Best Director: 벤 애플렉 (Ben Affleck (Argo)
Ben Affleck has found himself at the top of the pack with the director's latest effort, Argo. Since Steven Spielberg and Tom Hooper having already reached the pinnacle of success with Oscar wins of their own, perhaps this will be Affleck's year to claim the highly regarded prize.
Other Major Contenders: Steven Spielberg (Lincoln), Tom Hooper (Les Miserables), Ang Lee (Life of Pi) and Paul Thomas Anderson (The Master)
Other Possibilities: David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook), Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty) and Wes Anderson (Moonrise Kingdom)