The Directors Guild has announced their nominees for the best of 2011 and I guess it’s time for the folks at AwardsDaily and David Poland and Jeff Wells and all the others to do their annual “Everyone Agrees With Us So Fuck Anyone With An Independent Mind” posts.
Here are the nominees:
Woody Allen — Midnight in Paris
David Fincher — The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Michel Hazanavicius — The Artist
Alexander Payne — The Descendants
Martin Scorsese — Hugo
Unfortunately, Fincher’s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo has been deemed a box office disappointment which, I think, has given it an undeserved reputation for being an art film as opposed to just an example of establishment cynicism.
Anyway, congratulations to all the nominees and especially congratulations to all the little fanboys out there. You can loosen the noose and hop off of the step ladder now. David Fincher has gotten some love.