By David Poland firstname.lastname@example.org
Hear That Noise?
It’s a sigh of relief at Universal after Munich finally got an awards nomination of some Oscar significance. (It replaces the slow, ugly hiss of pissing themselves for the last two weeks.)
This morning’s double dip of guild awards (DGA | SAG) was yet another signal that many long-lasting “rules” remain in the guild races.
DGA didn’t nominate anyone without a DGA card. So even though there is a recent history of the DGA predicting the Oscar Best Picture nominees (and oddly, not 100% on directing nods), there are two significant titles this year – The Constant Gardener and A History of Violence - that still might have a legit Oscar shot in spite of this. Also keep in mind that the perfect record is 3 years old. Before that, missing one or two a year was the norm. So it might be unlikely for both of these outliers to make it… but one, sure.
The greatest damage today was to Walk The Line, which was not shown respect. Fox needs to step up. The Oscar nom is still very possible, but voters need a wake up call.
Likewise, home team rooting is a SAG tradition, no more so this year than in Supporting Actor. Passing up Bob Hoskins, Michael Lonsdale and William Hurt is an embarrassment. But of that group, only Hoskins came to town to talk to SAG members. So