No Guts, No Glory Directors Guild Edition

Since tomorrow the DGA will be announcing their nominees for Best Director.   Let’s play a little round of No Guts, No Glory.

My predictions are: Steven Spielberg, Kathryn Bigelow, Ben Affleck, Ang Lee and David O. Russell (alts are Tarantino and Hooper)

My No Guts, No Glory pick?

Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild

Don’t forget to enter our DGA predictions contest here.

99 Comments on this Post

  1. NGNG –

    Sam Mendes , SKYFALL

  2. Castle Wilson

    Predictions: Kathryn Bigelow, Ben Affleck, Steven Spielberg, Ang Lee, Paul Thomas Anderson

    NGNG: Wes Anderson, Moonrise Kingdom

  3. rufussondheim

    NGNG – Joachim Trier!

  4. steve50

    NGNG – HANEKE, Amour

  5. No Guts, No Glory: No Ang Lee

    (Tom Hooper)

  6. NGNG – Paul Thomas Anderson

  7. NGNG PTA baby!

  8. No Bigelow

  9. NGNG: no Affleck

  10. My predictions are the same as Sasha’s, and I like the Skyfall pick for NGNG.

  11. Bryce Forestieri

    No Affleck!! for Pablo Larrain!!
    LOL jeez

  12. I really don’t know if DGA will include PTA. Academy certainly will. But he’ll never be a surprise in DGA.

    NGNG: Chbosky, Perks. :)

  13. Joao Mattos

    Bigelow, Affleck, Tarantino, Spielberg, Lee. NGNG: Rian Johnson

  14. Linc4jess

    I don’t think there will be much of a surprise. Affleck, Spielberg, Bigelow, Lee, Russell will probably be chosen. Alt. Hooper, Haneke, Tarantino or Anderson for “The Master” could push Russell or Lee off the list but I wouldn’t bet on it.

  15. Lucas Prata

    NGNG – Rian Johnson (Looper)

    Who knows?

  16. phantom


    Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight Rises)

  17. NGNG: No O. Russell. Tarantino gets the 5th spot instead.

  18. NGNG: Micheal Haneke

  19. Bball_Jake

    ngng: Christopher Nolan The Dark Knight Rises

  20. Hawkeye

    Predictions: Affleck, Bigelow, Spielberg, Lee, and Hooper

    NGNG: Peter Jackson, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

  21. Michael Haneke– Amour. Even darker horse: PTA– The Master.

  22. Bball_Jake

    Richard Roeper has named his ten favorite films of the year and its a very good list!

  23. Bondisteve

    NGNG – Michael Haneke for Amour.



  24. Christophe

    No Spielberg. I love the director but I love even more to see Sasha pissed, whivh happens fairly often actually.

  25. Predictions:




  26. NG, NG

    All of the nominees are fire signs.

  27. Roeper’s Top Ten for those who are curious:

    8-The Sessions
    6-Django Unchained
    5-Dark Knight Rises
    4-Life of Pi
    3-The Grey (what? this movie sucked)
    1-Zero Dark Thirty

  28. Roger the Shrubber

    I predict Bigelow, Affleck, Spielberg, Tarantino, and Russell.

    NGNG: David Cronenberg, “Cosmopolis”

  29. The Japanese Viewer

    My No Guts No Glory pick: Julie Anne Robinson, One for the Money. . . .

    Okay, I am just kidding.


    Seriously, my No Guts No Glory pick goes to MICHAEL HANEKE, AMOUR.

  30. Samuel Coffey

    My Predix – Affleck, Bigelow, Spielberg, QT, and Russell.

    NGNG – Juan Antonio Bayona for The Impossible

  31. The Dude

    Steven Spielberg, Kathryn Bigelow, Ben Affleck, Ang Lee, Tarantino

    NGNG: Paul Thomas Anderson.

  32. NGNG – Tom Hooper

  33. NGNG: Christopher Nolan (goddamn you, Ang Lee for potentially taking that spot that belongs to him)

    NGNG, part 2: Joss Whedon, The Avengers, who I’ll put his directing against ANYBODY in the field.

  34. My official predictions are….

    Ben Affleck = Argo
    Quentin Tarantino = Django Unchained
    Steven Spielberg = Lincoln
    David O. Russell = Silver Linings Playbook
    Kathryn Bigelow = Zero Dark Thirty

    Alternate: Tom Hooper = Les Miserables

    No Guts No Glory Prediction: Michael Haneke = Amour

  35. Mark F.

    NGNG: Haneke

  36. NGNG- Nolan – TDKR

  37. NGNG: Wes Anderson, I guess…

  38. Mateus Selle Denardin

    J. A. Boyona – THE IMPOSSIBLE

  39. Haneke is not my NGNG, he should get in. And I’ll be Sasha pissed if he doesn’t.
    NGNG for Carax.

  40. Zizo Hawa

    NGNG: J.A. Bayona – The Impossible

  41. Glenn UK

    NGNG – Juan Antonio Bayona for The Impossible

    Also no noms for Lee and maybe Bigelow

  42. NGNG

    Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight Rises)

  43. Peter jackson

  44. NGNG – Nolan

    O. Russell

  45. NGNG:

    Sam Mendes – Skyfall



  46. NGNG Nolan TDKR and I see that I’m not the only one wishing for this to happen!

  47. NGNG: Joss Whedon (The Avengers)

  48. In no particular order (reality TV IDOL/X Factor/The Voice/Talent style) my Predictions for DGA are as followed:

    O. Russell

    MY NGNG pick is… shock horror: Tarantino

  49. Prediction: Lee Bigelow Spielberg Affleck and… Hooper

    NGNG: Wes Anderson

  50. Someone

    Everything is hot and nice but WHEN they are announcing?
    My predictions: Russell, Bigelow, Spielberg, Affleck, Tarantino.
    NGNG: NO Affleck

  51. Eric P.

    Wes Anderson for “Moonrise Kingdom”

    Kathryn Bigelow “Zero Dark Thirty”
    Ben Affleck “Argo”
    Steven Spielberg “Lincoln”
    Ang Lee “Life of Pi”
    David O. Russel “Silver Linings Playbook”

    Michael Haneke for “Amour” or Quentin Tarantino for “Django Unchained” could get that last spot. I seriously thing Hooper is out.

  52. NGNG – Gonna agree with Sasha. Benh Zeitlin. Imagine!

  53. NGNG – Wes Anderson, Moonrise Kingdom

  54. NGNG – Michael Haneke

    By the way, does anyone know at what time they’re annoucing?

  55. Zetto M.

    Ngng: Christopher Nolan for TDKR!!! (not gonna happen although that’d be sweet)
    Predictions: (terrific year, btw)
    Spielberg (Lincoln)
    Bigelow (ZD30)
    Lee (Life of Pi)
    O’Russel (Silver Linings Playbook. Should get it because it had superior direction to his nominated work for The fighter IMO)
    annd Affleck (Argo)
    However I wouldn’t be too shocked if Tarantino, P.T.A., or Hooper received deserving recognition. And I wouldn’t mind Zeitlin, Chbosky, or Anderson’s names were announced for their efforts as well. Yayay and hooraay for such a great time ATM 2012! :D

  56. The Impossible just got 14 Goya nominations, including Best Actress, Supporting Actor for McGregor and Best Newcomer for Tom Holland.

  57. The Colt

    NGNG – Haneke

  58. Bryce Forestieri

    The Impossible 14 Goya noms, Blancanieves leads with 18

  59. Gage Creed

    Tarantino and Hooper as “No Guts, No Glory”??

  60. Gage Creed

    My NGNG will also be Sam Mendes for Skyfall.

  61. Does anybody know in what exact time will they announce it?
    NGNG: PTA, The Master

  62. Christophe

    The Impossible is a “spanish” production that grossed more than $50mil in Spain alone: #1 movie of the year (2x Twilight), #2 all-time BO behind Avatar.
    So that might explain why it’s doing so well at the Goyas.

  63. danemychal

    NGNG pick is Robert Zemeckis

  64. Jose Ramon


    Kathryn Bigelow “Zero Dark Thirty”
    Ben Affleck “Argo”
    Steven Spielberg “Lincoln”
    Ang Lee “Life of Pi”
    David O. Russel “Silver Linings Playbook”

    No Guts No Glory – Wes Anderson “Moonrise Kingdom”

  65. Christina

    Sam Mendes for Skyfall.
    Christopher Nolan for The Dark Knight Rises (but I would love if he is nominated)

  66. danemychal

    PaulH – You can stop hating on Lee. The DGA could have 10 noms and Nolan likely will still not make it. Real awards buzz for TDKR died and died hard a long time ago.

  67. NGNG: Haneke or Anderson

  68. My picks are Spielberg, Affleck, Bigelow, Lee, and Haneke

    My NGNG Rian Johnson Looper

  69. Cinema Audio Society Sound Mixing Noms
    Motion Pictures – Live Action:

    The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
    Production Mixer – Tony Johnson, CAS
    Re-recording Mixer – Christopher Boyes
    Re-recording Mixer – Michael Hedges, CAS
    Re-recording Mixer – Michael Semanick, CAS

    Les Misérables
    Production Mixer – Simon Hayes
    Re-recording Mixer – Andy Nelson
    Re-recording Mixer – Mark Paterson
    Scoring Mixer – Jonathan Allen
    ADR Mixer –Robert Edwards

    Production Mixer – Ronald Judkins, CAS
    Re-recording Mixer – Andy Nelson
    Re-recording Mixer – Gary Rydstrom, CAS
    Scoring Mixer – Shawn Murphy
    ADR Mixer – Bob Johanson
    Foley Mixer – Frank Rinella

    Production Mixer – Stuart Wilson
    Re-recording Mixer – Scott Millan, CAS
    Re-recording Mixer – Greg P. Russell, CAS
    Scoring Mixer – Simon Rhodes
    ADR Mixer – Peter Gleaves
    Foley Mixer – James Ashwill

    Zero Dark Thirty
    Production Mixer – Ray Beckett, CAS
    Re-recording Mixer – Paul N. J. Ottosson
    ADR Mixer – Brian Smith
    Foley Mixer – John Sanacore

    Motion Pictures – Animated:

    ADR Mixer – Bobby Johansen
    Re-recording Mixer – Tom Johnson
    Re-recording Mixer – Gary Rydstrom, CAS
    Scoring Mixer – Andrew Dudman
    Foley Mixer – Frank Rinella

    ADR Mixer – Doc Kane
    Re-recording Mixer – Michael Semanick, CAS
    Re-recording Mixer – Tom Johnson
    Re-recording Mixer – Chris Boyes
    Scoring Mixer – Dennis Sands, CAS
    Foley Mixer – Glen Gathard

    The Lorax
    Re-recording Mixer – Randy Thom, CAS
    Re-recording Mixer – Gary Rizzo, CAS
    Scoring Mixer – Shawn Murphy
    Foley Mixer – Frank Rinella

    Rise Of The Guardians
    ADR Mixer – Tighe Sheldon
    Re-recording Mixer – Andy Nelson
    Re-recording Mixer – Jim Bolt
    Scoring Mixer – Peter Cobbin
    Foley Mixer – Kyle Rochlin

    Wreck-It Ralph
    ADR Mixer – Doc Kane
    Re-recording Mixer – David E. Fluhr, CAS
    Re-recording Mixer – Gary Rizzo, CAS
    Scoring Mixer – Alan Meyerson
    Foley Mixer – Frank Rinella

  70. Hector Delgado, Jr.

    NGNG, Wes Anderson for Moonrise Kingdom.

    My predicted 5…..


  71. James Duff


  72. james Duff

    My picks in the no guts/no glory lists for Best Director


  73. NGNG: Nolan for TDKR

    Alternate NGNG pick: Paul Thomas Anderson

  74. NGNG:

    Gus Van Sant for Promised Land

    (a film that should be a much larger part of this award season)

  75. Bigelow
    PT Anderson (I know, call me crazy, but optimistic)

    NGNG: Sam Mendes

  76. It would be ridiculous for Beasts guy not to get in. That was a visionary film.

  77. NGNG: Rian Johnson gets in, Bigelow leaves instead and gets nominated for Best Achievement in Documentary Directing.

  78. NGNG: Rian Johnson for Looper

  79. Wes Anderson

  80. Jorge Padron

    My NGNG pick is Sam Mendes,”Skyfall”

  81. NGNG: Wes Anderson. It’s time!

  82. Cosme Fulanito

    NG NG : PETER JACKSON (The Hobbit)

  83. I think the nominees will be

    Kathryin Bigelow
    Steven Spielberg
    Ang Lee
    Ben Affleck
    Quentin Tarantino (or David O. Russel)

    NGNG: Paul Thomas Anderson (who I think should WIN) or Michael Haneke

  84. Ernie Powell





  85. AndreasR

    NG NG: Steven Spielberg NOT nominated.

  86. Gentle Benj

    Dang, I forgot about the contest until it was too late. Just for fun, then, here are my five:

    Ben Affleck for ARGO
    Kathryn Bigelow for ZERO DARK THIRTY
    Tom Hooper for LES MISERABLES
    David O. Russell for SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
    Steven Spielberg for LINCOLN

    And for NGNG:

    All five of the nominees are previous winners (Bigelow, Hooper, Lee, Mendes, Spielberg).

  87. NGNG: Leos Carax, HOLY MOTORS

  88. Derek Hoover

    NGNG: Wes Anderson in! We need a shake-up anyhow.

  89. When are the nominations going to be announced?

  90. Glenn UK

    Should be any time Geremy – probably around 10am Pacific Time

  91. Joss Whedon for The Avengers. Why not? He’ll have TV support.

  92. LSUduck

    NGNG: Juan Antonio Bayona for The Impossible

  93. DGA announced: Affleck, Bigelow, Spielberg, Hooper and Lee.

  94. Christophe

    Results are in: Affleck, Bigelow, Hooper, Lee, Spielberg

  95. Christophe

    Poor Sasha, her throat’s gonna hurt…

  96. No Guts No Glory

    Joe Wright for “Anna Karenina”

  97. Glenn UK

    Congrats to team Hooper! The dream is still alive ……. for now. If he pulls off an Oscar nod I have a gut feeling it is going to sweep.

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