Wednesday, May 25, 2011

85th Oscar Best Director Updates (2012-2013 Awards Season) (5/25/11)

Substantial changes to my predictions for the 85th Oscar Best Director race, particularly as you look down the ballot. Previous rankings are shown in parenthesis.

1. Christopher Nolan for The Dark Knight Rises (Predicted Winner) (previous rank 1)
2. Ang Lee for Life of Pi (previous rank 2)
3. Steven Spielberg for Lincoln (previous rank 10)
4. Lee Daniels for Selma (previous rank 3)
5. Aleta Chappelle for Macbett: The Caribbean Macbeth (previous rank 4)

6. Kar Wai Wong for The Grandmasters (previous rank 5)
7. Stephen Daldry for Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close (if not released in 2011) (previous rank 8)
8. Peter Jackson for The Hobbit Part 1 (New)
9. Roman Polanski for Carnage (if not released in 2011) (previous rank 9)
10. Kathryn Bigelow for Triple Frontier (previous rank 12)
11. Jonathan jakubowicz for Hands Of Stone (previous rank 11)
12. Tom Tykwer, Lana Wachowski and Andy Wachowski for Cloud Atlas (previous rank 19)
13. Yimou Zhang for 13 Women Of Nanjing (previous rank 16)
14. John Hillcoat for The Wettest County In The World (New)
15. Nicole Kassell for The Bell Jar (previous rank 6)
16. Andrew Dominik for Cogan’s Trade (previous rank 20)
17. Ridley Scott for Prometheus (New)
18. Lasse Holstrom for The Danish Girl (previous rank 17)
19. Pedro Almodovar for Mina (previous rank 13)
20. David Frankel for Great Hope Springs (previous rank 30)
21. Oliver Stone for Savages (previous rank 22)
22. David Cronenberg for Cosmopolis (previous rank 21)
23. Denzel Washington for Brothers In Arms (previous rank 14)
24. Roger Michell for Hyde Park On Hudson (New)
25. Joe Wright for Anna Karenina (New)
26. Carl Rinsch for 47 Ronin (previous rank 27)
27. J.J. Abrams for Untitled Star Trek Sequel (New)
28. Wes Anderson for Moonrise Kingdom (New)
29. Simon West for Dali (previous rank 15)
30. Chan-wook Park for Stoker (previous rank 23)
31. Woody Allen for The Wrong Picture (New)
32. Paul Weitz for Another Bullshit Night In Suck City (previous rank 29)
33. Keeper Of The Pinstripes (New)
34. Cynthia Mort for Nina (previous rank 25)
35. Baz Luhrman for The Great Gatsby (New)
36. Dustin Hoffman for Quartet (previous rank 28)
37. Andy Garcia for Hemingway & Fuentes (previous rank 26)
38. Antoine Fuqua for Untitled Yang Guifei Project (New)
39. Terrence Malick for Untitled Terrence Malick Project (previous rank 24)
40. Emir Kusturica for Wild Roses, Tender Roses (New)
41. Mike Newell for Great Expectations (New)
42. Giuseppe Tornatore for Leningrad (New)
43. Clint Eastwood for A Star is Born (previous rank 32)
44. Shekhar Kapur for Paani (New)
45. Richard Laxton for Effie (New)
46. Mark Forster for World War Z (New)
47. Tim Burton for Dark Shadows (previous rank 37)
48. Alex Kurtzman for Welcome To People (New)
49. Steven Soderbergh for Cleo (New)
50. Adam Shankman for Rock Of Ages (New)

As always, check the Tracker Pages in the upper right hand corner of this blog for the most updated predictions in all categories!
See Best Director predictions for other years HERE.
See predictions for other categories at the 85th Oscars HERE.
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  1. If your predictions are right, screw the oscars, that would suck so hard I wouldn't even care about them anymore, I'd rather watch the golden globes.

  2. LOL! Well, we're still two years out, so maybe there's still time to save the Oscars with new films that I'm still learning about.

    Then again, I know some folks who already hate the Oscars for their past choices, and would much prefer to watch either the Golden Globes, or the Indie Spirit or the BAFTA or the MTV movie awards, all depending on their own tastes in movies!

    Thanks for checking out my blog. Hopefully my next set of predictions in this category might include some films that you like more.