Thursday, December 12, 2013

Golden Globe Nominees: Best Director – Motion Picture

My predictions: 2/5, picking only Cuaron and McQueen
Who’s missing? Woody Allen (Blue Jasmine), Joel and Ethan Coen (Inside Llewyn Davis), Martin Scorsese (The Wolf of Wall Street)

So much for big names helping you get into this race. Instead, we get a list of respectable, recognizable talent who aren’t quite as high profile. Alexander Payne (Nebraska), earning his fourth nomination in this category, gives his film a huge boost, and I’m thrilled to see Paul Greengrass (Captain Phillips) here with his first nomination. Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave) and Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity) are also first-time nominees, joining David O. Russell (American Hustle) for outing number two.

Who will win? Probably McQueen, but maybe Russell.

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