List of directors with two or more Academy Awards for Best Director


List of directors with two or more Academy Awards for Best Director

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has given the Academy Award for Best Director to directors for their work in films since the conception of the Academy Awards. The 1st Academy Awards originally featured two directing awards: one for "Dramatic Direction" (won by Frank Borzage for "7th Heaven") and one for "Comedy Direction" (won by Lewis Milestone for "Two Arabian Knights").cite web|url=http://www.moviefone.com/celebrity/frank-borzage/1845097/awards|title=Frank Borzage - Awards|publisher=Moviefone|accessdate=2008-08-23] cite web|url=http://www.moviefone.com/celebrity/lewis-milestone/1863336/awards|title=Lewis Milestone - Awards|publisher=Moviefone|accessdate=2008-08-23] The "Comedy Direction" award was not used in all subsequent ceremonies.cite web|url=http://goldderby.latimes.com/awards_goldderby/2008/01/and-the-winner.html|title=And the Oscar goes to ... you (if only for a minute)|publisher="Los Angeles Times"|author=O'Neil, Tom|date=2008-01-28|accessdate=2008-08-23]

Throughout the history of the Academy Awards, there have been directors that have received multiple Academy Awards for Best Director. As of 2008, 18 directors have received two or more Academy Awards for Best Director. Three of these directors have received more than two Academy Awards for Best Director: John Ford (four Best Director awards),cite web|url=http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2001/mar/18/features.awardsandprizes|title=http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2001/mar/18/features.awardsandprizes|title=Philip French's all-time Oscar favourites|publisher="The Guardian"|author=French, Phillip|date=2001-03-18|accessdate=2008-08-23] Frank Capra (three Best Director awards),cite web|url=http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9D0CEEDF1E3BF937A3575AC0A967958260|title=Frank Capra, Whose Films Helped America Keep Faith in Itself, Is Dead at 94|publisher="The New York Times"|author=Flint, Peter|date=1991-09-04|accessdate=2008-08-23] and William Wyler (three Best Director awards).cite web|url=http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/entertainment/2006-10/12/content_706440.htm|title=Early Oscar favorites arrive|publisher="China Daily"|date=2006-10-12|accessdate=2008-08-23]

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Directors

ee also

*List of actors with two or more Academy Awards in acting categories

Notes

*note label|Note1|A|A At the 1st Academy Awards, Frank Borzage won the "Dramatic Direction" award for "7th Heaven", and Lewis Milestone won the "Comedy Direction" award for "Two Arabian Knights".cite web|url=http://awardsdatabase.oscars.org/ampas_awards/help/statistics/director2ormore.html|title=Director 2 or more|publisher=Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences|date=2008-03-08|accessdate=2008-08-23] The "Comedy Direction" award was not used after the 1st Academy Awards.

References

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*cite web|url=http://awardsdatabase.oscars.org/ampas_awards/help/statistics/director2ormore.html|title=Director 2 or more|publisher=Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences|date=2008-03-08|accessdate=2008-08-21

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External links

* [http://www.oscars.org/awardsdatabase/ The Official Academy Awards Database]
* [http://www.oscars.org/impc_site2/index.html The Motion Picture Credits Database]
* [http://www.imdb.com/Sections/Awards/Academy_Awards_USA/ IMDb Academy Awards Page]


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