Circuit Breaker Special: Circuit Madness Tournament for Oscars Best Director Winners

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2001: Director Ron Howard, producer Brian Grazer, and actor Russell Crowe on the set of the biographical drama film A Beautiful Mind. The film opened in the United States cinemas on December 21, 2001. It went on to gross over $313 million worldwide and win four Academy Awards, for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress.

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On the agenda:

  • On this special episode, we are introducing our readers (and listeners) to some of the competitors in this year’s CIRCUIT MADNESS tournament that will focus on all of the Academy Award winners for DIRECTOR.
  • We are naming the 60 directors and films that were chosen and their seeding.  We then move to name the director’s that will compete for YOUR votes to be included as the 12-seed wildcards in the tournament.
  • The Wildcard selections are:

    1927/28 Lewis Milestone — Two Arabian Knights AND Frank Borzage — 7th Heaven
    1928/29 Frank Lloyd — The Divine Lady
    1930/31 Skippy — Norman Taurog
    1931/32 Bad Girl — Frank Borzage
    1932/33 Cavalcade — Frank Lloyd
    1935 The Informer — John Ford
    1936 Mr. Deeds Goes to Town — Frank Capra
    1937 The Awful Truth — Leo McCarey
    1938 You Can’t Take It with You — Frank Capra
    1941 How Green Was My Valley — John Ford
    1942 Mrs. Miniver — William Wyler
    1944 Going My Way — Leo McCarey
    1947 Gentleman’s Agreement — Elia Kazan
    1949 A Letter to Three Wives — Joseph L. Mankiewicz
    1955 Marty — Delbert Mann
    1958 Gigi — Vincente Minnelli
    1963 Tom Jones — Tony Richardson
    1966 A Man for All Seasons — Fred Zinnemann
    1968 Oliver! — Carol Reed
    1979 Kramer vs. Kramer — Robert Benton
    1980 Ordinary People — Robert Redford
    1983 Terms of Endearment — James L. Brooks
    1988 Rain Man — Barry Levinson
    1989 Born on the Fourth of July — Oliver Stone
    1995 Braveheart — Mel Gibson
    2001 A Beautiful Mind — Ron Howard
    2004 Million Dollar Baby — Clint Eastwood
    2008 Slumdog Millionaire — Danny Boyle
    2010 The King’s Speech — Tom Hooper
    2011 The Artist — Michel Hazanavicius
    2012 Life of Pi — Ang Lee

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