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Who Will Win Best Director At The 2019 Oscars? 

Jason Bancroft
Updated November 5, 2019 2.5k votes 536 voters 3k views 23 items

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

Editor's Note: Voting has been closed.

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?
Photo: Ian Smith/Wikimedia Commons

Did not receive a nomination.

A Star Is Born

Age: 40

Birthplace: Abington Township, Pennsylvania, USA

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

Age: 32

Birthplace: Oakland, California

Credits: Fruitvale Station, Creed

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Robert Zemeckis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Will Win Best Director At The 2019 Oscars?
Photo: Dick Thomas Johnson/flickr/CC-BY 2.0

Did not receive a nomination.

Welcome To Marwen

Age: 66

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Credits: Back to the Future Part II, Back to the Future, Back to the Future Part III, Cast Away

voting closed at #7 Will they win the Oscar?

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Steve McQueen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Will Win Best Director At The 2019 Oscars?
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Did not receive a nomination.

Widows

Age: 49

Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

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

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