Oscar Predictions – Best Director 2023

Here are the NBP staff predictions for Best Director. For an overview of all awards predictions, visit our Oscar Predictions page.

Click each heading to view individual staff rankings, or search/sort by the drop-downs below:


NBP Staff Picks

Matt Neglia
1Christopher Nolan (OPPENHEIMER)
2Yorgos Lanthimos (POOR THINGS)
3Martin Scorsese (KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON)
4Jonathan Glazer (THE ZONE OF INTEREST)
5Justine Triet (ANATOMY OF A FALL)

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Dan Bayer
1Christopher Nolan (OPPENHEIMER)
2Martin Scorsese (KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON)
3Jonathan Glazer (THE ZONE OF INTEREST)
4Yorgos Lanthimos (POOR THINGS)
5Justine Triet (ANATOMY OF A FALL)

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Alyssa Christian
1Christopher Nolan (OPPENHEIMER)
2Yorgos Lanthimos (POOR THINGS)
3Jonathan Glazer (THE ZONE OF INTEREST)
4Martin Scorsese (KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON)
5Justine Triet (ANATOMY OF A FALL)

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Nadia Dalimonte
1Christopher Nolan (OPPENHEIMER)
2Martin Scorsese (KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON)
3Justine Triet (ANATOMY OF A FALL)
4Jonathan Glazer (THE ZONE OF INTEREST)
5Yorgos Lanthimos (POOR THINGS)

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Cody Dericks
1Christopher Nolan (OPPENHEIMER)
2Yorgos Lanthimos (POOR THINGS)
3Jonathan Glazer (THE ZONE OF INTEREST)
4Justine Triet (ANATOMY OF A FALL)
5Martin Scorsese (KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON)

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Daniel Howat
1Christopher Nolan (OPPENHEIMER)
2Martin Scorsese (KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON)
3Yorgos Lanthimos (POOR THINGS)
4Jonathan Glazer (THE ZONE OF INTEREST)
5Justine Triet (ANATOMY OF A FALL)

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Giovanni Lago
1Christopher Nolan (OPPENHEIMER)
2Martin Scorsese (KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON)
3Yorgos Lanthimos (POOR THINGS)
4Jonathan Glazer (THE ZONE OF INTEREST)
5Justine Triet (ANATOMY OF A FALL)

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Will Mavity
1Christopher Nolan (OPPENHEIMER)
2Martin Scorsese (KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON)
3Yorgos Lanthimos (POOR THINGS)
4Jonathan Glazer (THE ZONE OF INTEREST)
5Justine Triet (ANATOMY OF A FALL)

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Tom O'Brien
1Christopher Nolan (OPPENHEIMER)
2Martin Scorsese (KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON)
3Yorgos Lanthimos (POOR THINGS)
4Jonathan Glazer (THE ZONE OF INTEREST)
5Justine Triet (ANATOMY OF A FALL)

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Josh Parham
1Christopher Nolan (OPPENHEIMER)
2Jonathan Glazer (THE ZONE OF INTEREST)
3Martin Scorsese (KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON)
4Yorgos Lanthimos (POOR THINGS)
5Justine Triet (ANATOMY OF A FALL)

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Ema Sasic
1Christopher Nolan (OPPENHEIMER)
2Yorgos Lanthimos (POOR THINGS)
3Jonathan Glazer (THE ZONE OF INTEREST)
4Justine Triet (ANATOMY OF A FALL)
5Martin Scorsese (KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON)

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