Thursday, December 15, 2011

Golden Globe Nominees: Best Director – Motion Picture

My predictions: 3/5
Who’s missing? Steven Spielberg (War Horse), Clint Eastwood (J Edgar), Bennett Miller (Moneyball), Tate Taylor (The Help), Tomas Alfredson (Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy), David Cronenberg (A Dangerous Method), Cameron Crowe (We Bought a Zoo), Stephen Daldry (Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close), David Fincher (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Ralph Fiennes (Coriolanus), Terrence Malick (The Tree of Life), Roman Polanski (Carnage)

This category doesn’t offer up too many surprises, including one newcomer and four heavy hitters. Notably missing is Steven Spielberg, whose film “War Horse” made it into the Best Motion Picture – Drama race, as well as the helmers of top category nominees “Moneyball” and “The Help.” The most unlikely inclusion is that of George Clooney (The Ides of March), whose film had a great showing today, and who is also nominated for Best Actor for “The Descendants,” which has its director, Alexander Payne, recognized here. Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist) earns his first nomination, along with Woody Allen (Midnight in Paris), receiving his fourth nomination, and Martin Scorsese (Hugo), earning his eighth.

Who will win? I’m torn between Hazanavicius and Scorsese, but I’ll go with the former, presuming that they’ll love the film.

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