Oscar

Predictions

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Chloe Zhao
Chloe Zhao

Nomadland

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Lee Isaac Chung
Lee Isaac Chung

Minari

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David Fincher
David Fincher

Mank

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Emerald Fennell
Emerald Fennell

Promising Young Woman

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Thomas Vinterberg
Thomas Vinterberg

Another Round

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And the Oscar for Best Director goes to...

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Chloe Zhao, Nomadland

This was perhaps the most cemented award of the night - no surprise here.

And I'm here for it - while I prefer Fennell's work, Zhao did some stunning work here, and it's great to see the first woman of color (and only second woman ever) to win this award.  Sad that that is a stat, but great that it's now happened.

By the way, since the Coen Brothers won this award 13 years ago, Damien Chazelle is the only white American male to win this award.  So THAT's something... 

Oscar Predictions