Tim Burton -- Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Ethan and Joel Coen -- No Country for Old Men
Julian Schnabel -- The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Ridley Scott -- American Gangster
Joe Wright -- Atonement
Predicted Winner: Ethan and Joel Coen
No Country for Old Men could go on to win Best Director at the Oscars, but unlike the Academy, the Hollywood Foreign Press will actually recognize both of the Coen Brothers. Everyone knows that Ethan and Joel co-direct their films, but due to Director's Guild and Academy rules, only Joel is allowed credit for them. Therefore their win of the Golden Globe for Best Director will be the better honor. And boy do they deserve it! With No Country, they've delivered a stunning film that exemplifies the two major dimensions of the craft: visual storytelling and management of the acting performances.
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