> Director: Guillermo del Toro
> Movie: The Shape of Water (also won Best Picture)
> All Best Director Oscars for del Toro: 1 win, 1 nomination
> Avg. IMDb score for del Toro-helmed films: 7.0/10
> Total number of films directed by del Toro: 10
Though nominated for an Oscar prior to 2018, Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro did not win until 2018 when he took home Best Director and Best Picture for sci-fi fable “The Shape of Water.” Del Toro bested industry giants including Paul Thomas Anderson and Christopher Nolan, as well as newer talents Jordan Peele and Greta Gerwig, to win the directing award.
> Director: Alfonso Cuarón
> Movie: Roma
> All Best Director Oscars for Cuarón: 2 wins, 2 nominations
> Avg. IMDb score for Cuarón-helmed films: 7.7/10
> Total number of films directed by Cuarón: 3
Alfonso Cuarón, who had already made history by becoming the first Mexican-born filmmaker to win an Oscar for Best Director in 2014 for “Gravity,” burnished his cinematic credentials by winning for Best Director in 2019 for the film “Roma,” an autobiographical movie about a middle class family in Mexico City. The motion picture was also the first Mexican film to win a foreign-language Oscar.
> Director: Bong Joon Ho
> Movie: Parasite (also won Best Picture)
> All Best Director Oscars for Joon Ho: 1 win, 1 nomination
> Avg. IMDb score for Joon Ho-helmed films: 7.6/10
> Total number of films directed by Joon Ho: 7
South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon Ho’s “Parasite” surprised many by winning Best Picture at the 2020 Oscars despite being among the lesser seen nominees. Reception of the film has been near universally positive, however, especially among critics, who have given it a 98% Freshness rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The film tells the story of a lower-class family that dupes a wealthier family into employing them with unexpected results.
> Director: Chloé Zhao
> Movie: Nomadland (also won Best Picture)
> All Best Director Oscars for Zhao: 1 win, 1 nomination
> Avg. IMDb score for Zhao-helmed films: 7.3/10
> Total number of films directed by Zhao: 3
“Nomadland” filmmaker Chloé Zhao made history as the first woman of color to be nominated for — and win — an Oscar for Best Director. “Nomadland” follows a woman who decides to travel across the American West, living out of a van, after she loses everything during the Great Recession of 2007-2009.
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