Best Director

Birdman

#1 Alejandro González Iñárritu (Birdman)

Fox Searchlight Pictures
Release Date: October 17, 2014 (Limited)

Previously
Ranked
6

Interstellar

#2 Christopher Nolan (Interstellar)

Paramount Pictures & Warner Bros.
Release Date: November 7, 2014

Previously
Ranked
2

Unbroken

#3 Angelina Jolie (Unbroken)

Universal Pictures
Release Date: December 25, 2014

Previously
Ranked
5

Boyhood

#4 Richard Linklater (Boyhood)

IFC Films
Release Date: July 11, 2014 (Limited)

Previously
Ranked
14

American Sniper

#5 Clint Eastwood (American Sniper)

Warner Bros.
Release Date: December 25, 2014 (LImited; Expands Jan 16, 2015)

  • Miles

    So did revolutionary road.

  • Saul Silver

    Thanks for posting predictions in this category!

  • Luiz queiroga

    Love Angelina Jolie = )

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/PzyKo/ Max

    1) J.C. Chandor - A Most Violent Year
    2) Bennett Miller - Foxcatcher
    3) Angelina Jolie - Unbroken
    4) David Ayer - Fury
    5) David Fincher - Gone Girl

  • Josh Parker

    If you've won for acting, you can't be nominated as director anymore, even if you already were in the past. It's never happened. Even guys who were nominated for directing, like Lionel Barrymore, Laurence Olivier, Tim Robbins, Roberto Benigni or George Clooney were never nominated for directing again after winning for acting. I was sure that Sean Penn would break this trend with Into the Wild, but he didn't.

    I say all that to say that Angelina Jolie will not be nominated for Best Director.