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2015 Oscar Predictions: Best Director

Photo of Peter Knegt By Peter Knegt | Indiewire February 17, 2015 at 9:52AM

Here's our take on the best director category.

Richard Linklater
Indiewire will provide updates of our predictions for the 87th Academy Awards through February 22nd, when the winners are announced.

Alejandro González Iñárritu or Richard Linklater? It's a question that will make or break your Oscar pool, as the former has the coveted DGA prize and the latter the BAFTA, the Golden Globe and the Critics Choice. Could we be looking at our third Best Picture/Best Director split in a row, or will one or the other's film prevail across both categories?

Our prediction below. Check out our predictions in other categories here.

The Nominees:
Alejandro González Iñárritu, "Birdman"
Richard Linklater, "Boyhood"
Bennett Miller, "Foxcatcher"
Wes Anderson, "The Grand Budapest Hotel"
Morten Tydlum, "The Imitation Game"

Will Win: Richard Linklater, "Boyhood"
Could Win: Alejandro González Iñárritu, "Birdman"
Should Win: Richard Linklater, "Boyhood"
Shoulda Been Here: Ava DuVernay, "Selma"

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READ MORE: Anne Thompson's Oscar Predictions

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