1. Quentin Tarantino – Once Upon a Time…In Hollywood
  2. James Mangold – Ford v. Ferrari   (UP 1)
  3. Destin Daniel Cretton – Just Mercy  (*NEW)
  4. Noah Baumbach – Marriage Story  (*NEW)
  5. Scott Z. Burns – The Report  (DOWN 1)

  6. Greta Gerwig – Little Women   (UP 4)
  7. Martin Scorsese – The Irishman   (DOWN 1)
  8. Pedro Almodovar – Pain and Glory
  9. Lulu Wang – The Farewell   (UP 2)
  10. Taika Waititi – Jojo Rabbit   (UP 10)
  11. Jennifer Kent – The Nightingale   (DOWN 6)
  12. Melina Matsoukas – Queen+Slim   (DOWN 5)
  13. Ang Lee – Gemini Man   (DOWN 5)
  14. Sam Mendes – 1917
  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. Terrence Malick – A Hidden Life
  20. Rian Johnson – Knives Out
  21. Josh Trank – Fonzo
  22. John Crowley – The Goldfinch
  23. Kasi Lemmons – Harriet
  24. Céline Sciamma – Portrait of a Lady On Fire
  25. Dexter Fletcher – Rocketman
  26. Bill Condon – The Good Liar
  27. Fernando Meirelles – The Two Popes
  28. Jordan Peele – Us
  29. Tom Hooper – Cats
  30. The Dardenne Brothers – Young Ahmed
  31. Richard Linklater – Where’d You Go, Bernadette?
  32. J.C. Chandor – Triple Frontier
  33. Michael Engler – Downton Abbey
  34. Jay Roach – Fair and Balanced
  35. Danny Boyle – Yesterday   (DOWN 32)
  36. Todd Haynes – Dry Run  (DOWN 36) *
  37. Dee Rees – The Last Thing He Wanted  (DOWN 19) *

* = Currently In Production, May Be 2020