Oscars All The 2017 Oscar Nominees For Best Director, Ranked  

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List Rules Who was really the best director of 2016? Vote and rerank all the Academy Award nominees to make your opinion heard.

Here are the 2017 Oscar nominations for Best Director! With the 89th Academy Awards getting close, it's time to make Oscars predictions and guess which filmmaker will win the Academy Award for Best Director. The following Best Director nominees were announced on January 24, some obvious and others controversial. Nevertheless, one of these Oscar-nominated directors will take home the statue for best directing on February 26.

The frontrunner for the Best Director Oscar race is La La Land director Damien Chazelle. Winner of the Golden Globe Award for Best Director and the Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Director, Damien Chazelle is the clear favorite for the 2017 Oscar Best Director winner. 

Vote up the director you think will win the 2017 Academy Award for Best Director, and vote down the overrated directors you feel don't deserve the nomination. 

Don't forget to check out the 2017 Oscar nominees for Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Actress

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Barry Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list All The 2017 Oscar Nominees For Best Director, Ranked
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Nominated for Moonlight

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Kenneth Lonergan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list All The 2017 Oscar Nominees For Best Director, Ranked
age 54 -

Nominated for Manchester by the Sea

3
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Denis Villeneuve is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list All The 2017 Oscar Nominees For Best Director, Ranked
age 49 -

Nominated for Arrival

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Damien Chazelle is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list All The 2017 Oscar Nominees For Best Director, Ranked
age 31 -

Nominated for La La Land

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Mel Gibson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list All The 2017 Oscar Nominees For Best Director, Ranked
age 61 -

Nominated for Hacksaw Ridge