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2018 Oscar Predictions: BEST DIRECTOR – del Toro in the driver’s seat

Just as The Shape of Water leads in Best Picture, Guillermo del Toro is unanimously out in front for Best Director.

del Toro has earned the most directing wins from critics this season, plus the Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice. He is heavily predicted to win the Directors Guild prize next weekend. With Three Billboards‘ Martin McDonagh out of the running at the Oscars, the path for del Toro gets even clearer.

Here are the Best Director winner predictions from the Gold Rush Gang for Monday, January 29, 2018.

BEST DIRECTOR ERIK
ANDERSON
BRYAN BONAFEDE GREG HOWARD EVAN
KOST
JASON OSIASON KENNETH
POLISHCHUK
DENIZCAN SÜRÜCÜ RICHARD
ANTHONY
ŞÜKRÜ SÖĞÜT MATT DINN TOTAL
POINTS
1 Guillermo del Toro – The Shape of Water 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 100
2 Christopher Nolan – Dunkirk 4 2 4 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 86
3 Greta Gerwig – Lady Bird 2 3 2 3 3 4 4 4 4 3 78
4 Jordan Peele – Get Out 3 5 3 4 5 3 3 3 5 4 72
5 Paul Thomas Anderson – Phantom Thread 5 4 5 5 4 5 5 5 3 5 64

About Erik Anderson

Erik thanks his mother for his love of all things Oscar, having watched the Academy Awards together since he was in the single digits; making lists, rankings and predictions throughout the show. This led him down the path to obsessing about awards. Much later, he found himself at GoldDerby, led by Tom O’Neill and then migrated over to Oscarwatch (now AwardsDaily), headed up by Sasha Stone before breaking off to create AwardsWatch. He is a member of the International Cinephile Society, GALECA (The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics), the International Press Academy and is the founder/owner of AwardsWatch.

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