Just because the Academy gave him an Oscar doesn't mean he will do well on these lists.
So what is this? This is the start of the in-depth look at every director who has ever been nominated by the Academy Awards for Best Director, ranked. I already gave the bare bones version of the final list, though, as with all my lists, as I see more movies, they can fluctuate. Here I will explain how all my points systems are derived (which I already did once here, for My Top 100 2.0 Intro, but I am doing again because there are lists here specific to these directors) and I will give various lists of the best and worst directors in the various categories.
Soon, this will be followed by various in-depth looks at each director, probably in groups of 25 or so, which will be interspersed between all my other posts, because they take a while to do. So, here we go.
Here is how my points system is derived:
There are 10 categories. There are a maximum of 100 points in any one category. In some categories, it is not possible to earn all 100 points. In others, you can earn much more, but I cut you off at 100. Below, I list all 10 categories, with a brief description of how I derive the points and the Top and Bottom 10 for each category for the Academy Award nominated directors. A brief note: I have mathematical value I apply to all films, and to the quality of various aspects of the film (direction being one). Without it, there is no good way to do this list, other than the last category. So, if you don’t like that, abandon all hope ye who enter here. (more…)