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    Thoughts on which never-winning director SHOULD have won?

    My ranking: 
    1) Alfred Hitchcock
    2) Stanley Kramer
    3) Federico Fellini
    4) 
    Howard Hawks
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    Robert Altman
    6) Sidney Lumet
    7) Norman Jewison
    8) Cecil B. DeMille
    9) Ridley Scott

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    I voted for Robert Altman, even though Stanley Kubrick is the biggest travesty to have never won director – I didn’t vote for him because he has an Oscar (for Special Effects), and that softens the blow somewhat.

    When he dies, David Lynch is going to rule this topic.  

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    I voted for Robert Altman, even though Stanley Kubrick is the biggest travesty to have never won director – I didn’t vote for him because he has an Oscar (for Special Effects), and that softens the blow somewhat.

    When he dies, David Lynch is going to rule this topic.  

    From IMDB: “The only Oscar won by the film was for special visual effects. It was awarded toStanley Kubrick – and was his sole win from 13 nominations. However, while Kubrick designed much of the look of the film and its effects, many of the technicians involved felt it was wrong for him to receive the sole credit. Following this controversy, the Academy tightened it eligibility rules.” 

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    The Oscars are uninterested in auteurs. The screenplay categories are where auteur “writer-directors” receive their recognition. Journeymen and actors turned directors dominated Best Director.

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    Hitchcock. RIDICULOUS. UNFORGIVABLE

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    Hitchcock

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    Hitchcock not being nominated for Vertigo is the single worst tragedy in this category’s history.  Even more so than some of the nominated directors who were passed over for lesser winners.  Also Billy Wilder was great, but Hitchcock should’ve won for Psycho (though he admired The Apartment) and Rebecca.

    Looking at noms/wins, Carol Reed clearly won for the wrong film in his career, beating two masterpieces Battle of Algiers and 2001, two films representing the very best of the war and sci-fi genres in cinema history.   

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    Hitchcock and Kubrick definitly. Lynch is another one assuming he isn’t planning on making another movie which it seems like he isn’t in any rush to do since his last movie came out in 2006. 

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