1. David O'Russell
    The Fighter, Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle
  2. Kathryn Bigelow
    The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty
  3. Terrence Malick
    The Tree Of Life, The Thin Red Line
  4. Tarsem Singh
    The Fall, Immortals
  5. Drake Doremus
    Like Crazy
  6. Matthew Vaughn
    Kingsman: The Secret Service, X-Men: First Class, X-Men: Days of Future Past
  7. Steven Spielberg
    Schindler's List, Saving Private Ryan, Lincoln, Hook, E.T., Indiana Jones
  8. Tom Hooper
    The King's Speech, Les Misérables
  9. Tim Burton
    Big Fish, Sweeny Todd
  10. Martin Scorsese
    The Departed, The Wolf Of Wall Street
  11. Marc Webb
    (500) Days of Summer, The Amazing Spiderman (1 & 2)
  12. Christopher Nolan
    Inception, The Dark Knight/The Dark Knight Rises, The Prestige