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Who Will Win Best Director At The 2019 Oscars?  

Jason Bancroft
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List Rules Vote up the directors you think are going to win the Academy Award for Best Director on Oscar night 2019.

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The 2019 Best Director Oscar nominations are in but that doesn't stop us from predicting who we think will take home the win. We're showcasing the best talents who directed the 2018 films that captured most of our hearts. Out of the nominated directors listed, who do you think will take home the Academy Award for Best Director in 2019?

Each year, Best Director Oscars are awarded to directors who created innovative, enriching, and unique films that captivate audiences and critics. Who are the Best Director nominees this year? Veteran filmmaker Spike Lee joins the contenders with his film, BlacKKKlansman, the biographical comedy-drama film based in Colorado Springs in the 1970s. Yorgos Lanthimos was also nominated for directing The Favourite. Adam McKay for Vice, Pawel Pawlikowski for Cold War, and Alfonso Cuaron for Roma also received Best Director nominations this year. You might notice that there were a few snubbed directors for the 91st Oscars as well, such as Lynne Ramsay for You Were Never Really Here. In fact, no women were nominated this year for the Best Director category. Bradley Cooper did not receive a nod from the Academy for his directorial debut,  A Star Is Born. Steve McQueen, who directed the film 12 Years A Slave, did not receive a Best Director nomination for his work on Widows, starring Viola Davis. With so many amazing 2019 Best Director nominees, it's hard to pin down who will walk away with the Oscar, but cast your votes below and check back to see who the Academy recognizes and who ultimately takes home the statue.

Bradley Cooper is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Will Win Best Director At The 2019 Oscars?
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Did not receive a nomination.

A Star Is Born

Bradley Charles Cooper (born January 5, 1975) is an American actor and filmmaker. He has been nominated for many awards, including seven Academy Awards and a Tony Award, and has won a Grammy Award and a BAFTA Award. Cooper appeared in Forbes Celebrity 100 on three occasions and Time's list of 100 most influential people in the world in 2015. His films have grossed $11 billion worldwide and he was named one of the world's highest-paid actors for four years. Cooper enrolled in the MFA program at the Actors Studio at The New School in New York City in 2000. His career began in 1999 with a guest role in the television series Sex and the City. He made his film debut two years later in the comedy ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 44

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Credits: Silver Linings Playbook, The Hangover, American Hustle, American Sniper

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Ryan Coogler is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Will Win Best Director At The 2019 Oscars?
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Did not receive a nomination.

Black Panther

Ryan Kyle Coogler is an American film director and screenwriter. His first feature film, Fruitvale Station, won the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award for U.S. dramatic film at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 32

Birthplace: Oakland, California

Credits: Fruitvale Station, Creed

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Steve McQueen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Will Win Best Director At The 2019 Oscars?
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Did not receive a nomination.

Widows

Steven Rodney McQueen (born 9 October 1969) is a British film director and screenwriter. For his 2013 film 12 Years a Slave, a historical drama adaptation of an 1853 slave narrative memoir, he won an Academy Award, BAFTA Award for Best Film, and Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama, as a producer, and he also received the award for Best Director from the New York Film Critics Circle. McQueen is the first black filmmaker to win an Academy Award for Best Picture. McQueen frequently collaborates with actor Michael Fassbender, who has starred in three of McQueen's feature films. McQueen's other feature films are Hunger (2008), a historical drama about the 1981 Irish hunger strike, ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 49

Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

Credits: 12 Years a Slave, Shame, Hunger, Deadpan

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Yorgos Lanthimos is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Will Win Best Director At The 2019 Oscars?
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Yorgos Lanthimos

The Favourite

Georgios "Yorgos" Lanthimos (Greek: Γιώργος Λάνθιμος, romanized: Giorgos Lanthimos; born 23 September 1973) is a Greek film and stage director, producer, and screenwriter. He has received four Academy Award nominations for his work, including Best Foreign Language Film for Dogtooth (2009), Best Original Screenplay for The Lobster (2015), and Best Picture and Best Director for The Favourite (2018). ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 42

Birthplace: Athens, Greece

Credits: Dogtooth, Attenberg, Alps, O Kalyteros Mou Filos, Kinetta, + more

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