Oscar Eye: Box Office Matters, But The Avengers Still Won't Be Nominated For Best Picture
As more people start seeing Lincoln and raving about it to other critics, the more the so-so New York Film Festival reaction doesn't seem to be sticking-- and the more Steven Spielberg looks like a very strong contender here. So I've bumped him up, while leaving a whole flock of previous Best Director winners and nominees-- plus Benh Zeitlin-- in the category below. Any one of them could potentially bump up into what's now a fifth slot.
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