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The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are awards of merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to recognize excellence of professionals in the film industry, including directors, actors, and writers.

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Alejandro G. Iñárritu
   directed the film   
Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
Alejandro G. Iñárritu
   directed the film   
The Revenant (2015)
Alfonso Cuarón
   directed the film   
Gravity (2013)
Ang Lee
   directed the film   
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Ang Lee
   directed the film   
Life of Pi (2012)
Anthony Minghella
   directed the film   
The English Patient (1996)
Barry Levinson
   directed the film   
Rain Man (1988)
Bernardo Bertolucci
   directed the film   
The Last Emperor (1987)
Billy Wilder
   directed the film   
The Apartment (1960)
Billy Wilder
   directed the film   
The Lost Weekend (1945)
Bob Fosse
   directed the film   
Cabaret (1972)
Carol Reed
   directed the film   
Oliver! (1968)
Clint Eastwood
   directed the film   
Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Clint Eastwood
   directed the film   
Unforgiven (1992)
Damien Chazelle
   directed the film   
La La Land (2016)
Danny Boyle
   directed the film   
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
David Lean
   directed the film   
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
David Lean
   directed the film   
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Delbert Mann
   directed the film   
Marty (1955)
Elia Kazan
   directed the film   
Gentlemen's Agreement (1947)
Elia Kazan
   directed the film   
On the Waterfront (1954)
Francis Ford Coppola
   directed the film   
The Godfather Part II (1974)
Frank Borzage
   directed the film   
Bad Girl (1932)
Frank Borzage
   directed the film   
Seventh Heaven (1928)
Frank Capra
   directed the film   
It Happened One Night (1934)
Frank Capra
   directed the film   
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)
Frank Capra
   directed the film   
You Can't Take It With You (1938)
Franklin J. Schaffner
   directed the film   
Patton (1970)
Frank Lloyd
   directed the film   
Cavalcade (1933)
Frank Lloyd
   directed the film   
The Divine Lady (1929)
Fred Zinnemann
   directed the film   
From Here to Eternity (1953)
Fred Zinnemann
   directed the film   
A Man For All Seasons (1966)
George Cukor
   directed the film   
My Fair Lady (1964)
George Roy Hill
   directed the film   
The Sting (1973)
George Stevens
   directed the film   
Giant (1956)
George Stevens
   directed the film   
A Place in the Sun (1951)
James Cameron
   directed the film   
Titanic (1997)
James L. Brooks
   directed the film   
Terms of Endearment (1983)
Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
   directed the film   
No Country for Old Men (2007)
John Ford
   directed the film   
The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
John Ford
   directed the film   
How Green Was My Valley (1941)
John Ford
   directed the film   
The Informer (1935)
John Ford
   directed the film   
The Quiet Man (1952)
John G. Avildsen
   directed the film   
Rocky (1976)
John Huston
   directed the film   
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
John Schlesinger
   directed the film   
Midnight Cowboy (1969)
Jonathan Demme
   directed the film   
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
   directed the film   
All About Eve (1950)
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
   directed the film   
A Letter to Three Wives (1949)
Kathryn Bigelow
   directed the film   
The Hurt Locker (2009)
Kevin Costner
   directed the film   
Dances With Wolves (1990)
Leo McCarey
   directed the film   
The Awful Truth (1937)
Leo McCarey
   directed the film   
Going My Way (1944)
Lewis Milestone
   directed the film   
All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
Lewis Milestone
   directed the film   
Two Arabian Knights (1928)
Martin Scorsese
   directed the film   
The Departed (2006)
Inspired by "Infernal Affairs" 2002
Mel Gibson
   directed the film   
Braveheart (1995)
Michael Cimino
   directed the film   
The Deer Hunter (1978)
Michael Curtiz
   directed the film   
Casablanca (1943)
Michel Hazanavicius
   directed the film   
The Artist (2011)
Mike Nichols
   directed the film   
The Graduate (1967)
Milos Forman
   directed the film   
Amadeus (1984)
Milos Forman
   directed the film   
One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
Norman Taurog
   directed the film   
Skippy (1931)
Oliver Stone
   directed the film   
Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
Oliver Stone
   directed the film   
Platoon (1986)
Peter Jackson
   directed the film   
The Lord of the Rings - The Return of the King (2003)
Richard Attenborough
   directed the film   
Gandhi (1982)
Robert Benton
   directed the film   
Kramer Vs. Kramer (1979)
Robert Redford
   directed the film   
Ordinary People (1980)
Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins
   directed the film   
West Side Story (1961)
Robert Wise
   directed the film   
The Sound of Music (1965)
Robert Zemeckis
   directed the film   
Forrest Gump (1994)
Roman Polanski
   directed the film   
The Pianist (2002)
Ron Howard
   directed the film   
A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Sam Mendes
   directed the film   
American Beauty (1999)
Steven Soderbergh
   directed the film   
Traffic (2000)
Steven Spielberg
   directed the film   
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Steven Spielberg
   directed the film   
Schindler's List (1993)
Sydney Pollack
   directed the film   
Out of Africa (1985)
Tom Hooper
   directed the film   
The King's Speech (2010)
Tony Richardson
   directed the film   
Tom Jones (1963)
Victor Fleming
   directed the film   
Gone With the Wind (1939)
Vincente Minnelli
   directed the film   
Gigi (1958)
Warren Beatty
   directed the film   
Reds (1981)
William Friedkin
   directed the film   
The French Connection (1971)
William Wyler
   directed the film   
Ben-Hur (1959)
William Wyler
   directed the film   
The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
William Wyler
   directed the film   
Mrs. Miniver (1942)
Woody Allen
   directed the film   
Annie Hall (1977)


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Allan R. Matthes








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