-Ben Affleck, Argo
-Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty
-Tom Hooper, Les Miserables
-Ang Lee, Life of Pi
-Steven Spielberg, Lincoln
I hope Life of Pi is better than the other nominees because it's really depressing that these are all they've got. I'm sorry, but Les Miserables was a mess and the other three were towering mediocrities. Of the four that I've seen, I'd probably have to say that Lincoln was the most worthwhile. Of course, these same people gave this award to The King's Speech (aka, PUKE) and The Hurt Locker (aka, UGH), so clearly the award doesn't mean so very much.