The Paul Haggis surge with this morning’s DGA nomination (on top of the surge for Crash with the recent SAG and Producers Guild noms) is the big story of the morning, and let’s give credit where credit is due. MCN’s Gurus of Gold is about predicting popular industry support, and no one voted for Haggis except for Maxim critic and industry gadfly Pete Hammond. In fact, if it weren’t Hammond’s vote (he listed Haggis as #3 among his five most-likely Best Director nominees) Haggis wouldn’t be on the Gurus of Gold countdown at all. All of these journo know-it-alls (myself included) totally blanked him.