The DGA and PGA are the best predictors of how the Best Picture race will go.

From GoldDerby: Since the Directors Guild of America aligned itself with the Oscars calendar in 1950, all but seven of its winners for Best Director have repeated at the Oscars. However, the guild does less well predicting the five Oscar nominees. In its first 15 years, there were anywhere from four to 18 DGA nominees. From 1963 – 1965, it went with five before going to 10 for the rest of the decade. Finally, beginning in 1970 it enshrined the number of nominees as five. And since then, there have only been five years where it previewed the exact lineup of Oscar contenders. 

The nominees are:

Alejandro G. Inarritu, The Revenant

Tom McCarthy, Spotlight

Adam McKay, The Big Short

George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road

Ridley Scott, The Martian

THE COUNSELLOR has plenty of acting nominations to go around: Michael Fassbender, Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem,  Brad Pitt, and Javier Bardem. Best Director Ridley Scott?

I saw PROMETHEUS list past weekend and while I enjoyed it, I also had no idea what some things meant or if they were important. One of the reasons that I am not a sci-fi fan is that there are no limits to what they can create. So regardless of if it is real or makes no sense it doesn’t matter. We are just supposed to accept the silliness. PROMETHEUS may get some technical Oscar nominations. Some of the visuals were pretty impressive, but I don’t see much more in the way of awards.

The best way for me to enjoy sci-fi is to search the internet for explanations and theories of what it all means. Someone on Reddit posted and explanation of what PROMETHEUS is all about. Someone has a lot of time on their hands.

It does contain spoilers, so read with caution…enjoy: