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2014 movies 2014 Oscar Predictions for Best Director  

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Who will win an Oscar for Best Director this year? Awards Circuit's Clayton Davis shares his list of Oscar predictions for Best Director, 2014. This list compiles all of the likely Oscar contenders in the category of 'Best Achievement in Directing' in one, votable list. Vote on the directors that you believe could win an Academy Award in 2014. 
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Spike Jonze is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 2014 Oscar Predictions for Best Director

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Martin Scorsese is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 2014 Oscar Predictions for Best Director
Martin Scorsese The Wolf of Wall Street

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Derek Cianfrance is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 2014 Oscar Predictions for Best Director
Derek Cianfrance The Place Beyond the Pines

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Ethan Coen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 2014 Oscar Predictions for Best Director
Joel & Ethan Coen Inside Llewyn Davis

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Alfonso Cuarón is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 2014 Oscar Predictions for Best Director
Alfonso Cuarón Gravity

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Steve McQueen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 2014 Oscar Predictions for Best Director
Steve McQueen 12 Years a Slave

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James Ponsoldt is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 2014 Oscar Predictions for Best Director
James Ponsoldt The Spectacular Now

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David O. Russell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 2014 Oscar Predictions for Best Director
David O. Russell American Hustle

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Richard Linklater is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 2014 Oscar Predictions for Best Director
Richard Linklater Before Midnight

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Paul Greengrass is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 2014 Oscar Predictions for Best Director
Paul Greengrass Captain Phillips

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Destin Daniel Cretton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 2014 Oscar Predictions for Best Director
Destin Daniel Cretton Short Term 12

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Peter Berg is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 2014 Oscar Predictions for Best Director
Peter Berg Lone Survivor

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Woody Allen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 2014 Oscar Predictions for Best Director
Woody Allen Blue Jasmine

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Denis Villenueve is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 2014 Oscar Predictions for Best Director
Denis Villenueve Prisoners

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Jason Reitman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 2014 Oscar Predictions for Best Director
Jason Reitman Labor Day

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Alexander Payne is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 2014 Oscar Predictions for Best Director
Alexander Payne Nebraska

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Ben Stiller is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 2014 Oscar Predictions for Best Director
Ben Stiller The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

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Noah Baumbach is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 2014 Oscar Predictions for Best Director
Noah Baumbach Frances Ha

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Ron Howard is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 2014 Oscar Predictions for Best Director
Ron Howard Rush

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J.C. Chandor is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list 2014 Oscar Predictions for Best Director
J.C. Chandor All is Lost

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Abdellatif Kechiche is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list 2014 Oscar Predictions for Best Director
Abdellatif Kechiche Blue is the Warmest Color

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John Wells is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list 2014 Oscar Predictions for Best Director
John Wells August: Osage County

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Jeff Nichols is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list 2014 Oscar Predictions for Best Director

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Ryan Coogler is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list 2014 Oscar Predictions for Best Director
Ryan Coogler Fruitvale Station

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David Lowery is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list 2014 Oscar Predictions for Best Director
David Lowery Ain’t Them Bodies Saints

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Steven Soderbergh is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list 2014 Oscar Predictions for Best Director
Steven Soderbergh Side Effects

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Baz Luhrmann is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list 2014 Oscar Predictions for Best Director
Baz Luhrmann The Great Gatsby

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Sofia Coppola is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list 2014 Oscar Predictions for Best Director
Sofia Coppola The Bling Ring

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Stephen Frears is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list 2014 Oscar Predictions for Best Director
Stephen Frears Philomena

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Jean-Marc Vallee is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list 2014 Oscar Predictions for Best Director
Jean-Marc Vallee Dallas Buyers Club

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John Lee Hancock is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list 2014 Oscar Predictions for Best Director
John Lee Hancock Saving Mr. Banks

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Asghar Farhadi is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list 2014 Oscar Predictions for Best Director
Asghar Farhadi The Past

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John Krokidas is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list 2014 Oscar Predictions for Best Director
John Krokidas Kill Your Darlings

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Scott Cooper is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list 2014 Oscar Predictions for Best Director
Scott Cooper Out of the Furnace

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Terrence Malick is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list 2014 Oscar Predictions for Best Director
Terrence Malick To the Wonder

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Lee Daniels is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list 2014 Oscar Predictions for Best Director
Lee Daniels Lee Daniels’ The Butler

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Ralph Fiennes is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list 2014 Oscar Predictions for Best Director
Ralph Fiennes The Invisible Woman

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Peter Jackson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list 2014 Oscar Predictions for Best Director
Peter Jackson The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

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Justin Chadwick is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list 2014 Oscar Predictions for Best Director
Justin Chadwick Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom