DGA Awards Film: ‘Gravity’ Soars With DGA Win For Alfonso Cuaron But What Does It Mean For Its Best Picture …

DGA Awards 2014 & the Oscars — Analysis
Pete Hammond
When they were strolling into the 66th Annual Directors Guild Awards tonight people were talking of a feasible split yr forDGAAwards the actual Oscars along with 1 film winning Director and also an additional Greatest Picture. and following your DGA crowned Gravity’s Alfonso Cuaron since the year’s best director people were walking out declaring the same thing. Cuaron has been widely expected to get this thing. Gravity can be a stand-alone directorial achievement 2nd for you to none. any various other result would happen to be thought in order to be a new significant upset. a DGA win practically often means a new corresponding Directing Oscar? and a Directing Oscar almost often implies any Very Best Picture win. Usually we would be wrapping up the race as well as putting a lace onto it with regard to Gravity , particularly with the DGA coming right? following its Producers Guild get per week back (albeit the tie, nevertheless it had been nonetheless significant). Yet this is really a strange year and also such a tight race between the three front-runners, Gravity, 12 A long Time Any Slaveand American Hustle that a few votes in just about any event could potentially swing this thing. It’s not even inconceivable which a darkish horse could come in? in this kind of year. ? the Guilds so far have not clarified a new entire lot.Hustle won the large Cast reward with SAG, Gravity and Slave split your PGA and also now Gravity offers won from DGA. Subsequent week comes your Writers Guild Awards before a 2 week lull before the BAFTAs and also mailing associated with Oscar ballots about Presidents Day weekend. Yet Slave (due for you to guild-ruled ineligibility)? along with Gravity aren’t nominated there leaving a good opportunity for Hustle to take back again a number of the glory – that is unless Your Ex pulls off any acquire for Original Screenplay and also deals a new major setback regarding David O. Russell’s main contender.

66th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards - ShowWell, an individual have the idea in regards in order to the “split year” thing. Along With right after this past year Academy voters may be empowered to check at the Directing? as well as Picture categories separately following getting the split forced about these once the directors branch failed in order to nominate eventual DGA winner Ben Affleck as well as the Oscar went to Existence Associated With Pi’s Ang Lee whilst Argo took best Pic. Lee’s film was checked out as a groundbreaking achievement throughout motion pictures, the same language we listen to applied for you to Cuaron and his Gravity. with the actual DGA now added to his Golden Globe as well as Critics Selection wins, it’s very most likely he’ll effortlessly consider the Directing Oscar, however any corresponding Greatest Picture earn regarding Warners’ worldwide smash can be a big issue mark – as well as the studio is aware of it. This really is why Sue Kroll and the girl team have got really ramped up their own game and also why you might be traversing to always be able to a plethora of recent TV ads that actually sock home in the huge way the particular impact of this film. The idea has a main drawback so far as Oscar voters go and the studio knows it has for you to overcome the actual Science Fiction label.? the genre by simply no means delivers best Picture winners, nevertheless as Lord of The Rings proved inside the formerly unrewarded fantasy genre there’s a first time with regard to everything. In the particular event that at any time the actual precedent could be broken? it is film and this year.? Yet Slave feels more important as well as which could go a new extended way. As Well As Slave, even together with Saturday night’s loss , still? seems enjoy it can be attaining momentum as a Greatest Picture winner. Reluctant voters are generally finally watching it from what I gather and which is enhancing the renewed momentum, to not mention which Steve McQueen has been making quite a few acceptance speeches on the awards circuit with PGA, Critics Selection and Golden Globes even when the wins had been squeakers.? That They were still wins. and may Hustle sneak up inside the center and further cloud this race? This wide openBest Picture race. I thought the? DGA’s final presenter Ben Affleck was just half-joking just before he opened your envelope. “Wouldn’t it’s funny if it had been a tie?”

Some level of clarity features in order to result from somewhere nevertheless so far it isn’t coming in the key guilds that are sending mixed 66th Annual Directors Guild Regarding America Awards - Show signals. Saturday was obviously a really night night pertaining to Gravitybut you will find five lengthy weeks for you to go.? one weary studio executive using awards banquet burnout asked , ” has there at just about any time been a year where there is such a gap ahead associated with the Oscars? The idea looks just like every person just decided to obtain every little thing out of the way in which after which quit for your Olympics”. This particular is when momentum counts for any lot. Whichever team can produce it and maintain it by means of the actual balloting? ? will win.

As for your DGA show itself, this sucker has been loooooong. but the actual speeches (read some of them here) were uniformly outstanding , especially these for your five best Film Directors, certainly not merely the medallion recipients but additionally the particular presenters , notably Tom Hanks pertaining to Captain Phillips’? Paul Greengrass, Sandra Bullock , funny as well as sincere with regard to Cuaron along along with a hilarious Rob Reiner presenting in order to Martin Scorsese regarding Wolf Involving Wall Street ( “I do not know that has been more unbelievable. I could play Leonardo DiCaprio’s father? or that Leo ended up being jewish”). one highlight has been the speech with the Greatest Documentary Directing winner (and an Oscar nominee too) Jehane Noujaim that won pertaining to The Actual Square. the film in regards for you to the three year old Egyptian revolution? provides nonetheless not passed the censors in her home country involving Egypt yet the girl said, thanks mainly to on-line downloads as well as rampant pirating 750,000? Egyptians possess seen it within the last number of days. This specific may be the very first occasion a winner features so openly endorsed the actual pirating regarding their extremely own movie. Netflix and also Participant are generally at the particular rear of the actual Oscar nominated doc that is the very first Egyptian film to be? up? for an Oscar , as well as the 1st from the female director.

Another happy , yet shocked , winner ended up being Breaking Bad’s? super wonderful and also humble? Vince Gilligan who has been upon some kind of66th Annual Directors Guild Associated With America Awards - Show victory tour involving late for the acclaimed show’s last season.? He explained prior to be able to the DGA event started which he totally expected David Fincher or even David Nutter for you to win. Yet BB is on a roll which began in the Emmys and keeps plowing by means of awards present following awards show. Executive Producer Mark Johnson quipped, “Tuesday we are up for the Crafts Solutions Awards. We had the actual greatest donuts.”

66th Annual Directors Guild Associated With America Awards - Cocktail ReceptionAfter the actual demonstrate ended around 11pm? I caught up using a happy Cuaron who mentioned he just hoped his speeches (he gave 2 ) “made some type of sense”. they do , even if Bullock amusingly held kidding him about the language problems the lady had understanding what he was stating in their ear upon set. “I am just truly happy to have this through my peers. These People do what I achieve this it means everything,”? he advised me. Kroll, producer David Heyman? and also Warners’ chief? Kevin Tsujihara had been there? soaking up the victory (Warners’ 2nd in the row in the DGA)? using Cuaron that planned to visit Chateau Marmont for a further victory celebration.? Cuaron had actually been the only one of the actual five directors to miss Saturday morning’s annual DGA nominees symposium. He was in Italy for his son’s birthday and also landed in LAX with 1:30pm just in time and power to rush and also ? acquire ready regarding his large night. Along With an individual believed becoming an Oscar front runner was easy?

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