This weekend, the Directors Guild of America named Kathryn Bigelow as their winner for best director of a feature film ("The Hurt Locker"), which came as somewhat of a surprise as it had been expected that James Cameron (who also happens to be Bigelow's ex-husband) would win for "Avatar". In most years, the winner of the DGA award also wins the Best Director award from the Academy, but that is not always the case, even when the DGA winner is nominated for an Oscar.
It'll be interesting to see how that all plays out. I'm not interested in seeing "The Hurt Locker", so I won't be able to make a fully-informed decision as to which I feel deserves it more, but I'm still interested in seeing who the Oscar nominees will be and whether they will match the five directors nominated by the DGA.
The Oscar nominations will be announced this Tuesday, February 2, at 5:30am.