Five directors are up for 'Best Director' at this year's Oscars.

FOX's Michelle Pollino has the details in this Oscars preview:

La La Land's Damien Chazelle has momentum heading into the 'Best Director' category, picking up the statue at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Chazelle has eloquently spoken about his reverence for the actor and that goes far in the Academy's honor. 
Mel Gibson is making a return in Hollywood with 'Hacksaw Ridge', a win would mark the ostracized stars acceptance back into the fold.

Barry Jenkins landed in the limelight with only his second feature film 'Moonlight'.

Denis Villeneuve nominated for 'Arrival'. His mind-bending tale of communication between worlds. 

While Kenneth Lonergan takes on a man's life after losing several family members in 'Manchester by the Sea'.
Michelle Pollino, FOX News.
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