The Academy Award for Best Director has been around since the Oscars debuted in 1929, though it was originally divided into “Dramatic” and “Comedy” categories. In the last few years, the winners have made history—Chloé Zhao's win for Nomadland in 2021 made her only the second woman and the first female of Asian descent to win in this category. Meanwhile, in 2020, Bong Joon-ho's win for Parasite made him the first South Korean filmmaker to win the prize.
Other previous winners include Jane Campion for The Power of the Dog, Alfonso Cuarón for Roma, Guillermo del Toro for The Shape of Water, Damien Chazelle for La La Land, Alejandro G. Iñárritu for The Revenant and Birdman, Ang Lee for Life of Pi, Michel Hazanavicius for The Artist, Tom Hooper for The King’s Speech, Kathryn Bigelow for The Hurt Locker, Danny Boyle for Slumdog Millionaire, Coen Brothers for No Country for Old Men and Martin Scorsese for The Departed.
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