Brad Brown, RTV6 sports reporter, breaks down the race for the directing Oscar

BEST DIRECTOR---BEN AFFLECK, "Argo"

I know what you’re thinking… Brad!!! Ben Affleck isn’t nominated for Best Director. And that’s my issue here.

Affleck’s winning every directing award on the planet this season, and rightfully so.

"Argo" is a sublime film, and has every right to be nominated with the rest of the best. But for Affleck to get overlooked in this category is a massive error.

The five nominees for best director are great, for sure. But "Amour?" Really? Over this? Hardly.

Here’s hoping Affleck still gets to make a big speech on Oscar night anyway.

By the way: Spielberg wins. It’s Spielberg, it’s "Lincoln." Whatever.

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