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Joss Whedon dissed for Achievement in Directing Oscar Nomination

Sunday 26 February 2006, by Webmaster


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.

3 Forum messages

  • I think an original cript nomination for Serenity is DEFINETLY something that should of happened for at least one of these major award cerimonies.
  • Don’t think it was a diss.. More like Serenity isn’t in the same league as the quality nominated films. Just because you are a fan of a film doesn’t mean it deserves an Academy Award!
  • Ok, firstly let me say that I am a huge fan of just about everything Joss has done and that I loved Serenity. But, seriously people, who could concider his exclusion from the Oscar nods a "diss"?? Serenity, while wonderful and funny and exciting, is a sci-fi film for a small niche audience and a far cry from one of the great pictures of all time. While I love Joss (LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!) he is by no means Spielberg or Ang Lee, and the film is by no means Crash or Capote. Anyone who thinks differently is simply deluding themselves and, frankly, has no idea what the Oscar’s are about.