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DGA nominations: These voters did see 'Les Miz,' right?
With the Directors Guild handing a nomination to Tom Hooper for his work on "Les Miserables," a movie many have cited for its ... well ... let's be charitable (for the moment) and use the word "odd" with regard to its craftsmanship, we can now be certain of one thing. Support for the overwrought musical that everyone loves to sing-along to is strong. Strong enough, certainly, for that expected best picture Oscar nomination on Thursday and probably solid enough to put Hooper among the five Oscar nominees for director.
By Glenn Whipp
January 8, 2013