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  • Irishmovielover4ever
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    #50726

    1920’s:
    1927/28- F.W. Murnau – Sunrise: A Song of Two Human Wings
    1928/29- Carl-Theodor Dreyer – The Passion of Joan of Arc
    1929/30- Lewis Milestone – All Quient on the Western Front
    1930’s:
    1930/31- Charlie Chaplin – City Lights
    1931/32- Josef von Sternberg – Shanghai Express
    1932/33- Fritz Lang – M
    1934- Frank Capra – It Happened One Night
    1935- Mark Sandrich – Top Hat
    1936- Charlie Chaplin – Modern Times
    1937- Leo McCarey – The Awful Truth
    1938- Jean Renoir – Grand Illusion
    1939- Victor Fleming – Gone With the Wind
    1940’s:
    1940- Howard Hawks – His Girl Friday
    1941- Orson Wells – Citizen Kane
    1942- Michael Curtiz – Casablanca
    1943- Alfred Hitchcock – Shadow of a Doubt
    1944- Billy Wilder – Double Indemnity
    1945- Elia Kazan – A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
    1946- Alfred Hitchcock – Notorious
    1947- Jacques Tourneur – Out of the Past
    1948- John Huston – The Treasure of Sierra Madre
    1949- Carol Reed – The Fallen Idol
    1950’s:
    1950- Billy Wilder – Sunset Boulevard
    1951- Elia Kazan – A Streetcar Named Desire
    1952- Gene Kelly & Stanley Donen – Singin’ in the Rain
    1953- Fred Zinnemann – From Here to Eternity
    1954- Alfred Hitchock – Rear Window
    1955- Charles Laughton – The Night of the Hunter
    1956- Akira Kurosawa – Seven Samurai
    1957- David Lean – The Bridge on the River Kwai
    1958- Alfred Hitchock – Vertigo
    1959- François Truffaut – The 400 Blows
    1960’s:
    1960- Alfred Hitchcook – Psycho
    1961- Robert Weisz and Jerome Robbins – West Side Story
    1962- David Lean – Lawrence of Arabia
    1963- Federico Fellini – 8½
    1964- Stanley Kubrick – Dr. Strangelove
    1965- David Lean – Doctor Zhivago
    1966- Mike Nichols – Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
    1967- Ingmar Bergman – Persona
    1968- Roman Polanski – Rosemary’s Baby
    1969- Sydney Pollack – They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?
    1970’s:
    1970- Robert Altman – M*A*S*H
    1971- Robert Altman – McCabe & Mrs. Miller
    1972- Bob Fosse – Cabret
    1973- Terrence Malick – Badlands
    1974- Roman Polanski – Chinatown
    1975- Robert Altman – Nashville
    1976- Sidney Lumet – Network
    1977- Robert Altman – 3 Women
    1978- Terrence Malick – Days of Heaven
    1979- Bob Fosse – All That Jazz
    1980’s:
    1980- Martin Scorsese – Raging Bull
    1981- Warren Beatty – Reds
    1982- Steven Spielberg- E.T. the Extra Terrestrial
    1983- Ingmar Bergman – Fanny and Alexander
    1984- Wim Wenders – Paris, Texas
    1985- Akira Kurosawa – Ran
    1986- James Cameron – Aliens
    1987- James L. Brooks – Broadcast News
    1988- Stephen Frears – Dangerous Liaisons
    1989- Spike Lee – Do the Right Thing
    1990’s:
    1990- Martin Scorsese – Goodfellas
    1991- John Singleton – Boyz n the Hood
    1992- Mike Nichols – The Player
    1993- Jane Campion – The Piano
    1994- Quentin Tarantino – Pulp Fiction
    1995- Todd Haynes – [safe]
    1996- Joel Coen- Fargo
    1997- Paul Thomas Anderson – Boogie Nights
    1998- Terrence Malick – The Thin Red Line
    1999- Anthony Minghella – The Talented Mr. Ripley
    2000’s:
    2000- Ang Lee – Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
    2001- Baz Luhrman – Moulin  Rouge!
    2002- Todd Haynes – Far from Heaven
    2003- Sofia Coppola – Lost in Translation
    2004- Lars von Trier – Dogville
    2005- Ang Lee – Brokeback Mountain
    2006- Alfonso Cuaron – Children of Men
    2007- Paul Thomas Anderson – There Will Be Blood
    2008- Christopher Nolan – The Drak Knight
    2009- Kathryn Bigelow – The Hurt Locker
    2010’s:
    2010- Darren Aronofsky – Black Swan
    2011- Martin Scorsese – Hugo
    2012- Kathryn Bigelow – Zero Dark Thirty
    2013- Steve McQueen – 12 Years a Slave
    2014- Richard Linklater – Boyhood
    2015- Todd Haynes – Carol
    2016- Barry Jenkins – Moonlight
    2017-

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    Jose Manuel Garcia
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    1920’s
    1927/28- King Vidor – The Crowd (1) / Ted Wilde – Speedy (1)
    1928/29- Ernest Lubitsch – The Patriot (1)
    (x) 1929/30- Lewis Milestone – All Quient on the Western Front (1) 
    1930’s
    1930/31- Josef von Sternberg – Morocco (1)
    1931/32- Josef von Sternberg – Shanghai Express (2)
    1932/33- George Cukor – Little Women (1)
    (x)1934- Frank Capra – It Happened One Night (1)
    (x) 1935- John Ford – The Informer (1)
    (x) 1936- Frank Capra – Mr. Deeds Goes to Washington (2)
    (x) 1937- Leo McCarey – The Awful Truth (1)
    1938- Michael Curtiz – Angels with Dirty Faces (1)
    (x) 1939- Victor Fleming – Gone With the Wind (1)
    1940’s
    1940-  Alfred Hitchcok – Rebecca (1)
    1941- Orson Wells – Citizen Kane (1)
    (x) 1942- William Wyler – Mrs. Miniver (1)
    (x) 1943- Michael Curtiz – Casablanca (2)
    1944- Otto Preminger – Laura (1)
    1945- Jean Renoir – The Southerner (1)
    1946- David Lean – Brief Encounter (1)
    (x) 1947- Elia Kazan – Gentleman’s Agreement (1)
    (x) 1948- John Huston – The Treasure of Sierra Madre (1)
    1949- Carol Reed – The Fallen Idol (1)
    1950’s
    (x) 1950- Joseph L. Mankiewicz – All About Eve (1)
    1951- John Huston – The African Queen (2)
    1952- John Ford – The Quiet Man (2)
    (x) 1953- Fred Zinnemann – From Here to Eternity (1)
    1954- Alfred Hitchcock – Rear Window (2)
    1955- John Sturgers – Bad Day at Black Rock (1)
    (x) 1956 – George Stevens – Giant (1)
    1957- Billy Wilder – Witness for the Prosecution (2)
    (x) 1958- Vincente Minnelli – Gigi (1)
    1959- Billy Wilder – Some Like it hot (3)
    1960’s
    1960- Alfred Hitchcook – Psycho (3)
    1961- Federico Fellini – La Dolce Vita (1)
    1962- Arthur Penn – The Miracle Worker (1)
    (x) 1963- Tony Richardson – Tom Jones (1)
    1964- Robert Stevenson – Mary Poppins (1)
    1965- Hiroshi Teshigahara – Woman in the Dunes (1)
    1966- Michelangelo Antonioni – Blow-Up (1)
    (X) 1967- Mike Nichols – the Graduate (1)
    1968- Stanley Kubrick – 2001: A Space Odyssey (1)
    1969- Costa-Gavras – Z (1)
    1970’s
    1970- Robert Altman – M.A.S.H (1)
    (x)1971- William Friedkin – The French Connection (1)
    1972- Jan Troell – The Emigrants (1)
    1973- Ingmar Bergman – Cries and Whispers (1)
    1974- Roman Polanski – Chinatown (1)
    (x) 1975- Miloš Forman – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1)
    1976- Alan J Pakula – All The president´s Men (1)
    1977- George Lukas – Star Wars (1)
    1978- Alan Parker – Midnight Express (1)
    1979- Bob Fosse – All that Jazz (1)
    1980’s
    1980- David Lynch – The Elephant Man (1)
    1981- Louis Malle – Atlantic City (1)
    1982- Steven Spielberg- E.T. the Extra Terrestrial
    1983- Ingmar Bergman – Fanny & Alexander (2)
    (x) 1984- Milos Forman – Amadeus (2)
    1985- Akira Kurosawa – Ran (1)
    1986- James Ivory – A Room with a view (1)
    (x) 1987- Bernardo Bertolucci – The Last Emperor (1)
    1988- MArtin Scorsese – The Last Temptation of Christ (1)
    (x) 1989- Oliver Stone – Born on the Fourth of July (1)
    1990’s
    1990- Francis Ford Coppola – The Godfather, Part III (1)
    1991- Ridley Scott – Thelma &  Louise (1)
    1992- Neil Jordan – The Crying Game (1)
    1993- Jane Campion – The Piano (1)
    1994- Krzysztof Kieslowski – Red (1)
    1995- Tim Robbins – Dead Man Walking (1)
    1996- Mike Leigh – Secrets & Lies (1)
    1997- Atom Egoyan – The Sweet Hereafter (1)
    1998- Terrence Malick – The Thin Red Line (1)
    1999- M. Night Shyamalan – The Sixth Sense (1)
    2000’s
    (x) 2000- Steven Soderbergh – Traffic
    2001- Peter JAckson – The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (1)
    2002- Pedro Almodovar – Talk To Her (1)
    2003- Fernando Meirelles – City of Gold (1)
    (x) 2004- Clint Eastwood – Million Dollar Baby (1)
    (x) 2005- Ang Lee – Brokeback Mountain (1)
    2006- Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarruty – Babel (1)
    (x) 2007- Joel and Ethan Coen – No Country for Old Men (1)
    2008- Danny Boyle – Slumdog Millionaire (1)
    2009- James Cameron – Avatar (1)
    2010’s
    2010 – Darren Aronofsky – Black Swan (1)

    Most Wins:
     Billy Wilder & Alfred Hitchcock 3 each
     

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    marcelo
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    #50729

    1920’s
    1927/28- King Vidor – The Crowd (1) / Ted Wilde – Speedy (1)
    1928/29- Ernest Lubitsch – The Patriot (1)
    (x) 1929/30- Lewis Milestone – All Quient on the Western Front (1) 
    1930’s
    1930/31- Josef von Sternberg – Morocco (1)
    1931/32- Josef von Sternberg – Shanghai Express (2)
    1932/33- George Cukor – Little Women (1)
    (x)1934- Frank Capra – It Happened One Night (1)
    (x) 1935- John Ford – The Informer (1)
    (x) 1936- Frank Capra – Mr. Deeds Goes to Washington (2)
    (x) 1937- Leo McCarey – The Awful Truth (1)
    1938- Michael Curtiz – Angels with Dirty Faces (1)
    (x) 1939- Victor Fleming – Gone With the Wind (1)
    1940’s
    1940-  Alfred Hitchcok – Rebecca (1)
    1941- Orson Wells – Citizen Kane (1)
    (x) 1942- William Wyler – Mrs. Miniver (1)
    (x) 1943- Michael Curtiz – Casablanca (2)
    1944- Otto Preminger – Laura (1)
    1945- Jean Renoir – The Southerner (1)
    1946- David Lean – Brief Encounter (1)
    (x) 1947- Elia Kazan – Gentleman’s Agreement (1)
    (x) 1948- John Huston – The Treasure of Sierra Madre (1)
    1949- Carol Reed – The Fallen Idol (1)
    1950’s
    (x) 1950- Joseph L. Mankiewicz – All About Eve (1)
    1951- John Huston – The African Queen (2)
    1952- John Ford – The Quiet Man (2)
    (x) 1953- Fred Zinnemann – From Here to Eternity (1)
    1954- Alfred Hitchcock – Rear Window (2)
    1955- John Sturgers – Bad Day at Black Rock (1)
    (x) 1956 – George Stevens – Giant (1)
    1957- Billy Wilder – Witness for the Prosecution (2)
    (x) 1958- Vincente Minnelli – Gigi (1)
    1959- Billy Wilder – Some Like it hot (3)
    1960’s
    1960- Alfred Hitchcook – Psycho (3)
    1961- Federico Fellini – La Dolce Vita (1)
    1962- Arthur Penn – The Miracle Worker (1)
    (x) 1963- Tony Richardson – Tom Jones (1)
    1964- Robert Stevenson – Mary Poppins (1)
    1965- Hiroshi Teshigahara – Woman in the Dunes (1)
    1966- Michelangelo Antonioni – Blow-Up (1)
    (X) 1967- Mike Nichols – the Graduate (1)
    1968- Stanley Kubrick – 2001: A Space Odyssey (1)
    1969- Costa-Gavras – Z (1)
    1970’s
    1970- Robert Altman – M.A.S.H (1)
    (x)1971- William Friedkin – The French Connection (1)
    1972- Jan Troell – The Emigrants (1)
    1973- Ingmar Bergman – Cries and Whispers (1)
    1974- Roman Polanski – Chinatown (1)
    (x) 1975- Miloš Forman – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1)
    1976- Alan J Pakula – All The president´s Men (1)
    1977- George Lukas – Star Wars (1)
    1978- Alan Parker – Midnight Express (1)
    1979- Bob Fosse – All that Jazz (1)
    1980’s
    1980- David Lynch – The Elephant Man (1)
    1981- Louis Malle – Atlantic City (1)
    1982- Steven Spielberg- E.T. the Extra Terrestrial
    1983- Ingmar Bergman – Fanny & Alexander (2)
    (x) 1984- Milos Forman – Amadeus (2)
    1985- Akira Kurosawa – Ran (1)
    1986- James Ivory – A Room with a view (1)
    (x) 1987- Bernardo Bertolucci – The Last Emperor (1)
    1988- MArtin Scorsese – The Last Temptation of Christ (1)
    (x) 1989- Oliver Stone – Born on the Fourth of July (1)
    1990’s
    1990- Francis Ford Coppola – The Godfather, Part III (1)
    1991- Ridley Scott – Thelma &  Louise (1)
    1992- Neil Jordan – The Crying Game (1)
    1993- Jane Campion – The Piano (1)
    1994- Krzysztof Kieslowski – Red (1)
    1995- Tim Robbins – Dead Man Walking (1)
    1996- Mike Leigh – Secrets & Lies (1)
    1997- Atom Egoyan – The Sweet Hereafter (1)
    1998- Terrence Malick – The Thin Red Line (1)
    1999- M. Night Shyamalan – The Sixth Sense (1)
    2000’s
    (x) 2000- Steven Soderbergh – Traffic
    2001- Peter JAckson – The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (1)
    2002- Pedro Almodovar – Talk To Her (1)
    2003- Fernando Meirelles – City of Gold (1)
    (x) 2004- Clint Eastwood – Million Dollar Baby (1)
    (x) 2005- Ang Lee – Brokeback Mountain (1)
    2006- Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarruty – Babel (1)
    (x) 2007- Joel and Ethan Coen – No Country for Old Men (1)
    2008- Danny Boyle – Slumdog Millionaire (1)
    2009- James Cameron – Avatar (1)
    2010’s
    2010 – Darren Aronofsky – Black Swan (1)

    Most Wins:
     Billy Wilder & Alfred Hitchcock 3 each
     

    Jose:
    x denote academy award winner? because John Ford won best director for The quiet man.

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    Jose Manuel Garcia
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    #50730

    i missed that one 🙂

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    MiMicMick
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    My Personal Picks
    1940: John Ford, ‘The Grapes of Wrath’
    1941: Orson Welles, ‘Citizen Kane’
    1942: William Wyler, ‘Mrs. Miniver’
    1943: Michael Curtiz, ‘Casablanca’
    1944: Billy Wilder, ‘Double Indemnity’
    1945: Alfred Hitchcock, ‘Spellbound’
    1946: Frank Capra, ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’
    1947: David Lean, ‘Great Expectations’
    1948: John Huston, ‘The Treasure of the Sierra Madre’
    1949: William Wyler, ‘The Heiress’

    1950: Joseph L. Mankiewicz, ‘All About Eve’ and Billy Wilder, ‘Sunset Boulevard’ (TIE)
    1951: Elia Kazan, ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’
    1952: John Ford, ‘The Quiet Man’
    1953: Fred Zinnemann, ‘From Here to Eternity’
    1954: Elia Kazan, ‘On the Waterfront’
    1955: Elia Kazan, ‘East of Eden’
    1956: George Stevens, ‘Giant’
    1957: David Lean, ‘The Bridge on the River Kwai’
    1958: Richard Brooks, ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’
    1959: William Wyler, ‘Ben-Hur’

    1960: Billy Wilder, ‘The Apartment’ and Alfred Hitchcock, ‘Psycho’ (TIE)
    1961: Stanley Kramer, ‘Judgment at Nuremberg’
    1962: David Lean, ‘Lawrence of Arabia’
    1963: Federico Fellini, ‘8 1/2’
    1964: Stanley Kubrick, ‘Dr. Strangelove’
    1965: Robert Wise, ‘The Sound of Music’
    1966: Mike Nichols, ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’
    1967: Mike Nichols, ‘The Graduate’
    1968: Stanley Kubrick, ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’
    1969: John Schlesinger, ‘Midnight Cowboy’

    1970: Robert Altman, ‘MASH’
    1971: Stanley Kubrick, ‘A Clockwork Orange’
    1972: Francis Ford Coppola, ‘The Godfather’
    1973: Bernardo Bertolucci, ‘Last Tango in Paris’
    1974: Roman Polanski, ‘Chinatown’
    1975: Milos Forman, ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’
    1976: Sidney Lumet, ‘Network’
    1977: Woody Allen, ‘Annie Hall’
    1978: Alan Parker, ‘Midnight Express’
    1979: Francis Ford Coppola, ‘Apocalypse Now’

    1980: Martin Scorsese, ‘Raging Bull’
    1981: Warren Beatty, ‘Reds’
    1982: Sydney Pollack, ‘Tootsie’
    1983: Ingmar Bergman, ‘Fanny and Alexander’
    1984: Roland Joffe, ‘The Killing Fields’
    1985: Akira Kurosawa, ‘Ran’
    1986: David Lynch, ‘Blue Velvet’
    1987: Norman Jewison, ‘Moonstruck’
    1988: Alan Parker, ‘Mississippi Burning’
    1989: Oliver Stone, ‘Born on the Fourth of July’

    1990: Martin Scorsese, ‘Goodfellas’
    1991: Jonathan Demme, ‘The Silence of the Lambs’
    1992: Robert Altman, ‘The Player’
    1993: Steven Spielberg, ‘Schindler’s List’
    1994: Krzysztof Kieslowski, ‘Three Colors: Red’
    1995: Michael Radford, ‘Il Postino’
    1996: Joel Coen, ‘Fargo’
    1997: Atom Egoyan, ‘The Sweet Hereafter’
    1998: Peter Weir, ‘The Truman Show’
    1999: Sam Mendes, ‘American Beauty’

    2000: Ridley Scott, ‘Gladiator’
    2001: Robert Altman, ‘Gosford Park’
    2002: Roman Polanski, ‘The Pianist’
    2003: Fernando Meirelles, ‘City of God’
    2004: Martin Scorsese, ‘The Aviator’
    2005: Ang Lee, ‘Brokeback Mountain’
    2006: Martin Scorsese, ‘The Departed’
    2007: Paul Thomas Anderson, ‘There Will Be Blood’
    2008: Danny Boyle, ‘Slumdog Millionaire’
    2009: Kathryn Bigelow, ‘The Hurt Locker’

    2010: David Fincher, ‘The Social Network’
    2011: Martin Scorsese, ‘Hugo’

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    1950: Billy Wilder, Sunset Boulevard
    1951: Elia Kazan, A Streetcar Named Desire
    1952: Fred Zinneman, High Noon
    1953: Billy Wilder, Stalag 17
    1954: Elia Kazan, On The Waterfront
    1955: Elia Kazan, East of EdenG
    1956: George Stevens, Giant
    1957: Sidney Lumet, 12 Angry Men
    1958: Richard Brooks, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
    1959: Billy Wilder, Some Like It Hot

    1960: Alfred Hitchock, Psycho
    1961: Federico Fellini, La Dolce Vita
    1962: Pietro Germi, Divorce, Italian Style
    1963: Federic Fellini, 8 1/2
    1964: Stanley Kubrick, Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb
    1965: David Lean, Doctor Zhivago
    1966: Michelangelo Atonioni, Blowup
    1967: Arthur Penn, Bonnie and Clyde
    1968: Stanley Kubrick, 2001: A Space Odyssey
    1969: Costa-Gavras, Z

    1970: Robert Altman, MASH
    1971: Stanley Kubrick, A Clockwork Orange
    1972: Franics Ford Coppola, The Godfather
    1973: Ingmar Bergman, Cries and Whispers
    1974: Francis Ford Coppola, The Godfather Part II
    1975: Robert Altman, Nashville
    1976: Ingmar Bergman, Face to Face
    1977: George Lucas, Star Wars
    1978: Woody Allen, Interiors
    1979: Bob Fosse, All That Jazz

    1980: Martin Scorsese, Raging Bull
    1981: Steven Spielberg, Raiders of the Lost Ark
    1982: Steven Spielberg, E.T. The Extra Terrestrial
    1983: James L. Brooks, Terms of Endearment
    1984: Milos Forman, Amadeus
    1985: John Huston, Prizzi’s Honor
    1986: David Lynch, Blue Velvet
    1987: Bernardo Bertolucci, The Last Emperor
    1988: Charles Crichton, A Fish Called Wanda
    1989: Woody Allen, Crimes and Misdemeanors

    1990: Martin Scorsese, Goodfellas
    1991: Jonathan Demme, The Silence of the Lambs
    1992: Robert Altman, The Player
    1993: Jane Campion, The Piano
    1994: Krystof Kieslowski, Three Colors: Red
    1995: Tim Robbins, Dead Man Walking
    1996: Joel Coen, Fargo
    1997: Atom Egoyan, The Sweet Hereafter
    1998: Terrence Malick, The Thin Red Line
    1999: Spike Jonze, Being John Malkovich

    2000: Ang Lee, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
    2001: David Lynch, Mulholland Drive
    2002: Pedro Almodovar, Talk to Her
    2003: Peter Jackson, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
    2004: Mike Leigh, Vera Drake
    2005: Ang Lee, Brokeback Mountain
    2006: Paul Greengrass, United 93
    2007: Paul Thomas Anderson, There Will Be Blood
    2008: David Fincher, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    2009: Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds

    2010: David Fincher, The Social Network
    2011: Terrence Malick, The Tree of Life
    2012: Michael Haneke, Amour 

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    2012: Paul Thomas Anderson- The Master
    2011: Martin Scorsese- Hugo
    2010: David Fincher- The Social Network

    2009: James Cameron- Avatar
    2008: Christopher Nolan- The Dark Knight Rises
    2007: Paul Thomas Anderson- There Will Be Blood
    2006: Martin Scorsese- The Departed
    2005: Ang Lee- Brokeback Mountain
    2004: Alexander Payne- Sideways
    2003: Peter Jackson- Return of the King
    2002: Paul Thomas Anderson- Punch Drunk Love
    2001: Wes Anderson- The Royal Tenenbaums
    2000: Cameron Crowe- Almost Famous

    1999: Paul Thomas Anderson- Magnolia
    1998: Steven Spielberg- Saving Private Ryan
    1997: Paul Thomas Anderson- Boogie Nights
    1996: Joel and Ethan Coen- Fargo
    1995: John Lassester- Toy Story
    1994: Quentin Tarantino- Pulp Fiction
    1993: Steven Spielberg- Schindler’s List
    1992: James Foley- Glengarry Glen Ross
    1991: Jonathan Demme- Silence of the Lambs
    1990: Martin Scorsese- Goodfellas

    1989: Woody Allen- Crimes and Misdemeanors
    1988: Barry Levinson- Rain Man
    1987: Stanley Kubrick- Full Metal Jacket
    1986: David Lynch- Blue Velvet
    1985: Robert Zemeckis- Back to the Future
    1984: Wim Wenders- Paris, Texas
    1983: James L. Brooks- Terms of Endearment
    1982: Steven Spielberg- E.T: The Extra Terrestrial
    1981: Steven Spielberg- Raiders of the Lost Ark
    1980: Martin Scorsese- Raging Bull

    1979: Francis Ford Coppola- Apocolapyse Now
    1978: Michael Cimino- The Deer Hunter
    1977: George Lucas- Star Wars
    1976: Martin Scorsese- Taxi Driver
    1975: Milos Forman- One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
    1974: Mel Brooks- Blazing Saddles
    1973: William Fredkin- The Exorcist
    1972: Gerard Damaiano- Deep Throat
    1971: Stanley Kubrick- Clockwork Orange
    1970: Robert Altman- MASH

    1969: John Schlesinger- Midnight Cowboy
    1968: Stanley Kubrick- 2001: A Space Odyssey
    1967: Mike Nichols- The Graduate
    1966: Sergio Leone- The Good, the Bad, the Ugly
    1965: Robert Wise- Sound of Music
    1964: Mikhail Kalatozov- I Am Cuba
    1963: Federico Fellini- 8 1/2 
    1962: Francois Trauffant- Jules and Jim
    1961: Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins- West Side Story
    1960: Alfred Hitchcock- Psycho

    1959: Billy Wilder- Some Like It Hot
    1958: Alfred Hitchcock- Vertigo
    1957: Ingmar Bergman- Wild Strawberries
    1956: John Ford- The Searchers
    1955: John Sturges- Bad Day at Black Rock
    1954: Elia Kazan- On the Waterfront
    1953: William Wyler- Roman Holiday
    1952: Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen- Singin’ in the Rain
    1951: Vincente Minnelli and Gene Kelly- An American in Paris
    1950: Bill Wilder- Sunset Boulevard

                                                       

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    I couldn’t go back that far, but these would be my personal favorites from recent years:

    2011 – Lee Chang-dong, “Poetry”
    2010 – Lee Chang-dong, “Secret Sunshine”
    2009 – Ramin Bahrani, “Goodbye Solo”
    2008 – Andrew Stanton, “WALL-E”
    2007 – Joel and Ethan Coen, “No Country for Old Men”
    2006 – Paul Greengrass, “United 93”
    2005 – Fernando Meirelles, “The Constant Gardener”
    2004 – Clint Eastwood, “Million Dollar Baby”
    2003 – Quentin Tarantino, “Kill Bill: Volume 1”
    2002 – Peter Jackson, “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers”
    2001 – David Lynch, “Mulholland Drive”
    2000 – Steven Soderbergh, “Traffic”
    1999 – Sam Mendes, “American Beauty”
    1998 – Alex Proyas, “Dark City”

    Funny, Steven Spielberg would be my #2 choice four times: in 1998 (“Saving Private Ryan”), 2001 (“A.I. Artificial Intelligence”), 2002 (“Minority Report”), and 2005 (“Munich”).

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    #50735

    Kill Bill Volume 1 was on recently – more than anything, Sally Menke’s work on that film was very deserving.

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    Anthony
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    I am starting at 1960 and will post earlier years at a later date…and from 1980 onward I will list what I felt were snubs from people who should have been nominated or even should have won:

    1960: Alfred Hitchcock, Psycho
    1961: Stanley Kramer, Judgement at Nuremberg
    1962: David Lean, Lawrence of Arabia
    1963: Federico Fellini, 8 1/2
    1964: Stanley Kubrick, Dr. Strangelove
    1965: Robert Wise, The Sound of Music
    1966: Mike Nichols, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
    1967: Mike Nichols, The Graduate
    1968: Stanley Kubrick, 2001: A Space Odyssey
    1969: George Roy Hill, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
    1970: Robert Altman, M*A*S*H
    1971: Peter Bogdonavich, The Last Picture Show
    1972: Bob Fosse, Cabaret
    1973: Ingmar Bergman, Cries and Whisperers
    1974: Roman Polanski, Chinatown
    1975: Sidney Lumet, Dog Day Afternoon
    1976: Sidney Lumet, Network
    1977: Woody Allen, Annie Hall
    1978: Michael Cimino, The Deer Hunter
    1979: Francis Ford Coppola, Apocalypse Now
    1980: Martin Scorsese, Raging Bull
    1981: Warren Beatty, Reds
    1982: Sydney Pollack, Tootsie (I wish Alan J. Pakula had been nominated for SOPHIE’S CHOICE)
    1983: Ingmar Bergman, Fanny & Alexander
    1984: Milos Forman, Amadeus
    1985: Peter Weir, Witness
    1986: David Lynch, Blue Velvet
    1987: Norman Jewison, Moonstruck
    1988: Charles Chricton, A Fish Called Wanda
    1989: Woody Allen, Crimes and Misdemeanors
    1990: Martin Scorsese, GoodFellas
    1991: Jonathan Demme, The Silence of the Lamb
    1992: Neil Jordan, The Crying Game
    1993: Steven Spielberg, Schnidler’s List
    1994: Quentin Tarantino, Pulp Fiction
    1995: Chris Noonan, Babe
    1996: Joel Coen, Fargo
    1997: Atom Egoyan, The Sweet Hereafter
    1998: Steven Spielberg, Saving Private Ryan
    1999: Sam Mendes, American Beauty
    2000: Steven Soderbergh, Traffic
    2001: David Lynch, Mulholland Dr.
    2002: Rob Marshall, Chicago
    2003: Sofia Copolla, Lost in Translation
    2004: Martin Scorsese, The Aviator
    2005: Ang Lee, Brokeback Mountain
    2006: Clint Eastwood, Letters from Iwa Jima
    2007: Julian Schanabel, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
    2008: Gus Van Sant, Milk
    2009: Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker
    2010: David Fincher, The Social Network
    2011: It is between Scorsese (again) or Malick.
    2012: Undecided, but among the nominees, I would probably go for either Spielberg or Haneke.                   
                              

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    Laactingnyc
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    Here is my list:

    2012 – Paul Thomas Anderson – The Master
    2011 – Terrence Mallick – The Tree of Life
    2010 – Darren Aronovsky – Black Swan
    2009 – James Cameron – Avatar
    2008 – David Fincher – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    2007 – Paul Thomas Anderson – There will be Blood
    2006 – Martin Scorsese – The Departed
    2005 – Ang Lee – Brokeback Mountain
    2004 – Clint Eastwood – Million Dollar Baby
    2003 – Peter Jackson – Lord of the Rings
    2002 – Stephen Daldry – The Hours
    2001 – Ron Howard – A Beautiful Mind
    2000 – Lars Von Trier – Dancer in the Dark
    1999 – Sam Mendes – American Beauty
    1998 – Steven Spielberg – Saving Private Ryan
    1997 – James Cameron – Titanic
    1996 – Anthony Minghella – The English Patient
    1995 – Tim Robbins – Dead Man Walking
    1994 – Robert Zemeckis – Forrest Gump
    1993 – Steven Spielberg – Schindlers List
    1992 – Clint Eastwood – Unforgiven
    1991 – Jonathan Demmes – Silence of the Lambs
    1990 – Kevin Costner – Dances with Wolves
    1989 – Bruce Beresford – Driving Miss Daisy
    1988 – Barry Levinson – Rain Man
    1987 – Norman Jewison – Moonstruck
    1986 – Woody Allen – Hannah and Her Sisters
    1985 – Sydney Pollack – Out of Africa
    1984 – Milos Foreman – Amadeus
    1983 – Barbra Streisand – Yentl
    1982 – Richard Attenborough – Gandhi
    1981 – Warren Beutty – Reds
    1980 – Robert Redford – Ordinary People

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    1927: Franz
    Borzage, Seventh Heaven

    1928: Carl
    Theodor Dreyer, The Passion of Joan of Arc

    1929: Harry
    Beaumont, The Broadway Melody

    1930: Lewis
    Milestone, All quiet on the Western Front

    1931: Wesley
    Ruggles, Cimarron

    1932: Josef
    von Sternberg, Shangai Express

    1933: George
    Cukor, Little Women

    1934: Frank
    Capra, It happened one night

    1935: Frank
    Lloyd, Mutiny on Bounty

    1936: Robert
    Z. Leonard, The Great Ziegfeld

    1937: William
    Dieterle, The Life of Emile Zola

    1938: Michael
    Curtiz, Angels with dirty faces

    1939: Victor
    Fleming, Gone with the Wind

    1940: Charles
    Chaplin, The Great Dictator

    1941: Orson
    Welles, Citizen Kane

    1942: Jacques
    Tourneur, Cat People

    1943: Michael
    Curtiz, Casablanca

    1944: Otto
    Preminger, Laura

    1945: Roberto
    Rossellini, Rome, Open City

    1946: David
    Lean, Brief Encounter

    1947: Elia
    Kazan, Gentlemen’s Agreement

    1948: Vittorio
    de Sica, Bicycles Thief

    1949: William
    Wyler, The Heiress

    1950: Joseph
    L. Mankiewicz, All about Eve

    1951: John
    Huston, The African Queen

    1952: Stanley
    Donen & Gene Kelly, Singing in the Rain

    1953:
    Yasujiro Ozu, Tokyo Story

    1954: Akira
    Kurosawa, Seven Samurai

    1955:
    Delbert Mann, Marty

    1956: John
    Ford, The Searchers

    1957:
    Ingmar Bergman, The Seventh Seal

    1958:
    Alfred Hitchcock, Vertigo

    1959:
    François Truffaut, The 400 Blows

    1960: Billy
    Wilder, The Apartment

    1961: Blake
    Edwards, Breakfast at Tiffany’s

    1962: David
    Lean, Lawrence of Arabia

    1963:
    Federico Fellini, 8 ½

    1964:
    Robert Stevenson, Mary Poppins

    1965: Roman
    Polanski, Repulsion

    1966: Mike
    Nichols, Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf?

    1967:
    Arthur Penn, Bonnie and Clyde

    1968:
    Stanley Kubrick, 2001: A Space Odyssey

    1969:
    Sydney Pollack, They shoot horses, don’t they?

    1970: Eric
    Rohmer, Claire’s Knee

    1971: Peter
    Bogdanovich, The Last Picture Show

    1972:
    Francis Ford Coppola, The Godfather

    1973:
    François Truffaut, La Nuit Americaine

    1974:
    Francis Ford Coppola, The Godfather Part II

    1975:
    Sidney Lumet, Dog Day Afternoon

    1976:
    Martin Scorsese, Taxi Driver

    1977: John
    Cassavetes, Opening Night

    1978: Woody
    Allen, Interiors

    1979:
    Volker Schlöndorff, The Tin Drum

    1980:
    Martin Scorsese, Raging Bull

    1981:
    Rainer Wender Fassbinder, Lola

    1982:
    Ridley Scott, Blade Runner

    1983: Brian
    de Palma, Scarface

    1984: Wim
    Wenders, Paris, Texas

    1985: Luis
    Puenzo, The Official Story

    1986: David
    Lynch, Blue Velvet

    1987: Bille
    August, Pelle the Conqueror

    1988: Philip
    Kaufman, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

    1989:
    Giuseppe Tornatore, Cinema Paradiso

    1990: Zhang
    Yimou, Jo Dou

    1991: Coen
    Brothers, Barton Fink

    1992: Quentin
    Tarantino, Reservoir Dogs

    1993: Jane
    Campion, The Piano

    1994: Krzystof
    Kieslowski, Three Colors: Blue

    1995: Mike
    Figgis, Leaving Las Vegas

    1996: Lars
    Von Trier, Breaking the Waves

    1997: Michael
    Haneke, Funny Games

    1998: Terrence
    Malick, The Thin Red Line

    1999: Benito
    Zambrano, Solas

    2000: Lars
    Von Trier, Dancer in the Dark

    2001: David
    Lynch, Mulholland Drive

    2002: Pedro
    Almodovar, Talk to Her

    2003: Sofia
    Coppola, Lost in Translation

    2004:
    Johnathan Glazer, Birth

    2005: Jean
    Pierre and Luc Dardenne, The Child

    2006:
    Guillermo del Toro, Pan’s Labyrinth

    2007: Paul
    Thomas Anderson, There will be blood

    2008: Andrew
    Stanton, Wall-E

    2009: Luca
    Guadagnino, I am love

    2010:
    Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan

    2011:
    Asghar Farhadi, A Separation

    2012: Paul
    Thomas Anderson, The Master

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    The last 20 years.
     

    1992: Quentin Tarantino, Reservoir Dogs

    1993: Steven Spielberg, Shindler’s list

    1994: Luc Besson, The Professional

    1995: Ron Howard, Apollo 13

    1996: The Cohen Brothers, Fargo

    1997: James Cameron, Titanic 

    1998: Terrence Malick, The Thin Red Line

    1999: Sam Mendes, American Beauty


    2000:
    James Gray, The Yards

    2001: Jean Pierre Jeunet, Amélie

    2002: tie: Roman Polanski, The Pianist / Steven Spielberg, Minority Report

    2003: Peter Jackson, The Return of the King

    2004: Michel Gondry, Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind

    2005: Ang Lee, Brokeback Mountain

    2006: Martin Scorsese, The Departed

    2007: Paul Thomas Anderson, There will be blood

    2008: Guillaume Canet, Tell No One

    2009: Peter Jakson, The Lovely Bones


    2010:
    Christopher Nolan, Inception

    2011: Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist

    2012: Steven Spielberg, Lincoln 
     

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    this is a great thread!

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    I will keep adding winners as they occur to me…

    1970: Robert Altman- MASH
    1971: Bernardo Bertolucci- The Conformist
    1972: Francis Ford Coppola- The Godfather
    1973: Peter Bogdonovich- Paper Moon
    1974: Francis Ford Coppola- The Godfather Part II
    1975: Peter Weir- Picnic at Hanging Rock
    1976: Martin Scorsese- Taxi Driver
    1977: George Lucas- Star Wars
    1978: Terrence Mallick- Days of Heaven
    1979: Francis Ford Coppola- Apocalypse Now

    1980: Martin Scorsese- Raging Bull
    1981: Warren Beatty- Reds
    1982: Steven Spielberg- E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial
    1983: Ingmar Bergman- Fanny & Alexander
    1984: Jonathan Demme- Stop Making Sense
    1985: Akira Kurosawa- Ran
    1986: Woody Allen- Hannah and Her Sisters
    1987: John Boorman- Hope and Glory
    1988: Robert Zemeckis- Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
    1989: Kenneth Brannagh- Henry V

    1990: Martin Scorsese- Goodfellas
    1991: Jonathan Demme- The Silence of the Lambs
    1992: Neil Jordan- The Crying Game
    1993: Jane Campion- The Piano
    1994: Quentin Tarantino- Pulp Fiction
    1995: Bryan Singer- The Usual Suspects
    1996: Joel Coen- Fargo
    1997: Curtis Hanson- L.A. Confidential
    1998: Steven Spielberg- Saving Private Ryan
    1999: Sam Mendes- American Beauty

    2000: Ang Lee- Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
    2001: Wes Anderson- The Royal Tenenbaums
    2002: Pedro Almodovar- Talk to Her
    2003: Peter Jackson- The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
    2004: Zhang Yimou- Hero/ The House of Flying Daggers
    2005: Terrence Mallick- The New World
    2006: Clint Eastwood- Letters from Iwo Jima
    2007: Paul Thomas Anderson- There Will Be Blood
    2008: Christopher Nolan- The Dark Knight
    2009: Quentin Tarantino- Inglorious Basterds

    2010: David Fincher- The Social Network
    2011: Michel Hazanavicius- The Artist
    2012: Paul Thomas Anderson- The Master

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