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2019 Oscars Best Director: Alfonso Cuarón or Spike Lee?

It's 2019 Oscar season! The Tylt is facing-off the best movies, directors and actors—and we want you to predict the winners! Alfonso Cuarón or Spike Lee could win for Best Director. Cuarón won two Oscars in 2014 for "Gravity," including Best Director, and now he's the frontrunner again for "Roma." But Lee finally got his first nod in the Best Director category for "BlacKkKlansman," and he's the underdog who is long overdue for Academy recognition. Who should win Best Director?

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With our head-to-head predictions, we want you to let us know who and what deserves to win in each category before the 2019 Academy Awards air on Sunday, Feb. 24 at 8 p.m. EST.

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Below is the synopsis of Alfonso Cuarón's "Roma," per Rotten Tomatoes

The most personal project to date from Academy Award (R)-winning director and writer Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity, Children of Men, Y Tu Mama Tambien), ROMA follows Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio), a young domestic worker for a family in the middle-class neighborhood of Roma in Mexico City. Delivering an artful love letter to the women who raised him, Cuarón draws on his own childhood to create a vivid and emotional portrait of domestic strife and social hierarchy amidst political turmoil of the 1970s. Cuarón's first project since the groundbreaking Gravity in 2013, ROMA will be available in theaters and on Netflix later this year.

Cuarón was an Oscar winner in the past with "Gravity" and he might be again for his directorial work in "Roma," which could also win Best Picture.

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Below is the synopsis of Spike Lee's "BlacKkKlansman," per Rotten Tomatoes

From visionary filmmaker Spike Lee comes the incredible true story of an American hero. It's the early 1970s, and Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) is the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a name for himself, Stallworth bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. 
The young detective soon recruits a more seasoned colleague, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), into the undercover investigation of a lifetime. Together, they team up to take down the extremist hate group as the organization aims to sanitize its violent rhetoric to appeal to the mainstream. Produced by the team behind the Academy-Award (R) winning Get Out.

Lee was nominated for Best Original Screenplay for "Do the Right Thing" and Best Documentary for '4 Little Girls" in the past. He's even won an honorary Oscar, but he has yet to win an Oscar for Best Director. Some argue this could be his year.

FINAL RESULTS
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2019 Oscars Best Director: Alfonso Cuarón or Spike Lee?
#VoteAlfonsoCuaron
A festive crown for the winner
#VoteSpikeLee