Oscars, DGA at odds this year

Will the Oscars and the DGA be in unison with Steven Spielberg this year? (WENN.COM file photo)

Will the Oscars and the DGA be in unison with Steven Spielberg this year? (WENN.COM file photo)

Jim Slotek, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:09 PM ET

Oscar pool-players know there is no more accurate predictor of a category than the Directors Guild of America Awards. The DGA winner has also been the Oscar-winning director 58 out of the last 64 years.

That could still be the case this year, if Steven Spielberg wins a DGA Award Feb. 2 and an Oscar Feb. 24 for Lincoln or (far more remotely) if Ang Lee wins both for The Life of Pi.

But otherwise, rarely have the Oscars and the Directors' Guild been more at odds than this year. Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Forty), Ben Affleck (Argo) and Tom Hooper (Les Miserables) were all snubbed by the Academy and embraced by the Directors Guild.

In their place as Oscar noms (and ignored by the DGA): David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook), Michael Haneke (Amour) and Behn Zeitlin (Beasts Of The Southern Wild).

 

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