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2014 Oscar predictions: Best director

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More than any of the other major categories, best director seems to be the safest to predict at this point. Alfonso Cuaron achieved something miraculous with “Gravity” and should be rewarded for it. Not to say that this is in the bag for Cuaron, especially considering recent history with the director’s branch, but without question he is the man to beat.

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Here’s how the pecking order goes for the director crown:

1. Alfonso CuaronGravity
2. Steve McQueen - 12 Years a Slave
3. Paul GreengrassCaptain Phillips
4. David O. RussellAmerican Hustle
5. Martin ScorseseThe Wolf of Wall Street
6. Joel and Ethan CoenInside Llewyn Davis
7. Alexander PayneNebraska
8. Spike Jonze - Her
9. J.C. ChandorAll is Lost
10. Ryan CooglerFruitvale Station

Read the full list to figure out how any of the others may be able to take down Cuaron.

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