1. Christopher Nolan-Dunkirk
  2. Guillermo del Toro-The Shape of Water (UP 8)
  3. Joe Wright-Darkest Hour (UP 8)
  4. Dee Rees-Mudbound (UP 1)
  5. Alexander Payne-Downsizing (DOWN 2)

  6. Richard Linklater-Last Flag Flying (UP 12)
  7. Luca Guadagnino-Call Me By Your Name (UP 7)
  8. Kathryn Bigelow-Dotroit (DOWN 6)
  9. Darren Aronofsky-mother! (DOWN 5)
  10. Sean Baker-The Florida Project
  11. Martin McDonagh-Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (*NEW)
  12. Paul Thomas Anderson-Phantom Thread (DOWN 5)
  13. Steven Spielberg-The Post (DOWN 4)
  14. Greta Gerwig-Lady Bird (*NEW)
  15. Denis Villeneuve-Blade Runner 2049 (UP 15)
  16. Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris-Battle of the Sexes (UP 17)
  17. Jordan Peele-Get Out (DOWN 1)
  18. David Gordon Green-Stronger (UP 1)
  19. Angelina Jolie-First They Killed My Father (UP 16)
  20. Scott Cooper-Hostiles (*NEW)
  21. George Clooney-Suburbicon (DOWN 14)
  22. Todd Haynes-Wonderstruck (DOWN 8)
  23. Sofia Coppola-The Beguiled (DOWN 11)
  24. Kenneth Branagh-Murder on the Orient Express (DOWN 7)
  25. Michael Showalter-The Big Sick
  26. Jason Hall-Thank You For Your Service
  27. Edgar Wright-Baby Driver
  28. David Lowery-A Ghost Story
  29. Armando Iannucci-The Death of Stalin
  30. Aaron Sorkin-Molly’s Game
  31. Bong Joon-Ho-Okja
  32. Reginald Hudlin-Marshall
  33. Michael Gracey-The Greatest Showman
  34. Rian Johnson-Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
  35. Taylor Sheridan-Wind River
  36. Thomas Alfredson-The Snowman
  37. Destin Daniel Cretton-The Glass Castle