The Directors Guild of America completed the big trilogy of Guild nominations this week in an attempt to give us a better idea of what and whom may be in line for a shot at Oscar. Unfortunately with the expansion to ten Best Pictures last year, the DGA now basically confirms five of the six or seven films we already figured to be locks. So congrats again to 'The Social Network', 'Inception', 'Black Swan', 'The King's Speech' and 'The Fighter' on their Best Picture nods.

It seems that the fun in Oscar prognostication now is not guessing what will be the five films up for the top prize, but what the other five films will be. Oh, how we love a challenge. Thankfully we still have the old five-nominee categories to kick around a bit. And that includes the challenge of figuring out which of the DGA's choices will still be competing come January 25th. So with Oscar ballots due on the 12th, let's break down how we arrived at this week's rankings...