Woody Allen And Miyazaki Not Included On EW's 25 Greatest Active Film Directors List

Entertainment Weekly just published their list of the 25 Greatest Active Film Directors. It's one of those really annoying slideshow stories, so we've done the legwork and printed the entire shortlist after the jump.

1. Steven Spielberg

2. Peter Jackson

3. Martin Scorsese

4. Christopher Nolan

5. Steven Soderbergh

6. Ridley Scott

7. Quentin Tarantino

8. Michael Mann

9. James Cameron

10. Joel and Ethan Coen

11. Guillermo del Toro

12. David Fincher

13. Tim Burton

14. Judd Apatow

15. Sam Raimi

16. Zack Snyder

17. Darren Aronofsky

18. Danny Boyle

19. Clint Eastwood

20. Ron Howard

21. Ang Lee

22. Paul Thomas Anderson

23. Paul Greengrass

24. Pedro Almodóvar

25. Jon Favreau

I could write a blog post on the placement on some of these named alone (Peter Jackson above Martin Scorsese? Zack Snyder over Paul Thomas Anderson and Clint Eastwood?) but I thought I'd take this space to complain about some of the filmmakers not included on the list. Like what about Woody Allen? Surely he is greater active director than Pedro Almodóvar, right? Where is Wes Anderson? Spike Lee? The lack of aniamtion directors is crazy. What about Hayao Miyazaki, John Lasseter or Brad Bird?