Oscars 2012: Handicapping

= Odds to Win
Michael Haneke (Amour)

Haneke's previous films include "Cache" and "Funny Games" and "The White Ribbon" which was an Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Film in 2009.

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Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild)

"Beasts of the Southern Wild" is the feature directing debut of Benh Zeitlin. He has no previous Oscar nominations.

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Ang Lee (Life of Pi)

Lee won Oscars for Best Director ("Brokeback Mountain," 2005) and Best Foreign Language Film ("Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," 2000) and was also nominated for helming the latter. 

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Steven Spielberg (Lincoln)

Speilberg has won three Oscars out of thirteen career nominations, including Best Director victories for "Schindler's List" (1993) and "Saving Private Ryan" (1998). 

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David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook)

His directing credits include "Flirting with Disaster," "Three Kings," and "I Heart Huckabees." He has one previous Oscar nomination, for directing "The Fighter."

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