Oscar 2021: Best Director–Predictions (January 4, 2022)

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Frontrunners (A to Z)

Paul Thomas Anderson (Licorice Pizza)

Kenneth Branagh (Belfast)

Jane Campion (The Power of the Dog)

Reinaldo Marcus Green (King Richard)

Maggie Gyllenhaal (The Lost Daughter)

Steven Spielberg (West Side Story)

Denis Villeneuve (Dune)

Strong Contenders

Pedro Almodóvar (Parallel Mothers)

Asghar Farhadi (A Hero)

Adam McKay (Don’t Look Up)

Ridley Scott (House of Gucci)

Jon Watts (Spider-Man: No Way Home)


Also in the Run

Guillermo del Toro (Nightmare Alley)

Lin-Manuel Miranda (Tick, Tick … Boom!)

Mike Mills (C’mon C’mon)

Aaron Sorkin (Being the Ricardos)

Paolo Sorrentino (The Hand of God)