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Oscars for Best Director 1990-2021

Can you name Academy Award winners for Best Director from 1990 to 2021?
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1. Who won the Academy Award for Best Director in 1990?
Francis Ford Coppola (The Godfather Part III)
Barbet Schroeder (Reversal of Fortune)
Kevin Costner (Dances with Wolves)
Stephen Frears (The Grifters)
Martin Scorsese (Goodfellas)
2. Who won the Academy Award for Best Director in 1991?
Ridley Scott (Thelma & Louise)
Barry Levinson (Bugsy)
Oliver Stone (JFK)
Jonathan Demme (The Silence of the Lambs)
John Singleton (Boyz n the Hood)
3. Who won the Academy Award for Best Director in 1992?
James Ivory (Howards End)
Clint Eastwood (Unforgiven)
Neil Jordan (The Crying Game)
Martin Brest (Scent of a Woman)
Robert Altman (The Player)
4. Who won the Academy Award for Best Director in 1993?
Jim Sheridan (In the Name of the Father)
Steven Spielberg (Schindler's List)
Jane Campion (The Piano)
James Ivory (The Remains of the Day)
Robert Altman (Short Cuts)
5. Who won the Academy Award for Best Director in 1994?
Robert Redford (Quiz Show)
Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump)
Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction)
Krzysztof Kieślowski (Three Colours: Red)
Woody Allen (Bullets over Broadway)
6. Who won the Academy Award for Best Director in 1995?
Chris Noonan (Babe)
Mel Gibson (Braveheart)
Michael Radford (Il Postino: The Postman)
Mike Figgis (Leaving Las Vegas)
Tim Robbins (Dead Man Walking)
7. Who won the Academy Award for Best Director in 1996?
Joel Coen (Fargo)
Miloš Forman (The People vs. Larry Flynt)
Mike Leigh (Secrets & Lies)
Anthony Minghella (The English Patient)
Scott Hicks (Shine)
8. Who won the Academy Award for Best Director in 1997?
Curtis Hanson (L.A. Confidential)
Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting)
Atom Egoyan (The Sweet Hereafter)
James Cameron (Titanic)
Peter Cattaneo (The Full Monty)
9. Who won the Academy Award for Best Director in 1998?
Steven Spielberg (Saving Private Ryan)
Roberto Benigni (Life Is Beautiful)
Peter Weir (The Truman Show)
Terrence Malick (The Thin Red Line)
John Madden (Shakespeare in Love Award winner)
10. Who won the Academy Award for Best Director in 1999?
M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense)
Lasse Hallström (The Cider House Rules)
Michael Mann (The Insider)
Spike Jonze (Being John Malkovich)
Sam Mendes (American Beauty)
11. Who won the Academy Award for Best Director in 2000?
Steven Soderbergh (Erin Brockovich)
Ridley Scott (Gladiator)
Steven Soderbergh (Traffic)
Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot)
Ang Lee (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon)
12. Who won the Academy Award for Best Director in 2001?
Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind)
Robert Altman (Gosford Park)
Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring)
Ridley Scott (Black Hawk Down)
David Lynch (Mulholland Drive)
13. Who won the Academy Award for Best Director in 2002?
Martin Scorsese (Gangs of New York)
Roman Polanski (The Pianist)
Stephen Daldry (The Hours)
Pedro Almodóvar (Talk to Her)
Rob Marshall (Chicago)
14. Who won the Academy Award for Best Director in 2003?
Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King)
Clint Eastwood (Mystic River)
Peter Weir (Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World)
Sofia Coppola (Lost in Translation)
Fernando Meirelles (City of God)
15. Who won the Academy Award for Best Director in 2004?
Martin Scorsese (The Aviator)
Taylor Hackford (Ray)
Clint Eastwood (Million Dollar Baby)
Alexander Payne (Sideways)
Mike Leigh (Vera Drake)
16. Who won the Academy Award for Best Director in 2005?
Steven Spielberg (Munich)
George Clooney (Good Night, and Good Luck)
Paul Haggis (Crash)
Bennett Miller (Capote)
Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain)
17. Who won the Academy Award for Best Director in 2006?
Paul Greengrass (United 93)
Martin Scorsese (The Departed)
Clint Eastwood (Letters from Iwo Jima)
Stephen Frears (The Queen)
Alejandro González Iñárritu (Babel)
18. Who won the Academy Award for Best Director in 2007?
Coen Brothers (No Country for Old Men)
Tony Gilroy (Michael Clayton)
Paul Thomas Anderson (There Will Be Blood)
Julian Schnabel (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly)
Jason Reitman (Juno)
19. Who won the Academy Award for Best Director in 2008?
David Fincher (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button)
Ron Howard (Frost/Nixon)
Gus Van Sant (Milk)
Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire)
Stephen Daldry (The Reader)
20. Who won the Academy Award for Best Director in 2009?
Jason Reitman (Up in the Air)
James Cameron (Avatar)
Lee Daniels (Precious)
Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker)
Quentin Tarantino (Inglourious Basterds)
21. Who won the Academy Award for Best Director in 2010?
Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan)
Tom Hooper (The King's Speech)
Coen Brothers (True Grit)
David Fincher (The Social Network)
David O. Russell (The Fighter)
22. Who won the Academy Award for Best Director in 2011?
Terrence Malick (The Tree of Life)
Martin Scorsese (Hugo)
Alexander Payne (The Descendants)
Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist)
Woody Allen (Midnight in Paris)
23. Who won the Academy Award for Best Director in 2012?
David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook)
Steven Spielberg (Lincoln)
Ang Lee (Life of Pi)
Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild)
Michael Haneke (Amour)
24. Who won the Academy Award for Best Director in 2013?
Martin Scorsese (The Wolf of Wall Street)
Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave Award winner)
Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity)
Alexander Payne (Nebraska)
David O. Russell (American Hustle)
25. Who won the Academy Award for Best Director in 2014?
Bennett Miller (Foxcatcher)
Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game)
Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
Richard Linklater (Boyhood)
Alejandro González Iñárritu (Birdman)
26. Who won the Academy Award for Best Director in 2015?
Adam McKay (The Big Short)
Tom McCarthy (Spotlight Award winner)
Lenny Abrahamson (Room)
Alejandro González Iñárritu (The Revenant)
George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road)
27. Who won the Academy Award for Best Director in 2016?
Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea)
Damien Chazelle (La La Land)
Mel Gibson (Hacksaw Ridge)
Barry Jenkins (Moonlight Award winner)
Denis Villeneuve (Arrival)
28. Who won the Academy Award for Best Director in 2017?
Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk)
Jordan Peele (Get Out)
Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird)
Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water)
Paul Thomas Anderson (Phantom Thread)
29. Who won the Academy Award for Best Director in 2018?
Paweł Pawlikowski (Cold War)
Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman)
Alfonso Cuarón (Roma)
Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favourite)
Adam McKay (Vice)
30. Who won the Academy Award for Best Director in 2019?
Martin Scorsese (The Irishman)
Bong Joon-ho (Parasite)
Sam Mendes (1917)
Todd Phillips (Joker)
Quentin Tarantino (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood)
31. Who won the Academy Award for Best Director in 2020?
David Fincher (Mank)
Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman)
Chloe Zhao (Nomadland)
Lee Isaac Chung (Minari)
Thomas Vinterberg (Another Round)
32. Who won the Academy Award for Best Director in 2021?
Jane Campion (The Power of the Dog)
Steven Spielberg (West Side Story)
Paul Thomas Anderson (Licorice Pizza)
Kenneth Branagh (Belfast)
Ryusuke Hamaguchi (Drive My Car)
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