Best Director Winners

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2020 Bong Joon-ho Parasite
2019 Alfonso Cuarón Roma
2018 Guillermo del Toro The Shape of Water
2017 Damien Chazelle La La Land
2016 Alejandro G. Iñárritu The Revenant
2015 Alejandro G. Iñárritu Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
2014 Alfonso Cuarón Gravity
2013 Ang Lee Life of Pi
2012 Michel Hazanavicius The Artist
2011 Tom Hooper The King's Speech
2010 Kathryn Bigelow The Hurt Locker
2009 Danny Boyle Slumdog Millionaire
2008 Ethan Coen No Country for Old Men
2007 Martin Scorsese The Departed
2006 Ang Lee Brokeback Mountain
2005 Clint Eastwood Million Dollar Baby
2004 Peter Jackson The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
2003 Roman Polanski The Pianist
2002 Ron Howard A Beautiful Mind
2001 Steven Soderbergh Traffic
2000 Sam Mendes American Beauty
1999 Steven Spielberg Saving Private Ryan
1998 James Cameron Titanic
1997 Anthony Minghella The English Patient
1996 Mel Gibson Braveheart
1995 Robert Zemeckis Forrest Gump
1994 Steven Spielberg Schindler's List
1993 Clint Eastwood Unforgiven
1992 Jonathan Demme The Silence of the Lambs
1991 Kevin Costner Dances with Wolves
1990 Oliver Stone Born on the Fourth of July
1989 Barry Levinson Rain Man
1988 Bernardo Bertolucci The Last Emperor
1987 Oliver Stone Platoon
1986 Sydney Pollack Out of Africa
1985 Milos Forman Amadeus
1984 James L. Brooks Terms of Endearment
1983 Richard Attenborough Gandhi
1982 Warren Beatty Reds
1981 Robert Redford Ordinary People
1980 Robert Benton Kramer vs. Kramer
1979 Michael Cimino The Deer Hunter
1978 Woody Allen Annie Hall
1977 John G. Avildsen Rocky
1976 Milos Forman One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
1975 Francis Ford Coppola The Godfather: Part II
1974 George Roy Hill The Sting
1973 Bob Fosse Cabaret
1972 William Friedkin The French Connection
1971 Franklin J. Schaffner Patton
1970 John Schlesinger Midnight Cowboy
1969 Carol Reed Oliver!
1968 Mike Nichols The Graduate
1967 Fred Zinnemann A Man for All Seasons
1966 Robert Wise The Sound of Music
1965 George Cukor My Fair Lady
1964 Tony Richardson Tom Jones
1963 David Lean Lawrence of Arabia
1962 Robert Wise West Side Story
1961 Billy Wilder The Apartment
1960 William Wyler Ben-Hur
1959 Vincente Minnelli Gigi
1958 David Lean The Bridge on the River Kwai
1957 George Stevens Giant
1956 Delbert Mann Marty
1955 Elia Kazan On the Waterfront
1954 Fred Zinnemann From Here to Eternity
1953 John Ford The Quiet Man
1952 George Stevens A Place in the Sun
1951 Joseph L. Mankiewicz All About Eve
1950 Joseph L. Mankiewicz A Letter to Three Wives
1949 John Huston The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
1948 Elia Kazan Gentleman's Agreement
1947 William Wyler The Best Years of Our Lives
1946 Billy Wilder The Lost Weekend
1945 Leo McCarey Going My Way
1944 Michael Curtiz Casablanca
1943 William Wyler Mrs. Miniver
1942 John Ford How Green Was My Valley
1941 John Ford The Grapes of Wrath
1940 Victor Fleming Gone with the Wind
1939 Frank Capra You Can't Take It with You
1938 Leo McCarey The Awful Truth
1937 Frank Capra Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
1936 John Ford The Informer
1935 Frank Capra It Happened One Night
1934 Frank Lloyd Cavalcade
1933 Frank Borzage Bad Girl
1932 Norman Taurog Skippy
1931 Lewis Milestone All Quiet on the Western Front
1930 Frank Lloyd The Divine Lady
1929 Frank Borzage 7th Heaven