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CAIRO – 28 July 2017: Although it’s too early for the 2018 Oscars, which will take place on March 4 next year, there are already contenders beginning to emerge for the 2018 awards season.
Below you will find the last “Best Director” predictions according to Paul Sheehan, journalist and expert.
1) Christopher Nolan:
Nolan has never been nominated for a best director award, but that could change with “Dunkirk,” his new movie screening in theatres now, which revolves around British troops who are being trapped on a French beach during World War II.
Movie reviews exceeded all expectations; it is believed that Nolan will get his first Oscar for this movie, overcoming his love-hate relationship with Oscars, according to The Independent.
Nolan has been nominated three times, but has never received the award. Both critics and audiences have embraced this summer hit and Oscar voters could follow suit.
2) Patty Jenkins:
Jenkins has never been nominated for a best director award either, but her “Wonder Woman” movie, which now ranks as the highest-grossing live-action film directed by a woman, could give gift her the award.
The movie grossed $780 million at the worldwide box office, and Warner Brothers has announced that there will be a sequel released in December 2019, according to Reuters.
3) Kathryn Bigelow:
“The Hurt Locker” director Kathryn Bigelow was the first woman to win Best Director. She could be back to compete with her new docudrama “Detroit,” which recounts the racially charged killings at the Algiers Motel in 1967.
4) Steven Spielberg:
The two-time Oscar winner has teamed this year with two multiple Oscar-winning actors, Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, for “The Papers” movie, details the story Ben Bradlee and Kay Graham of The Washington Post as they challenge the federal government for the right to publish classified information in 1971.