Alfonso Cuaron just added another Best Director Oscar to his shelf with his victory for “Roma,” a personal story about growing up in Mexico City in the 1970s. The win came just five years after his first one for “Gravity
” (2013). He became the 92nd person in history to clinch that prize, beating out Yorgos Lanthimos
”), Spike Lee
”), Adam McKay
”), and Pawel Pawlikowski
”). Tour our photo gallery above of every Academy Award winner for Best Director, from the most recent winner to the very first one.
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At the first Academy Awards ceremony in 1927, two awards were given for directing: one for comedy (Lewis Milestone
for “Two Arabian Nights”), the other for drama (Frank Borzage
for “7th Heaven
”). The next year, only one prize was given.
Since 1927, only 21 directors have won this category more than once.