Best Director – 2016

Directors are ranked in order of likelihood of being nominated.

List Last Updated: 12/13/16

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1)  Damien Chazelle – La La Land

  • Distributor: Lionsgate
  • Starring: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, J.K. Simmons
  • Where You Can See It: Theaters (Wide Release) – Starting  12/16

 

2) Barry Jenkins – Moonlight

  • Distributor: A24/Plan B Entertainment
  • Starring: Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris, Ashton Sanders
  • Where You Can See It: Theaters (Limited Release)

 

3) Martin Scorsese – Silence

  • Distributor: Paramount Pictures
  • Starring: Andrew Garfield, Liam Neeson, Adam Driver
  • You Can See It: Theaters (Limited Release) – 12/23, (Wide Release) – 1/6/17

 

4) Kenneth Lonergan – Manchester by the Sea

  • Distributor: Roadside Attractions/Amazon Studios
  • Starring: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Lucas Hedges
  • Where You Can See It: Theaters (Limited Release)

 

5) Denis Villeneuve – Arrival

  • Distributor: Paramount Pictures
  • Starring: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker
  • Where You Can See It: Theaters (Wide Release)

 

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6) Denzel Washington – Fences

  • Distributor: Paramount Pictures
  • Starring: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Mykelti Williamson
  • You Can See It: Theaters (Limited Release) – 12/16, (Wide Release) – 12/25

 

7) Mel Gibson – Hacksaw Ridge

  • Distributor: Summit Entertainment
  • Starring: Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Teresa Palmer
  • You Can See It: Theaters (Wide Release)

 

8) Tom FordNocturnal Animals

  • Distributor: Focus Features
  • Starring: Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon
  • You Can See It: Theaters (Wide Release)

 

9) Pablo Larrain – Jackie

  • Distributor: Fox Searchlight Pictures
  • Starring: Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig
  • You Can See It: Theaters (Limited Release)

 

10) David Mackenzie – Hell or High Water

  • Distributor: CBS Films
  • Starring: Ben Foster, Chris Pine, Jeff Bridges
  • You Can See It: Amazon, Netflix, Redbox
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