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Awards Season - Hat Trick Of Guild Nominations

January 9th, 2009

The final guild nominations were recently announced, and there are several theatrical categories to get to. The three guilds, DGA, PGA, and WGA, announced out eight nominations in total, which really help to fill in the gaps for prediction the Oscar nods. Or in some cases, just make matters more confusing.

The Directors Guild of America...

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Feature Film

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary

Producers Guild of America

The Darryl F. Zanuck Producer of the Year Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures

Producer of the Year Award in Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures

Producer of the Year Award in Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures

Writers Guild of America

Original Screenplay

Adapted Screenplay

Documentary Screenplay

Notes and Reactions...

  • We are seeing a lot of the same movies make these lists over and over again, including Frost/Nixon, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Slumdog Millionaire, etc.
  • The Dark Knight's chances to earn a least an Oscar nomination improved with these results.
  • When the Oscar nominations are announced, if the three nominations for Best Animated Picture are not Bolt, Kung Fu Panda, and WALL-E, it will likely be the biggest surprise of the day.
  • On the other hand, Best Feature Length Documentary is wide open with the three guilds showing sharp disagreement in this category.


Filed under: Awards Season, The Dark Knight, WALL-E, Kung Fu Panda, Slumdog Millionaire, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Bolt, Doubt, Milk, The Wrestler, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Frost/Nixon, The Visitor, Man on Wire, Waltz with Bashir, Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, Trouble the Water, Standard Operating Procedure, Chu Chu and the Philly Flash, Chicago 10, Stranded: I've Come from a Plane that Crashed on the Mountains, Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story