For my first poll, I picked one of the most important and historically prestigious awards given out on semi-annual basis. It is one of my favorites because, for the most part, its list of winners represents top notch quality.
Who do you think will win the DGA Lifetime Achievement Award this year? And if you don't think that this award will be given out this year, who do you think the next honoree will be?
I have made this as inclusive a list as possible and wasn't just guided by my own tastes. If you feel like I've left a good candidate out, please let me know in the comments.
To explain how I came up my list of ten: I feel that Robert Zemeckis and Michael Mann have a shot at winning this down the road but not necessarily next year. Likewise, I didn't include the likes of Coen Brothers, James Cameron or, someone like Yimou Zhang or Spike Lee yet.
It is interesting that coming up with a list of twelve was relatively hard, so hard, in fact that getting it down to five may have been reasonable. In any case, let me know what you think. That said, I probably should have included William Friedkin and Warren Beatty.