With the NSFC announcing in a few hours, there's only a few things on my mind: playing well at my orchestra function, and The Tree of Life.
You see, if the film wins big here and at the DGA's, it would make the film a lock. NSFC has been giving love to Malick however, giving him Best Director in 1978, and choosing him as a runner-up in 1998.
In 2005, in fact, the NSFC was the only reason Bennet Miller's masterful Capote made the cut in the BP lineup. In fact, come January 20-something, most predicted Walk the Line as the 5th nominee. I'm happy the situation played out like so.