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89th Oscars. Oscar Contenders of 2016 - For prediction, discussion, entertainment purposes only

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APRIL FOOLISH PREDICTIONS

 

 

Statistics on this chart reflect ONLY the directing category. Many directors are multi-hyphenates be it screenwriting, producing or acting. (B&W photos signify former champions in this category)
TIER 1 - PREDICTED 5
I'm opting to predict an all fresh blood category this year.  At least for now when anything feels possible. This is of course uncommon. 

 

Nate Parker
BIRTH OF A NATION
36 yrs old | directorial debut
never nominated

Damien Chazelle
LA LA LAND
31 yrs old | 3rd feature
never nominated in this category 

Denis Villeneuve
STORY OF YOUR LIFE
48 yrs old | 8th feature
never nominated in this category

Jeff Nichols
LOVING
37 yrs old | 5th feature
never nominated 

Denzel Washington
FENCES
61 yrs old | 3rd feature
never nominated in this category 

 
Tier 2 - Also Could Be Strong

Martin Scorsese
SILENCE
73 yrs old | 24th feature | 8 noms | 1 wins

 

Ang Lee
BILLY LYNN'S LONG HALFTIME WALK
61 yrs old | 13th feature | 3 noms | 2 wins

Clint Eastwood
SULLY
85 yrs old | 35th feature | 4 noms | 2 wins

Garth Davis
LION
??? yrs old | debut feature
never nominated 

John Lee Hancock
THE FOUNDER
59 yrs old | 6th feature
never nominated 

 

Tier 3 - But Watch Out For...

Kenneth Lonergan
MANCHESTER BY THE SEA
53 yrs old | 3rd feature
never nominated in this category 

Steven Spielberg
THE BFG
69 yrs old | 29th feature
7 noms | 2 wins 
Robert Zemeckis
ALLIED
63 yrs old | 18th feature
1 nom | 1 win 
Niki Caro
THE ZOOKEEPER'S WIFE
48 yrs old | 6th feature 
never nominated 
Amma Asante
A UNITED KINGDOM
46 yrs old | 3rd feature
never nominated 
Tier 4 - Other directors to watch for this year. You never know...
Mike Mills - 20th Century Women, Tate Taylor - The Girl on the Train, Oliver Stone - Snowden, John Cameron Mitchell - How to Talk to Girls at Parties, Sean Penn - The Last Face, Derek Cianfrance - The Light Between Oceans, Stephen Frears - Florence Foster Jenkins, Andrew Dosunmu - Beat-Up Little Seagull, David Frankel - Collateral Beauty, Colin Trevorrow - The Book of Henry

 

Tier Extra - The Conscientous Voter
The following films, of interest in direction though these are not endorsements per se, have already been released. The conscientous voter will "Consider" early and throughout the year.

John Carney
SING STREET

Joel & Ethan Coen
HAIL CAESAR!

Richard Linklater
EVERYBODY WANTS SOME!!

Ben Wheatley
HIGH-RISE

Robert Eggers
THE WITCH