Welcome to For Your Consideration, The Huffington Post's breakdown of all things Oscar. Between now and Feb. 28, 2016, entertainment editors Matthew Jacobs and Joe Satran will pore over awards season and discuss which films will make the most noise at the 88th annual Academy Awards.
First and foremost, sorry to all the female directors out there. We wanted so badly to include someone -- anyone -- from the fairer sex on this list, but there simply aren't any women in this year's Best Director race. It's no surprise, unfortunately: Only four ladies have been nominated in this category throughout the Oscars' history. Hollywood, you still have a long way to go. Alas, with less than a month until nominations are announced, onward we march, enumerating the 17 gentlemen in competition for the prize.
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