Sunday, February 7, 2016

Oscars 2016: Innaritu wins DGA: Where Do We Go From Here?

Soooo..where do we go from here?

Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu wins at the Directors Guild of America for The Revenant, Spotlight wins Best Ensemble at the Screen Actors Guild, and The Big Short wins at the Producers Guild of America. For a while, I figured it'd be a four-way race between the first three films and Mad Max: Fury Road since that film has 10 nominations. But now, I'm not so sure.

The Directors Guild also had their inaugural First Feature award which went to Alex Garland for Ex Machina. That was an awesome win. Even if he doesn't win Best Original Screenplay at the Oscars, which is looking less likely, it is still nice to see him be rewarded in other places.

But because this race has become so wide open, I think that in three weeks, we might be in for a major upset. I mean, an Adrien Brody, Marcia Gay Harden-level upset. One that just has our jaws dropping on the floor. We shall see. Regardless of what does happen, this has been a crazy, CRAZY year.