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Why You’re Wrong About the Oscars: Best Director

Welcome to “Why You’re Wrong About the Oscars,” a series of rhetorical exercises illustrating the finer points of internet-style debate — live! Each episode of WYWAO features a pair of movie enthusiasts with opposing views about who will win a particular Academy Award. The catch: Each cannot explain why he or she is right. Instead, he or she can only enumerate the many reasons why the other person is wrong. So very, very wrong.

In this inaugural episode, the combatants are Jess Burkle (who believes David O. Russell will win Best Director for Silver Linings Playbook) and Halle Kiefer (who believes Steven Spielberg will win for Lincoln). The best part, of course, is that it’s quite possible for everyone to be wrong.

Shot on location at the Nitehawk Cinema in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Oscars image via Shutterstock

This is so funny. Halle makes me cry. She actually makes me cry.