The Golden Globes are being handed out tonight which means the best movies have to offer are being honored. While television is also be honored tonight, so too are the films of this past year. Part of the glory of the Golden Globes is that the Oscars are likely being predicted tonight, but even if the actors and their projects win tonight end up getting snubbed, they still at least have their Golden Globe moment in the spotlight.
With no clear cut winner, the category was up for grabs but the two names stood above as potential winners. David O. Russell and his work on American Hustle has been lauded by critics but so has Alfonso Cuaron’s visually stunning work on Gravity. It was down tot hose two directors and only one emerged.
Cuaron deserved the win and while he may not have had the most momentum coming in, he’s certainly the new favorite to take home the Oscar in March.
Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity — WINNER
Paul Greengrass, Captain Phillips
Steve McQueen, 12 Years A Slave
Alexander Payne, Nebraska
David O. Russell, American Hustle