Oscar 2021: Best Director–Predictions

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BEST DIRECTOR

Frontrunners

Lee Isaac Chung (Minari)

Lee Daniels (The United States vs. Billie Holiday)

David Fincher (Mank)

Regina King (One Night in Miami)

Spike Lee (Da 5 Bloods)

Aaron Sorkin (The Trial of the Chicago 7)

Chloé Zhao (Nomadland)

Strong Contenders

Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman)

Paul Greengrass (News of the World)

Darius Marder (Sound of Metal)

George C. Wolfe (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom)

Also in the Run

George Clooney (The Midnight Sky)

John Lee Hancock (The Little Things)

Eliza Hittman (Never Rarely Sometimes Always)

Shaka King (Judas and the Black Messiah)
Sam Levinson (Malcolm & Marie)

Florian Zeller (The Father)