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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 | Terrence Malick (The Tree of Life)
Terrence Malick (The Tree of Life)

Why He Will Win

  He’s Terrence freakin’ Malick! He doesn’t have any Oscars. People, 360 Mafia has an Oscar! Terrence freakin’ Malick does not. This must be rectified.
  The Tree Of Life deals with life, the universe and everything. If that isn’t a big enough theme and a big enough achievement to merit an Oscar, what in the name of Zeus is?
  Academy voters may vote for him just to cover up the fact that they’re not entirely sure what the film meant. Like, dinosaurs? Huh?

 


 

 Why He Won't Win

  He’s never been sufficiently mainstream for actual Oscar wins. Even in these times, when the Coens can be frontrunners, Malick’s still out in left field.
  The film didn’t get the sort of universal rave reviews you usually need to win Best Picture.
  Academy voters may avoid the film just to cover up the fact that they’re not entirely sure what it all meant. Like, dinosaurs? Huh?

 

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