Best Directing Nominees


William Wyler
Wuthering Heights
The Letter
The Little Foxes
* Mrs. Miniver
* The Best Years Of Our Lives
The Heiress
Detective Story
Roman Holiday
Friendly Persuasion
* Ben-Hur
The Collector



Martin Scorsese
Raging Bull
The Last Temptation Of Christ
Gangs of New York
The Aviator
* The Departed
The Wolf of Wall Street
The Irishman



Billy Wilder
Double Indemnity
* The Lost Weekend
Sunset Boulevard
Stalag 17
Witness For The Prosecution
Some Like It Hot
* The Apartment



Woody Allen
* Annie Hall
Broadway Danny Rose
Hannah and Her Sisters
Crimes and Misdemeanors
Bullets Over Broadway
Midnight In Paris

David Lean
Brief Encounter
Great Expectations
* The Bridge on the River Kwai
* Lawrence of Arabia
Doctor Zhivago
A Passage To India

Steven Spielberg
Close Encounters Of The Third Kind
Raiders of the Lost Ark
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
* Schindler’s List
* Saving Private Ryan
West Side Story

Fred Zinnemann
The Search
High Noon
* From Here To Eternity
The Nun’s Story
The Sundowners
* A Man For All Seasons



Frank Capra
Lady For a Day
* It Happened One Night
* Mr. Deeds Goes To Town
* You Can’t Take It With You
Mr. Smith Goes To Washington
It’s A Wonderful Life



Clarence Brown
Anna Christie/Romance
A Free Soul
The Human Comedy
National Velvet
The Yearling

George Cukor
Little Women
The Philadelphia Story
A Double Life
Born Yesterday
* My Fair Lady

Michael Curtiz
Captain Blood
Angels With Dirty Faces
Four Daughters
Yankee Doodle Dandy
* Casablanca

John Ford
* The Informer
* The Grapes of Wrath
* How Green Was My Valley
* The Quiet Man

Alfred Hitchcock
Rear Window

John Huston
* The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
The Asphalt Jungle
The African Queen
Moulin Rouge
Prizzi’s Honor

Elia Kazan
* Gentleman’s Agreement
A Streetcar Named Desire
* On The Waterfront
East Of Eden
America America

George Stevens
The More The Merrier
* A Place In The Sun
* Giant
The Diary of Anne Frank

King Vidor
The Crowd
The Champ
The Citadel
War And Peace

Robert Altman
The Player
Short Cuts
Gosford Park



Francis Ford Coppola
The Godfather
* The Godfather Part II
Apocalypse Now
The Godfather Part III

Clint Eastwood
* Unforgiven
Mystic River
* Million Dollar Baby
Letters From Iwo Jima

Federico Fellini
La Dolce Vita
8 1/2
Fellini Satyricon

Stanley Kubrick
Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb
2001: A Space Odyssey
A Clockwork Orange
Barry Lyndon

Frank Lloyd
The Divine Lady
Drag/Weary River
* Cavalcade
Mutiny On the Bounty

Sidney Lumet
12 Angry Men
Dog Day Afternoon
The Verdict

Joseph L. Mankiewicz
* A Letter To Three Wives
* All About Eve
Five Fingers

Mike Nichols
Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf
* The Graduate
Working Girl

Peter Weir
Dead Poets Society
The Truman Show
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World



Paul Thomas Anderson
There Will Be Blood
Phantom Thread
Licorice Pizza

Ingmar Bergman
Cries And Whispers
Face To Face
Fanny & Alexander

Richard Brooks
Cat On A Hot Tin Roof
The Professionals
In Cold Blood

Joel Coen
* No Country For Old Men
True Grit

Stephen Daldry
Billy Elliot
The Hours
The Reader

David Fincher
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Social Network

Milos Forman
* One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
* Amadeus
The People Vs. Larry Flynt

Bob Fosse
* Cabaret
All That Jazz

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
* Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
* The Revenant

James Ivory
A Room With A View
Howards End
The Remains of the Day

Norman Jewison
In The Heat of the Night
Fiddler On the Roof

Stanley Kramer
The Defiant Ones
Judgment At Nuremberg
Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner

Ang Lee
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
* Brokeback Mountain
* Life of Pi

Ernst Lubitsch
The Patriot
The Love Parade
Heaven Can Wait

David Lynch
The Elephant Man
Blue Velvet
Mulholland Drive

Leo McCarey
* The Awful Truth
Going My Way
The Bells of St. Mary’s

Lewis Milestone
Two Arabian Knights
All Quiet On The Western Front
The Front Page

Alexander Payne
The Descendants

Arthur Penn
The Miracle Worker
Bonnie And Clyde
Alice’s Restaurant

Roman Polanski
* The Pianist

Sydney Pollack
They Shoot Horses Don’t They
* Out of Africa

Carol Reed
The Fallen Idol
The Third Man
* Oliver

David O. Russell
The Fighter
Silver Linings Playbook
American Hustle

John Schlesinger
* Midnight Cowboy
Sunday Bloody Sunday

Ridley Scott
Thelma & Louise
Black Hawk Down

Oliver Stone
* Platoon
* Born on The Fourth Of July

3 Quentin Tarantino Pulp Fiction, Inglourious Basterds, Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood
3 William Wellman A Star Is Born, Battleground, The High and the Mighty
3 Robert Wise I Want To Live!, West Side Story, The Sound of Music
3 Sam Wood Goodbye Mr. Chips, Kitty Foyle, Kings Row
2 Warren Beatty Heaven Can Wait, Reds
2 Robert Benton Kramer Vs. Kramer, Places In The Heart
2 Bernardo Bertolucci Last Tango In Paris, The Last Emperor
2 John Boorman Deliverance, Hope and Glory
2 Frank Borzage 7th Heaven, Bad Girl
2 Kenneth Branagh Henry V, Belfast
2 James Cameron Titanic, Avatar
2 Jane Campion The Piano, The Power of the Dog
2 Ethan Coen No Country For Old Men, True Grit
2 Alfonso Cuaron Gravity, Roma
2 Stephen Frears The Grifters, The Queen
2 William Friedkin The French Connection, The Exorcist
2 Mel Gibson Braveheart, Hacksaw Ridge
2 Lasse Hallstrom My Life As A Dog, The Cider House Rules
2 George Roy Hill Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Sting
2 Ron Howard A Beautiful Mind, Frost/Nixon
2 Peter Jackson The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
2 Barry Jenkins Moonlight
2 Roland Joffe The Killing Fields, The Mission
2 Henry King The Song Of Bernadette, Wilson
2 Gregory La Cava My Man Godfrey, Stage Door
2 Mike Leigh Secrets & Lies, Vera Drake
2 Robert Leonard The Divorcee, The Great Ziegfeld
2 Barry Levinson Rain Man, Bugsy
2 Joshua Logan Picnic, Sayonara
2 George Lucas American Graffiti, Star Wars
2 Terrence Malick The Thin Red Line, The Tree Of Life
2 Adam McKay The Big Short, Vice
2 Sam Mendes American Beauty, 1917
2 Bennett Miller Capote, Foxcatcher
2 Vincente Minnelli An American In Paris, Gigi
2 Alan Parker Midnight Express, Mississippi Burning
2 Otto Preminger Laura, The Cardinal
2 Robert Redford Ordinary People, Quiz Show
2 Jason Reitman Juno, Up In The Air
2 Mark Robson Peyton Place, The Inn Of the Sixth Happiness
2 Robert Rossen All The King’s Men, The Hustler
2 Jim Sheridan My Left Foot, In The Name of the Father
2 Steven Soderbergh Erin Brockovich, Traffic
2 Norman Taurog Skippy, Boys Town
2 W.S. Van Dyke The Thin Man, San Francisco
2 Gus Van Sant Good Will Hunting, Milk
2 Josef von Sternberg Morocco, Shanghai Express
2 Peter Yates Breaking Away, The Dresser
1 Lenny Abrahamson Room
1 Pedro Almodovar Talk To Her
1 Michael Anderson Around The World In 80 Days
1 Wes Anderson The Grand Budapest Hotel
1 Michelangelo Antonioni Blow-Up
1 Darren Aronofsky Black Swan
1 Hal Ashby Coming Home
1 Richard Attenborough Gandhi
1 John G. Avildsen Rocky
1 Hector Babenco Kiss of the Spider Woman
1 Lionel Barrymore Madame X
1 Harry Beaumont The Broadway Melody
1 Roberto Benigni Life Is Beautiful
1 Bruce Beresford Tender Mercies
1 Kathryn Bigelow The Hurt Locker
1 Peter Bogdanovich The Last Picture Show
1 Bong Joon Ho Parasite
1 Danny Boyle Slumdog Millionaire
1 Herbert Brenon Sorrell and Son
1 Martin Brest Scent of a Woman
1 James L. Brooks Terms of Endearment
1 Michael Cacoyannis Zorba The Greek
1 Jack Cardiff Sons and Lovers
1 John Cassavetes A Woman Under The Influence
1 Peter Cattaneo The Full Monty
1 Damien Chazelle La La Land
1 Lee Isaac Chung Minari
1 Michael Cimino The Deer Hunter
1 Jack Clayton Room At The Top
1 George Clooney Good Night and Good Luck
1 Sofia Coppola Lost In Translation
1 Costa-Gavras Z
1 Kevin Costner Dances With Wolves
1 Charles Crichton A Fish Called Wanda
1 Irving Cummings In Old Arizona
1 Lee Daniels Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire
1 Jules Dassin Never On Sunday
1 Guillermo del Toro The Shape Of Water
1 Cecil B. DeMille The Greatest Show On Earth
1 Jonathan Demme The Silence of the Lambs
1 William Dieterle The Life of Emile Zola
1 Edward Dmytryk Crossfire
1 Atom Egoyan The Sweet Hereafter
1 John Farrow Wake Island
1 Emerald Fennell Promising Young Woman
1 Mike Figgis Leaving Las Vegas
1 Victor Fleming Gone With The Wind
1 Sidney Franklin The Good Earth
1 Pietro Germi Divorce Italian Style
1 Greta Gerwig Lady Bird
1 Tony Gilroy Michael Clayton
1 Peter Glenville Becket
1 Paul Greengrass United 93
1 Taylor Hackford Ray
1 Paul Haggis Crash
1 Alexander Hall Here Comes Mr. Jordan
1 Ryusuke Hamaguchi Drive My Car
1 Michael Haneke Amour
1 Curtis Hanson L.A. Confidential
1 Anthony Harvey The Lion In Winter
1 Henry Hathaway The Lives of a Bengal Lancer
1 Howard Hawks Sergeant York
1 Michel Hazanavicius The Artist
1 Buck Henry Heaven Can Wait
1 Scott Hicks Shine
1 Arthur Hiller Love Story
1 Tom Hooper The King’s Speech
1 Hugh Hudson Chariots of Fire
1 Spike Jonze Being John Malkovich
1 Neil Jordan The Crying Game
1 Krzysztof Kieslowski Red
1 Henry Koster The Bishop’s Wife
1 Akira Kurosawa Ran
1 Walter Lang The King and I
1 Yorgos Lanthimos The Favourite
1 Spike Lee BlacKkKlansman
1 Claude Lelouch A Man and A Woman
1 Mervyn LeRoy Random Harvest
1 Richard Linklater Boyhood
1 Anatole Litvak The Snake Pit
1 Kenneth Lonergan Manchester By The Sea
1 Adrian Lyne Fatal Attraction
1 John Madden Shakespeare In Love
1 Louis Malle Atlantic City
1 Delbert Mann Marty
1 Michael Mann The Insider
1 Rob Marshall Chicago
1 Tom McCarthy Spotlight
1 Steve McQueen 12 Years A Slave
1 Fernando Meirelles City of God
1 George Miller Mad Max: Fury Road
1 Anthony Minghella The English Patient
1 Edouard Molinaro La Cage Aux Folles
1 Robert Mulligan To Kill A Mockingbird
1 Jean Negulesco Johnny Belinda
1 Christopher Nolan Dunkirk
1 Chris Noonan Babe
1 Laurence Olivier Hamlet
1 Alan J. Pakula All The President’s Men
1 Pawel Pawlikowski Cold War
1 Jordan Peele Get Out
1 Frank Perry David and Lisa
1 Wolfgang Petersen Das Boot
1 Todd Phillips Joker
1 Gillo Pontecorvo Battle of Algiers
1 Michael Radford Il Postino
1 Jean Renoir The Southerner
1 Tony Richardson Tom Jones
1 Martin Ritt Hud
1 Tim Robbins Dead Man Walking
1 Jerome Robbins West Side Story
1 Herbert Ross The Turning Point
1 Wesley Ruggles Cimarron
1 Richard Rush The Stunt Man
1 Ken Russell Women In Love
1 Mark Rydell On Golden Pond
1 Franklin J. Schaffner Patton
1 Victor Schertzinger One Night Of Love
1 Julian Schnabel The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
1 Barbet Schroeder Reversal Of Fortune
1 George Seaton The Country Girl
1 M. Night Shyamalan The Sixth Sense
1 John Singleton Boyz N The Hood
1 Robert Siodmak The Killers
1 Robert Stevenson Mary Poppins
1 John Sturges Bad Day At Black Rock
1 Hiroshi Teshigahara Woman In The Dunes
1 J. Lee Thompson The Guns Of Navarone
1 Jan Troell The Emigrants
1 Francois Truffaut Day For Night
1 Morten Tyldum The Imitation Game
1 Denis Villeneuve Arrival
1 Thomas Vinterberg Another Round
1 Charles Walters Lili
1 Orson Welles Citizen Kane
1 Lina Wertmuller Seven Beauties
1 Ted Wilde Speedy
1 Franco Zeffirelli Romeo and Juliet
1 Benh Zeitlin Beasts of the Southern Wild
1 Robert Zemeckis Forrest Gump
1 Chloe Zhao Nomadland