Armour (Michael Haneke)
Beasts of the Southern Wild (Benh Zeitlin)
Life of Pi (Ang Lee)
Silver Lining Playbook (David O. Russell)
Lincoln (Steven Spielberg)
VIBE PREDICTION: While Ang Lee's cinematic vision is being applauded, the unfilmable story of a boy lost at sea with a tiger doesn't hold up to a political whale such as Spielberg's Lincoln. The acclaimed director's work was a deeply felt historical piece that even made Mississippi check its own books—and will be rewarded on Hollywood's biggest stage.