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Steven Soderbergh ‪winning the Oscar® for Directing

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  • Best Director should have been:
    Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot)
    Ang Lee (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon)
    Darren Aronofsky (Requiem For A Dream)
    Cameron Crowe (Almost Famous)
    Steven Soderbergh (Traffic)

  • Soderbergh: Well. I was not sober at the time. And I had nothing prepared because I knew I wasn’t going to win [Best Director for Traffic]. I figured Ridley [Scott], Ang [Lee], or [Stephen] Daldry would win. So I was hitting the bar pretty hard, having a great night, feeling super relaxed because I don’t have to get up there. So the combination of a 0.4 blood alcohol level and lack of preparation resulted in me, in my state of drunkenness crossed with adrenaline surge … I was coherent enough to know that [if I tried to thank everyone], that way lies destruction. So I went the other way. There were some people who appreciated that, and there were some people who really wanted to hear their names said, and I had to apologize to them.

  • There is no one director who nominated two times in the same year and at the same category in oscars history… Except Steven Soderbergh!!!

  • i love how so many peeps here .. he was robbed, no he was, no he was.. haha all the directors were superb that year. i loved all the films. they were nominated and all are winners imo. for me, its tough to pick one for this year

  • You would have thought that being nominated twice would have caused the Academy to split the vote between Traffic and Erin Brockovich. I thought for sure Ang Lee was going to win.

  • That's a toughie. Ang Lee did a spectacular job with Crouching Tiger. The direction was awesome and breathtaking. Ridley Scott's direction for Gladiator was awesome and thrilling. So I would either make it a tie or give it to one of them.

  • I cried the year the classic BRAVO-TV died, and Steve Soderburgh was a key figure managing the network. I wish I could connect with anyone who once was enriched by that astonishing film and arts venue. It was pretty much gone by 1999, that's the time frame.

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