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Poll: Who will win the DGA Award?

The movie that wins the Directors Guild of America Award usually bags best picture and director at the Oscars, of course. Many pundits believe that things may be different this year, though. While David Fincher ("The Social Network") is widely believed to be a cinch to win DGA and the Oscar too for helming, there's suddenly major buzz for "The King's Speech" in the race for best picture. If "Speech" has really been a rumbling volcano all along and we pundits just didn't take it seriously, then it might even blast through the DGA Awards with a surprise victory for Tom Hooper. Possible? Pipe in with your opinion below. The guild prize gets doled out on Saturday night.

-- Tom O'Neil

 

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This is Fincher Year
somewhat overdue
no real competiton
people hate aranofsky
anyone could have directed kings speech
anyone could have directed the fighter and people hate him
Cohens already won

ITS THAT SIMPLE. YOU NEED TO BE SMARTER LIKE YOU WERE. ROGER EBERT IS OR WAS BETTER PREDICITING CRASH SILENCE OF THE LAMBS WHEN NO ONE ELSE WAS

Tom it's sad how far you reach to make something more exciting that it actually is. I love Nicole Kidman. Happy she got nominated. NO SHOT AT A WIN. And with Director to think Tom Hooper has a chance you are crazy. Director at least for the past 10 years has gone to OVERDUE body of work or MUST Win/IT Movie/Can’t Deny Movie of the year.



• 2010 The Hurt Locker -- Kathryn Bigelow MUST Win/IT Movie/Can’t Deny Movie of the year
• 2009 Slumdog Millionaire -- Danny Boyle MUST Win/IT Movie/Can’t Deny Movie of the year
• 2008 No Country for Old Men -- Joel Coen and Ethan Coen OVERDUE body of work or MUST Win/IT Movie/Can’t Deny Movie of the year.
• 2007 The Departed -- Martin Scorsese Overdue and no competition
• 2006 Brokeback Mountain -- Ang Lee MUST Win/IT Movie/Can’t Deny Movie of the year
• 2005 Million Dollar Baby -- Clint Eastwood MUST Win/IT Movie/Can’t Deny Movie of the year and no competition
• 2004 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King -- Peter Jackson MUST Win/IT Movie/Can’t Deny Movie of the year and no competition
• 2003 The Pianist -- Roman Polanski OVERDUE body of work WE HATE WEINSTEIN
• 2002 A Beautiful Mind -- Ron Howard OVERDUE body of work
• 2001 Traffic -- Steven Soderbergh MUST Win/IT Movie/Can’t Deny Movie of the year. 2 directing NOMs Interesting Year Ridley Scott 3rd Nom but his films don’t have urgency for win.

I'd love to see Fincher grab it. Just because I don't think we see big name director's doing dialogue driven movies like TSN as often as we should.

David Fincher will win, not because The Social Network is a great film or that it's his best work - neither of which are the case - but because of his stature and reputation. Tom Hooper is not so well known in the U.S. and people will give all the credit to the actors, without realizing all of his contributions to a great movie.
http://www.chinokino.com/2011/01/second-look-social-network.html



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