Oscars 2014 Nominations: Our Predictions for Oscars 2014 Best Director Nominations

Oscars 2014 Nominations Race: In the previous article, I gave you our predictions of Oscars 2014 nominations for Best Picture. Now, we’ll brag about the next big category – Oscar for Best Director. The race for the Best Director Oscar is quiet crowded this year. There a couple of sure-shot nominees and a few most likely contestants which are gaining considerable votes. Let’s talk which are most favorites this year.

First and the foremost, Alfonoso Cuarón  for Gravity is a sure-shot inclusion in the nominees for Best Director, so is Steve McQueen for 12 Years a Slave. These two will most likely be running for not just a nomination but the mighty Oscar Award. Then comes Martin Scorsese for The Wolf of Wall Street followed by David O. Russell and/or Paul Greengrass for American Hustle and Captain Phillips respectively.

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Those were the biggies – now let’s look at the director that have great potential to move up the order and claim a spot in the nominations. This section includes Ethan & Joel Coen for Inside Llewn Davis, Alexander Pyne for Nebraska, Spike Jonez for Her and Woody Allen for Blue Jasmine. There are a few other long-shots that might be included as well, but I’ll add those in the list below. Some director who have their movies coming up in a couple of months, might also get a nomination as well.

From our predicted directors for the Oscars 2014 nominations, Joel & Ethan Coen, Woody Allen, Martin Scorsese and Paul Greengrass have won one or more Oscars before. Others, however, will be trying their luck this time around for an Academy Award.


Predictions for Oscars 2014 Best Director Nominations

Here are the folks that we think will be running for an Oscar for 86th Annual Academy Awards 2014.

Sure-shot Contenders

1. Alfonso Cuarón:  Gravity [2013]

2. Steve McQueen: 12 Years a Slave [2013]

Potentially Major Contenders

3. Martin Scorsese: The Wolf of Wall Street [2013]

4. David O. Russell: American Hustle [2013]

Likely Contenders

5. Alexander Pyne: Nebraska [2013]

6. Spike Jonze: Her [2013]

7. Paul Greengrass: Captain Phillips [2013]

8. Lee Daniels: The Butler [2013]

The ones who’re catching up

9. Joel & Ethan Coen: Inside Llewyn Davis [2013]

10. Woody Allen: Blue Jasmine [2013]

11. John Wells: August: Osage County [2013]

12. Denis Villeneuve: Prisoners [2013]

13. Ryan Coogler: Fruitvale Station [2013]
14. JC Chandor: All Is Lost [2013]

What are your predictions for the Oscar 2014 nominations? Let us know in the comments section below.

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