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Directed by Michael Lembeck
Why wait eight years between the original Santa Clause and its follow-up, The Santa Clause 2? This is a question I’ve been asking myself over the last week, before I watched the film for our podcast, during our recording, and now. I didn’t bring it up on the show, because I imagine the question would’ve just floated out into virtual nothingness. But I wonder. The first film opened in November of 1994 to moderate critical acclaim and strong box office returns. I honestly don’t remember how “angry” I might’ve sounded on the podcast last year (Gabe described me as such in our discussion this week), but when my wife puts the original on, »
- Josh Spiegel
If I was to grade this casting decision I would have to give it an A. It's hard to imagine a better director for Emma Watson to team-up with as she begins her post-Harry Potter career than Sofia Coppola. Coppola was directed the likes of Kirsten Dunst (The Virgin Suicides), Scarlett Johansson (Lost in Translation) and recently Elle Fanning (Somewhere) to excellent performances in films that warrant more than one sitting is not several and Watson will be the latest as Variety reports she's been cast in the lead role of Coppola's The Bling Ring. The film will be shot on location in Los Angeles and will tell the true story of the titular group who are also known as the "Hollywood Hills Burglar Bunch," "The Burglar Bunch" or the "Hollywood Hills Burglars". Already Michael Lembeck (Tooth Fairy, The Santa Clause 3) directed a made-for-tv movie with the same name that »
- Brad Brevet
Michel Hazanavicius was the big winner at the 64th annual Directors Guild of America Awards. The director of the fantastic black-and-white silent film "The Artist" took home the award for the Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film category. Jon Cassar of "The Kennedys" received the 2012 DGA Award for the category of Movies for Television and Mini-Series.
Hosted by Kelsey Grammer, the DGA also honored Ed Sherin with the 2012 Honorary Life Member Award, Katy Garretson with the 2012 Frank Capra Achievement Award, and Dennis Mazzocco with the 2012 Franklin J. Schaffner Achievement Award.
It is now safe to bet that Hazanavicius will win the Best Director Award Oscar!
Here's the complete list of winners and nominees of the 2012 Directors Guild of America Awards (to check winners/nominees of other award-giving bodies, visit our Awards Avenue coverage right here)
Outstanding Directorial Achievement In Feature Film
?The caliber of work being done on television these days is incredible, and our director nominees in each category are an indispensable element to the success of every project — establishing and enhancing the vision and tone, eliciting outstanding performances and furthering the narrative arc through their creative choices,? said Hackford. ?That they are able to create excellence regardless of obstacles like tighter schedules and in an environment in which audiences have more entertainment options to choose from — is a true testament to the importance of directorial skill in television.?
The winners will be announced at the 64th Annual DGA Awards Dinner on Saturday, January 28, 2012 at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland in Los Angeles.
Movies For Television And Mini-series
The nominees for the Directors Guild »
- Josh Abraham
4 items from 2012
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