Ben Affleck – Argo
Paul Thomas Anderson – The Master
Kathryn Bigelow – Zero Dark Thirty
Tom Hooper – Les Misérables
Ang Lee – Life of Pi
David O. Russell – Silver Linings Playbook
Steven Spielberg – Lincoln
Quentin Tarantino – Django Unchained
I'm over the Harvey stat. He's just not having a very good year, overall. I think Haneke gets in.
As for the LAFCA stat, the directors of LAFCA's Best Picture winner also usually always gets nominated (exceptions: Stanton for Wall-E, Berman and Pulcini for American Splendor, Field for In the Bedroom... then you have to go back to Spike Lee in '89).
I'm having a last-minute Hooper hunch!
But I learnt long ago to tell genuine hunches from wishhful-thinking hunches, so Affleck, Bigelow, Lee, Spielberg, Tarantino. Or Haneke. Or Tarantino. Or Haneke. ARGH. Tarantino.
People are still predicting PTA? Good god, this is like the Streepers in november.
If there's an out of left field auteur nominee it's Haneke.
Well I had Bigelow, Speilberg, Lee, Affleck and Haneke....I got Haneke...but missed Russell and the Beasts guy (did ANYONE see that coming?)
Fuuuuuck ya'll when I told you Affleck was on shaky ground and not respected yet as a serious Director by this AMPAS branch. I can't believe the snub actually happened after all that momentum he had seemingly built up, though.
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With that said I can't brag because I made a bunch of other pretty bad predictions. Like putting in Skyfall in BP
everyone changing their GOLD RUSGH PREDICTIONS FOR Spielberg?
Spielberg vs. the Industry. Who Will Win In The End?
Two of the nominees weren't even in the final poll. I can't with this lineup. Dead.