delToro

1. Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water)

        No previous nominations in this category.

      

Nolan

2. Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk)

        No previous nominations in this category.

       

Peele

3. Jordan Peele (Get Out)

        No previous nominations.

       

Gerwig

4. Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird)

        No previous nominations.

       

McDonagh

5. Martin McDonagh (Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri)

        No previous nominations in this category.

       


6. Luca Guadagnino (Call Me by Your Name)
7. Sean Baker (The Florida Project)
8. Steven Spielberg (The Post)
9. Paul Thomas Anderson (Phantom Thread)
10. Dee Rees (Mudbound)