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Circuit Q&A – What Directors are Overdue for an Oscar Nomination?

**Circuit Q&A’s are our daily community question, posed to the readers of AwardsCircuit that cover various topics from film and television to general wonderings and for instances**

A few days ago, we took a look here at actors and actresses who were overdue for a first citation by Oscar. Today, we’re doing the same thing, just for those behind the camera. Yes, we want to know which writers and directors are in line for their first Academy Award nominations. Has one of your favorite filmmakers been snubbed in the past? We want to know about it!

One name that immediately springs to mind is Lynne Ramsay. Hot off of “You Were Never Really Here” in 2018, the filmmaker has consistently challenged with her films. “We Need to Talk About Kevin” was one of her closer brushes with Oscar, though it’s hard not to see that her time is coming. Other directors who have come close but have yet to score nominations include Judd Apatow, John Carney, and Rian Johnson. In Johnson’s case, he’s even a 2019 possibility with “Knives Out,” so watch out for him.

Those are hardly the only names to consider. James Gray is a potential 2019 Academy Award contender with “Ad Astra,” after years of falling short. The same can be said of Joe Wright, who has “The Woman in the Window” to contender with this year. This is just the tip of the iceberg too. The industry is littered with talented filmmakers who deserve their first taste of Oscar glory.

We’re all ears here. Which writers and directors are due their very first nominations? Let us know your picks!

WHICH FILMMAKERS ARE OVERDUE FOR A FIRST ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATION?

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Written by Joey Magidson

When he’s not obsessing over new Oscar predictions on a weekly basis, Joey is seeing between 300 and 350 movies a year. He views the best in order to properly analyze the awards race/season each year, but he also watches the worst for reasons he mostly sums up as "so you all don't have to". In his spare time, you can usually find him complaining about the Jets or the Mets. Still, he lives and dies by film. Joey's a voting member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association.

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