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January 30, 2011


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Terrence Malick?

Colin Miller

Terrence Malick is one of my favorite directors (I'm very much looking forward to "The Tree of Life" this May), but he has only been nominated for Best Director once (for "The Thin Red Line"). He wasn't nominated for "Badlands," "Days of Heaven," or "The New World."

Jeff Lipshaw

Sofia Coppola?

Colin Miller

Like Terrence Malick, Sofia Coppola is batting .250, with a nomination for "Lost in Translation," but no nominations for "The Virgin Suicides," "Marie Antoinette," or "Somewhere."

Tim Zinnecker

Perhaps Stephen Daldry, a Best Director nominee for Billy Elliott, The Hours, and The Reader.

Colin Miller

Yes, Stephen Daldry is the only director who has directed more than one feature length fictional film and been nominated for Best Director for each movie. This means that there is a good chance that he will be nominated for his next movie, his adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer's "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" with Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock, due out next year.

Jacqueline Lipton

Tom Hooper (The King's Speech)?

Colin Miller

Tom Hooper just won the DGA Award and looks to have a decent chance of winning Best Director at the Oscars, but "The King's Speech" is his second movie, and he wasn't nominated for "The Damned United," his first movie.


Bennett Miller for Capote (only other film was The Cruise, which is a documentary).

BTW, where was the Day 29 question?


Jerome Robbins (West Side Story, shared the win with Robert Wise. One of only four times the DGA has allowed a directing duo to be nominated together).

Colin Miller

Yeah, Garrett, you got the other two. Bennett Miller's second non-documentary feature, his adaptation of Michael Lewis' "Moneyball" comes out later this year.

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