Best Director (Motion Picture): Ben Affleck for 'Argo'
Unlike the Academy, Golden Globe voters don't care whether their best director matches up with the best picture winner. It's possible that Steven Spielberg (who scored more nominations for Lincoln than he's ever had in a single year) will take home both awards, since his movie is so universally beloved. However, awards voters also love a good comeback story, and Ben Affleck has the best one. During the past 15 years, Affleck has seen his career trajectory go from promising actor to widely ridiculed actor, to promising director. With Argo, his follow-up to 2010's The Town, Affleck has established himself as the next-generation Clint Eastwood.