SANTA BARBARA, CA - FEBRUARY 06: Directors Jordan Peele, Greta Gerwig, Paul Thomas Anderson, Christopher Nolan and Guillermo del Toro pose onstage with the Outstanding Directors Award at the Outstanding Directors Award Sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter during The 33rd Santa Barbara International Film Festival at Arlington Theatre on February 6, 2018 in Santa Barbara, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for SBIFF)
Scott Feinberg moderated a panel of the five directors up for the prize this year. He did a one on one with, and then had them all on stage together. Again, you can see all of their weaponized charm in action as they all talk about their work, their influences, etc. Here are photos and video.
Re the videos: I can only barely stand watching these, tbh. Oscar season wrings the life out of you and I just can’t imagine how hard it would be to do what these guys do, going from show to show, win to win. But you might enjoy these. Obviously I love all of them but the publicity machine for Oscar can get to be a bit much for all involved. Bravo to them. It’s almost over. I love what they say. They’re all good interviews. You can see them all here. I have a few down below.