Academy Award Best Director

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Since the very first Oscar ceremony in 1929, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has honored the year’s most outstanding achievement in directing.

Last updated: March 4, 2018.

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    7th Heaven

    1927, in 10 top lists Check
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    Two Arabian Knights

    1927, in 0 top lists Check
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    The Divine Lady

    1929, in 1 top list Check
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    All Quiet on the Western Front

    1930, in 17 top lists Check
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    Skippy

    1931, in 1 top list Check
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    Bad Girl

    1931, in 1 top list Check
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    Cavalcade

    1933, in 4 top lists Check
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    It Happened One Night

    1934, in 26 top lists Check
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    The Informer

    1935, in 7 top lists Check
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    Mr. Deeds Goes to Town

    1936, in 10 top lists Check
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    The Awful Truth

    1937, in 14 top lists Check
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    You Can't Take It with You

    1938, in 5 top lists Check
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    Gone with the Wind

    1939, in 30 top lists Check
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    The Grapes of Wrath

    1940, in 22 top lists Check
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    How Green Was My Valley

    1941, in 11 top lists Check
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    Mrs. Miniver

    1942, in 9 top lists Check
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    Casablanca

    1942, in 36 top lists Check
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    Going My Way

    1944, in 6 top lists Check
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    The Lost Weekend

    1945, in 16 top lists Check
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    The Best Years of Our Lives

    1946, in 27 top lists Check
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    Gentleman's Agreement

    1947, in 4 top lists Check
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    The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

    1948, in 25 top lists Check
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    A Letter to Three Wives

    1949, in 3 top lists Check
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    All About Eve

    1950, in 23 top lists Check
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    A Place in the Sun

    1951, in 13 top lists Check
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    The Quiet Man

    1952, in 15 top lists Check
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    From Here to Eternity

    1953, in 12 top lists Check
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    On the Waterfront

    1954, in 31 top lists Check
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    Marty

    1955, in 11 top lists Check
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    Giant

    1956, in 9 top lists Check
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    The Bridge on the River Kwai

    1957, in 30 top lists Check
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    Gigi

    1958, in 11 top lists Check
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    Ben-Hur

    1959, in 23 top lists Check
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    The Apartment

    1960, in 26 top lists Check
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    West Side Story

    1961, in 22 top lists Check
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    Lawrence of Arabia

    1962, in 40 top lists Check
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    Tom Jones

    1963, in 11 top lists Check
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    My Fair Lady

    1964, in 18 top lists Check
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    The Sound of Music

    1965, in 21 top lists Check
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    A Man for All Seasons

    1966, in 13 top lists Check
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    The Graduate

    1967, in 25 top lists Check
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    Oliver!

    1968, in 6 top lists Check
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    Midnight Cowboy

    1969, in 22 top lists Check
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    Patton

    1970, in 13 top lists Check
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    The French Connection

    1971, in 19 top lists Check
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    Cabaret

    1972, in 22 top lists Check
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    The Sting

    1973, in 16 top lists Check
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    The Godfather: Part II

    1974, in 27 top lists Check
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    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    1975, in 33 top lists Check
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    Rocky

    1976, in 20 top lists Check
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