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To honor Mike Nichols...watch "Carnal Knowlege"!

“Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” was Mike Nichols 1966 debut as a film director, and it received 13 Oscar nominations…one for every category it was eligible for (it won five)! 197 more words




DIRECTION: For the Play ” A very old man with enormous wings”

Received the ‘Best Director’ Award for directing an Inter-house play at Jamnabai Narsee School. 8 more words

Best Director

Wings of desire

“A war-torn city, suffering from physical and political schizophrenia symbolised by the wall itself, snaking through the city” 316 more words


Oscar Monday: Birdman takes flight

After taking the fall festival circuit by storm, whipping up a frenzy when it premiered at Venice (although the mad critical response has quietened somewhat into something more divisive than first indicated, but that’s hardly relevant if the film does well enough at the box office and with the Academy), as films with this much hype tend to do, hot Best Picture contender  389 more words


Two Arabian Knights

Directed: Lewis Milestone

Year: 1927

Nominated: Best Director – Lewis Milestone

Won: Best Director – Lewis Milestone

Plot in 25 Words: The original odd couple break out of a German POW camp and go from one disaster to another ending with a stolen love in Arabia. 340 more words


Oscar Monday - Halfway through New York

Even a week in Awards Season can change the race dramatically, dropping a film out of contention or introducing a new one during the slog of festival premieres, precursors and campaigning,  downfall and triumph, whittling down the selection until the ‘big show’ – the Oscars. 980 more words


The Crowd

Directed: King Vidor

Year: 1928

Nominated: Best Director – King Vidor

Plot in 25 Words: A boy is brought up believing he is destined to be ‘somebody’. 364 more words