While it's possible that Martin Scorsese picks up Oscar #2 for "Hugo," it's much, much more likely DGA winner Michel Hazanavicius rides "The Artist" wave to a win here. Payne, Malick and Allen are essentially assured to be stay sitting when the winner is announced.
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The Predicted Winner: Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
The Possible Spoiler: Martin Scorsese, Hugo
Shoulda Been Here: Lynne Ramsay, We Need To Talk About Kevin