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Awards Season: Did DGA Crown Speech King?

January 30th, 2011

The Directors Guild of America awards are some of the best indicators for the Oscars with a 90% success rate for predicting Best Director. This is great news for the winner of the feature film category, but it also bodes well for their documentary category.

The categories and nominations are...

OUSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN FEATURE FILM

OUSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN DOCUMENTARY

Notes and Reactions...

  • Tom Hooper winning for The King's Speech might be considered a minor upset over David Fincher and The Social Network. However, I don't think any director was that much of a favorite over any other.
  • On the other hand, going forward, Tom Hooper has to be seen as the favorite to win on Oscar night.
  • Likewise, Inside Job is now the overwhelming favorite for Best Feature-Length Documentary on Oscar night. Restrepo is likely the second favorite to win, but that would be one of the biggest shocks of the night.

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Filed under: Awards Season, Inside Job, The King’s Speech