The Envelope‘s Tom O’Neil has asked 11 award-season handicappers for predictions about tomorrow’s Directors Guild nominations for Best Director.
The respondents are columnst & critic Pete Hammond, MSN’s Greg Ellwood, Red Carpet District‘s Kris Tapley, Entertainment Weekly‘s Dave Karger, N.Y. Daily News critic Jack Matthews, Awards Daily‘s Sasha Stone, myself, Rolling Stone‘s Peter Travers, Coming Soon‘s Edward Douglas, The Envelope‘s Mark Olsen, and And The Winner Is blogmeister Scott Feinberg.
My predictions for the DGA Best Director nominations: Joel and Ethan Coen, No Country for Old Men; Paul Thomas Anderson, There Will Be Blood; David Fincher, Zodiac (consolation prize for all the Zeligs refusing to even consider Zodiac for Best Picture prizes]; Sidney Lumet, Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead, Tony Gilroy, /Michael Clayton.
Note: No obsessive Russian penis/naked steambath knife-fight movies, so no DGA nomination for David Cronenberg.