2012 Golden Globe Nominees - Best Director - as part of the celebrities series by GeoBeats. Receiving his 5th Golden Globe nomination for Best Director is Woody Allen. He is nominated for 'Midnight in Paris'. George Clooney gets his 2nd Golden Globe nomination in the category of Best Director for 'Ides of March'. Receiving his 1st Golden Globe nomination is Michel Hazanavicius for 'The Artist'. Alexander Payne gets his 3rd Golden Globe nomination in the category of Best Director for 'The Descendants'. Martin Scorsese, who won Golden Globe in 2003 and 2007, is nominated for 'Hugo'.