Tonight, some time around 10:30-11 PM PST, the Directors Guild of America (DGA) will announce the winner of the 2013 Directors Guild Awards and should it be Ben Affleck you will see all that currently favor Lincoln for Oscar's Best Picture finally run to Argo as the presumptive winner. However, should one of the other four nominees -- Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty), Tom Hooper (Les Misérables), Ang Lee (Life of Pi) and Steven Spielberg (Lincoln) -- take home the guild's Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film then it will be another story entirely with various scenarios in play... particularly is Spielberg takes home the award.
One thing the DGA prides themselves on is that only six times since they began handing out awards in 1948 has the Feature Film winner not gone on to win the corresponding Academy Award. Well, should either Affleck, Bigelow or Hooper take home the award they can change that stat to seven.
I know who I think is going to win and I have actually already prewritten my DGA award winner post with said winner in mind. I'm not going to tell you who that is, though I'm sure you could guess. Instead I want you to vote in the poll below and hash it out in the comments. Who do you think is going to take home the award tonight?
Who will win the 2013 Directors Guild Award?
- Ben Affleck (Argo) (346 Votes)
- Steven Spielberg (Lincoln) (111 Votes)
- Ang Lee (Life of Pi) (42 Votes)
- Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty) (30 Votes)
- Tom Hooper (Les Misérables) (3 Votes)
Total Voters: 532