Between 2009 and 2017, 81 films received a Best Picture nomination. Collectively they racked up an impressive 157 nominations of which they’ve won 138 or 88%. Below is a breakdown of the number of times the winner of a category was also a Best Picture contender and the impact that could have on this year’s Oscars.
Best Director: 9 for 9
Only Bennet Miller (“Foxcatcher,” 2014) has received a Best Director bid without his film being nominated. This rules out a win by Pawel Pawlikowski for “Cold War.”