Oscars 2012: Director

MoviesEntertainmentThe Descendants (movie)The Artist (movie)Golden Globe AwardsAcademy AwardsThe Tree of Life (movie)
Michel Hazanavicius won the Academy Award for directing "The Artist." Other nominees were Terrence Malick for "The Tree of Life," Woody Allen for "Midnight in Paris," Alexander Payne for "The Descendants" and Martin Scorsese, who last month nabbed the Golden Globe for directing "Hugo." The Weinstein Co.; Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times