GLOBE FILM NOMINATIONS 2012 : Director

 
The Contenders

Andrew Dominik
(Killing Th..)

Ang Lee
(Life of Pi)

Ben Affleck
(Argo)

Ben Lewin
(The Sessio..)

Benh Zeitlin
(Beasts of ..)

Christopher Nol
(The Dark K..)

David Ayer
(End of Wat..)

David Chase
(Not Fade A..)

David O. Russel
(Silver Lin..)

Dustin Hoffman
(Quartet)

Gary Ross
(The Hunger..)

Gus Van Sant
(Promised L..)

Jacques Audiard
(Rust and B..)

Joe Wright
(Anna Karen..)

John Madden
(Best Exoti..)

Juan Antonio Ba
(The Imposs..)

Kathryn Bigelow
(Zero Dark ..)

Michael Haneke
(Amour)

Mike Newell
(Great Expe..)

Oliver Stone
(Savages)

Paul Andrew Wil
(Unfinished..)

Paul Thomas And
(The Master)

Peter Jackson
(The Hobbit..)

Quentin Taranti
(Django Unc..)

Rian Johnson
(Looper)

Robert Redford
(The Compan..)

Robert Zemeckis
(Flight)

Roger Michell
(Hyde Park ..)

Sacha Gervasi
(Hitchcock)

Sarah Polley
(Take This ..)

Steven Spielber
(Lincoln)

Tom Hooper
(Les Misera..)

Tom Tykwer and
(Cloud Atla..)

Wayne Blair
(The Sapphi..)

Wes Anderson
(Moonrise K..)
Director

Two of last year' Best Director nominees at the Oscars -- past champ Woody Allen ("To Rome with Love") and Terence Malick ("To the Wonder") -- have films in contention this year.

Previous winners of this race looking for another trophy include Kathryn Bigelow ("Zero Dark Thirty"), Tom Hooper ("Les Miserables"), Peter Jackson ("The Hobbit"), Ang Lee ("Life of Pi"), Sam Mendes ("Skyfall"), Robert Redford ("The Company You Keep"), Steven Soderbergh ("Magic Mike"), Steven Spielberg ("Lincoln"), Oliver Stone ("Savages") and Robert Zemeckis ("Flight").

A number of notable past nominees hoping to finally prevail include Paul Thomas Anderson ("The Master"), Lee Daniels ("The Paperboy"), Stephen Frears ("Lay the Favorite") and David O. Russell ("Silver Linings Playbook").

Screenwriting champs Ben Affleck ("Argo") and Quentin Tarantino ("Django Unchained") are also hoping to contend as are scripting nominees Wes Anderson ("Moonrise Kingdom"), Christopher Nolan ("The Dark Knight Rises") and Gary Ross ("The Hunger Games"). 

Experts’ Rankings
Thelma Adams
Matt Atchity
Edward Douglas
1
Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck
Ang Lee
2
Kathryn Bigelow
Steven Spielberg
Ben Affleck
3
Steven Spielberg
Tom Hooper
Steven Spielberg
Editors’ Rankings
Chris Beachum
Marcus Dixon
Rob Licuria
1
Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck
2
Kathryn Bigelow
Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
3
Tom Hooper
Tom Hooper
Tom Hooper
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