Tuesday, June 21, 2011

84th Oscar Best Director Updates (2011-2012 Awards Season) (6/21/11)

Today’s rankings for the 84th Oscar Best Director race, with previous ranking shown in parenthesis after each entry.

1. David Cronenberg for A Dangerous Method (Predicted Winner) (previous rank 2)
2. George Clooney for The Ides Of March (previous rank 3)
3. Steven Spielberg for War Horse (previous rank 19)
4. Stephen Daldry for Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close (previously listed in 85th Oscar race, rank 7)
5. Terrence Malick for The Tree Of Life (previous rank 1)

6. Phyllida Lloyd for The Iron Lady (previous rank 4)
7. Clint Eastwood for J. Edgar (previous rank 6)
8. David Fincher for The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (previous rank 9)
9. Martin Scorsese for Hugo Cabret (previous rank 8)
10. Alexander Payne for The Descendants (previous rank 21)
11. Steven Soderbergh for Contagion (previous rank 7)
12. Roman Polanski for Carnage (previously listed in 85th Oscar race, rank 9)
13. David Yates for Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 (previous rank 5)
14. Jason Reitman for Young Adult (previous rank 18)
15. Cameron Crowe for We Bought A Zoo (previous rank 17)
16. Walter Salles for On The Road (previous rank 15)
17. Rodrigo Garcia for Albert Nobbs (previous rank 23)
18. Pedro Almodovar for The Skin That I Inhabit (previous rank 11)
19. Kelly Reichardt for Meek’s Cutoff (previous rank 14)
20. Lynne Ramsay for We Need To Talk About Kevin (previous rank 24)
21. Steven Spielberg for The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn (previous rank 20)
22. J.J. Abrams for Super 8 (previous rank 27)
23. Dee Rees for Pariah (previous rank 13)
24. Cary Fukunaga for Jaye Eyre (previous rank 22)
25. Qasim Basir for Mooz-lum (previous rank 10)
26. Lone Scherfig for One Day (previous rank 32)
27. Woody Allen for Midnight In Paris (previous rank 26)
28. Drake Doremus for Like Crazy (previous rank 25)
29. Anthony Hemingway for Red Tails (previous rank 16)
30. Michel Hazanavicius for The Artist (New)
31. Lars von Trier for Melancholia (previous rank 12)
32. Ralph Feinnes for Coriolanus (previous rank 36)
33. Simon Curtis for My Week With Marilyn (previous rank 37)
34. Geoffrey Fletcher for Violet And Daisy (previous rank 30)
35. Angelina Jolie for In The Land Of Blood And Honey (previous rank 31)
36. Ava DuVernay for I Will Follow (previous rank 28)
37. Tomas Alfredson for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (previous rank 43)
38. Abbas Kiarostami for Certified Copy (previous rank 29)
39. Nicolas Winding Refn for Drive (New)
40. Bruce Robinson for The Rum Diary (previous rank 42)
41. Tate Taylor for The Help (previous rank 38)
42. Victoria Mahoney for Yelling To The Sky (previous rank 33)
43. Julia Leigh for Sleeping Beauty (New)
44. Bennett Miller for Moneyball (New)
45. Juan Antonio Bayona for The Impossible (previous rank 34)
46. Liza Johnson for Return (previous rank 35)
47. Rashaad Ernesto Green for Gun Hill Road (previous rank 39)
48. Steve McQueen for Shame (New)
49. Oren Moverman for Rampart (New)
50. Wayne Wang for Snow Flower And The Secret Fan (New)

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  1. I think Nicolas Winding Refn is way too low on that list.. he did win for best director in Cannes.. For example he beat Terrence Mallick and The Three Of Life!

  2. That's fair. I looked at this list again and honestly don't remember why I have him so low. If I remade the list today I'd probably have him in the top 20 at least.

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