Sunday, June 8, 2014

87th Oscar Best Director Updates (2014-2015 Awards Season) (6/8/2014)

I’ve been slow to post predictions for the directors race for one reason: Angelina Jolie. The historical record shows that when actors take a turn behind the director’s chair, one of two things happen: Either they are shut out by the directors branch on nomination morning like Ben Affleck and Barbra Streisand, or the full Academy turns their nomination into an undeniable win like Kevin Costner and Mel Gibson.

So I’ve spent more time than is healthy in June trying to decide whether Jolie’s directing on “Unbroken” should be placed in the number one slot or the number six slot, without, to be honest, much consideration that she might land at number two through five. In the end, I’ve decided to predict her as the winner -- at least until we get some proof that the other contenders are as strong as they appear to be.

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1. Angelina Jolie for Unbroken (Predicted Winner)
2. Bennett Miller for Foxcatcher
3. Paul Thomas Anderson for Inherent Vice
4. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu for Birdman
5. Tim Burton for Big Eyes

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6. David Fincher for Gone Girl
7. J.C. Chandor for A Most Violent Year
8. Christopher Nolan for Interstellar
9. Mike Leigh for Mr. Turner
10. Wes Anderson for The Grand Budapest Hotel
11. Stephen Daldry for Trash
12. Richard Linklater for Boyhood
13. Jean-Marc Vallee for Wild
14. Rob Marshall for Into The Woods
15. Clint Eastwood for American Sniper
16. David Ayer for Fury
17. Saul Dibb for Suite Francaise
18. Ridley Scott for Exodus: Gods And Kings
19. Morten Tyldum for The Imitation Game
20. Jason Reitman for Men Women And Children
21. Tommy Lee Jones for The Homesman
22. Michael Cuesta for Kill The Messenger
23. Jon Stewart for Rosewater
24. Ned Benson for The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby
25. Woody Allen for Magic In The Moonlight

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26. Todd Haynes for Carol
27. Thomas McCarthy for The Cobbler
28. Edward Zwick for Pawn Sacrifice
29. Clint Eastwood for Jersey Boys
30. Tate Taylor for Get On Up
31. Werner Herzog for Queen Of The Desert
32. Cameron Crowe for Untitled Cameron Crowe Project (aka Deep Tiki)
33. David Dobkin for The Judge
34. David Cronenberg for Maps To The Stars
35. Michel Hazanavicius for The Search
36. Daniel Espinosa for Child 44
37. James Gray for The Immigrant
38. Sarah Gavron for Suffragette
39. Damien Chazelle for Whiplash
40. James Marsh for Theory Of Everything
41. Justin Kurzin for Macbeth
42. Peter Jackson for The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies
43. Jonathan Teplitzky for The Railway Man
44. Ramin Bahrani for 99 Homes
45. George Clooney for The Monuments Men
46. Liv Ullman for Miss Julie
47. Alice Rohrwacher for The Wonders
48. Diego Luna for Cesar Chavez
49. Susanne Bier for Serena
50. Darren Aronofsky for Noah

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As always, check the Tracker Pages in the upper right hand corner of this blog for the most updated predictions in all categories!

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