The DGA announced their five honorees today, and offered a few surprises along with a few usual suspects.
|Left to Right: Marion Cotillard, Alison Pill, Owen Wilson and Woody Allen. Photo by Roger Arpajou © 2011 Mediapro, Versátil Cinema & Gravier Productions, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics|
The nominees are:
- Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
- David Fincher, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
- Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
- Alexander Payne, The Descendants
- Martin Scorsese, Hugo
MIA are Steven Spielberg for War Horse
and Terrence Malick for The Tree of Life
. I would imagine one of those will replace Fincher at the Oscars, and Allen's Oscar nod isn't a lock just yet either, but the race is beginning to shape up now.