The Real Reel’s Oscar Wishlist: Best Director

Here it is the final wish list of the season and probably the most important.  The director is the lifeblood of the film. Without his or her’s vision, a film wouldn’t be able to translate on-screen. So without further adieu

For your consideration:

Lee Daniels

Film: Precious

# of Oscar nods: 0

# of Oscar wins: 0

Why we think he should be considered: Because he managed to turn a brutal story into a hopeful masterpiece.  “Precious” is without a doubt one of the most poignant films of the year, garnering all-star performances from Mo’Nique and newcomer Gabby Sidibe.

James Cameron

Film: Avatar

# of Oscar nods: 3

# of Oscar wins: 3

Why we think he should be considered: Because “Avatar” is the most beautiful film I have ever seen. Once every decade James Cameron gives us a cinematic pièce de résistance,  he did it with “Terminator”, “Titanic”, and now “Avatar”.

Kathryn Bigelow

Film: The Hurt Locker

# of Oscar nods: 0

# of Oscar wins: 0

Why we think she should be considered: Because she is doing it for the ladies! “The Hurt Locker” is powerful and beautifully executed, and that’s mostly due to Bigelow.

Quentin Tarantino

Film: Inglorious Basterds

# of Oscar nods: 2

# of Oscar wins: 1

Why we think he should be considered: Because over the years he has given moviegoers cult classics and “Inglorious Basterds” is no different. It may be one of his best.

Clint Eastwood

Film: Invictus

# of Oscar nods: 6

# of Oscar wins: 3

Why we think he should be considered: Because The Academy owes him this after snubbing him for “Gran Torino” last year.  Also “Invictus” is a great film, uplifting and inspiring.

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