Does this dash his chances of claiming a matching bookend to his 2006 Oscar for helming Best Picture champ “The Departed”?
Scorsese is a Globe favorite, having won three of his eight bids for Best Director — “Gangs of New York” (2002); “The Departed” (2006); and “Hugo” (2011) — compared to just one of his seven Oscar races. And the HFPA feted him with the Cecil B. DeMille award in 2009.
After all, only two directors have taken home the Oscar without first contending at the Globes — George Roy Hill (“The Sting,” 1973) and Roman Polanski (“The Pianist,” 2002). Both of those films were released on Christmas Day, as will be “Wolf.”
Golden Globe contenders Alfonso Cuaron (“Gravity“), Steve McQueen (“12 Years a Slave“) and David O. Russell (“American Hustle“) are ahead of Scorsese in our Oscar rankings while the fifth Globe nominee — Alexander Payne (“Nebraska“) is seventh on that chart.
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