1. Quentin Tarantino – Once Upon a Time…In Hollywood
  2. Todd Haynes – Dry Run  *
  3. James Mangold – Ford v. Ferrari   (UP 4)
  4. Scott Z. Burns – The Report
  5. Jennifer Kent – The Nightingale

  6. Martin Scorsese – The Irishman
  7. Melina Matsoukas – Queen+Slim
  8. Ang Lee – Gemini Man
  9. Andrea Berloff – The Kitchen
  10. Greta Gerwig – Little Women
  11. Lulu Wang – The Farewell
  12. Pedro Almodovar – Pain and Glory
  13. Sam Mendes – 1917
  14. Joe Wright – The Woman in the Window
  15. Marielle Heller – A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood
  16. Steven Soderbergh – The Laundromat
  17. Bong Joon-Ho – Parasite
  18. Jon Favreau – The Lion King
  19. Dee Rees – The Last Thing He Wanted
  20. Taika Waititi – Jojo Rabbit
  21. Terrence Malick – A Hidden Life
  22. Rian Johnson – Knives Out
  23. Josh Trank – Fonzo
  24. John Crowley – The Goldfinch
  25. Kasi Lemmons – Harriet
  26. Céline Sciamma – Portrait of a Lady On Fire
  27. Dexter Fletcher – Rocketman
  28. Bill Condon – The Good Liar
  29. Fernando Meirelles – The Pope
  30. Jordan Peele – Us
  31. Tom Hooper – Cats
  32. The Dardenne Brothers – Young Ahmed
  33. Richard Linklater – Where’d You Go, Bernadette?
  34. J.C. Chandor – Triple Frontier
  35. Michael Engler – Downton Abbey
  36. Jay Roach – Fair and Balanced
  37. Wes Anderson – The French Dispatch  *
  38. Danny Boyle – Yesterday   (DOWN 32)

* = Currently In Production, May Be 2020