Tuesday, January 8, 2013
2013 Director's Guild Nominations
Reaffirming my 2013 Oscar Nomination predictions, the Directors Guild of America announced their top five choices for the 2012 year. Matching with my selections from top to bottom, the DGA awarded nominations to Ben Affleck (Argo - my Top Film of 2012), Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty), Tom Hooper (Les Miserables), Ang Lee (Life of Pi) and Steven Spielberg (Lincoln). First time nominee Ben Affleck (who I gave the Best Director award to in my personal 2012 picks) will join an otherwise crowded list of DGA regulars. For starters, Bigelow and Hooper have each taken home a DGA win the last three years. Ang Lee has already won twice before and, although Spielberg hasn't won since 1999, he still has three career victories to his credit. Next up are the Oscar Nominations on Thursday morning January 10th, followed by the Critics' Choice Awards that same evening. It should be a fun week on the long road to the Oscars.