I make no bones about sharing that I haven’t seen all of the anticipated nominees – that’s what Oscar Binge is for – but I do have a few picks for the pics based on other major nominations, what I have seen and the buzz that’s out there. So here goes… and in no particular order.
Best Director choices
- Damien Chazelle, La La Land
- Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea
- Denis Villeneuve, Arrival
- Mike Mills, 20th Century Women
- Garth Davis, Lion
- Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
Nominations will be announced on Tuesday, January 24.