American filmmaker Steven Spielberg is clear favorite among the public to win the best director award for his film about President Abraham Lincoln at the Academy Awards this year, a Reuters poll showed on Wednesday.
Despite not being nominated for a Best Director Oscar earlier in the day, Ben Affleck won the Critics Choice Award for Best Director on Thursday night and his film "Argo" took home the coveted honor of Best Picture.
The nominations for the 70th annual Golden Globes were announce in Beverly Hills, CA. on Thursday, Dec. 13. Steven Spielberg's critically praised "Lincoln" leads the complete list of nominations with seven nods.