still don't care.