Oscars 2017- What to Know Best Director
It's finally here! The culmination of awards season, the grand finale. The 89th Academy Awards are tomorrow, and if you're like most people I know you don't really care, haven't seen any or most of these films, or both. Luckily for you I am more excited for this then I was for the Super Bowl. That may be a product of being a Jets fan, but nevertheless here's what you need to know going into tomorrow night.
Who would have ever thought Mel "I'm not a big fan of Jewish people" Gibson would ever get another Oscar nomination? It doesn't matter he has no shot at winning. Arrival is pretty astounding but neither does Denis Villenueve. Kenneth Lonergan, sorry pal. Manchester by the Sea is an amazing story, but it doesn't stand out as a major directing feat. Barry Jenkins is one of the best young directors out there right now and represents a bright future in film along with this year's winner Damien Chazelle.
My Pick: Damien Chazelle just makes awesome work. Whiplash is one of my favorite films in the last few years. The fact that he was able to top that movie is an accomplishment. But he didn't just top it. He knocked it out of the park. Get used to hearing this name. Damien Chazelle is going to be around for a long time.
What will happen: Damien is going to win. The production level of this movies is insane and you can feel his direction throughout. So far, through only two movies, he truly has a feel that is independent and distinct which every great director develops. Chazelle will become the youngest to ever win Best Director.
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