Who will win the Oscar for Best Director: Guillermo del Toro or Jordan Peele? | The Tylt

Who will win the Oscar for Best Director: Guillermo del Toro or Jordan Peele?

Guillermo del Toro of "The Shape of Water" is regarded as the frontrunner for Best Director at the 90th Academy Awards on Sunday, March 4, but Jordan Peele is revered as the breakout director of 2017 for "Get Out" and could pull an upset. Del Toro won the Golden Globe for Best Director and the top honor at Directors Guild of America (DGA) award. But Peele won a breakthrough award at DGA and a ton of praise by critics and moviegoers alike for his direction in the box office hit. Who will win? 🎥🏆

FINAL RESULTS
Entertainment
Who will win the Oscar for Best Director: Guillermo del Toro or Jordan Peele?
#TeamDelToro
A festive crown for the winner
#TeamPeele
Dataviz
Real-time Voting
Who will win the Oscar for Best Director: Guillermo del Toro or Jordan Peele?
#TeamDelToro
#TeamPeele
#TeamDelToro

Del Toro is widely regarded as the frontrunner. The Guardian's Andrew Pulver writes: 

Guillermo del Toro has emerged as the frontrunner for the best director Oscar after scooping the best feature film award from the Directors Guild of America for The Shape of Water.
The Mexican director won in a shortlist including Greta Gerwig for Lady Bird, Christopher Nolan for Dunkirk, Jordan Peele for Get Out and Martin McDonagh for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.
The DGA award is seen as the key indicator as to the Academy Awards in March, with the winner of the feature film award often going on to take the Oscar for best director. (Only once since 2002 – when Ben Affleck won the award for Argo in 2012 – has the DGA not matched the Academy award.) The Shape of Water has been the subject of controversy over its possible source, after claims emerged that it used material from Paul Zindel’s 1969 play Let Me Hear You Whisper.
#TeamPeele

Peele could make history as the first black filmmaker to win Best Director at the Oscars; he's only the fifth nominated. Golden Derby's Joyce Eng writes:

If Jordan Peele (“Get Out”) takes Best Director at the Oscars, it would have many historic connotations, not the least being he’d be the first black directing champ. But he’d also become just the seventh person to win for a directorial debut. 
FINAL RESULTS
Entertainment
Who will win the Oscar for Best Director: Guillermo del Toro or Jordan Peele?
#TeamDelToro
A festive crown for the winner
#TeamPeele