Best Director

Each week, the Oscars Central team will bring you updated predictions! The team will be basing predictions on forecasters, other nominations/wins, campaigns and previous Oscar season patterns. Below, you’ll find our Top 10 predictions for Best Director.

*Last updated 1/22

KENZIE
THE DANIELS – EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE
TODD FIELD – TÁR
MARTIN MCDONAGH – THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN
STEVEN SPIELBERG – THE FABELMANS
BAZ LUHRMANN – ELVIS
EDWARD BERGER – ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT
RUBEN ÖSTLUND – TRIANGLE OF SADNESS
CHARLOTTE WELLS – AFTERSUN
SARAH POLLEY – WOMEN TALKING
JAMES CAMERON – AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER
JACOB
THE DANIELS – EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE
STEVEN SPIELBERG – THE FABELMANS
TODD FIELD – TÁR
EDWARD BERGER – ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT
MARTIN MCDONAGH – THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN
CHARLOTTE WELLS – AFTERSUN
PARK CHAN-WOOK – DECISION TO LEAVE
BAZ LUHRMANN – ELVIS
SARAH POLLEY – WOMEN TALKING
JAMES CAMERON – AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER
RICKY
STEVEN SPIELBERG – THE FABELMANS
TODD FIELD – TÁR
THE DANIELS – EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE
EDWARD BERGER – ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT
SARAH POLLEY – WOMEN TALKING
BAZ LUHRMANN – ELVIS
JAMES CAMERON – AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER
DAMIEN CHAZELLE – BABYLON
MARTIN MCDONAGH – THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN
ALEJANDRO G. IÑÁRRITU – BARDO
NICOLE
THE DANIELS – EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE
MARTIN MCDONAGH – THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN
BAZ LUHRMANN – ELVIS
STEVEN SPIELBERG – THE FABELMANS
EDWARD BERGER – ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT
SARAH POLLEY – WOMEN TALKING
TODD FIELD – TÁR
GINA PRINCE-BYTHEWOOD – THE WOMAN KING
DAMIEN CHAZELLE – BABYLON
JAMES CAMERON – AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER
JILLIAN
PARK CHAN-WOOK – DECISION TO LEAVE
BAZ LUHRMANN – ELVIS
TODD FIELD – TÁR
THE DANIELS – EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE
MARTIN MCDONAGH – THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN
RUBEN ÖSTLUND – TRIANGLE OF SADNESS
STEVEN SPIELBERG – THE FABELMANS 
DAMIEN CHAZELLE – BABYLON
JAMES CAMERON – AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER
ADRIANO
THE DANIELS – EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE
MARTIN MCDONAGH – THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN
TODD FIELD – TÁR
STEVEN SPIELBERG – THE FABELMANS 
EDWARD BERGER – ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT
BAZ LUHRMANN – ELVIS
JAMES CAMERON – AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER
JOSEPH KOSINSKI – TOP GUN: MAVERICK
RUBEN ÖSTLUND – TRIANGLE OF SADNESS
SARAH POLLEY – WOMEN TALKING
LEX
THE DANIELS – EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE
BAZ LUHRMANN – ELVIS
STEVEN SPIELBERG – THE FABELMANS
MARTIN MCDONAGH – THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN
TODD FIELD – TÁR
JAMES CAMERON – AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER
SARAH POLLEY – WOMEN TALKING
S.S. RAJAMOULI – RRR
EDWARD BERGER – ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT
DAMIEN CHAZELLE – BABYLON