We’ve arrived at Best Director in my early bird predictions for the 2018 Oscars! In the last couple of days, I’ve also posted my take on the four acting categories and the new race that everyone has an opinion on – Best Popular Film. If you missed those, you can find them right here:
As mentioned previously, these categories will all come into much sharper focus this coming week when Venice kicks off Film Festival season with Toronto to quickly follow.
Let’s get to it with Director and Best Picture will follow later today.
Todd’s Early Oscar Predictions: Best Director
Damien Chazelle, First Man
Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born
Alfonso Cuaron, Roma
Barry Jenkins, If Beale Street Could Talk
Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman
Joel and Ethan Coen, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Joel Edgerton, Boy, Erased
Marielle Heller, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Yorgos Lanthimos, The Favourite
Mike Leigh, Peterloo
David Lowry, Old Man & The Gun
Adam McKay, Backseat
Steve McQueen, Widows
Josie Rourke, Mary Queen of Scots
Felix Van Groeningen, Beautiful Boy