The HFPA's taste isn't for everyone
Kathryn Bigelow, "Zero Dark Thirty"
Ben Affleck, "Argo"
David O. Russell, "Silver Linings Playbook"
Steven Spielberg, "Lincoln"
Tom Hooper ("Les Miserables"), Ang Lee ("Life of Pi"), Quentin Tarantino ("Django Unchained")
Lowdown: It's a battle for the fifth slot with Hooper and Tarantino both having a shot at the final nod. Harvey Weinstein always seems to pull a few miracles out of the HFPA ever year. Don't be surprised if Tarantino sneaks in.