Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Oscar Predictions: Best Director

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September 10th Update.


1. Steve McQueen- 12 Years a Slave
 12 Years a Slave Oscar, 12 Years a Slave cast
12 Years a Slave is being called the best movie about slavery ever made. McQueen missed out for Shame, but this looks much more Academy friendly.

2. Alfonso Cuaron- Gravity

Gravity is a visual masterpiece and many reviews are comparing it to 2001: A Space Oddessy. He's a lock. It's between McQueen and Cuaron at this point.

3. David O. Russel- American Hustle
American Hustle cast, American Hustle behind the scenes, David O. Russell American Hustle Oscar
This is where things get interesting. Russel has been nominated for his last 2 films. If American Hustle is a hit, it could be 3 for 3.

4. Ron Howard- Rush
 Ron Howard Oscar, Ron Howard Rush
Early word on Rush has been great. Howard looks to make a comeback to the Oscar race. It's an incredible true story that should get the voters' attention.

5. Martin Scorsese- The Wolf of Wall Street
 Martin Scorsese Oscar Wolf of Wall Street, Wolf of Wall Street behind the scenes, Leonardo DiCaprio Wolf of Wall Street
Scorsese is one of the best directors of all time. He's already been nominated in this category 7 times. He needs to be considered for every movie he makes. I wouldn't count him out.

Other Possibilities

6. George Clooney- The Monuments Men

7. Joel and Ethan Coen- Inside Llewyn Davis

8. Paul Greengrass- Captain Phillips

9. Spike Jonze- Her

10. Ben Stiller- The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Coming soon: Best Picture