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Circuit Q&A – Which Filmmakers Are Overdue For an Oscar Win?

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**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**

Over the past week or so, we’ve been asking about actors and filmmakers who are overdue for Oscar attention. We’ve hit on actors and actress due nominations, as well as wins, plus filmmakers who need a nod. Today, we turn our attention to those writers and directors in need of turning a nom into a win with the Academy. Who are the filmmakers overdue for an Academy Award? That’s what we aim to find out.

A few huge names spring to mind. Paul Thomas Anderson, David Fincher, Christopher Nolan, and Ridley Scott are at the forefront of any list. They’re considered among the top directors in Hollywood and have come close to wins in the past, but have yet to get over the hump. If any of them were to win an Oscar, they would undoubtedly be due a standing ovation.

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Other filmmakers of note who have yet to win Oscars include Darren Aronofsky, Todd Haynes, Richard Linklater, and David O. Russell. Then, there’s solely writers like Nick Hornby, Tony Kushner, and the duo of Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber. Throw in cinematographers like Matthew LibatiqueRachel Morrison, and Bradford Young, plus composers like Nicholas Britell and Thomas Newman, and you have a hell of a lineup. This is just the start of any long list too, mind you. Your favorites may not be listed, but that’s mainly due to how many deserving folks have yet to crack the Oscar code.

The ball is in your court. Which filmmakers need an Oscar ASAP? Let us know!

WHICH FILMMAKERS ARE MOST OVERDUE TO WIN AN OSCAR?

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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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Joey Magidson

I’m down with all of the names I mentioned above!

Alex

I’m totally down for most of the names mentioned above. Particularly Richard Linklater ce to my mind when I saw the question but David Fincher and PTA too.

blake011

The question if PTA ever wins will it be for writing or directing?

Jonas Grundnig

Wes Anderson is at the top of my list

Ben

Denis Villeneuve, he knocks it out of the park every single time and has given us some of the best cinema of the past decade.

Calvin Damon

Christopher Nolan for sure, but also David Fincher

Ryan

Christopher Nolan and Thomas Newman are the two big ones for me.

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