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Best: That Best Director line-up is crazy respectable
It almost seems like the HFPA is lately going out of its way to not give us a reason to point and laugh. Just look at that Best Director category, where star power (Angelina Jolie, Clint Eastwood) was eschewed, as were helmers on major Best Picture dramas like "The Imitation Game" and "The Theory of Everything." Wes Anderson found purchase for his most precisely crafted film to date, "The Grand Budapest Hotel," and David Fincher got in for "Gone Girl" as well. Add that to Ava DuVernay getting her first dose of love this season for "Selma" and frontrunners Richard Linklater ("Boyhood") and Alejandro González Iñárritu ("Birdman"), that's one hell of a list.
- Kristopher Tapley