Special Report

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

Source: Courtesy of Columbia Pictures Corporation

1969
> Winner: Carol Reed
> Film: “Oliver!”
> Lifetime Oscar wins: 1

Source: Courtesy of United Artists

1970
> Winner: John Schlesinger
> Film: “Midnight Cowboy”
> Lifetime Oscar wins: 1

Source: Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox

1971
> Winner: Franklin J. Schaffner
> Film: “Patton”
> Lifetime Oscar wins: 1

Source: Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox

1972
> Winner: William Friedkin
> Film: “The French Connection”
> Lifetime Oscar wins: 1

Source: Courtesy of Allied Artists Pictures

1973
> Winner: Bob Fosse
> Film: “Cabaret”
> Lifetime Oscar wins: 1

Source: Courtesy of Universal Pictures

1974
> Winner: George Roy Hill
> Film: “The Sting”
> Lifetime Oscar wins: 1

Source: Courtesy of Paramount Pictures

1975
> Winner: Francis Ford Coppola
> Film: “The Godfather: Part II”
> Lifetime Oscar wins: 5

Source: Courtesy of United Artists

1976
> Winner: Milos Forman
> Film: “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”
> Lifetime Oscar wins: 2

Source: Courtesy of United Artists

1977
> Winner: John G. Avildsen
> Film: “Rocky”
> Lifetime Oscar wins: 1

Source: Courtesy of United Artists

1978
> Winner: Woody Allen
> Film: “Annie Hall”
> Lifetime Oscar wins: 4