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  • jacob121
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    With the somewhat muted reviews for Billy Lynn now coming out of NYFF and Lee’s locked status coming into question, I realized that there isn’t a space to exclusively talk about the Best Director race.

    Currently I have:

    Damien Chazelle
    Barry Jenkins
    Kenneth Lonergan
    (These three feel very safe to me)
    Martin Scorsese (Silence is still a big question mark but…it’s Scorsese so I have him here for now)
    Pablo Larrain (Moving down Lee allowed me to act on one of my hunches that the directing branch will embrace Larrain this year. They have made some very left-field choices as of late, particularly trending towards art house auteurs of well received movies which I anticipate Jackie to be)

    I have another hunch that we are underestimating Garth Davis and Lion in general. I just don’t know who I would remove in order to put him into the mix.

    So what say you Goldderby??

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    Andrew Carden
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    Right now, I’m feeling Chazelle, Villenueve, Scorsese, Washington and Larrain.

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    jasonface
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    Chazelle, Larrain, Lonergan, Scorsese, and then Jenkins or Villeneuve

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    Problemchild
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    Damien Chazelle
    Barry Jenkins
    Martin Scorsese
    Ben Affleck
    Pablo Lorraín

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    PJ Edwards
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    Villanueve is IN! Get on board before the pundits do!

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    13SV8
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    1. Damien Chazelle, La La Land
    2. Pablo Larrain, JACKIE
    3. Martin Scorsese, Silence
    4. Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
    5. Clint Eastwood, Sully

    I wouldn’t underestimate Clint Eastwood. He almost got in for American Sniper and Sully has been received a lot better.

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    Teridax
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    1. Damien Chazelle, La La Land
    2. Pablo Larrain, JACKIE
    3. Martin Scorsese, Silence
    4. Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
    5. Clint Eastwood, Sully

    I wouldn’t underestimate Clint Eastwood. He almost got in for American Sniper and Sully has been received a lot better.

    American Sniper was a box-office hit, nobody really talks about Sully anymore. It just kind of came and went, it feels like. Plus, if Tom Hanks couldn’t get in for either Captain Phillips and Saving Mr. Banks, he definitely won’t get in, even with this weak a field. Also don’t forget that even with as great a phenomenon as Sniper was, even then Clint couldn’t make the cut for Directing. :\

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    Teridax
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    1. Chazelle

    2. Lonergan

    3. Jenkins

    4. Washington

    5. Scorsese

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    ziggy
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    Chazelle
    Lonergan
    Jenkins
    Scorsese
    Larrain

    Davis
    Washington
    Nichols
    Villeneuve
    Eastwood

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    AMG
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    1. Damian Chazelle – La La Land
    2. Martin Scorsese – Silence
    3. Kenneth Lonergan – Manchester By The Sea
    4. Denzel Washington – Fences
    5. Pablo Larrain – Jackie

    Chazelle and possibly Lonergan the safest bets. Scorsese and Washington obviously sight unseen. Larrain I have getting in, with Jackie getting a Picture nod too. Given that Billy Lynn has fell, and that I don’t see films like Moonlight, Arrival or Nocturnal Animals being Academy-fare in this category – Larrain has an open slot to take.

    I am shocked at the Jenkins prediction by so many. Moonlight is fantastic, and Jenkins did a top rate job – but the film is not really something I see voters going for, unfortunately.

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    leothescorpio
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    Damien Chazelle, La La Land
    Pablo Larrain, Jackie
    Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester By the Sea
    Theodore Melfi, Hidden Figures
    Martin Scorsese, Silence

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    GusCruz
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    Really wish they’d give The Lost City of Z a qualifying run so we could have James Gray as a contender.

    Top 4 right now:

    Chazelle
    Larrain
    Scorsese
    Lonergan

    I’m going out on a limb and predicting Zemeckis for that fifth spot until we get Allied reactions.

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    Eddy Q
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    I actually have the same top 5 as the OP in my predictions: Chazelle, Jenkins, Larraín, Lonergan and Scorsese. I doubt Lion has much of a shot here though.

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    M
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    Really wish they’d give The Lost City of Z a qualifying run so we could have James Gray as a contender.

    Top 4 right now:

    Chazelle
    Larrain
    Scorsese
    Lonergan

    I’m going out on a limb and predicting Zemeckis for that fifth spot until we get Allied reactions.

    You don’t think Jenkins has a chance? His movie is more a directorial accomplishment than simply a showcase for actors.

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    babypook
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    Chazelle is on a roll. He’s very young (esp for a director), and has all kinds of pluses going for him, including his brief yet stellar history.

    I’m not a fan of Whiplash btw but, just because I didn’t care for it as much as most, doesn’t mean I didn’t notice it’s a terrifically bold and original film.

    It’s October I know, and although my heart is with other directors (such as Denis V) I think Chazelle is the one to beat right now.
    gach.

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