Cuaron would join Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorsese as two-time champs. Spielberg won for “Saving Private Ryan” (1998) and four years later for his 2002 films “Catch Me If You Can” and “Minority Report.” Scorsese triumphed for “The Aviator” (2004) and “The Departed” (2006). Unlike Spielberg, who has seven nominations, and Scorsese, who has five, Cuaron would also have a perfect 2-for-2 record if he wins.
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Cuaron, who’s been scooping up director honors everywhere much like he did for “Gravity,” has near unanimous support from our Experts,