How it would all look if I selected the nominees and winners each year!
And the Dickie Award goes to...
Alma Har'el, Honey Boy
Well, it's sure hard to not reward Sam Mendes or Bong Joon-ho here, as those were two utterly masterful bouts of directing. But frankly, what Har'el did to elevate Honey Boy was a true stroke of art. If I really dissect what work was by a DIRECTOR (not a screenwriter, not a cinematographer...), then how Har'el gelled together all the different elements at play in filmmaking to create a tapestry of humanity and pain takes my cake.