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  • Leo Grant Logan
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    Let’s speculate to see who was arguably the runner-up for the Best Director Oscar prize. My picks:

    2000s
    Ang Lee
    Peter Jackson
    Rob Marshall
    Clint Eastwood
    Martin Scorsese
    Paul Haggis
    Alejandro G. Inarritu
    Paul Thomas Anderson
    David Fincher
    James Cameron

    2010s
    David Fincher
    Martin Scorsese
    Steven Spielberg
    Steve McQueen
    Richard Linklater
    Tom McCarthy
    Barry Jenkins
    Christopher Nolan
    Spike Lee
    Sam Mendes

    2020s
    David Fincher
    Kenneth Branagh

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    Leo Grant Logan
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    1970s
    Robert Altman
    Peter Bogdanovich
    Francis Ford Coppola (The Godfather)
    William Friedkin
    Roman Polanski
    Sidney Lumet (Dog Day Afternoon)
    Sidney Lumet (Network)
    George Lucas
    Hal Ashby
    Francis Ford Coppola (Apocalypse Now)

    1980s
    Martin Scorsese
    Hugh Hudson
    Steven Spielberg
    Bruce Beresford
    David Lean
    John Huston
    Woody Allen
    Norman Jewison
    Mike Nichols
    Jim Sheridan

    1990s
    Martin Scorsese
    Oliver Stone
    James Ivory
    Jane Campion
    Quentin Tarantino
    Michael Radford
    Joel Coen
    Curtis Hanson
    John Madden
    Lasse Hallstrom

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    Leo Grant Logan
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    1960s
    Fred Zinnemann
    Stanley Kramer
    Robert Mulligan
    Elia Kazan
    Robert Stevenson
    David Lean
    Mike Nichols
    Norman Jewison
    Anthony Harvey
    George Roy Hill

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    Leo Grant Logan
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    1950s
    Billy Wilder
    Vincente Minnelli
    Cecil B. DeMille
    William Wyler
    George Seaton
    Joshua Logan (Picnic)
    Michael Anderson
    Joshua Logan (Sayonara)
    Stanley Kramer
    Jack Clayton

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    • 2021: Kenneth Branagh, Belfast
    • 2020: David Fincher, Mank
    • 2019: Sam Mendes, 1917
    • 2018: Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman
    • 2017: Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk
    • 2016: Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
    • 2015: George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road
    • 2014: Richard Linklater, Boyhood
    • 2013: Steven McQueen, 12 Years a Slave
    • 2012: Steven Spielberg, Lincoln
    • 2011: Martin Scorsese, Hugo
    • 2010: David Fincher, The Social Network
    • 2009: James Cameron, Avatar
    • 2008: Gus Van Sant, Milk
    • 2007: Paul Thomas Anderson, There Will Be Blood
    • 2006: Alejandro G. Inarittu, Babel
    • 2005: Paul Haggis, Crash
    • 2004: Martin Scorsese, The Aviator
    • 2003: Clint Eastwood, Mystic River
    • 2002: Rob Marshall, Chicago
    • 2001: Peter Jackson, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
    • 2000: Ridley Scott, Gladiator

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    Leo Grant Logan
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    1940s
    Alfred Hitchcock
    Orson Welles
    Michael Curtiz
    Henry King (The Song of Bernadette)
    Henry King (Wilson)
    Leo McCarey
    Clarence Brown
    David Lean
    Laurence Olivier
    Robert Rossen

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    Vincent Figueroa
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    1938 Michael Curtiz- Angels With Dirty Faces

    1939  John Ford-  Stagecoach

    1940  Alfred Hitchcock-Rebeca

    1941  Orson Wells  Citizen Kane

    1942 Marvin Leroy -Random Harvest

    1943 Henry King-  The Song of Bernadette

    1944  Otto Preminger- Laura

    1945 Alfred Hitchcock- Spellbound

    1946  Frank Capra It’s a Wonderful Life

    1947  David Lean- Great Expectations

    1948  Laurence Olivier-  Hamlet

    1949  Robert Rossen- All the King’s men

    1950  Billy Wilder-  Sunset  Boulevard

    1951 Vicente Minelli-  An American in Paris

    1952 Cecil B DeMille-  The Greatest Show on Earth

    1953 William Wyler- Roman Holiday

    1954 Alfred Hitchcock- Rear Window

    1955 Joshua Logan- Picnic

    1956 King Vidor-   War and Peace

    1957 Billy Wilder –  Witness for the Prosecution

    1958  Robert Wise- I Want to Live!

    1959  Jack Clayton- Room at the Top

    1960 Alfred Hitchcock- Pyscho

    1961 Federico Fellini- La Dolce Vita

    1962 Robert Mulligang- To Kill a Monckingbird

    1963  Federico Fellini- 8 1/2

    1964 Stanley Kubrick-  Doctor Strangelove

    1965 Hiroshi Teshigahara   The Woman in the Dunes

    1966 Mike Nichols  Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

    1967 Arthur Penn-   Bonnie and Clyde

    1968 Stanley Kubrick-  2001: A Space Odyssey

    1969 Costa Gavras-  Z

    1970 Robert Altman- MASH

    1971 Peter Bogdanovich- The Last Picture Show

    1972  Francis Ford Copoola- The Godfather

    1973 William Friedkin-  The Exorcist

    1974 Roman Polanski- Chinatown

    1975  Sydney Lumet- Dog Day Afternoon

    1976 Sydney Lumet- Network

    1977 George Lucas-  Star Wars

    1978 Alan Parker-  Midnight  Express

    1979 Francis Ford Coppola- Apocalypse Now

    1980  David Lynch  –  The Elephant Man

    1981 Steven Spielberg-  Raiders of the Lost Ark

    1982  Wolfgang Petersen- Daas Boot

    1983 Ingmar Bergman  -Fanny and Alexander

    1984 Roland Joffé – The Killing Fields

    1985  Akira Kurosawa- Ran

    1986 Woody  Allen- Hannah and her Sisters

    1987  John Boorman-  Hope and Glory

    1988  Alan Parker –  Mississippi Burning

    1989 Jim Sherindan-  My Left Foot

    1990 Martin Scorsese- Godfellas

    1991 Oliver Stone – JFK

    1992 James Ivory-  Howards End

    1993  Jane Campion- The Piano

    1994  Quentin Tarantino- PulpFiction

    1995 Mike Figgis- Leaving  Las Vegas

    1996  Joel Coen-  Fargo

    1997- Curtis Hanson-L.A Confidential

    1998- Peter Weir- The Truman Show

    1999- Michael Mann- The Insider

    2000-Ridley Scott (Gladiator)

    2001- Peter Jackson (The Fellowship of the Ring)

    2002-Rob Marshall ( Chicago)

    2003-Fernando Meirelles (City of God)

    2004- Martin Scorsese (  The Aviator)

    2005- Steven Spielberg (Munich)

    2006-Alejandro G. Inarritu (Babel)

    2007  Paul Thomas Anderson (There Will be Blood)

    2008- David Fincher   (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button)

    2009- James Cameron (Avatar)

    2010 David Fincher-  The Social Network

    2011 Terrence Malick-  Tree of Life

    2012- David O Russell-  Silver Linings Playbook

    2013-Steve Mcqueen-  Twelve Years of Slave

    2014- Richard Linklater-  Boyhood

    2015- George Miller – Mad Max:Fury Road

    2016- Barry Jenkins – Moonlight

    2017- Christopher Nolan- Dunkirk

    2018- Pawel Pawlikowski- Cold War

    2019- Sam Mendes- 1917

    2020-Thomas Vintenberg-Another Round

    2021- Steven Spielberg-  West Side Story

    4.Hitchcock.3-Spielberg 2-Scorsese 2-Fincher 2-Kubrick 2-Parker 2-Coppola 2-Fellini 2-Lumet 2-Wilder

     

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    Leo Grant Logan
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    1944 Otto Preminger- Laura

    1954 Alfred Hitchcock- Rear Window

    1956 King Vidor- War and Peace

    1958 Robert Wise- I Want to Live!

    1960 Alfred Hitchcock- Pyscho

    1961 Federico Fellini- La Dolce Vita

    1963 Federico Fellini- 8 1/2

    1965 Hiroshi Teshigahara The Woman in the Dunes

    1968 Stanley Kubrick- 2001: A Space Odyssey

    1982 Wolfgang Petersen- Daas Boot

    1983 Ingmar Bergman -Fanny and Alexander

    1985 Akira Kurosawa- Ran

    1995 Mike Figgis- Leaving Las Vegas

    1998- Peter Weir- The Truman Show

    2003-Fernando Meirelles (City of God)

    2018- Pawel Pawlikowski- Cold War

    2020-Thomas Vintenberg-Another Round

    I don’t see each of those as runner-ups considering none of their films made it into Best Picture.

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