The Oscar Project
We're almost to the top prize and the names are all ones you are familiar with from my previous prediction posts. One of these films will likely be the one that receives the most nominations and Best Director will just be another feather in its cap.
There will be one more post today for Best Picture and then look for the nominations coming tomorrow morning.
You can watch the nominations right here on The Oscar Project.
Alfonso Cuaron (Roma) - Cuaron has not been nominated for an Academy Award since he won Best Director and Best Film Editing for Gravity in 2014. Maybe it's just coincidence that I just saw the end of that film on television the other day, but I have a strong feeling that he will be nominated again for Roma and stands a good chance of winning the award.
Bradley Cooper (A Star is Born) - It's not often that someone lands a Best Director nomination with their first feature film, but this seems to be the exception that proves the rule with Cooper standing a very strong chance to receive a directing nomination.
Peter Farrelly (Green Book) - Farrelly is looking for his first directing nomination now that he has departed from his directing partner (and brother) and taken on some more serious topics than his older films.
Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman) - Spike Lee is not as prolific as some directors, but that means that when he puts out a film, there has been lots of thought and consideration put into it. BlacKkKlansman is one of those films that demands to be noticed and will get notice with the Academy.
Adam McKay (Vice) - Like Farrelly, McKay's films have been more of the raunchy comedy variety in the past, but Vice, like his previous Oscar nominated The Big Short, lean more serious.
First one out:
Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favourite) - With the bevy of other nominations this film is bound to receive, I feel like Best Director is the one spot it might fall short, especially with all the bigger names in the category.
I'm just a film buff who wants to watch great movies. Where else to find the best, than the list of those nominated by the Academy each year?