Angelina Jolie, Richard Linklater and more vie for Oscar Gold
Jean-Marc Vallée ("Wild")
Pros: Vallée's last film, "Dallas Buyers Club," won three Academy Awards, was nominated for Best Picture and earned him a Best Film Editing nod. The only major nomination it didn't receive was in this category. "Wild" has earned kudos for both Reese Witherspoon's performance and Vallée's direction.
Cons: If "Wild" doesn't land a Best Picture nomination he probably doesn't have a chance.
- Gregory Ellwood