Contents 1 Winners and nominees 1.1 1920s 1.2 1930s 1.3 1940s 1.4 1950s 1.5 1960s 1.6 1970s 1.7 1980s 1.8 1990s 1.9 2000s 1.10 2010s 2 Multiple wins and nominations 3 Age superlatives 4 See also 5 References 6 Bibliography 7 External links


Winners and nominees[edit] In the following table, the years are listed as per Academy convention, and generally correspond to the year of film release in Los Angeles County, California; the ceremonies are always held the following year.[9] For the first five ceremonies, the eligibility period spanned twelve months from August 1 to July 31.[10] For the 6th ceremony held in 1934, the eligibility period lasted from August 1, 1932, to December 31, 1933.[10] Since the 7th ceremony held in 1935, the period of eligibility became the full previous calendar year from January 1 to December 31.[10] Table key Indicates the winner Frank Borzage won in the "Dramatic" category at the first ceremony. Lewis Milestone won in the "Comedy" category at the first ceremony and later received a second award for All Quiet on the Western Front. Frank Capra won three awards in this category, for It Happened One Night, Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, and You Can't Take It with You. Billy Wilder (right) was nominated eight times, winning twice. Elia Kazan won in 1947 for Gentleman's Agreement and again for On the Waterfront. John Huston received the award in 1948 for The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. George Stevens won twice, five years apart, for A Place in the Sun and Giant. Fred Zinnemann received two awards (for From Here to Eternity and A Man for All Seasons). David Lean won for The Bridge on the River Kwai and Lawrence of Arabia and was nominated for five other films. Robert Wise earned two awards in this category, co-winning for West Side Story and winning for The Sound of Music. George Cukor won in 1964 for My Fair Lady. Mike Nichols won for 1967's The Graduate. William Friedkin won in 1971 for The French Connection. Bob Fosse won for his direction of Cabaret in 1972. Francis Ford Coppola earned the award for The Godfather Part II. Miloš Forman won for both 1975's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and 1984's Amadeus. Woody Allen received seven nominations in the category, winning only once (for Annie Hall). Actor Robert Redford won for Ordinary People. Warren Beatty won in 1981 for directing Reds. Richard Attenborough won in 1982 for his epic biopic, Gandhi. James L. Brooks won for his 1983 film Terms of Endearment. Oliver Stone earned two awards in this category in the 1980s—one for Platoon (1986), and the other for Born on the Fourth of July (1989). Bernardo Bertolucci won as director of The Last Emperor in 1987. Kevin Costner earned the award in 1990 for directing Dances with Wolves. Steven Spielberg, a two-time winner for Schindler's List and Saving Private Ryan. Robert Zemeckis won for his direction of Forrest Gump (1994). James Cameron received the award for Titanic. Sam Mendes won in 1999 for his directorial debut—American Beauty. Ron Howard, 2001 winner for A Beautiful Mind. Roman Polanski won in 2002 for his direction of The Pianist. Peter Jackson won for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. Ang Lee has won twice in this category—in 2005 for Brokeback Mountain and in 2012 for Life of Pi. Martin Scorsese has received eight nominations for Best Director, but has only won for The Departed in 2006. Danny Boyle won for 2008's Slumdog Millionaire. Kathryn Bigelow is the first and only woman to date to win the award. She won for The Hurt Locker in 2009. Tom Hooper won this award for The King's Speech in 2010. Michel Hazanavicius became the first French director to win the award for his work on The Artist. In 2013, Alfonso Cuarón became the first Mexican director to win the award for his work on Gravity. Alejandro G. Iñárritu won this award two years in a row becoming the third director to achieve this since 1950 for directing Birdman (2014) and The Revenant (2015). Damien Chazelle won this award for directing La La Land (2016), making him the youngest winner of the category. 1920s[edit] Year Director(s) Film Ref. 1927/28 (1st) Borzage !Frank Borzage (Dramatic) 7th Heaven [11] Brenon !Herbert Brenon (Dramatic) Sorrell and Son Vidor !King Vidor (Dramatic) Crowd !The Crowd Milestone !Lewis Milestone (Comedy) Two Arabian Knights Wilde !Ted Wilde (Comedy) Speedy 1928/1929 (2nd) Lloyd !Frank Lloyd Divine !The Divine Lady [12] Barrymore !Lionel Barrymore Madame X Beaumont !Harry Beaumont Broadway !The Broadway Melody Cummings !Irving Cummings In Old Arizona Lloyd !Frank Lloyd Drag Weary River Lubitsch !Ernst Lubitsch Patriot !The Patriot 1930s[edit] Year Director(s) Film Ref. 1929/1930 (3rd) Milestone !Lewis Milestone All Quiet on the Western Front [13] Brown !Clarence Brown Anna Christie Romance Leonard !Robert Z. Leonard Divorcee !The Divorcee Lubitsch !Ernst Lubitsch Love !The Love Parade Vidor !King Vidor Hallelujah! 1930/1931 (4th) Taurog !Norman Taurog Skippy [14] Brown !Clarence Brown Free !A Free Soul Milestone !Lewis Milestone Front !The Front Page Ruggles !Wesley Ruggles Cimarron Sternberg !Josef von Sternberg Morocco 1931/1932 (5th) Borzage !Frank Borzage Bad Girl [15] Vidor !King Vidor Champ !The Champ Sternberg !Josef von Sternberg Shanghai Express 1932/1933 (6th) Lloyd !Frank Lloyd Cavalcade [16] Capra !Frank Capra Lady for a Day Cukor !George Cukor Little Women 1934 (7th) Capra !Frank Capra It Happened One Night [17] Schertzinger !Victor Schertzinger One Night of Love Van Dyke !W. S. Van Dyke Thin !The Thin Man 1935 (8th) Ford !John Ford Informer !The Informer [18] Hathaway !Henry Hathaway Lives !The Lives of a Bengal Lancer Lloyd !Frank Lloyd Mutiny on the Bounty 1936 (9th) Capra !Frank Capra Mr. Deeds Goes to Town [19] La Cava !Gregory La Cava My Man Godfrey Leonard !Robert Z. Leonard Great !The Great Ziegfeld Van Dyke !W. S. Van Dyke San Francisco Wyler !William Wyler Dodsworth 1937 (10th) McCarey !Leo McCarey Awful !The Awful Truth [20] Dieterle !William Dieterle Life !The Life of Emile Zola Franklin !Sidney Franklin Good !The Good Earth La Cava !Gregory La Cava Stage Door Wellman !William A. Wellman Star !A Star Is Born 1938 (11th) Capra !Frank Capra You Can't Take It with You [21] Curtiz !Michael Curtiz Angels with Dirty Faces Four Daughters Taurog !Norman Taurog Boys Town Vidor !King Vidor Citadel !The Citadel 1939 (12th) Fleming !Victor Fleming Gone with the Wind [22] Capra !Frank Capra Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Ford !John Ford Stagecoach Wood !Sam Wood Goodbye, Mr. Chips Wyler !William Wyler Wuthering Heights 1940s[edit] Year Director(s) Film Ref. 1940 (13th) Ford !John Ford Grapes !The Grapes of Wrath [23] Cukor !George Cukor Philadelphia !The Philadelphia Story Hitchcock !Alfred Hitchcock Rebecca Wood !Sam Wood Kitty Foyle Wyler !William Wyler Letter !The Letter 1941 (14th) Ford !John Ford How Green Was My Valley [24] Hall !Alexander Hall Here Comes Mr. Jordan Hawks !Howard Hawks Sergeant York Welles !Orson Welles Citizen Kane Wyler !William Wyler Little !The Little Foxes 1942 (15th) Wyler !William Wyler Mrs. Miniver [25] Curtiz !Michael Curtiz Yankee Doodle Dandy Farrow !John Farrow Wake Island LeRoy !Mervyn LeRoy Random Harvest Wood !Sam Wood Kings Row 1943 (16th) Curtiz !Michael Curtiz Casablanca [26] Brown !Clarence Brown Human !The Human Comedy King !Henry King Song !The Song of Bernadette Lubitsch !Ernst Lubitsch Heaven Can Wait Stevens !George Stevens More !The More the Merrier 1944 (17th) McCarey !Leo McCarey Going My Way [27] Hitchcock !Alfred Hitchcock Lifeboat King !Henry King Wilson Preminger !Otto Preminger Laura Wilder !Billy Wilder Double Indemnity 1945 (18th) Wilder !Billy Wilder Lost !The Lost Weekend [28] Brown !Clarence Brown National Velvet Hitchcock !Alfred Hitchcock Spellbound McCarey !Leo McCarey Bells !The Bells of St. Mary's Renoir !Jean Renoir Southerner !The Southerner 1946 (19th) Wyler !William Wyler Best !The Best Years of Our Lives [29] Brown !Clarence Brown Yearling !The Yearling Capra !Frank Capra It's a Wonderful Life Lean !David Lean Brief Encounter Siodmak !Robert Siodmak Killers !The Killers 1947 (20th) Kazan !Elia Kazan Gentleman's Agreement [30] Cukor !George Cukor Double !A Double Life Dmytryk !Edward Dmytryk Crossfire Koster !Henry Koster Bishop !The Bishop's Wife Lean !David Lean Great Expectations 1948 (21st) Huston !John Huston Treasure !The Treasure of the Sierra Madre [31] Litvak !Anatole Litvak Snake !The Snake Pit Negulesco !Jean Negulesco Johnny Belinda Olivier !Laurence Olivier Hamlet Zinnemann !Fred Zinnemann Search !The Search 1949 (22nd) Mankiewicz !Joseph L. Mankiewicz Letter !A Letter to Three Wives [32] Reed !Carol Reed Fallen !The Fallen Idol Rossen !Robert Rossen All the King's Men Wellman !William A. Wellman Battleground Wyler !William Wyler Heiress !The Heiress 1950s[edit] Year Director(s) Film Ref. 1950 (23rd) Mankiewicz !Joseph L. Mankiewicz All About Eve [33] Cukor !George Cukor Born Yesterday Huston !John Huston Asphalt !The Asphalt Jungle Reed !Carol Reed Man !The Third Man Wilder !Billy Wilder Sunset Boulevard 1951 (24th) Stevens !George Stevens Place !A Place in the Sun [34] Huston !John Huston African !The African Queen Kazan !Elia Kazan Streetcar !A Streetcar Named Desire Minnelli !Vincente Minnelli American !An American in Paris Wyler !William Wyler Detective Story 1952 (25th) Ford !John Ford Quiet !The Quiet Man [35] DeMille !Cecil B. DeMille Greatest !The Greatest Show on Earth Huston !John Huston Moulin Rouge Mankiewicz !Joseph L. Mankiewicz 5 Fingers Zinnemann !Fred Zinnemann High Noon 1953 (26th) Zinnemann !Fred Zinnemann From Here to Eternity [36] Stevens !George Stevens Shane Walters !Charles Walters Lili Wilder !Billy Wilder Stalag 17 Wyler !William Wyler Roman Holiday 1954 (27th) Kazan !Elia Kazan On the Waterfront [37] Hitchcock !Alfred Hitchcock Rear Window Seaton !George Seaton Country !The Country Girl Wellman !William A. Wellman High !The High and the Mighty Wilder !Billy Wilder Sabrina 1955 (28th) Mann !Delbert Mann Marty [38] Kazan !Elia Kazan East of Eden Lean !David Lean Summertime Logan !Joshua Logan Picnic Sturges !John Sturges Bad Day at Black Rock 1956 (29th) Stevens !George Stevens Giant [39] Anderson !Michael Anderson Around the World in 80 Days Lang !Walter Lang King !The King and I Vidor !King Vidor War and Peace Wyler !William Wyler Friendly Persuasion 1957 (30th) Lean !David Lean Bridge !The Bridge on the River Kwai [40] Logan !Joshua Logan Sayonara Lumet !Sidney Lumet 12 Angry Men Robson !Mark Robson Peyton Place Wilder !Billy Wilder Witness for the Prosecution 1958 (31st) Minnelli !Vincente Minnelli Gigi [41] Brooks !Richard Brooks Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Kramer !Stanley Kramer Defiant !The Defiant Ones Robson !Mark Robson Inn !The Inn of the Sixth Happiness Wise !Robert Wise I Want to Live! 1959 (32nd) Wyler !William Wyler Ben-Hur [42] Clayton !Jack Clayton Room at the Top Stevens !George Stevens Diary !The Diary of Anne Frank Wilder !Billy Wilder Some Like It Hot Zinnemann !Fred Zinnemann Nun's !The Nun's Story 1960s[edit] Year Director(s) Film Ref. 1960 (33rd) Wilder !Billy Wilder Apartment !The Apartment [43] Cardiff !Jack Cardiff Sons and Lovers Dassin !Jules Dassin Never on Sunday Hitchcock !Alfred Hitchcock Psycho Zinnemann !Fred Zinnemann Sundowners !The Sundowners 1961 (34th) Wise !Robert Wise Robbins !Jerome Robbins West Side Story [44] Fellini !Federico Fellini La Dolce Vita Kramer !Stanley Kramer Judgment at Nuremberg Rossen !Robert Rossen Hustler !The Hustler Thompson !J. Lee Thompson Guns !The Guns of Navarone 1962 (35th) Lean !David Lean Lawrence of Arabia [45] Germi !Pietro Germi Divorce Italian Style Mulligan !Robert Mulligan To Kill a Mockingbird Penn !Arthur Penn Miracle !The Miracle Worker Perry !Frank Perry David and Lisa 1963 (36th) Richardson !Tony Richardson Tom Jones [46] Fellini !Federico Fellini 8½ Kazan !Elia Kazan America America Preminger !Otto Preminger Cardinal !The Cardinal Ritt !Martin Ritt Hud 1964 (37th) Cukor !George Cukor My Fair Lady [47] Cacoyannis !Michael Cacoyannis Zorba the Greek Glenville !Peter Glenville Becket Kubrick !Stanley Kubrick Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb Stevenson !Robert Stevenson Mary Poppins 1965 (38th) Wise !Robert Wise Sound !The Sound of Music [48] Lean !David Lean Doctor Zhivago Schlesinger !John Schlesinger Darling Teshigahara !Hiroshi Teshigahara Woman !Woman in the Dunes Wyler !William Wyler Collector !The Collector 1966 (39th) Zinnemann !Fred Zinnemann Man !A Man for All Seasons [49] Antonioni !Michelangelo Antonioni Blowup Brooks !Richard Brooks Professionals !The Professionals Lelouch !Claude Lelouch Man !A Man and a Woman Nichols !Mike Nichols Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? 1967 (40th) Nichols !Mike Nichols Graduate !The Graduate [50] Brooks !Richard Brooks In Cold Blood Jewison !Norman Jewison In the Heat of the Night Kramer !Stanley Kramer Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Penn !Arthur Penn Bonnie and Clyde 1968 (41st) Reed !Carol Reed Oliver! [51] Harvey !Anthony Harvey Lion !The Lion in Winter Kubrick !Stanley Kubrick 2001: A Space Odyssey Pontecorvo !Gillo Pontecorvo Battle !The Battle of Algiers Zeffirelli !Franco Zeffirelli Romeo and Juliet 1969 (42nd) Schlesinger !John Schlesinger Midnight Cowboy [52] Gavras !Costa Gavras Z Hill !George Roy Hill Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Penn !Arthur Penn Alice's Restaurant Pollack !Sydney Pollack They Shoot Horses, Don't They? 1970s[edit] Year Director(s) Film Ref. 1970 (43rd) Schaffner !Franklin J. Schaffner Patton [53] Altman !Robert Altman M*A*S*H Fellini !Federico Fellini Fellini Satyricon Hiller !Arthur Hiller Love Story Russell !Ken Russell Women in Love 1971 (44th) Friedkin !William Friedkin French !The French Connection [54] Bogdanovich !Peter Bogdanovich Last !The Last Picture Show Jewison !Norman Jewison Fiddler on the Roof Kubrick !Stanley Kubrick Clockwork !A Clockwork Orange Schlesinger !John Schlesinger Sunday Bloody Sunday 1972 (45th) Fosse !Bob Fosse Cabaret [55] Boorman !John Boorman Deliverance Coppola !Francis Ford Coppola Godfather !The Godfather Mankiewicz !Joseph L. Mankiewicz Sleuth Troell !Jan Troell Emigrants !The Emigrants 1973 (46th) Hill !George Roy Hill Sting !The Sting [56] Bergman !Ingmar Bergman Cries and Whispers Bertolucci !Bernardo Bertolucci Last Tango in Paris Friedkin !William Friedkin Exorcist !The Exorcist Lucas !George Lucas American Graffiti 1974 (47th) Coppola !Francis Ford Coppola Godfather !The Godfather Part II [57] Cassavetes !John Cassavetes Woman !A Woman Under the Influence Fosse !Bob Fosse Lenny Polanski !Roman Polanski Chinatown Truffaut !François Truffaut Day for Night 1975 (48th) Forman !Miloš Forman One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest [58] Altman !Robert Altman Nashville Fellini !Federico Fellini Amarcord Kubrick !Stanley Kubrick Barry Lyndon Lumet !Sidney Lumet Dog Day Afternoon 1976 (49th) Avildsen !John G. Avildsen Rocky [59] Bergman !Ingmar Bergman Face to Face Lumet !Sidney Lumet Network Pakula !Alan J. Pakula All the President's Men Wertmüller !Lina Wertmüller Seven Beauties 1977 (50th) Allen !Woody Allen Annie Hall [60] Lucas !George Lucas Star Wars Ross !Herbert Ross Turning !The Turning Point Spielberg !Steven Spielberg Close Encounters of the Third Kind Zinnemann !Fred Zinnemann Julia 1978 (51st) Cimino !Michael Cimino Deer !The Deer Hunter [61] Allen !Woody Allen Interiors Ashby !Hal Ashby Coming Home Beatty !Warren Beatty Henry !Buck Henry Heaven Can Wait Parker !Alan Parker Midnight Express 1979 (52nd) Benton !Robert Benton Kramer vs. Kramer [62] Coppola !Francis Ford Coppola Apocalypse Now Fosse !Bob Fosse All That Jazz Molinaro !Édouard Molinaro La Cage aux Folles Yates !Peter Yates Breaking Away 1980s[edit] Year Director(s) Film Ref. 1980 (53rd) Redford !Robert Redford Ordinary People [63] Lynch !David Lynch Elephant !The Elephant Man Polanski !Roman Polanski Tess Rush !Richard Rush Stunt !The Stunt Man Scorsese !Martin Scorsese Raging Bull 1981 (54th) Beatty !Warren Beatty Reds [64] Hudson !Hugh Hudson Chariots of Fire Malle !Louis Malle Atlantic City Rydell !Mark Rydell On Golden Pond Spielberg !Steven Spielberg Raiders of the Lost Ark 1982 (55th) Attenborough !Richard Attenborough Gandhi [65] Lumet !Sidney Lumet Verdict !The Verdict Petersen !Wolfgang Petersen Das Boot Pollack !Sydney Pollack Tootsie Spielberg !Steven Spielberg E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial 1983 (56th) Brooks !James L. Brooks Terms of Endearment [66] Beresford !Bruce Beresford Tender Mercies Bergman !Ingmar Bergman Fanny and Alexander Nichols !Mike Nichols Silkwood Yates !Peter Yates Dresser !The Dresser 1984 (57th) Forman !Miloš Forman Amadeus [67] Allen !Woody Allen Broadway Danny Rose Benton !Robert Benton Places in the Heart Joffé !Roland Joffé Killing !The Killing Fields Lean !David Lean Passage !A Passage to India 1985 (58th) Pollack !Sydney Pollack Out of Africa [68] Babenco !Héctor Babenco Kiss of the Spider Woman Huston !John Huston Prizzi's Honor Kurosawa !Akira Kurosawa Ran Weir !Peter Weir Witness 1986 (59th) Stone !Oliver Stone Platoon [69] Allen !Woody Allen Hannah and Her Sisters Ivory !James Ivory Room !A Room with a View Joffé !Roland Joffé Mission !The Mission Lynch !David Lynch Blue Velvet 1987 (60th) Bertolucci !Bernardo Bertolucci Emperor !The Last Emperor [70] Boorman !John Boorman Hope and Glory Hallström !Lasse Hallström My Life as a Dog Jewison !Norman Jewison Moonstruck Lyne !Adrian Lyne Fatal Attraction 1988 (61st) Levinson !Barry Levinson Rain Man [71] Crichton !Charles Crichton Fish !A Fish Called Wanda Nichols !Mike Nichols Working Girl Parker !Alan Parker Mississippi Burning Scorsese !Martin Scorsese Last !The Last Temptation of Christ 1989 (62nd) Stone !Oliver Stone Born on the Fourth of July [72] Allen !Woody Allen Crimes and Misdemeanors Branagh !Kenneth Branagh Henry V Sheridan !Jim Sheridan My Left Foot Weir !Peter Weir Dead Poets Society 1990s[edit] Year Director(s) Film Ref. 1990 (63rd) Costner !Kevin Costner Dances with Wolves [73] Coppola !Francis Ford Coppola Godfather !The Godfather Part III Frears !Stephen Frears Grifters !The Grifters Schroeder !Barbet Schroeder Reversal of Fortune Scorsese !Martin Scorsese Goodfellas 1991 (64th) Demme !Jonathan Demme Silence !The Silence of the Lambs [74] Levinson !Barry Levinson Bugsy Scott !Ridley Scott Thelma & Louise Singleton !John Singleton Boyz n the Hood Stone !Oliver Stone JFK 1992 (65th) Eastwood !Clint Eastwood Unforgiven [75] Altman !Robert Altman Player !The Player Brest !Martin Brest Scent of a Woman Ivory !James Ivory Howards End Jordan !Neil Jordan Crying !The Crying Game 1993 (66th) Spielberg !Steven Spielberg Schindler's List [76] Altman !Robert Altman Short Cuts Campion !Jane Campion Piano !The Piano Ivory !James Ivory Remains !The Remains of the Day Sheridan !Jim Sheridan In the Name of the Father 1994 (67th) Zemeckis !Robert Zemeckis Forrest Gump [77] Allen !Woody Allen Bullets over Broadway Kieślowski !Krzysztof Kieślowski Three Colors: Red Redford !Robert Redford Quiz Show Tarantino !Quentin Tarantino Pulp Fiction 1995 (68th) Gibson !Mel Gibson Braveheart [78] Figgis !Mike Figgis Leaving Las Vegas Noonan !Chris Noonan Babe Radford !Michael Radford Il Postino: The Postman Robbins !Tim Robbins Dead Man Walking 1996 (69th) Minghella !Anthony Minghella English !The English Patient [79] Coen !Joel Coen Fargo Forman !Miloš Forman People !The People vs. Larry Flynt Hicks !Scott Hicks Shine Leigh !Mike Leigh Secrets & Lies 1997 (70th) Cameron !James Cameron Titanic [80] Cattaneo !Peter Cattaneo Monty !The Full Monty Egoyan !Atom Egoyan Sweet !The Sweet Hereafter Hanson !Curtis Hanson L.A. Confidential Van Sant !Gus Van Sant Good Will Hunting 1998 (71st) Spielberg !Steven Spielberg Saving Private Ryan [81] Benigni !Roberto Benigni Life Is Beautiful Madden !John Madden Shakespeare in Love Malick !Terrence Malick Thin !The Thin Red Line Weir !Peter Weir Truman !The Truman Show 1999 (72nd) Mendes !Sam Mendes American Beauty [82] Hallström !Lasse Hallström Cider !The Cider House Rules Jonze !Spike Jonze Being John Malkovich Mann !Michael Mann Insider !The Insider Shyamalan !M. Night Shyamalan Sixth !The Sixth Sense 2000s[edit] Year Director(s) Film Ref. 2000 (73rd) Soderbergh !Steven Soderbergh Traffic [83] Daldry !Stephen Daldry Billy Elliot Lee !Ang Lee Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Scott !Ridley Scott Gladiator Soderbergh !Steven Soderbergh Erin Brockovich 2001 (74th) Howard !Ron Howard Beautiful !A Beautiful Mind [84] Altman !Robert Altman Gosford Park Jackson !Peter Jackson Lord !The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Lynch !David Lynch Mulholland Drive Scott !Ridley Scott Black Hawk Down 2002 (75th) Polanski !Roman Polanski Pianist !The Pianist [85] Almodóvar !Pedro Almodóvar Talk to Her Daldry !Stephen Daldry Hours !The Hours Marshall !Rob Marshall Chicago Scorsese !Martin Scorsese Gangs of New York 2003 (76th) Jackson !Peter Jackson Lord !The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King [86] Coppola !Sofia Coppola Lost in Translation Eastwood !Clint Eastwood Mystic River Meirelles !Fernando Meirelles City of God Weir !Peter Weir Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World 2004 (77th) Eastwood !Clint Eastwood Million Dollar Baby [87] Hackford !Taylor Hackford Ray Leigh !Mike Leigh Vera Drake Payne !Alexander Payne Sideways Scorsese !Martin Scorsese Aviator !The Aviator 2005 (78th) Lee !Ang Lee Brokeback Mountain [88] Clooney !George Clooney Good Night, and Good Luck Haggis !Paul Haggis Crash Miller !Bennett Miller Capote Spielberg !Steven Spielberg Munich 2006 (79th) Scorsese !Martin Scorsese Departed !The Departed [89] Eastwood !Clint Eastwood Letters from Iwo Jima Frears !Stephen Frears Queen !The Queen Greengrass !Paul Greengrass United 93 Iñárritu !Alejandro González Iñárritu Babel 2007 (80th) Coen !Joel Coen Coen !Ethan Coen No Country for Old Men [90] Anderson !Paul Thomas Anderson There Will Be Blood Gilroy !Tony Gilroy Michael Clayton Reitman !Jason Reitman Juno Schnabel !Julian Schnabel Diving !The Diving Bell and the Butterfly 2008 (81st) Boyle !Danny Boyle Slumdog Millionaire [91] Daldry !Stephen Daldry Reader !The Reader Fincher !David Fincher Curious !The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Howard !Ron Howard Frost/Nixon Van Sant !Gus Van Sant Milk 2009 (82nd) Bigelow !Kathryn Bigelow Hurt !The Hurt Locker [92] Cameron !James Cameron Avatar Daniels !Lee Daniels Precious Reitman !Jason Reitman Up in the Air Tarantino !Quentin Tarantino Inglourious Basterds 2010s[edit] Year Director(s) Film Ref. 2010 (83rd) Hooper !Tom Hooper King's !The King's Speech [93] Aronofsky !Darren Aronofsky Black Swan Coen !Joel Coen Coen !Ethan Coen True Grit Fincher !David Fincher Social !The Social Network Russell !David O. Russell Fighter !The Fighter 2011 (84th) Hazanavicius !Michel Hazanavicius Artist !The Artist [94] Allen !Woody Allen Midnight in Paris Malick !Terrence Malick Tree !The Tree of Life Payne !Alexander Payne Descendants !The Descendants Scorsese !Martin Scorsese Hugo 2012 (85th) Lee !Ang Lee Life of Pi [95] Haneke !Michael Haneke Amour Russell !David O. Russell Silver Linings Playbook Spielberg !Steven Spielberg Lincoln Zeitlin !Benh Zeitlin Beasts of the Southern Wild 2013 (86th) Cuarón !Alfonso Cuarón Gravity [96] McQueen !Steve McQueen 12 Years a Slave Payne !Alexander Payne Nebraska Russell !David O. Russell American Hustle Scorsese !Martin Scorsese Wolf !The Wolf of Wall Street 2014 (87th) Iñárritu !Alejandro G. Iñárritu Birdman [97] Anderson !Wes Anderson Grand !The Grand Budapest Hotel Linklater !Richard Linklater Boyhood Miller !Bennett Miller Foxcatcher Tyldum !Morten Tyldum Imitation !The Imitation Game 2015 (88th) Iñárritu !Alejandro G. Iñárritu The Revenant [98] Abrahamson !Lenny Abrahamson Room McCarthy !Tom McCarthy Spotlight McKay !Adam McKay Big !The Big Short Miller !George Miller Mad Max: Fury Road 2016 (89th) Chazelle !Damien Chazelle La La Land [99] Gibson !Mel Gibson Hacksaw Ridge Jenkins !Barry Jenkins Moonlight Lonergan !Kenneth Lonergan Manchester by the Sea Villeneuve !Denis Villeneuve Arrival


Multiple wins and nominations[edit] The following individuals have received multiple Best Director awards: Wins Director 4 John Ford 3 Frank Capra William Wyler 2 Frank Borzage Clint Eastwood Miloš Forman Alejandro G. Iñárritu Elia Kazan David Lean Ang Lee Frank Lloyd Joseph L. Mankiewicz Leo McCarey Lewis Milestone Steven Spielberg George Stevens Oliver Stone Billy Wilder Robert Wise Fred Zinnemann John Ford has the most Best Director wins with four, winning in 1935, 1940, 1941, and 1952. William Wyler has the most nominations with twelve, winning in 1942, 1946, and 1959. Clarence Brown was nominated six times between 1929 and 1946, but never won the award — the most nominations without a success. The following directors received four or more Best Director nominations (* indicates no wins): Nominations Director 12 William Wyler 8 Martin Scorsese Billy Wilder 7 Woody Allen David Lean Steven Spielberg Fred Zinnemann 6 Clarence Brown* Frank Capra 5 Robert Altman* George Cukor Michael Curtiz John Ford Alfred Hitchcock* John Huston Elia Kazan Frank Lloyd George Stevens King Vidor* 4 Francis Ford Coppola Clint Eastwood Federico Fellini* Stanley Kubrick* Sidney Lumet* Joseph L. Mankiewicz Mike Nichols Peter Weir*


Age superlatives[edit] Clint Eastwood won in 1992 for Unforgiven and became the oldest director to win in the category with Million Dollar Baby in 2004. Record Director Film Age (in years) Ref. Oldest winner Clint Eastwood Million Dollar Baby 74 [100] Oldest nominee John Huston Prizzi's Honor 79 [100] Youngest winner Damien Chazelle La La Land 32 [100] Youngest nominee John Singleton Boyz n the Hood 24 [100]


See also[edit] BAFTA Award for Best Direction Golden Globe Award for Best Director Independent Spirit Award for Best Director Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Director Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film


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