Critical Confabulations

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Oscars Predictions 2014: Best Director

It’s CuarĂ³n vs. McQueen, but can the latter’s artist aesthetic really compete with the former’s technical mastery?

February 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

2013 Tony Awards Predictions: Best Direction of a Musical

Pippin vs Matilda: Who’s spectacle will win over the voters?

June 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

2013 Tony Awards Predictions: Best Direction of a Play

Are the Best Director and Best Play awards inevitably connected?

May 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

Oscars 2013: Best Director

The most unpredictable award of the night: Will it be Spielberg or Lee? Does Haneke have a shot at super-spoiler?

February 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

2012 Tony Awards: Best Direction of a Play

Once again, it’s apples vs. oranges: Will Nichols’s stirring work with the classic Arthur Miller will trump Hytner’s perfectly timed pratfalls? My picks and prediction for the winner of the 2012 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play.

June 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

2012 Tony Awards: Best Direction of a Musical

ONCE goes head-to-head with NEWSIES. My picks and prediction for the winner of the 2012 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical.

June 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

Oscars 2012: Best Directing

Will Scorcese spoil The Artist’s chances? My picks and predictions for the winner of the 2012 Academy Award for Best Director.

February 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

2011 Tony Awards: Best Direction of a Play

My picks and predictions for the winner of the 2011 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play.

June 6, 2011 · Leave a comment

Oscars 2011: Best Directing

My picks and predictions for the 2011 Academy Award winner for Best Directing.

February 26, 2011 · Leave a comment

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