Thursday, January 25, 2018

BEST DIRECTOR 2018

NOMINEES FOR BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN DIRECTING

CHRISTOPHER NOLAN (DUNKIRK)

Oscar Record: 
5 nominations (as director, producer, writer), no win

Pre-Oscar Citations:
Win, Best Director, Washington DC Area Film Critics Association
Win, Best Director, Atlanta Film Critics Circle
Win, Best Director, Florida Film Critics Circle
Win, Best Director, Utah Film Critics Association
Win, Best Director, Online Film Critics Society
Win, Best Director, Phoenix Critics Circle
Nomination, Best Director, Broadcast Film Critics Association (Critics' Choice Awards)
Nomination, Best Director-Motion Picture, Hollywood Foreign Press Association (Golden Globe Awards)
Nomination, Director, British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA)
Nomination, Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film, Directors Guild of America

JORDAN PEELE (GET OUT)

Oscar Record:
3 nominations (as director, writer, producer), no win

Pre-Oscar Citations:
Win, Best Director, Philadelphia Film Critics Circle
Win, Best Director, North Carolina Film Critics Association
Win, Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director, Gotham Independent Film Awards
Nomination, Best Director, Film Independent Spirit Awards
Nomination, Best Director, Broadcast Film Critics Association (Critics' Choice Awards)
Nomination, Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film, Directors Guild of America
Nomination, Outstanding Directorial Achievement in First-Time Feature Film, Directors Guild of America

GRETA GERWIG (LADY BIRD)

Oscar Record:
2 nominations (as director, writer), no win

Pre-Oscar Citations:
Win, Best Director, National Board of Review
Win, Best Director, San Diego Film Critics Society
Win, Best Director, Toronto Film Critics Association
Win, Best Director, Indiana Film Journalists Association
Win, Best Director, National Society of Film Critics
Win, Best Director, Houston Film Critics Society
Win, Best Director, Central Ohio Film Critics Association
Win, Best Director, Georgia Film Critics Association
Nomination, Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director, Gotham Independent Film Awards
Nomination, Best Director, Broadcast Film Critics Association (Critics' Choice Awards)
Nomination, Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film, Directors Guild of America

PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON (PHANTOM THREAD)

Oscar Record:
8 nominations (as director, producer, writer), no win

Pre-Oscar Citations:
Win, Best Director, Boston Online Film Critics Association

GUILLERMO DEL TORO (THE SHAPE OF WATER)

Oscar Record:
4 nominations (as director, writer, producer), no win

Pre-Oscar Citations:
Win, Best Director, Los Angeles Film Critics Association
Win, Best Director, San Francisco Film Critics Circle
Win, Best Director, Kansas City Film Critics Circle
Win, Best Director, Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association
Win, Best Director, St. Louis Film Critics Association
Win, Best Director, Nevada Film Critics Society
Win, Best Director, Southeastern Film Critics Association
Win, Best Director, Austin Film Critics Association
Win, Best Director, Las Vegas Film Critics Society
Win, Best Director-Motion Picture, Hollywood Foreign Press Association (Golden Globe Awards)
Win, Best Director, Broadcast Film Critics Association (Critics' Choice Awards)
Win, Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film, Directors Guild of America
Win, Director, British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA)

PREDICTIONS SCORE: 3/5. Predicted Martin McDonagh (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) and Steven Spielberg (The Post) instead of Peele and Anderson (who I placed in 6th and 10th, respectively).

WILL WIN: del Toro
SHOULD WIN: Nolan
MIGHT UPSET: Gerwig
SHOULD HAVE BEEN NOMINATED: Luca Guadagnino (Call Me By Your Name)

2 comments:

Toto said...

My vote for best director goes to Julian Schnabel. He did a great job in The Diving Bell and the Butterfly which I saw last year in my film class under William Wolf (former chairman of the New York Film Critics Circle). It's one of the best films I've seen last year. I think it's even better than Julian's previous opus, When Night Falls (with the great Javier Bardem whose work in No Country for Old Men would be hard to beat in the Best Supporting Acting category).

Andrew R. said...

WILL WIN: Bigelow or Cameron
SHOULD WIN: Bigelow
SNUBBED: Eh. Nobody, really.

(See Best Picture for my opinion on Antichrist.)