Special Report

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

Source: Courtesy of Warner Bros.

1949
> Winner: John Huston
> Film: “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre”
> Lifetime Oscar wins: 2

Source: Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox

1950
> Winner: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
> Film: “A Letter to Three Wives”
> Lifetime Oscar wins: 4

Source: Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox

1951
> Winner: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
> Film: “All About Eve”
> Lifetime Oscar wins: 4

Source: Courtesy of Paramount Pictures

1952
> Winner: George Stevens
> Film: “A Place in the Sun”
> Lifetime Oscar wins: 2

Source: Courtesy of Republic Pictures

1953
> Winner: John Ford
> Film: “The Quiet Man”
> Lifetime Oscar wins: 4

Source: Courtesy of Columbia Pictures Corporation

1954
> Winner: Fred Zinnemann
> Film: “From Here to Eternity”
> Lifetime Oscar wins: 4

Source: Courtesy of Columbia Pictures Corporation

1955
> Winner: Elia Kazan
> Film: “On the Waterfront”
> Lifetime Oscar wins: 2

Source: Courtesy of United Artists

1956
> Winner: Delbert Mann
> Film: “Marty”
> Lifetime Oscar wins: 1

Source: Courtesy of Warner Bros.

1957
> Winner: George Stevens
> Film: “Giant”
> Lifetime Oscar wins: 2

Source: Courtesy of Columbia Pictures Corporation

1958
> Winner: David Lean
> Film: “The Bridge on the River Kwai”
> Lifetime Oscar wins: 2