Genre, Indie and Blockbuster Directors Jostle for Awards Attention

5 days ago | Variety - Film News

From Paul Thomas Anderson to Guillermo del Toro to Patty Jenkins, a wide variety of directors across genres are vying for attention this awards season.

Paul Thomas Anderson

“The Phantom Thread

Not a frame of Anderson’s latest has yet been seen by the public, nor is much known about it, but he’s the rare filmmaker whose name alone can stoke anticipation. The fact that this 1950s-set film about the fashion world also stars Daniel Day-Lewis, who plans to retire from acting, only piques interest further.

Darren Aronofsky


Easily the most divisive studio film of 2017, and presumably intentionally so, Aronofsky’s “Mother!” could curry favor among his fellow directors for the sheer boldness of his vision, as he and star Jennifer Lawrence ascend ever-escalating levels of madness.

Sean Baker

The Florida Project

An indie darling du jour thanks to his sleeper “Tangerine,” Baker returned with yet another warm, sly-humored study of

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Movies & TV

Phantom Thread (2017)
Anderson (2011)
Mother (2009)
The Florida Project (2017)
Tangerine (2015)
Detroit (2017)
Okja (2017)
The Host (2006)
Snowpiercer (2013)
Wonder (2017)
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
Hostiles (2017)
The Beguiled (2017)
Lost in Translation (2003)
Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017)
My Week With Marilyn (2011)
Winnie the Pooh (2011)
Finding Neverland (2004)
Battle of the Sexes (2017)
Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
Ruby Sparks (2012)
The Shape of Water (2017)
Pan (2015)
Labyrinth (2012)
American Sniper (2014)
The Disaster Artist (2017)
Lady Bird (2017)
Nights and Weekends (2008)
Lars and the Real Girl (2007)
Stronger (2017)
Call Me by Your Name (2017)
I am Love (2009)
Wonderstruck (2017)
Carol (2015)
Wonder Woman (2017)
The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)
Dogtooth (????)
Here (2012)
Last Flag Flying (2017)
The Last Detail (1973)
Logan (2017)
Outside (2002)
In Bruges (2008)
Dunkirk (2017)
Downsizing (2017)
Get Out (2017)
Mudbound (2017)
Pariah (2011)
Bessie (2015)
War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)
Breathe (2017)
Wind River (2017)
Hell or High Water (2016)
The Big Sick (2017)
The Post (2017)
Vietnam (1987)
Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
Baby Driver (2017)
Darkest Hour (2017)


Paul Thomas Anderson
Guillermo del Toro
Patty Jenkins
Daniel Day-Lewis
Darren Aronofsky
Jennifer Lawrence
Sean Baker
Noah Baumbach
Dustin Hoffman
Adam Sandler
Kathryn Bigelow
Bong Joon-ho
Stephen Chbosky
R.J. Palacio
Jacob Tremblay
Scott Cooper
Christian Bale
Sofia Coppola
Don Siegel
Simon Curtis
A.A. Milne
Marc Forster
J.M. Barrie
Jonathan Dayton
Valerie Faris
Billie Jean King
Bobby Riggs
Clint Eastwood
James Franco
Tommy Wiseau
Stephen Frears
Helen Mirren
Judi Dench
Greta Gerwig
Joe Swanberg
Craig Gillespie
Tonya Harding
David Gordon Green
Jeff Bauman
Luca Guadagnino
Armie Hammer
Timothee Chalamet
Todd Haynes
Angelina Jolie
Yorgos Lanthimos
Nicole Kidman
Colin Farrell
Richard Linklater
Hal Ashby
Bryan Cranston
Laurence Fishburne
Steve Carell
James Mangold
Martin McDonagh
Frances McDormand
Christopher Nolan
Alexander Payne
Jordan Peele
Dee Rees
Hillary Jordan
Matt Reeves
David Lean
Sergio Leone
Andy Serkis
Andrew Garfield
Taylor Sheridan
Michael Showalter
Kumail Nanjiani
Aaron Sorkin
Jessica Chastain
Steven Spielberg
Denis Villeneuve
Ridley Scott
Edgar Wright
Joe Wright
Gary Oldman
Winston Churchill