- 1968: Anthony Harvey won the DGA Award for The Lion in Winter while Carol Reed took home the Oscar® for Oliver!
- 1972: Francis Ford Coppola received the DGA's nod for The Godfather while the Academy selected Bob Fosse for Cabaret.
- 1985: Steven Spielberg received his first DGA Award for The Color Purple while the Oscar® went to Sydney Pollack for Out of Africa.
- 1995: Ron Howard was chosen by the DGA for his direction of Apollo 13 while Academy voters selected Mel Gibson for Braveheart.
- 2000: Ang Lee won the DGA Award for his direction of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon while Steven Soderbergh won the Academy Award for Traffic.
- 2002: Rob Marshall won the DGA Award for Chicago at the 55th Annual DGA Awards while Roman Polanski received the Academy Award for The Pianist.
Sunday, January 31, 2010
Friday, January 29, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Motion Pictures Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture: Inglourious Basterds Male Actor, Leading Role: Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart) Female Actor, Leading Role: Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side) Male Actor, Supporting Role: Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds) Female Actor, Supporting Role: Mo'Nique (Precious) Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture: Star Trek [Jeff Bridges also won the Golden Globe so he likely has a good chance for an Oscar; the same for Sandra Bullock, Christoph Waltz, and Mo'Nique] Television Ensemble Cast in Television, Drama: Mad Man Ensemble Cast in Television, Comedy: Glee Male Actor in a Drama Series: Michael C. Hall (Dexter) Female Actor in a Drama Series: Juliana Margulies (The Good Wife) Male Actor in a Comedy Series: Alec Baldwin (30 Rock) Female Actor in a Comedy Series: Tina Fey (30 Rock) Male Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries: Kevin Bacon (Taking Chance) Female Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries: Drew Barrymore (Grey Gardens) Stunt Ensemble in a TV Series: 24 [Michael C. Hall's award for Dexter was long overdue, in my opinion. Has Alec Baldwin lost any award for his hilarious comedic role in 30 Rock? Tina Fey doesn't really act, so I think her award is more for writing and creating the show. Drew Barrymore said "ummm" about 20 times and should have been better prepared, as she also won the Golden Globe.
Mad Men has won every single award it could in it's two years on the air. "Mad Men" is the slang for "Madison Ave admen", and is about the lush post-war era in the U.S. when everything was large and glamourous, and everyone drank and smoke, even on the job. The show perfectly captures a long gone era when we seemed to have few problems other than romantic ones.] The official SAG website list of nominations and winners
Saturday, January 23, 2010
I'd like to thank Shane for another 15 minutes of near-fame!
[Left: Solarized photo of me by Dean Abramson, professional photographer in Maine whose work has been in Time Magazine and many others]