The directing race also includes some high profile filmmakers who don’t reflect diversity, but whose films are likely contenders.
Here’s an alphabetical rundown:
- NEWS OF THE WORLD (Universal): Paul Greengrass has an Oscar nom for UNITED 93 and GG, BAFTA & DGA noms for CAPTAIN PHILLIPS (starring Tom Hanks, who has lead actor buzz for best picture contender NEWS).
- MALCOLM & MARIE (Netflix): Sam Levinson’s romantic drama has diversity from stars Zendaya & John David Washington (pictured) and is Oscar buzzing big-time before streaming starts 2/5.
- MANK (Netflix): David Fincher has a new best picture contender. He has Oscar noms for THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON and THE SOCIAL NETWORK and DGA film noms for SOCIAL and GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATOO.
- TENET (WB): Christopher Nolan returns to awards action with TENET. He has 5 Oscar noms (including for directing DUNKIRK) and 4 DGA noms (DUNKIRK, INCEPTION, THE DARK KNIGHT and MEMENTO).
TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7 (Netflix): Aaron Sorkin’s back in the best picture arena with TRIAL. He has 3 adapted screenplay Oscar noms (including a win for SOCIAL NETWORK) and a first feature DGA nom for MOLLY’S GAME.