Ben Affleck – Argo
Kathryn Bigelow – Zero Dark Thirty
Tom Hooper – Les Miserables
Any Lee – Life of Pi
Steven Spielberg -Lincoln
DGA being one of the most accurate predictors for the Academy Awards, will not be as telling and obvious considering they were not aware of the DGA nominations before turning in their nominations. Regardless, Bigelow, Affleck and Spielberg are locks. The last two sports are still coin flips, but Lee’s presence will definitely help where you can sense his artistic value in Life of Pi. Hooper’s addition is surprising, but now we can see the appreciation in Les Mis. Russell (SLP) and Tarantino are right on their tails, but if the Academy is on the Les Mis bandwagon, you can guarantee a spot for Hooper for the directing nomination. Hold your breath as Oscar nominations come out Thursday.