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So I Watched All Of The Best Director Nominees With My Mom And Here's What We Thought

"I was bored after the first 15 minutes." –my mom

My mom and I are opinionated people who love movies (though she prefers "accurate" to "opinionated"), so it fits that we decided to watch all of the 2021 Best Director nominees and score them.

My mom, Nancy, very much has that classy suave x-factor.

I do not.

Here are our Best Director thoughts and scores.

Another Round, directed by Thomas Vinterberg

Mads Mikkelsen drinking champagne out of the bottle in "Another Round"

Our scores for Best Director:

Thomas Bo Larsen gesturing for the boys' soccer team he coaches to stand in "Another Round"

Mank, directed by David Fincher

Gary Oldman, Arliss Howard, and Tom Pelphrey walking in "Mank"

Our scores for Best Director:

Gary Oldman walking away from a big house in "Mank"

Minari, directed by Lee Isaac Chung

Steven Yeun walking away in "Minari"

Our scores for Best Director:

Han Ye-ri and Steven Yeun sitting as they watch their shed burn in "Minari"

Nomadland, directed by Chloé Zhao

Frances McDormand walking through the Badlands in "Nomadland"

Our scores for Best Director:

Frances McDormand and standing with her van looking at distant mountains in "Nomadland"

Promising Young Woman, directed by Emerald Fennell

Carey Mulligan talking and looking confidently at the camera while laying on a bed in "Promising Young Woman"

Our scores for Best Director:

Carey Mulligan and Adam Brody's legs as they walk down the stairs in "Promising Young Woman"

So here are our rankings and winners for Best Director:

Nancy:


1. Minari, directed by Lee Isaac Chung: 9/10 **WINNER**
2. Nomadland, directed by Chloé Zhao: 7.5/10
3. Another Round, directed by Thomas Vinterberg: 7/10
4. Promising Young Woman, directed by Emerald Fennell: 6/10
5. Mank, directed by David Fincher: 3/10

Hope:


1. Promising Young Woman, directed by Emerald Fennell: 10/10 **WINNER**
2. Minari, directed by Lee Isaac Chung: 9.5/10
3. Nomadland, directed by Chloé Zhao: 9/10
4. Another Round, directed by Thomas Vinterberg: 7/10
5. Mank, directed by David Fincher: 3/10

The Oscars are this Sunday, April 25, at 8 p.m. on ABC!