There may be a diversity challenging the integrity of this year’s Oscars, but you wouldn’t know from the five nominated directors. With a Mexican, an Irishman and an Australian in the running, white Americans are the distinct minority.
The five nominees this year are no stranger to the Hollywood system, and all have the experience to pull in votes. From the incumbant Best Director to a veteran comedy filmmaker, it’s an eclectic batch which makes comparisons largely impossible. But one thing’s for sure: diversity is no issue here.
Click through the pages for a rundown of each nominee.
Who do you think will take home the Oscar? Vote below!