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Coen Brothers Win Directors Guild Prize
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Coen Brothers Win Directors Guild Prize

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Filmmakers JOEL and ETHAN COEN have been hotly tipped to win the Best Director
Oscar at next months’ Academy Awards – after their movie NO COUNTRY FOR OLD
MEN scooped the same prize from the Directors Guild of America on Saturday
(26Jan08).

The winner selected by the Directors Guild frequently goes on to win the Best
Director honor at the Academy Awards – as with Martin Scorsese, who as the
winner of last year’s prize presented the award to the Coens at the Los Angeles
ceremony

After the win, Joel Coen told reporters, “Oh, we get two of them (award
statues). Ethan and I have a bookshelf in our office where we keep various
plaques and such that we’ve gotten over the years that we call our ego
corner.”

And when brother Ethan is feeling low, he uses silver polish and “spit shines
his medals for an hour or two. It makes him feel better. This is a really big
one, in every respect. It’s going to keep him busy.”

But the fate of the glittering event is dependent on the ongoing Hollywood
writers strike. Organisers are currently making plans as usual for the
ceremony, which is due to take place on Sunday 24 February (08) at the
legendary Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles.

The Coen brothers-directed thriller is nominated for a stack of Academy
Awards including Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting
Actor for Javier Bardem.

(PAW/WNWA/)

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