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Re: Best Director Shouldabeens

Postby Big Magilla » Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:33 pm

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Re: Best Director Shouldabeens

Postby FilmFan720 » Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:22 am

Big Magilla wrote:2017 Guillermo del Toro, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri


I think you may have a typo here, but I would pay big bucks to see this movie!
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Postby Big Magilla » Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:28 am

Original post updated though 2017.
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Postby Cinemanolis » Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:13 am

1935 John Ford – The Informer
1936 Charles Chaplin – Modern Times
1937 Leo McCarey – Make Way for Tomorrow
1938 Jean Renoir – Grand Illusion
1939 Jean Renoir – The Rules of the Game (2)
1940 John Ford – The Grapes of Wrath (2)
1941 Orson Welles – Citizen Kane
1942 Preston Sturges – Sullivan’s Travels
1943 Michael Curtiz - Casablanca
1944 Alfred Hitchcock - Lifeboat
1945 Michael Powell/Emeric Pressburger –Life &Death of Colonel Blimp
1946 Frank Capra – It’s a Wonderful Life
1947 Vittorio De Sica - Shoeshine
1948 Michael Powell / Emeric Pressburger – The Red Shoes (2)
1949 Vittorio De Sica – Bicycle Thieves (2)
1950 Carol Reed – The Third Man
1951 Elia Kazan – A Streetcar Named Desire
1952 Rene Clement – Forbidden Games
1953 Yasujiro Ozu – Tokyo Story
1954 Elia Kazan – On the Waterfront (2)
1955 Elia Kazan – East of Eden (3)
1956 Akira Kurosawa – 7 Samurai
1957 Stanley Kubrick – Paths of Glory
1958 Alfred Hitchcock – Vertigo (2)
1959 Billy Wilder – Some Like It Hot
1960 Alain Resnais – Hirosima Mon Amour
1961 Luchino Visconti – Rocco and His Brothers
1962 David Lean – Lawrence of Arabia
1963 Federico Fellini – 8½
1964 Mikhail Kalatozov – I Am Cuba
1965 David Lean – Dr. Zhivago (2)
1966 Mike Nichols – Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
1967 Mike Nichols – The Graduate (2)
1968 Franco Zeffirelli – Romeo and Juliet
1969 Sidney Pollack – They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?
1970 Ken Russell – Women In Love
1971 Bernardo Bertolucci – The Conformist
1972 Bob Fosse - Cabaret
1973 Francois Truffaut –Day for Night
1974 Francis Ford Coppola – The Godfather II
1975 Robert Altman - Nashville
1976 Federico Fellini – Casanova (2)
1977 Alain Resnais – Providence (2)
1978 Terrence Malick – Days of Heaven
1979 Francis Ford Coppola – Apocalypse Now (2)
1980 Martin Scorsese – Raging Bull
1981 Sidney Lumet – The Prince of the City
1982 Costas Gavras - Missing
1983 Ingmar Bergman – Fanny and Alexander
1984 Milos Forman - Amadeus
1985 Terry Gilliam - Brazil
1986 Woody Allen – Hannah and Her Sisters
1987 Louis Malle – Goodbye Children
1988 Phillip Kaufman – The Unbearable Lightness of Being
1989 Guiseppe Tornatore – Cinema Paradiso
1990 Martin Scorsese – Goodfellas (2)
1991 Jonathan Demme – The Silence of the Lambs
1992 Louis Malle – Damage (2)
1993 Steven Spielberg – Schindler’s List
1994 Quentin Tarantino – Pulp Fiction
1995 Emir Kustourica - Underground
1996 Anthony Minghella – The English Patient
1997 Curtis Hanson – L.A. Confidential
1998 Wes Anderson - Rushmore
1999 Anthony Minghella – The Talented Mr. Ripley (2)
2000 Darren Aronofsky – Requiem for a Dream
2001 Robert Altman – Gosford Park (2)
2002 Rob Marshall - Chicago
2003 Andrei Zvyagintsev – The Return
2004 Michel Gondry – Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
2005 Chan Wook Park - Oldboy
2006 Florian Henckel Von Donnersmarck – The Lives of Others
2007 Julian Schnabel – The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
2008 Danny Boyle – Slumdog Millionaire
2009 Michael Haneke – The White Ribbon
2010 David Fincher – The Social Network
2011 Terrence Malick – Tree of Life (2)
2012 Wes Anderson – Moonrise Kingdom (2)
2013 Paolo Sorrentino – The Great Beauty

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Postby ksrymy » Sat Jan 18, 2014 6:47 pm

Subject to change very frequently

1910 J. Searle Dawley, Frankenstein
1911 Francesco Bertolini, Adolfo Padovan & Giuseppe de Liguoro; L'inferno
1912 Wladyslaw Starewicz, The Cameraman's Revenge
1913 Louis Feuillade, Fantômas
1914 Giovanni Pastrone, Cabiria
1915 Louis Feuillade, Les Vampires (2)
1916 Louis Feuillade, Judex (3)
1917 Victor Sjöström, A Man There Was
1918 Victor Sjöström, The Outlaw and His Wife (2)
1919 D. W. Griffith, Broken Blossoms (2)
1920 Robert Wiene, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
1921 Victor Sjöström, The Phantom Carriage (3)
1922 F. W. Murnau, Nosferatu
1923 Fred C. Newmeyer & Sam Taylor, Safety Last!
1924 Erich von Stroheim, Greed
1925 King Vidor, The Big Parade
1926 Teinosuke Kinugasa, A Page of Madness
1927 F. W. Murnau, Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (2)
1928 Carl Th. Dreyer, The Passion of Joan of Arc
1929 Luis Buñuel, Un Chien Andalou
1930 Aleksandr Dovzhenko, Earth
1931 Fritz Lang, M
1932 Carl Th. Dreyer, Vampyr (2)
1933 Ernst Lubitsch, Design for Living
1934 Josef von Sternberg, The Scarlet Empress
1935 Alfred Hitchcock, The 39 Steps
1936 Jean Renoir, The Crime of Monsieur Lange
1937 Jean Renoir, La Grande Illusion (2)
1938 Marcel Carné, Port of Shadows
1939 Jean Renoir, The Rules of the Game (3)
1940 John Ford, The Grapes of Wrath
1941 Orson Welles, Citizen Kane
1942 Ernst Lubitsch, To Be or Not to Be (2)
1943 Maya Deren & Alexander Hammid, Meshes of the Afternoon
1944 Laurence Olivier, Henry V
1945 Marcel Carné, Children of Paradise (2)
1946 Jean Cocteau, Beauty and the Beast
1947 Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger, Black Narcissus
1948 Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger, The Red Shoes (2)
1949 Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger, The Small Back Room (3)
1950 Billy Wilder, Sunset Blvd.
1951 Billy Wilder, Ace in the Hole (2)
1952 Vittorio De Sica, Umberto D.
1953 Kenji Mizoguchi, Ugetsu
1954 Kenji Mizoguchi, Sansho the Bailiff (2)
1955 Carl Th. Dreyer, Ordet (3)
1956 Kon Ichikawa, The Burmese Harp
1957 Ingmar Bergman, Wild Strawberries
1958 Satyajit Ray, The Music Room
1959 Alain Resnais, Hiroshima mon amour
1960 Georges Franju, Eyes Without a Face
1961 Alain Resnais, Last Year at Marienbad (2)
1962 David Lean, Lawrence of Arabia
1963 Federico Fellini, 8½
1964 Hiroshi Teshigahara, Woman in the Dunes
1965 Russ Meyer; Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!
1966 Ingmar Bergman, Persona (2)
1967 Jacques Tati, Playtime
1968 Stanley Kubrick, 2001: A Space Odyssey
1969 Éric Rohmer, My Night at Maud's
1970 Éric Rohmer, Claire's Knee (2)
1971 Stanley Kubrick, A Clockwork Orange (2)
1972 Werner Herzog, Aguirre, the Wrath of God
1973 Nicolas Roeg, Don't Look Now
1974 Roman Polanski, Chinatown
1975 Robert Altman, Nashville
1976 Chantal Akerman; Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles
1977 David Lynch, Eraserhead
1978 John Carpenter, Halloween
1979 Andrei Tarkovsky, Stalker
1980 Stanley Kubrick, The Shining (3)
1981 Brian De Palma, Blow Out
1982 Ridley Scott, Blade Runner
1983 David Cronenberg, Videodrome
1984 Miloš Forman, Amadeus
1985 Elem Klimov, Come and See
1986 Andrei Tarkovsky, The Sacrifice (2)
1987 Wim Wenders, Wings of Desire
1988 David Cronenberg, Dead Ringers (2)
1989 Steven Soderbergh, sex, lies, and videotape
1990 Abbas Kiarostami, Close-up
1991 Krzysztof Kieślowski, The Double Life of Véronique
1992 Robert Altman, The Player (2)
1993 Jane Campion, The Piano
1994 Béla Tarr, Sátántangó
1995 Danny Boyle, Shallow Grave
1996 Lars von Trier, Breaking the Waves
1997 Atom Egoyan, The Sweet Hereafter
1998 Terrence Malick, The Thin Red Line
1999 Sam Mendes, American Beauty
2000 Wong Kar-wai, In the Mood for Love
2001 David Lynch, Mulholland Dr. (2)
2002 Todd Haynes, Far from Heaven
2003 Jafar Panahi, Crimson Gold
2004 Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Tropical Malady
2005 Michael Haneke, Caché
2006 Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, The Lives of Others
2007 Paul Thomas Anderson, There Will Be Blood
2008 David Fincher, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
2009 Michael Haneke, The White Ribbon (2)
2010 David Fincher, The Social Network (2)
2011 Nicolas Winding Refn, Drive
2012 Michael Haneke, Amour (3)
2013 Spike Jonze, Her
2014 Jonathan Glazer, Under the Skin
2015 George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road
2016 Denis Villeneuve, Arrival
2017 Luca Guadagnino, Call Me by Your Name

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Louis Feuillade, Victor Sjöström, Jean Renoir, Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger, Carl Th. Dreyer, Stanley Kubrick, Michael Haneke - 3
F. W. Murnau, Marcel Carné, Ernst Lubitsch, Billy Wilder, Kenji Mizoguchi, Alain Resnais, Ingmar Bergman, Éric Rohmer, Andrei Tarkovsky, David Cronenberg, Robert Altman, David Lynch, David Fincher - 2
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Re: Best Director Shouldabeens

Postby Big Magilla » Sat Jan 18, 2014 4:30 pm

Original list has been updated below.
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Best Director

1927 F.W. Murnau, Sunrise
1928 Josef Von Sternberg, The Last Command
1929 Carl Theodor Dreyer, The Passion of Joan of Arc
1930 Lewis Milestone, All Quiet on the Western Front
1931 Ernst Lubitsch, The Smiling Lieutenant
1932 Rouben Mamoulian, Love Me Tonight
1933 George Cukor, Dinner at Eight
1934 Frank Capra, It Happened One Night
1935 Frank Lloyd, Mutiny on the Bounty
1936 William Wyler, Dodsworth
1937 Leo McCarey, Make Way for Tomorrow
1938 Jean Renoir, Grand Illusion
1939 Victor Fleming, Gone With the Wind
1940 Alfred Hitchcock, Rebecca
1941 Orson Welles, Citizen Kane
1942 Preston Sturges, The Palm Beach Story
1943 Michael Curtiz, Casablanca
1944 Billy Wilder, Double Indemnity
1945 Marcel Carne, Les Enfants du Paradis
1946 William Wyler, Best Years of Our Lives
1947 Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, Black Narcissus
1948 Howard Hawks, Red River
1949 Carol Reed, The Fallen Idol
1950 Joseph L. Mankiewicz, All About Eve
1951 Elia Kazan, A Streetcar Named Desire
1952 Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly, Singin' in the Rain
1953 Fred Zinnemann, From Here to Eternity
1954 Elia Kazan, On the Waterfront (2)
1955 Satyajit Ray, Pather Panchali
1956 John Ford, The Searchers (4)
1957 David Lean, The Bridge on the River Kwai (2)
1958 Alfred Hitchcock, Vertigo (2)
1959 William Wyler, Ben-Hur
1960 Billy Wilder, The Apartment (2)
1961 Federico Fellini, La Dolce Vita
1962 David Lean, Lawrence of Arabia (3)
1963 Joseph Losey, The Servant
1964 Stanley Kubrick, Dr. Strangelove
1965 Robert Wise, The Sound of Music
1966 Fred Zinnemann, A Man for All Seasons (2)
1967 Mike Nichols, The Graduate
1968 Mel Brooks, The Producers
1969 John Schlesinger, Midnight Cowboy
1970 Ken Russell, Women in Love
1971 Peter Bogdanovich, The Last Picture Show
1972 Bob Fosse, Cabaret
1973 William Friedkin, The Exorcist
1974 Roman Polanski, Chinatown
1975 Milos Forman, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
1976 Sidney Lumet, Network
1977 Alain Resnais, Providence
1978 Michael Cimino, The Deer Hunter
1979 Peter Yates, Breaking Away
1980 Robert Redford, Ordinary People
1981 Steven Spielberg, Raiders of the Lost Ark
1982 Sydney Pollack, Tootsie
1983 Ingmar Bergman, Fanny & Alexander
1984 David Lean, A Passage to India (4)
1985 Akira Kurosawa, Ran
1986 David Lynch, Blue Velvet
1987 Louis Malle, Au Revoir les Enfants
1988 Charles Crichton, A Fish Called Wanda
1989 Danny De Vito, The War of the Roses
1990 Martin Scorsese, GoodFellas
1991 Jonathan Demme, The Silence of the Lambs
1992 Zhang Yimou, Raise the Red Lasntern
1993 Steven Spielberg, Schindler’s List
1994 Quentin Tarantino, Pulp Fiction
1995 Ang Lee, Sense and Sensibility
1996 Anthony Minghella, The English Patient
1997 Curtis Hanson, L.A. Confidential
1998 John Madden, Shakespeare in Love
1999 Sam Mendes, American Beauty
2000 Ang Lee, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
2001 Robert Altman, Gosford Park
2002 Ram Gopal Varma, Company
2003 Peter Jackson, The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
2004 Alexander Payne, Sideways
2005 Ang Lee, Brokeback Mountain
2006 Martin Scorsese, The Departed
2007 Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, No Country for Old Men
2008 Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire
2009 Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker
2010 Christopher Nolan, Inception




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1926 – Fritz Lang, Metropolis
1927 – F. W. Murnau, Sunrise
1928 – King Vidor, The Crowd
1929 – G. W. Pabst, Diary of a Lost Girl
1930 – Josef von Sternberg for Morocco
1931 – Fritz Lang, M
1932 – Yasujiro Ozu, I Was Born But
1933 – Rowland V. Lee, Zoo in Budapest
1934 – Josef von Sternberg, The Scarlet Empress
1935 – Leni Riefensthal, Triumph of the Will
1936 – Sacha Guitry, The Story of a Cheat
1937 – Leo McCarey, Make Way for Tomorrow
1938 – Jean Renoir, Rules of the Game
1939 – Victor Fleming, The Wizard of Oz
1940 – Robert Z. Leonard, Pride and Prejudice
1941 – Orson Welles, Citizen Kane
1942 – Orson Welles, The Magnificent Ambersons
1943 – Carl Dreyer, Day of Wrath
1944 – Billy Wilder, Double Indemnity
1945 – John M. Stahl, Leave Her to Heaven
1946 – John Ford, My Darling Clementine
1947 – Edmund Goulding, Nightmare Alley
1948 – Max Ophuls, Letter from an Unknown Woman
1949 – William Wyler, The Heiress
1950 – Joseph L. Mankiewicz, All About Eve
1951 – George Stevens, A Place in the Sun
1952 – Fred Zinnemann, Member of the Wedding
1953 – Yasujiro Ozu, Tokyo Story
1954 – Douglas Sirk, The Magnificent Obsession
1955 – Charles Laughton, Night of the Hunter
1956 – Robert Bresson, A Man Escaped
1957 – Ingmar Bergman, Wild Strawberries
1958 – Alfred Hitchcock, Vertigo
1959 – Alain Resnais, Hiroshima Mon Amour
1960 – Michelangelo Antonioni, L’Avventura
1961 – William Wyler, The Children’s Hour
1962 – Stanley Kubrick, Lolita
1963 – Satyajit Ray, Mahanager
1964 – Bryon Forbes, Séance on a Wet Afternoon
1965 – Robert Wise, The Sound of Music
1966 – Robert Bresson, Au Hasard Balthazar
1967 – Jean-Luc Godard, Weekend
1968 – Stanley Kubrick, 2001: A Space Odyssey
1969 – Luchino Visconti, The Damned
1970 – Ken Russell, The Music Lovers
1971 – Ken Russell, The Devils
1972 – Ken Russell, Savage Messiah
1973 – Terrence Malick, Badlands
1974 – John Waters, Female Trouble
1975 – Robert Altman, Nashville
1976 – Martin Scorsese, Taxi Driver
1977 – Robert Altman, Three Women
1978 – Woody Allen, Interiors
1979 – Bernardo Bertolucci, La Luna
1980 – Brian De Palma, Dressed to Kill
1981 – Francesco Rossi, Three Brothers
1982 – Costa-Gavras, Missing
1983 – Nicolas Roeg, Eureka
1984 – Ken Russell, Crimes of Passion
1985 – Hector Babenco, Kiss of the Spiderwoman
1986 – David Lynch, Blue Velvet
1987 – Louis Malle, La Revoir les Enfants
1988 – Philip Kaufman, The Unbearable Lightness of Being
1989 – Spike Lee for Do the Right Thing
1990 – David Lynch, Wild at Heart
1991 – Jonathan Demme, Silence of the Lambs
1992 – George Miller, Lorenzo’s Oil
1993 – Jane Campion, The Piano
1994 – Lars von Trier, The Kingdom
1995 – Pedro Almodovar, Flowers of My Secret
1996 – David Cronenberg, Crash
1997 – Carine Adler, Under the Skin
1998 – Walter Salles, Central Station
1999 – David Lynch, The Straight Story
2000 – Peter Watkins, La Commune (Paris, 1871)
2001 – Eric Rohmer, The Lady and the Duke
2002 – Peter Mullan, The Magdalene Sisters
2003 – Sofia Coppola, Lost in Translation
2004 – Mike Leigh, Vera Drake
2005 – Gregg Araki, Mysterious Skin
2006 – Todd Field, Little Children
2007 – Cristian Mungiu, 4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days
2008 – Hirokazu Koreeda, Still Walking
2009 – Tom Ford, A Single Man
2010 – Olivier Assayas, Carlos
2011 – Asghar Farhadi, A Separation
2012 – Michael Haneke, Amour
2013 – Pawel Pawlikowski, Ida
2014 – David Cronenberg, Maps to the Stars
2015 – Todd Haynes, Carol
2016 – Paul Verhoeven, Elle
2017 – Guillermo del Torro, The Shape of Water
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Postby Bruce_Lavigne » Mon Feb 27, 2006 6:31 pm

My list:

1927 Fritz Lang – Metropolis

1928 Victor Sjöström – The Wind

1929 Carl Theodor Dreyer – The Passion of Joan of Arc

1930 Lewis Milestone – All Quiet on the Western Front

1931 Charles Chaplin – City Lights

1932 Tod Browning – Freaks

1933 Fritz Lang – M

1934 Edward G. Ulmer – The Black Cat

1935 John Ford – The Informer

1936 Gregory La Cava – My Man Godfrey

1937 Leo McCarey – Make Way for Tomorrow

1938 Jean Renoir – Grand Illusion

1939 Jean Renoir – The Rules of the Game

1940 John Ford – The Long Voyage Home

1941 Orson Welles – Citizen Kane

1942 Preston Sturges – Sullivan's Travels

1943 Michael Curtiz – Casablanca

1944 Billy Wilder – Double Indemnity

1945 Michael Powell – The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

1946 Frank Capra – It's a Wonderful Life

1947 David Lean – Great Expectations

1948 John Huston – The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

1949 Vittorio De Sica – Bicycle Thieves

1950 Billy Wilder – Sunset Boulevard

1951 Jean Renoir – The River

1952 Fred Zinnemann – High Noon

1953 George Stevens – Shane

1954 Alfred Hitchcock – 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 Hitchcock – Vertigo

1959 François Truffaut – The 400 Blows

1960 Alfred Hitchcock – Psycho

1961 Robert Rossen – The Hustler

1962 David Lean – Lawrence of Arabia

1963 Federico Fellini – 8 ½

1964 Stanley Kubrick – Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

1965 Jacques Demy – The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

1966 Sergio Leone – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

1967 Arthur Penn – Bonnie and Clyde

1968 Stanley Kubrick – 2001: A Space Odyssey

1969 Sam Peckinpah – The Wild Bunch

1970 Bernardo Bertolucci – The Conformist

1971 Robert Altman – McCabe & Mrs. Miller

1972 Francis Ford Coppola – The Godfather

1973 Ingmar Bergman – Cries and Whispers

1974 Roman Polanski – Chinatown

1975 Steven Spielberg – Jaws

1976 Martin Scorsese – Taxi Driver

1977 Werner Herzog – Aguirre, the Wrath of God

1978 Michael Cimino – The Deer Hunter

1979 Woody Allen – Manhattan

1980 Martin Scorsese – Raging Bull

1981 Brian De Palma – Blow Out

1982 Ridley Scott – Blade Runner

1983 David Cronenberg – Videodrome

1984 Milos Forman – Amadeus

1985 Akira Kurosawa – Ran

1986 David Lynch – Blue Velvet

1987 John Huston – The Dead

1988 Charles Crichton – A Fish Called Wanda

1989 Spike Lee – Do the Right Thing

1990 Martin Scorsese – GoodFellas

1991 Zhang Yimou – Raise the Red Lantern

1992 Clint Eastwood – Unforgiven

1993 Jane Campion – The Piano

1994 Quentin Tarantino – Pulp Fiction

1995 Ron Howard – Apollo 13

1996 Joel Coen and Ethan Coen – Fargo

1997 Atom Egoyan – The Sweet Hereafter

1998 Wes Anderson – Rushmore

1999 Spike Jonze – Being John Malkovich

2000 Ang Lee – Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

2001 Peter Jackson – The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

2002 Peter Jackson – The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

2003 Peter Jackson – The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

2004 Michel Gondry – Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

2005 David Cronenberg – A History of Violence

2006 Alfonso Cuarón – Children of Men

2007 Joel Coen and Ethan Coen – No Country for Old Men

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Best Director Shouldabeens

Postby Big Magilla » Mon Jan 16, 2006 7:54 pm

Best Director

1927 F.W. Murnau, Sunrise
1928 King Vidor, The Crowd
1929 Carl Theodor Dreyer, The Passion of Joan of Arc
1930 Lewis Milestone, All Quiet on the Western Front
1931 Rouben Mamoulian, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
1932 Howard Hawks, Scarface
1933 George Cukor, Dinner at Eight
1934 Frank Capra, It Happened One Night
1935 Alfred Hitchcock, The 39 Steps
1936 James Whale, Show Boat
1937 Leo McCarey, Make Way for Tomorrow
1938 Jean Renoir, Grand Illusion
1939 Frank Capra, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (2)
1940 John Ford, The Grapes of Wrath
1941 John Ford, How Green Was My Valley (2)
1942 Michael Curtiz, Casablanca
1943 William A. Wellman, The Ox-Bow Incident
1944 Vincente Minnelli, Meet Me in St. Louis
1945 Leo McCarey, The Bells of St. Mary’s (2)
1946 William Wyler, The Best Years of Our Lives
1947 Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, Black Narcissus
1948 John Huston, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
1949 Vittorio De Sica, Bicycle Thieves
1950 Joseph L. Mankiewicz, All About Eve
1951 Elia Kazan, A Streetcar Named Desire
1952 John Ford, The Quiet Man (3)
1953 Fred Zinnemann, From Here to Eternity
1954 Elia Kazan, On the Waterfront (2)
1955 David Lean, Summertime
1956 John Ford, The Searchers (4)
1957 David Lean, The Bridge on the River Kwai (2)
1958 Alfred Hitchcock, Vertigo (2)
1959 Billy Wilder, Some Like It Hot
1960 Billy Wilder, The Apartment (2)
1961 Federico Fellini, La Dolce Vita
1962 David Lean, Lawrence of Arabia (3)
1963 Tony Richardson, Tom Jones
1964 George Cukor, My Fair Lady (2)
1965 Robert Wise, The Sound of Music
1966 Fred Zinnemann, A Man for All Seasons (2)
1967 Mike Nichols, The Graduate
1968 Stanley Kubrick, 2001: A Space Odyssey
1969 John Schlesinger, Midnight Cowboy
1970 Bob Rafelson, Five Easy Pieces
1971 Stanley Kubrick, A Clockwork Orange (2)
1972 Bob Fosse, Cabaret
1973 William Friedkin, The Exorcist
1974 Roman Polanski, Chinatown
1975 Robert Altman, Nashville
1976 Alan J. Pakula, All the President’s Men
1977 Woody Allen, Annie Hall
1978 Michael Cimino, The Deer Hunter
1979 Milos Forman, Hair
1980 Robert Redford, Ordinary People
1981 Warren Beatty, Reds
1982 Sidney Lumet, The Verdict
1983 Ingmar Bergman, Fanny & Alexander
1984 David Lean, A Passage to India (4)
1985 John Huston, Prizzi’s Honor (2)
1986 Oliver Stone, Platoon
1987 James L. Brooks, Broadcast News
1988 Philip Kaufman, The Unbearable Lightness of Being
1989 Oliver Stone, Born on the Fourth of July (2)
1990 Martin Scorsese, GoodFellas
1991 Jonathan Demme, The Silence of the Lambs
1992 James Ivory, Howards End
1993 Steven Spielberg, Schindler’s List
1994 Robert Zemeckis, Forrest Gump
1995 Tim Robbins, Dead Man Walking
1996 Joel Coen, Fargo
1997 Curtis Hanson, L.A. Confidential
1998 Steven Spielberg, Saving Private Ryan (2)
1999 Anthony Minghella, The Talented Mr. Ripley
2000 Edward Yang, Yi Yi
2001 Robert Altman, Gosford Park (2)
2002 Todd Haynes, Far from Heaven
2003 Jim Sheridan, In America
2004 Clint Eastwood, Million Dollar Baby
2005 Ang Lee, Brokeback Mountain
2006 Alfonso Cuaron, Children of Men
2007 Paul Thomas Anderson, There Will Be Blood
2008 David Fincher, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
2009 Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker
2010 David Fincher, The Social Network (2)
2011 Asghar Farhadi, A Separation
2012 Michael Haneke, Amour
2013 Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave
2014 Richard Linklater, Boyhood
2015 Thomas McCarthy, Spotlight
2016 Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea
2017 Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water
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