This is generally a great indicator for the Academy Award nominations and I agree with every choice provided.
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures
- Alfonso Cuarón for Gravity (2013)
- Paul Greengrass for Captain Phillips (2013)
- Steve McQueen for 12 Years a Slave (2013)
- David O. Russell for American Hustle (2013)
- Martin Scorsese for The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)