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Oscar Nominees 2012: Best Director
We assess the pros and cons for this year’s Academy Award nominees

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It’s that time of year again, as Hollywood’s finest find themselves, with alarming regularity, donning outfits that cost more than your house and jewellery worth more than you will earn in a lifetime. But awards season is all building to one supreme event, the Empire Awards Oscars on February 26. Ahead of that milestone, we assess the chances of each nominee in the major categories, and see who’s looking good ahead of the big night…

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Oscar Nominees 2012: Best Director | Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist)
Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist)

Why He Will Win

  He couldn’t have more momentum behind him going into February 26 if he’d been shot from a cannon, thanks to a raft of wins for his films and himself.
  The single best predictor of the Best Director prize, the Directors Guild Award, is already on
Hazanavicius’s mantelpiece.
  He’s French, and charming (check out his wife!) and wears adorably oversized glasses. Who wouldn’t vote for him?

 


 

 Why He Won't Win

  There may be an Artist backlash coming, simply because the film seems so obvious a frontrunner.
  The Academy might spread the love if The Artist takes Best Picture, awarding – say – Alexander Payne the Best Director consolation prize.
  He’s French. Cheese-eating surrender monkeys, the lot of them! (in the eyes of some American voters at least).

 

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