Sunday, January 27, 2008

Joel and Ethan Coen win DGA


Winning for No Country for Old Men, the Coens have become a further lock for Best Director.

"Oh, we get two of them," Ethan Coen said as he and brother Joel were presented with their trophies for outstanding feature film achievement."

Thoughts?

4 comments:

AJ said...

Well recent years have showed us that the Director Juggernaut doesn't necessarily mean their movie will win.

Daniel Crooke said...

Wait, what?

the z said...

The only times the DGA winner did not win the Oscar:

1968: Anthony Harvey won DGA for "The Lion in Winter," while Carol Reed won the Oscar for "Oliver!"

1972: DGA - Francis Ford Coppola, "The Godfather"
Oscar - Bob Fosse, "Cabaret"

1986: DGA - Steven Spielberg, "The Color Purple"
Oscar - Sydney Pollack, "Out of Africa"

1995: DGA - Ron Howard, "Apollo 13"
Oscar - Mel Gibson, "Braveheart"

2000: DGA - Ang Lee, "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon"
Oscar - Steven Soderbergh, "Traffic"

2002: DGA - Rob Marshall, "Chicago"
Oscar - Roman Polanski, "The Pianist"

This equals 10% of DGA winners not receiving the Oscar.

NOTE: Speilberg and Howard weren't even nominated for the directing Oscar in 1986 and 1995, respectively.

the z said...

Sorry...

Speilberg won the DGA in 1985.