Who Will Win Best Director At The 2022 Oscars?

Editor's Note: Voting and Reranking have been closed.

UPDATE: The 2022 Best Director winner was Jane Campion.

There are more than just a few exceptional directors being considered for best director at the 2022 Oscars. With the 94th Academy Awards around the corner, it's time to start voting on who you think will take home the Oscar for best director. Maybe it will be Ridley Scott who directed two Oscar hopefuls this year with House of Gucci and The Last Duel, both of which star Adam Driver. There is also Jane Campion with her Netflix darling, The Power of the Dog and let's not forget Denis Villeneuve's visually stunning Dune reboot. While there are plenty of directors to choose from, only one can take home the golden statue.

Now it's time to make your 2022 Oscar predictions by voting up the directors you think will be nominated and ultimately win and don't miss the 94th Academy Awards on Sunday, March 27, 2022.


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    Jane Campion

    Jane Campion won Best Director for The Power of the Dog.

    Dame Elizabeth Jane Campion (born 30 April 1954) is a New Zealand screenwriter, producer, and director. Campion is the second of five women ever nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director and is the first—and thus far, only—female filmmaker in history to receive the Palme d'Or, which she received for directing the acclaimed film The Piano (1993), for which she also won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.
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    Paul Thomas Anderson (born June 26, 1970) is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. Born in Los Angeles, Anderson developed an interest in filmmaking from a young age. An alumnus of the Sundance Institute, Anderson is famous for making often epic psychological drama films which often take place in San Fernando Valley and deal with characters seeking after redemption, forgiveness or loss; they also use wide framing as well as realistic or gritty cinematography. Anderson made his feature film debut with Hard Eight in 1996. He found critical and commercial success with Boogie Nights (1997), set in the Golden Age of Porn, and received further accolades with Magnolia (1999), an ...more
  • Joel Coen
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    The Tragedy of Macbeth

    Joel Coen is a film and television producer, screenwriter, film director and film editor.
  • Steven Spielberg
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    West Side Story

    Steven Allan Spielberg (; born December 18, 1946) is an American filmmaker. He is considered one of the founding pioneers of the New Hollywood era and one of the most popular directors and producers in film history. Spielberg started in Hollywood directing television and several minor theatrical releases. He became a household name as the director of Jaws (1975), which was critically and commercially successful and is considered the first summer blockbuster. His subsequent releases focused typically on science fiction/adventure films such as Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), and Jurassic Park (1993), which became ...more
  • Kenneth Branagh
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    Belfast

    Sir Kenneth Charles Branagh (born 10 December 1960) is a Northern Irish actor, director, producer, and screenwriter. Branagh trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, and in 2015 succeeded Richard Attenborough as its president. He has both directed and starred in several film adaptations of William Shakespeare's plays, including Henry V (1989) (for which he was nominated for the Academy Awards for Best Actor and Best Director), Much Ado About Nothing (1993), Othello (1995), Hamlet (1996) (for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay), Love's Labour's Lost (2000), and As You Like It (2006). Branagh has starred in numerous other films and ...more
  • Nightmare Alley

    Guillermo del Toro Gómez (Spanish: [ɡiˈʝeɾmo ðel ˈtoɾo]; born October 9, 1964) is a Mexican filmmaker, author, actor, and former special effects makeup artist. He is best known for the Academy Award-winning fantasy films Pan's Labyrinth (2006) and The Shape of Water (2017), winning the Oscars for Best Director and Best Picture for the latter. Throughout his career, del Toro has shifted between personal, lower-budget Spanish language films, such as Cronos (1993) and The Devil's Backbone (2001), and Hollywood tentpoles, including Mimic (1997), Blade II (2002), Hellboy (2004), Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008), and Pacific Rim (2013). He also directed the gothic romance film Crimson Peak ...more