Oscar 2019 – Best Director

Best Picture

Best Director

Best Actress

Best    Actor

Sup. Actress

Sup.    Actor

Animated Feature

Foreign Language


Original Scrnplay

Adapted Scrnplay

Production Design


Costume Design

Makeup/ Hair

Original Score

Original Song

Film Editing

Sound Editing

Sound Mixing

Visual Effects












Achievement in directing nominees:


COLD WAR – Paweł Pawlikowski

THE FAVOURITE – Yorgos Lanthimos

ROMA – Alfonso Cuarón

VICE – Adam McKay

The Bookies Favourites:

  1. Alfonso Cuaron (Roma) 1/25
  2. Spike Lee (BlackKklansman) 10/1
  3. Pawel Pawilowski (Cold War) 33/1

Our Winner:

  • Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favourite) – Despite strong competition from Cuaron and Spike Lee, we felt that the quirky nature and employment of unusual angles just edged Lanthimos out in front. However had this been about a single shot from each film then Roma would have won by a mile for its breathtaking beach scene.

The Academy Award Winner

  • Alfonso Cuaron (Roma)

MovieViews Reviews:

BlackKklansman 2018 Despite its wewighty subject matter Spike Lee has crafted an engaging film that works as both history and entertainment. Gordon 8
BlackKKlansman 2018 As funny as it is powerful, as thrilling as it is harrowing, Spike Lee's film delivers an incredibly strong message in the most entertaining way possible, with an ending that is both shocking and necessary. A film the whole world should see. Mat 10
Cold War 2018 Black and white Polish film telling a damaged love story through a troupe of peasant folk singers/dancers performing traditional songs through the post war years of Soviet Poland. Not really my kind of film, but I did get quite a bit out of it. Gordon 6
Roma 2018 The deliberately mundane story of a house maid. I was struggling to see what the critics had seen in the film until a scene that singularly blew me away (waves). It was so wonderfully shot and acted that I fully welled up at the beauty and horror of it. Gordon 7
The Favourite 2018 A quirky period tale of two cousins fighting for the attentions of the Queen. Coleman and Stone are superb and the direction inventive, but the story sags quite heavily before a polarising end. Gordon 8
Vice 2018 Initially Vice appears to be just an excuse to re-do the Big Short formula and for Bale to dust off his Batman voice, but in fact it is another fascinating docu-dramedy from the master of this new genre, Adam McKay. Gordon 8

0 comments for “Oscar 2019 – Best Director

What do you think?

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.