And that does it. Here are your..........sorry, I dosed off there for a sec...five Best Picture nominees. The directing race still may hold a surprise, with one of these gentlemen missing the cut. I'd say Ron Howard and Gus Van Sant are the weakest right now, with Darren Aronofsky and Mike Leigh nipping at their heels. I'll offer my final predictions the night before the AMPAS announces.
David Fincher, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
Christopher Nolan, “The Dark Knight”
Ron Howard, “Frost/Nixon”
Gus Van Sant, “Milk”
Danny Boyle, “Slumdog Millionaire”