After producing two films, Daniels quickly became frustrated with not having complete control of his movies. “I kind of co-directed ‘Monster’s Ball,’ ” Daniels told me as he ordered another drink (the actual director was Marc Forster). “I gave Halle her line readings. I knew how to do that: you tap into people’s souls.” Daniels leaned forward. “I was tired of producing because, at the end of the day, I was tired of creating monster movie-star directors. I was stuck with, How am I going to find my next $2 million to make my next movie and they’re walking away to jobs that pay them $2 million. I thought, How do I get my voice across? I wanted to direct.”
Daniels is essentially saying he should get part of Berry's Oscar and maybe a kiss from Adrien Brody. 24-hour controversies are easy to come by in the world of film blogging but this is a case of gratuitous credit hogging I'd be surprised if Berry or at least Forster doesn't weigh in on.