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Oscar Nominees 2012: Best Director
We assess the pros and cons for this year’s Academy Award nominees

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Oscar Nominees 2012: Best Director | Martin Scorsese (Hugo)
Martin Scorsese (Hugo)

Why He Will Win

  He’s Martin freakin’ Scorsese! He needs to own more Oscars. It’s just embarrassing.
  Hugo sees Scorsese master a new format with 3D, and use it brilliantly first time out. The Academy should reward him to encourage others to use 3D well.
  The film is none-more traditionally Oscar-friendly: a family drama, a major star, a fresh take on same.

 


 

 Why He Won't Win

  It’s a kid’s film. They don’t win Oscars.
  While it has a funny bit with a dog, the dog’s a Doberman and they scare people more than Jack Russells.
  He’s got an Oscar now, so the Academy is no longer quite so ashamed.

 

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