The Directors Guild of America will be announcing their nominees tomorrow. I’m including my predictions down below. Last year, the wrench thrown in the works was David Fincher for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Perhaps we get another curveball tomorrow but I’m anticipating we’re going get answers we already knew like the top five films are firmly in there give or take an Ang Lee.
I think on a mass level (at least directorial), the guild may not warm up to Tom Hooper along with Paul Thomas Anderson. David O. Russell would likely receive the biggest boost from the guild since he seems extremely vulnerable for a Director’s bid. If you listened to the podcast earlier, I expressed my feeling about the possibility of Benh Zeitlin having an opportunity to pop up since his stamp of the film was in many way, the poster board for DIY for future directors. I guess we’ll see.
Ben Affleck – Argo
Kathryn Bigelow – Zero Dark Thirty
Ang Lee – Life of Pi
David O. Russell – Silver Linings Playbook
Steven Spielberg – Lincoln
Tom Hooper – Les Miserables
Benh Zeitlin – Beasts of the Southern Wild
Paul Thomas Anderson – The Master
Include your own predictions in the comment section! Looking forward to it!