2017 Oscar Predictions – Best Director

UPDATED – FEBRUARY 23, 2017 – FINAL PREDICTIONS – In the end, the conventional five that were bubbling around for weeks makes the cut.  DGA has chosen Damien Chazelle, making his path all the more clearer.

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AND THE NOMINEES ARE

  1. Damien Chazelle – “La La Land
  2. Barry Jenkins – “Moonlight
  3. Denis Villeneuve – “Arrival
  4. Kenneth Lonergan – “Manchester by the Sea
  5. Mel Gibson – “Hacksaw Ridge

MISSED THE CUT

OTHER TOP-TIER MISSES

ALSO MISSED

OTHER MISSES

UNRANKED CONTENDERS

  • Woody Allen – “Cafe Society
  • Pedro Almodovar – “Julieta
  • Antonio Campos – “Christine”
  • Derek Cianfrance – “The Light Between Oceans
  • Robert Eggers – “The Witch
  • Sean Ellis – “Anthropoid”
  • David Frankel – “Collateral Beauty”
  • Taylor Hackford – “The Comedian”
  • John Lee Hancock – “The Founder”
  • Chad Hartigan – “Morris from America
  • Gavin Hood – “Eye in the Sky
  • Mick Jackson – “Denial”
  • John Krasinski – “The Hollars
  • Pablo Larraín – “Neruda
  • Ewan McGregor – “American Pastoral”
  • Mike Mitchell, Walt Dohrn – “Trolls
  • Jocelyn Moorhouse – “The Dressmaker”
  • Jeff Nichols – “Midnight Special
  • Kelly Reichardt – “Certain Women
  • Jeremy Saulnier – “Green Room
  • Daniel Scheinert, Daniel Kwan – “Swiss Army Man”
  • Trey Edward Shults – “Krisha
  • Oliver Stone – “Snowden” 
  • Tate Taylor – “The Girl on the Train

**=could be pushed back to 2017

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