Best Director

Awards Nominations

* Independent Spirit Award Nomination
National Board of Review Winner
New York Film Critics Circle Winner
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Winner
Broadcast Film Critics Association Winner

Golden Globe Winner
+ BAFTA Winner
DGA Winner

The Low Down:

Surprises have been the hallmark of this category since 2012 during the big Ben Affleck shakeup, and this year is no different. Out are Bradley Cooper and Peter Farrelly, in are Yorgos Lanthimos and Pawel Pawlikowski. Both Cold War and The Favourite struck a cord with the Academy it seems in the surplus in their nomination count. I don’t think there’s any world in which Cuarón doesn’t win this though. It’s all wrapped up. 

The Nominees:

  1. Alfonso Cuarón, Roma+++++
  2. Spike Lee, BlacKKKlansman
  3. Adam McKay, Vice
  4. Yorgos Lanthimos, The Favourite
  5. Pawel Pawlikowski, Cold War