Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Directors Guild Nominations Clarify Oscar Race Perfectly: Spielberg, Branagh, PTA, Campion, Villeneuve

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That’s it.

The DGA noms are out and they are exactly right.

Steven Spielberg for “West Side Story”

Paul Thomas Anderson for “Licorice Pizza”

Jane Campion for “Power of the Dog”

Kenneth Branagh for “Belfast”

Denis Villeneuve for “Dune”

Congrats! Those should be the top 5 directors from the Academy.

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Maggie Gyllenhaal for “The Lost Daughter”

Rebecca Hall for “Passing”

Tatiana Huezo for “Prayers for the Stolen”

Lin-Manuel Miranda for “Tick, Tick… Boom!”

Michael Sarnoski for “Pig”

Emma Seligman for “Shiva Baby”

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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