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The Oscar Nominees for Best Director
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Members of the Academy's Directors Branch voted to determine these five nominees for the Academy Award for Best Director. Go to this page for the entire list of Oscar nominees for this year.

  • Another Round: Thomas Vinterberg

  • Mank: David Fincher

  • Minari: Lee Isaac Chung

  • Nomadland: Chloé Zhao

  • Promising Young Woman: Emerald Fennell

And here's where to watch the films:

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Another Round
2020
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Four high school teachers consume alcohol on a daily basis to see how it affects their social and professional lives.

Related article: Another Round — The Healing Power of Cinema—and Alcohol?

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Mank
2020
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1930s Hollywood is reevaluated through the eyes of scathing wit and alcoholic screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz as he races to finish "Citizen Kane."

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Minari
2020
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A Korean American family moves to an Arkansas farm in search of its own American dream. Amidst the challenges of this new life in the strange and rugged Ozarks, they discover the undeniable resilience of family and what really makes a home.

Read later: 5 Movies that Inspired Minari

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Nomadland
2020
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A woman embarks on a journey through the American West after losing everything during the recession.

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Promising Young Woman
2020
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Nothing in Cassie's life is what it appears to be—she's wickedly smart, tantalizingly cunning, and she's living a secret double life by night. Now, an unexpected encounter is about to give Cassie a chance to right the wrongs from the past.

Related: Read more about director Emerald Fennell

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