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    2009 DGA Awards: battle of the exes

    I believe this is the first time in history that former spouses are both competing for this award. Kathryn Bigelow and James Cameron were married from 1989 - 1991. Cameron executive produced her 1991 film, 'Point Break' and co-wrote and produced her 1995 film, 'Strange Days'. Cameron also starred Bigelow in "Reach", a 1988 music video for actor Bill Paxton's band Martini Ranch that featured appearances from some of her 'Near Dark' cast and his 'Aliens' cast members.

    LOS ANGELES, CA: Directors Guild of America President Taylor Hackford today announced the five nominees for the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for 2009.

    "The DGA Award is especially meaningful to directors because it is decided solely by their peers - the men and women who have been in the same trenches and know exactly what goes into the crafting of a unique motion picture," said Hackford. "The five nominees for this year have each expressed an indelible vision that transported audiences to vivid vistas of cinematic art. My heartiest congratulations to all of the nominees."
    Kathryn Bigelow - 'The Hurt Locker' (This is Ms. Bigelow's first DGA Feature Film Award Nomination.)

    James Cameron - 'Avatar' (This is Mr. Cameron's second DGA Feature Film Award Nomination. He previously won the Feature Film Award for Titanic in 1997.)

    Lee Daniels - Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire (This is Mr. Daniels' first DGA Feature Film Award Nomination.)

    Jason Reitman - Up In The Air (This is Mr. Reitman's first DGA Feature Film Award Nomination.)

    Quentin Tarantino - Inglourious Basterds (This is Mr. Tarantino's second DGA Feature Film Award Nomination. He was previously nominated in this category for Pulp Fiction in 1994.)

    The winner in the Feature Film category will be announced at the 62nd Annual DGA Awards Dinner on Saturday, January 30, 2010, at the Hyatt Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.

    The DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film has traditionally been one of the industry's most accurate barometers for who will win the Best Director Academy Award.

    Only six times since the DGA Awards began in 1948 has the Feature Film winner not gone on to win the corresponding Academy Award.

    The exceptions:
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    Re: 2009 DGA Awards: battle of the exes

    This is an interesting category, and I think it will be at least 4 of them for the Oscar as well.

    I have yet to see the Hurt Locker but it's coming out on DVD next week (or is it the week after). I'm really looking forward to seeing it.

    Seeing as Cameron produced a movie for her after their divorce, I think it's safe to say they are still on good terms.

    As far as who should win ... My gut tells me Cameron, but I also think Quentin did an AMAZING job with Basterds.


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    Re: 2009 DGA Awards: battle of the exes

    Jason Reitman could split the ticket of the action directors, he's got the Clooney factor in his corner.
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    Re: 2009 DGA Awards: battle of the exes

    Kathryn Bigelow has already won best director of 2009 from the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn., the New York Film Critics Circle and the National Society of Film Critics for the harrowing Iraq war drama, "The Hurt Locker."

    And on Thursday morning, the 58-year-old Bigelow was nominated for the Directors Guild of America Award for outstanding directorial achievement in feature film. Bigelow is only the seventh female director to be nominated for the top DGA Award. Previously, Lina Wertmüller was nominated for 1976's "Seven Beauties," Randa Haines for 1986's "Children of a Lesser God," Barbra Streisand for 1991's "Prince of Tides," Jane Campion for 1993's "The Piano," Sofia Coppola for 2003's "Lost in Translation" and Valerie Faris, who shared the nomination with Jonathan Dayton for "Little Miss Sunshine." No female director has ever won the film award.
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    Re: 2009 DGA Awards: battle of the exes

    In related news:

    'Hurt Locker' tops Critics' Choice Awards

    "The Hurt Locker," the tale of a bomb disposal unit in Iraq, beat out a field of 10 nominees to win the best picture prize at the Broadcast Film Critics Assn.'s 15th annual Critics' Choice Awards on Friday night.

    Kathryn Bigelow earned a standing ovation earlier in the evening when she was named best director for "The Hurt Locker" -- her ex-husband and fellow nominee James Cameron was among those on their feet applauding.


    'Hurt Locker' tops Critics' Choice Awards
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    Re: 2009 DGA Awards: battle of the exes

    It's going to be Bigelow. I haven't seen it yet, but her film is universally praised, and she's put in her dues. Cameron already had his turn once (deservedly), and while his new film is a monumental achievement there are still notable flaws.

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    Re: 2009 DGA Awards: battle of the exes

    In related news:

    Summit's battle-hardened "The Hurt Locker" scored another victory Sunday night as it took home the Darryl F. Zanuck Producer of the Year Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures at the 21st annual PGA Awards.

    The presentation capped the Producers Guild of America's ceremony held at the Hollywood Palladium.

    The prize was shared by producers Kathryn Bigelow (who also directed), Mark Boal (the film's screenwriter), Nicolas Chartier and Greg Shapiro.

    If the producers of the 82nd annual Academy Awards were hoping that the best picture Oscar race would develop some suspense, they have received the scenario they wanted.

    "Locker" has picked up numerous critics awards, and two weekends ago it won the Braodcast Film Critics Assn.'s Critics Choice Award for best picture. But at the Golden Globes two nights later, "Avatar" walked off with the best drama prize, and at Saturday's SAG Awards
    , "Inglourious Basterds" picked up the film ensemble award, that guild's equivalent of the best picture prize.

    With its PGA triumph, "Locker" now reseizes the moment, although a best picture Oscar is by no means a done deal: During the 20-year history of the PGA Awards, 12 of its movie winners have gone on to win the best-film Oscar.
    'Hurt Locker' wins big at PGA Awards
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    Re: 2009 DGA Awards: battle of the exes

    Kathryn Bigelow wins DGA Feature Film Award for The Hurt Locker.
    Other winners of 2009 DGA Awards announced. (January 31, 2010)


    LOS ANGELES, CA: The winners of the 2009 Directors Guild of America Outstanding Directorial Achievement Awards and the recipients of the Guild's 2010 Career Achievement Awards were announced tonight during the 62nd Annual DGA Awards Dinner at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles . Kathryn Bigelow won the DGA's Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for The Hurt Locker.
    The DGA's Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film has traditionally served as a near-perfect barometer for the Academy Award for Best Director. Only six times since the DGA Award's inception in 1948 has the winner not gone on to receive the Academy Award for Best Director.



















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    Re: 2009 DGA Awards: battle of the exes

    With nine nominations each, "Avatar" and "The Hurt Locker" led the pack as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences opened up its best picture Oscar race to 10 nominees for the first time since 1943.
    'Avatar,' 'The Hurt Locker' lead Oscar noms
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