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)
I don't know, I think the director of Erin Brockovich got snubbed big time.
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!!!
this is a man.tis is the speach.beside the film was/is just great…
Tom Cruise forgot his necktie.
Steven Soderbergh must feel pretty bad, losing to Steven Soderbergh like that
He lost to himself
Ridley Scott got jipped.
Tom Cruise has an underrated voice, I've always thought this.
It should have won Best Picture
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
Was he nominated twice? There are no other great directors there can be nominated too ?
I’m related to him
Why didn't Ridley Scott win???!!! His direction in Gladiator was the best and greatest of his career!!!!!
Ang Lee or Ridley Scott, Traffic got left behind in history
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.
2:20 Scott's thinking "dafuq I gotta do to win this thing?"
Would've loved for Scott to win this but I can't quite complain when Soderbergh is the alternative.
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.
He beat himself?
Stephen Daldry did a genius job in Billy Elliot
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