2022 Best Director

Steven Spielberg
The Fabelmans
Everything Everywhere All At Once
Martin McDonagh
The Banshees of Inisherin
Todd Field
James Cameron
Avatar: The Way of Water
8 nominations,
2 wins
(for directing)
No nominationsNo nominations
(for directing)
No nominations
(for directing)
2 nominations
1 win
(for directing)
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The lock of locks at this pointThe reaction to EEAAO centers mostly around the actors, but they should be comfortably onboardCan’t seem to get the Academy to take his directing seriously (though they love his writing)I wrongly never took him seriously as a candidate. Seems pretty secure at this pointProbably on the shakiest ground (somehow)
Edward Berger
All Quiet on the Western Front
Sarah Polley
Women Talking
Damien Chazelle
Charlotte Wells
Park Chan-Wook
Decision to Leave
No nominationsNo nominations (for directing)1 nomination,
1 win (for directing)
No nominationsNo nominations
Won’t surprise me if he make the fiveHow did we get to this point?The film’s failures are mostly associated with his choices. Not a great signProbably needed more public reaction to make the fiveThis Korean master has never been close to Oscar before. It could be exactly what the Academy is looking for
Ruben Ostlund
Triangle of Sadness
Darren Aronofsky
The Whale
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
Baz Luhrmann
Gina Prince-Bythewood
The Woman King
No nominations1 nomination3 nominations,
2 wins
(for directing)
No nominations
(for directing)
No nominations
Early buzz peaked too early. Could still surpriseIt seems odd he’s only been nominated once, but he had to get away for a bit after mother!You have to take him seriously anytime he releases a film, but the mixed response and the Netflix factor all come into playThe Oscars have snubbed him in the past. Plus, the reaction to his film is…mixedThe reception to her film has been great, and she has been a surprising recipient of that praise