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2012 Oscar Predictions: Best Director

Photo of Peter Knegt By Peter Knegt | Indiewire February 17, 2012 at 4:33PM

2012 Oscar Predictions: Best Director
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Indiewire will provide regular updates of our predictions for the 84th Academy Award winners through February 26th, when the winners are announced.

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.

Best directior predictions below. Check out all predictions in all the categories here.

The Nominees:
Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
Terrence Malick, The Tree of Life
Alexander Payne, The Descendants
Martin Scorsese, Hugo

The Predicted Winner: Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
The Possible Spoiler: Martin Scorsese, Hugo
Shoulda Been Here: Lynne Ramsay, We Need To Talk About Kevin