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Oscars for Best Director 1990-2022

Can you name Academy Award winners for Best Director from 1990 to 2022?
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1. 1990
Barbet Schroeder (Reversal of Fortune)
Stephen Frears (The Grifters)
Francis Ford Coppola (The Godfather Part III)
Kevin Costner (Dances with Wolves)
2. 1991
John Singleton (Boyz n the Hood)
Jonathan Demme (The Silence of the Lambs)
Ridley Scott (Thelma & Louise)
Barry Levinson (Bugsy)
3. 1992
Robert Altman (The Player)
Clint Eastwood (Unforgiven)
Martin Brest (Scent of a Woman)
James Ivory (Howards End)
4. 1993
James Ivory (The Remains of the Day)
Steven Spielberg (Schindler's List)
Robert Altman (Short Cuts)
Jane Campion (The Piano)
5. 1994
Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump)
Robert Redford (Quiz Show)
Woody Allen (Bullets over Broadway)
Krzysztof Kieślowski (Three Colours: Red)
6. 1995
Mel Gibson (Braveheart)
Michael Radford (Il Postino: The Postman)
Chris Noonan (Babe)
Mike Figgis (Leaving Las Vegas)
7. 1996
Anthony Minghella (The English Patient)
Miloš Forman (The People vs. Larry Flynt)
Scott Hicks (Shine)
Joel Coen (Fargo)
8. 1997
Atom Egoyan (The Sweet Hereafter)
Peter Cattaneo (The Full Monty)
Curtis Hanson (L.A. Confidential)
James Cameron (Titanic)
9. 1998
Roberto Benigni (Life Is Beautiful)
John Madden (Shakespeare in Love)
Terrence Malick (The Thin Red Line)
Steven Spielberg (Saving Private Ryan)
10. 1999
Michael Mann (The Insider)
Spike Jonze (Being John Malkovich)
Lasse Hallström (The Cider House Rules)
Sam Mendes (American Beauty)
11. 2000
Ang Lee (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon)
Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot)
Ridley Scott (Gladiator)
Steven Soderbergh (Traffic)
12. 2001
Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind)
David Lynch (Mulholland Drive)
Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring)
Robert Altman (Gosford Park)
13. 2002
Roman Polanski (The Pianist)
Rob Marshall (Chicago)
Stephen Daldry (The Hours)
Pedro Almodóvar (Talk to Her)
14. 2003
Sofia Coppola (Lost in Translation)
Fernando Meirelles (City of God)
Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King)
Clint Eastwood (Mystic River)
15. 2004
Mike Leigh (Vera Drake)
Clint Eastwood (Million Dollar Baby)
Taylor Hackford (Ray)
Alexander Payne (Sideways)
16. 2005
Paul Haggis (Crash)
Bennett Miller (Capote)
Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain)
George Clooney (Good Night, and Good Luck)
17. 2006
Martin Scorsese (The Departed)
Stephen Frears (The Queen)
Paul Greengrass (United 93)
Clint Eastwood (Letters from Iwo Jima)
18. 2007
Coen Brothers (No Country for Old Men)
Paul Thomas Anderson (There Will Be Blood)
Tony Gilroy (Michael Clayton)
Jason Reitman (Juno)
19. 2008
Ron Howard (Frost/Nixon)
Stephen Daldry (The Reader)
Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire)
David Fincher (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button)
20. 2009
Lee Daniels (Precious)
Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker)
Jason Reitman (Up in the Air)
James Cameron (Avatar)
21. 2010
Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan)
Coen Brothers (True Grit)
Tom Hooper (The King's Speech)
David Fincher (The Social Network)
22. 2011
Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist)
Terrence Malick (The Tree of Life)
Woody Allen (Midnight in Paris)
Alexander Payne (The Descendants)
23. 2012
Ang Lee (Life of Pi)
Steven Spielberg (Lincoln)
David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook)
Michael Haneke (Amour)
24. 2013
David O. Russell (American Hustle)
Alexander Payne (Nebraska)
Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity)
Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave)
25. 2014
Alejandro González Iñárritu (Birdman)
Bennett Miller (Foxcatcher)
Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
Richard Linklater (Boyhood)
26. 2015
Alejandro González Iñárritu (The Revenant)
Lenny Abrahamson (Room)
Tom McCarthy (Spotlight)
Adam McKay (The Big Short)
27. 2016
Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea)
Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)
Damien Chazelle (La La Land)
Mel Gibson (Hacksaw Ridge)
28. 2017
Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water)
Paul Thomas Anderson (Phantom Thread)
Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk)
Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird)
29. 2018
Alfonso Cuarón (Roma)
Adam McKay (Vice)
Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman)
Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favourite)
30. 2019
Sam Mendes (1917)
Bong Joon-ho (Parasite)
Martin Scorsese (The Irishman)
Todd Phillips (Joker)
31. 2020
Thomas Vinterberg (Another Round)
Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman)
Chloe Zhao (Nomadland)
David Fincher (Mank)
32. 2021
Kenneth Branagh (Belfast)
Paul Thomas Anderson (Licorice Pizza)
Ryusuke Hamaguchi (Drive My Car)
Jane Campion (The Power of the Dog)
33. 2022
Steven Spielberg (The Fabelmans)
Ruben Ostlund (Triangle of Sadness)
Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert (Everything Everywhere All at Once)
Martin McDonagh (The Banshees of Inisherin)
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