Special Report

Who Won the Oscar for Best Director Every Year Since the Oscars Began

Source: Courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures

2009
> Winner: Danny Boyle
> Film: “Slumdog Millionaire”
> Lifetime Oscar wins: 1

Source: Courtesy of Summit Entertainment

2010
> Winner: Kathryn Bigelow
> Film: “The Hurt Locker”
> Lifetime Oscar wins: 2

Source: Courtesy of The Weinstein Company

2011
> Winner: Tom Hooper
> Film: “The King’s Speech”
> Lifetime Oscar wins: 1

Source: Courtesy of The Weinstein Company

2012
> Winner: Michel Hazanavicius
> Film: “The Artist”
> Lifetime Oscar wins: 1

Source: Courtesy of Fox 2000 Pictures

2013
> Winner: Ang Lee
> Film: “Life of Pi”
> Lifetime Oscar wins: 2

Source: Courtesy of Warner Bros.

2014
> Winner: Alfonso Cuarón
> Film: “Gravity”
> Lifetime Oscar wins: 2

Source: Courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures

2015
> Winner: Alejandro G. Iñárritu
> Film: “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)”
> Lifetime Oscar wins: 4

Source: Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox

2016
> Winner: Alejandro G. Iñárritu
> Film: “The Revenant”
> Lifetime Oscar wins: 4

Source: Courtesy of Lionsgate

2017
> Winner: Damien Chazelle
> Film: “La La Land”
> Lifetime Oscar wins: 1

Source: Courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures

2018
> Winner: Guillermo del Toro
> Film: “The Shape of Water”
> Lifetime Oscar wins: 2