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Re: 91st Oscars: Best Directing

Postby Big Magilla » Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:40 am

Shinebox Boy wrote:The Oscar for The Barbarian Invasions is housed at the TIFF Bell Lightbox.

Thanks for that. The TIFF Bell Lighthouse looks like a cool place for movies, both old and new.

https://www.cinemaclock.com/theatres/tiff-bell-lightbox

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Re: 91st Oscars: Best Directing

Postby Shinebox Boy » Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:55 am

The Oscar for The Barbarian Invasions is housed at the TIFF Bell Lightbox.

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Re: 91st Oscars: Best Directing

Postby Uri » Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:32 am

Big Magilla wrote:I suspect different countries have different rules. As The Barbarian Invasions was Canada's only win it's probably on display at the National Film Board of Canada in Montreal.


You're probably right - I'm sure that in France - the birthplace of the Auteur Theory - the notion that a film - and the awards it receives - is not the director's is a preposterous notion.

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Re: 91st Oscars: Best Directing

Postby Big Magilla » Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:05 am

I suspect different countries have different rules. As The Barbarian Invasions was Canada's only win it's probably on display at the National Film Board of Canada in Montreal.

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Re: 91st Oscars: Best Directing

Postby Uri » Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:34 am

OscarGuy wrote:Denys Arcand does not have the Oscar for The Barbarian Invasions in his possession, so it's definitely not the director's to keep.


But is that Oscar in in the possession of the producer of the film, or is it held in some dark, cobwebby government dungeon?

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Re: 91st Oscars: Best Directing

Postby OscarGuy » Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:23 pm

Denys Arcand does not have the Oscar for The Barbarian Invasions in his possession, so it's definitely not the director's to keep.
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Re: 91st Oscars: Best Directing

Postby FilmFan720 » Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:37 pm

OscarGuy wrote:That's a tradition that only started in 2014, but even the Academy rules specifically state that it's accepted by the director, but goes to the country of origin.


From the by-laws:

"The Academy statuette (Oscar) will be awarded to the motion picture and accepted by the director on
behalf of the picture’s creative talents. For Academy Awards purposes, the country will be credited
as the nominee. The director’s name will be listed on the statuette plaque after the country and film
title."

My guess is that the country and the director decide who gets to keep the Oscar. Still, the director is NOT the credited winner. The country is.
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Re: 91st Oscars: Best Directing

Postby Uri » Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:34 am

OscarGuy wrote:That's a tradition that only started in 2014, but even the Academy rules specifically state that it's accepted by the director, but goes to the country of origin.


Still, the director gets to keep it. Moshe Mizrahi had the Oscar France supposedly won for Madam Rosa in his apartment in Tel Aviv.

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Re: 91st Oscars: Best Directing

Postby Sabin » Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:18 am

Well, I have to rethink my thesis now. I clearly conflated Life of Pi and Brokeback Mountain.
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Re: 91st Oscars: Best Directing

Postby OscarGuy » Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:10 am

That's a tradition that only started in 2014, but even the Academy rules specifically state that it's accepted by the director, but goes to the country of origin.
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Re: 91st Oscars: Best Directing

Postby anonymous1980 » Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:58 am

OscarGuy wrote:And no one won Oscars for Best Foreign Language Film. The award is to the country, the director merely accepts the trophy.


I think they engrave the director's name to the trophy though.

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Re: 91st Oscars: Best Directing

Postby OscarGuy » Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:56 am

And no one won Oscars for Best Foreign Language Film. The award is to the country, the director merely accepts the trophy.
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Re: 91st Oscars: Best Directing

Postby inky » Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:56 am

Sabin wrote:Ang Lee has two DGA awards for two films, plus one Oscar for Best Director, one Oscar for Best Foreign-Language Film, one Oscar for Best Cinematography, and four other Oscars.


Ang Lee has won not one but two directing Oscars - Brokeback Mountain and The Life of Pi.

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Re: 91st Oscars: Best Directing

Postby Sabin » Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:08 am

Alfonso Cuaron has just bested Ang Lee for getting "closest" to winning Best Picture.

Alfonso Cuaron has two DGA awards for two films, plus two Oscars for Best Director, one Oscar for Best Foreign-Language Film, two Oscars for Best Cinematography, and five other Oscars.

Ang Lee has two DGA awards for two films, plus one Oscar for Best Director, one Oscar for Best Foreign-Language Film, one Oscar for Best Cinematography, and four other Oscars.
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91st Oscars: Best Directing

Postby OscarGuy » Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:08 pm

Alfonso Cuaron - Roma
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