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Oscar Nominees 2012: Best Director
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Oscar Nominees 2012: Best Director | Woody Allen (Midnight in Paris)
Woody Allen (Midnight in Paris)

Why He Will Win

  He’s Woody freakin’ Allen! He needs more Oscars. He’s only got one for Directing and that’s a little embarrassing.
  Midnight In Paris was his best film in ages, touring various literary golden ages and telling a compelling story at the same time.
  Like The Artist and Hugo, it also deals with the cultural history of the US and comments on its current practice at the same time. What’s not to love?

 


 

 Why He Won't Win

  Comedies don’t win the big Oscars – a writing award, at most.
  He hasn’t landed any significant prizes in the pre-season in the Directing category. Where he has done well, it’s been for the film’s screenplay.
  Come on! He’s not even in the top three this year!

 

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