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Joss WhedonJoss Whedon dissed for Achievement in Directing Oscar Nomination
Sunday 26 February 2006, by Webmaster
ACHIEVEMENT IN DIRECTING
Ang Lee for Brokeback Mountain
Bennett Miller for Capote
Paul Haggis for Crash
George Clooney for Good Night, and Good Luck.
Steven Spielberg for Munich
Who should win: Paul Haggis for Crash, because his examination of bigotry through the interlocking stories of a cross-section of Los Angeles-based characters is provocative in the best possible way and a hell of an achievement for a first-time director.
Who will win: Ang Lee for Brokeback Mountain. There’s no such thing as a lock, and directing the best-picture winner doesn’t guarantee a nod for best director, but I see Lee going home with the gold.
Who got dissed: David Cronenberg for A History of Violence, Neil Jordan for Breakfast on Pluto, Stephen Gaghan for Syriana, Danny Boyle for the utterly ignored Millions, and first-time feature directors Shane Black and Joss Whedon for their assured and hugely entertaining debuts, Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang and Serenity.
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