1. Christopher Nolan-Dunkirk
  2. Guillermo del Toro-The Shape of Water
  3. Jordan Peele-Get Out
  4. Greta Gerwig-Lady Bird
  5. Luca Guadagnino-Call Me By Your Name

  6. Steven Spielberg-The Post
  7. Martin McDonagh-Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri  (UP 1)
  8. Sean Baker-The Florida Project  (UP 2)
  9. Dee Rees-Mudbound   (UP 1)
  10. Joe Wright-Darkest Hour   (DOWN 3)
  11. Denis Villeneuve-Blade Runner 2049
  12. Paul Thomas Anderson-Phantom Thread
  13. Scott Cooper-Hostiles
  14. Richard Linklater-Last Flag Flying
  15. Alexander Payne-Downsizing
  16. Kathryn Bigelow-Detroit
  17. Darren Aronofsky-mother!
  18. Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris-Battle of the Sexes
  19. David Gordon Green-Stronger
  20. Angelina Jolie-First They Killed My Father
  21. George Clooney-Suburbicon
  22. Todd Haynes-Wonderstruck
  23. Sofia Coppola-The Beguiled
  24. Michael Showalter-The Big Sick
  25. Edgar Wright-Baby Driver
  26. David Lowery-A Ghost Story
  27. Aaron Sorkin-Molly’s Game
  28. Bong Joon-Ho-Okja
  29. Michael Gracey-The Greatest Showman
  30. Rian Johnson-Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
  31. Taylor Sheridan-Wind River