Richard Linklater convinced several actors to play in his film for 12 years, all to make the story of “Boyhood” to be as real as possible, and this brought him an Oscar nomination for directing this year. It is the first film shot in just 39 days, but within 12 years.
“Birdman,” the movie for which Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu was nominated this year competed for no less than 9 statuettes. A Broadway satire about celebrity shot in just 30 days.
With “The Grand Budapest Hotel”, a film that takes visual elements to another level, Wes Anderson entered the Oscars competition for the first time for Best Director.
Bennett Miller won the award for Best Director last year at Cannes with “Foxcatcher,” a real-life drama inspired by the relationship between millionaire John du Pont, played by Steve Carell, and brothers Mark and Dave Schultz, played by Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo, both wrestling gold medalists at the Los Angeles Olympics in 1984.
While largely unknown to the public, Morten Tyldum, the director of “The Imitation Game,” is highly appreciated by critics. Tyldum’s great merit is that of managing to screen a true story in a unique way in “Imitation Game.”
Alexandro G. Ińárritu, Birdman — WINNER
Richard Linklater, Boyhood
Bennett Miller, Foxcatcher
Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Morten Tyldum, The Imitation Game