Saturday, January 6, 2018

Golden Globe Winner Predictions: Best Director – Motion Picture

The competition: Ridley Scott (All the Money in the World), Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk), Steven Spielberg (The Post), Guillermo Del Toro (The Shape of Water), Martin McDonagh (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)

For your information: Spielberg holds the record for most nominations in this category, earning his twelfth mention this year. He won twice, for “Schindler’s List” and “Saving Private Ryan.” Scott has been nominated four times, most recently for “The Martian” in 2015. His film is the only one not nominated for a best picture prize. This is Nolan’s second nod, following “Inception” in 2010. Del Toro and McDonagh are both first-time nominees, and they’re also recognized this year in the screenplay race.

Who should win? Nolan’s work was focused and powerful, but Del Toro is far ahead of the rest as my choice.

Who will win? I don’t actually think there’s a frontrunner here. My best guess is Nolan even though his film is least represented in Globe categories.

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