Awards Tour 2012: Directors Guild of America Winners

Summary

On January 9, 2012, DGA President Taylor Hackford announced the five nominees for the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for 2011. Back to Article

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David Park

David Park

Steven Spielberg should be on this list. Over Woody Allen. Spielberg's War Horse was amazing, every single aspect of it. Allen's films are all almost the same thing over and over....

Jan 9 - 10:40 PM

Keegan Sugnet

Keegan Sugnet

fincher overrated; no malick is a crime

Jan 9 - 10:59 PM

mark w.

mark weistra

agreed

Jan 10 - 12:14 AM

Jonah Rosenthal

Jonah Rosenthal

couldn't agree more

Jan 10 - 02:50 AM

bigbrother

Bigbrother .

Yeah, he should have just made The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 2 hours of The Oceans 11 Cast playing beach volleyball with the cast of Rushmore and mystic river on the Swedish tundra culminating in a cameo from Adrian Brody accidentally crushing a newborn seal while trying to dig out one of Sean Penn's spikes and just staring off into space for the last 15 minutes of the film like Malick would have done. **in his haughtiest voice** "So courageous"

Jan 12 - 05:53 AM

Dave J

Dave J

They're either facebook users or fans of Zuckerburg himself!

Jan 13 - 12:05 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

You misunderstand me. You SHOULD judge "Tree of Life" - by seeing it.

Jan 10 - 12:14 AM

mark w.

mark weistra

agreed

Jan 10 - 12:14 AM

Reza T.

Reza Trikurnia

ahhh....no love for Nicolas Winding Refn...???
and Terrence Malick...???
sucks.....
david fincher was overrated.....

Jan 10 - 02:27 AM

Samya Mridha

Samya Mridha

Terrence Mallick, Nicholas Windin Refn, Bennet Miller, all SNUBBED? Are these guys crazy or what? they should nominate atleast 1 of da above. but still good 2 see David Fincher :)

Jan 10 - 02:31 AM

justjoustin

Joshua G

Why not? They gave Scorcese the Oscar for The Departed when it was a dodgy remake. He DID NOT deserve it that year.

Jan 10 - 02:50 AM

Dave J

Dave J

Scorese may not have deserved to win, but he should've won for "Goodfellas" and it went to Dances With Wolves instead. Sometimes when someone should've won the year before can sometimes win after- so who knows what that person really won it for!

Jan 10 - 12:02 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

While "Departed" is not Scorsese's best, or even the truly best film of 2006 (I'd go with Nolan's "Prestige" or - surprise! - Malick's "New World"), I wouldn't call it "dodgy". It's still a very impressive film about duplicity.

Jan 10 - 12:49 PM

Patrick Dobson

Patrick Dobson

the prestige was overrated; the twist was obvious and could be seen a mile away

Feb 1 - 08:54 AM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

Was it? One question. Twin or Tesla? Regardless, it was a excellent production, Rain Man.

Feb 1 - 11:25 AM

Jonah Rosenthal

Jonah Rosenthal

couldn't agree more

Jan 10 - 02:50 AM

justjoustin

Joshua G

Save Colin Firth's performance, which I did think was quite extraordinary, I agree with you. TKS had a very Star Wars ending. Everyone nodding in approval at eachother after the speech. Quite ludicrous, really. It's highlights are Firth & Rush, that's all.

Jan 10 - 02:58 AM

justjoustin

Joshua G

Agreed, if not Refn or Fincher, I'm rooting for Payne.

Jan 10 - 02:59 AM

Chan Choi

Chan Choi

all good noms

Jan 10 - 07:17 AM

bigbrother

Bigbrother .

If he was he got the lame, pasty version of it and not the badass cyberhacker version Lisbeth Salander got, oddly enough both got really rich off of it. Fictional Aspergers kicks ass, gotta get me some of that.

Jan 10 - 08:19 AM

Swampfox

Pat Marion

Janson, no matter how much you defend Tree of Life, you cannot deny the existence of a plot anywhere in the film. Watching it in Blu-ray, while gorgeous, is very hard to understand what the characters are saying, and, or, where the film is actually going. Directors are supposed to direct us. Directing the viewer into a series of shots where people stare aimlessly in the sky isn't directing, it's a music video.

Jan 10 - 09:27 AM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

I've posted before that "Tree" does not have a narrative plot, so that those who find that unappealing should avoid it. But I'd argue that doesn't make it "pointless", just as I'd argue that we need more "odd" films. (I love Lynch, too!) "Tree"'s point and direction is a sequence of emotional themes rather than linear events. It's more of a poem than a story. I'll let that description stand, as the reader's reaction to it should be as helpful as any other description as to whether or not they'll have the tolerance for this kind of film. If that sounds like 'artsy-fartsy' pretension, then I'd say 'skip it'. If it sounds at all intriguing, then give it a chance.

Jan 10 - 12:43 PM

Swampfox

Pat Marion

Damnit Janson, you always know what to say.

If you admit it's not necessarily a film but rather a poem then I would have to side with you. It is very, different. It's completely odd and out there. I just feel like there are still many ways to tell a story without having to completely change the way films are made. Which is what Mallick tried to do, some people enjoyed it, you, and most didn't.

Jan 10 - 01:43 PM

ap sirius

karl anderson

you can say what you want about the films merits it still comes down to who is stroking who's ego......and Malick has always been an outsider

Jan 10 - 02:16 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

He has 'virgin lips', so to speak.

Jan 10 - 03:36 PM

Cora

cora dawn

I think a tie between Woody Allen and David Fincher would be fabulous.

Jan 10 - 11:07 AM

Dave J

Dave J

If Zuckerburg has aspbergers then I don't see how is that relevent to the movie since he didn't really break any laws enough for him to get himself arrested on anything!

Jan 10 - 11:48 AM

Dave J

Dave J

Actually, The King's Speech is an old man's movie which is why it won over the Social Network- there were more older voters who still don't know what a computer let alone how to operate one which is why the voters didn't see it's significance!

Jan 10 - 11:56 AM

Brad and Netflix

Bradly Martin

I liked Toy Story 3 more than The Social Network as well. For the Record.

Jan 10 - 01:23 PM

Dave J

Dave J

It's okay to enjoy Toy Story 3 than the Social Network most young adults have, but what about in terms of it's importance and it's relevance! How important is Toy Story 3 as opposed to the other nominations!

Jan 10 - 01:38 PM

Dave J

Dave J

Which raises another question, is Tom Hooper going to direct another film since Fincher is a movie veteran of sorts!

Jan 10 - 11:57 AM

ap sirius

karl anderson

didnt quite understand your comment, but in case you were wondering , Mr Holland is directing Les Mis , I believe...

Jan 10 - 02:07 PM

Dave J

Dave J

I was just pointing out that Fincher's notoriety is quite well known here as opposed to anything coming out of Tom Hooper! Perhaps I should've word it better!

Jan 10 - 02:13 PM

Dave J

Dave J

Scorese may not have deserved to win, but he should've won for "Goodfellas" and it went to Dances With Wolves instead. Sometimes when someone should've won the year before can sometimes win after- so who knows what that person really won it for!

Jan 10 - 12:02 PM

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