Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
David Fincher, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
Alexander Payne, The Descendants
Martin Scorsese, Hugo
Well, 3/5 ain't bad, right? Woody Allen's inclusion just delights me. I'm constantly hesitating to predict it because I keep thinking, "It can't be true. It's too slight, too light; it makes me too happy. It can't be real!" But it's real. The film's gotten the big nominations from SAG, PGA, WGA, DGA and the Golden Globes! High-five to us all!
Also, David Fincher was nominated for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, which is starting to surprise in the last legs of the race. SAG didn't bite...but then the Globes nominated it for Actress and Score...then right in a row: WGA, PGA, and WHAM! -- BAM! -- POW! -- the Directors throw it some love! Is this a case of last-minute, for-real gonna happen, or another Nolan/The Dark Knight sitch where the Academy thinks a tad differently? All we can do now is wait...
Meanwhile, the Hollmann Award Nominees announce Wednesday. Mark your calendars.