Sunday, January 20, 2008

Oscars Snub Poll, Director Style


Announcing our new poll for the greatest English language director never to win an Oscar. We have decided to limit the voting to those who have never won anything, honorary Oscars included. This limits the choices much more and even though Honorary Oscars are throwing a bone to people, it is better than nothing.

Also, get ready for Out 1's Top 10 Films of the Year coming out at some point (likely late) tomorrow! We will have four different lists from each of our writers. Get excited! And as always, if you vote 'Other' on the poll, please write some comments on what your choice was. And make sure that they have not won an Oscar before your 'Other' vote (a quick IMDB search oughta do it!)

Thanks so much for voting! Keep on telling your friends about us!

3 comments:

James said...

I have to say that although Lynch is my main man, I am not picking him for this poll. Why? Well, I feel like he will win. But also, I feel like there is something more mysterious about the greats who don't win. Do I really want Lynch to win an Oscar? To be honest with you not really. Although he is abundantly deserving, I would rather it go to someone else. Just my backwards thoughts...

Jeremy Richey said...

I really think all these guys need an oscar on their shelf (even Haynes although SAFE is the only one of his films I have really appreciated).
That said, Mr. Roeg got my vote. It has always bothered me that directors not even fit to tie his shoes have got statues and he doesn't...great idea for a poll.

Chuck Williamson said...

Remember when David Lynch lost the Oscar to fucking Oppie? Yeah... that was hilarious.

With that said, I came to a pretty surprising decision with my vote. While I may be an outsider on this, I went ahead and gave my vote to Spike Lee, as his continual snubbing represents the dark underbelly of conservativism, bigotry, and white male bias that quite often undermines its supposed goal of cinematic excellence and smears its already shaky reputation. That the Academy has historically shunned black filmmakers in favor of naive, puerile, paint-by-numbers depictions of race relations (ie. Crash) is something that I still find quite troubling.

I mean, it was bad when Do the Right Thing was forced out of the Best Picture race, but the Academy's pushing away of Malcolm X was near disgraceful.