Oscars for Best Director 1990-2022

Can you name Academy Award winners for Best Director from 1990 to 2022?
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Last updated: March 13, 2023
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1. 1990
Barbet Schroeder (Reversal of Fortune)
Kevin Costner (Dances with Wolves)
Stephen Frears (The Grifters)
Francis Ford Coppola (The Godfather Part III)
2. 1991
Ridley Scott (Thelma & Louise)
Jonathan Demme (The Silence of the Lambs)
John Singleton (Boyz n the Hood)
Barry Levinson (Bugsy)
3. 1992
Martin Brest (Scent of a Woman)
Robert Altman (The Player)
Clint Eastwood (Unforgiven)
James Ivory (Howards End)
4. 1993
Robert Altman (Short Cuts)
James Ivory (The Remains of the Day)
Steven Spielberg (Schindler's List)
Jane Campion (The Piano)
5. 1994
Krzysztof Kieślowski (Three Colours: Red)
Woody Allen (Bullets over Broadway)
Robert Redford (Quiz Show)
Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump)
6. 1995
Michael Radford (Il Postino: The Postman)
Mike Figgis (Leaving Las Vegas)
Mel Gibson (Braveheart)
Chris Noonan (Babe)
7. 1996
Scott Hicks (Shine)
Miloš Forman (The People vs. Larry Flynt)
Joel Coen (Fargo)
Anthony Minghella (The English Patient)
8. 1997
James Cameron (Titanic)
Atom Egoyan (The Sweet Hereafter)
Curtis Hanson (L.A. Confidential)
Peter Cattaneo (The Full Monty)
9. 1998
John Madden (Shakespeare in Love)
Steven Spielberg (Saving Private Ryan)
Terrence Malick (The Thin Red Line)
Roberto Benigni (Life Is Beautiful)
10. 1999
Spike Jonze (Being John Malkovich)
Michael Mann (The Insider)
Lasse Hallström (The Cider House Rules)
Sam Mendes (American Beauty)
11. 2000
Ridley Scott (Gladiator)
Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot)
Steven Soderbergh (Traffic)
Ang Lee (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon)
12. 2001
Robert Altman (Gosford Park)
Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind)
David Lynch (Mulholland Drive)
Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring)
13. 2002
Roman Polanski (The Pianist)
Pedro Almodóvar (Talk to Her)
Stephen Daldry (The Hours)
Rob Marshall (Chicago)
14. 2003
Sofia Coppola (Lost in Translation)
Fernando Meirelles (City of God)
Clint Eastwood (Mystic River)
Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King)
15. 2004
Alexander Payne (Sideways)
Taylor Hackford (Ray)
Clint Eastwood (Million Dollar Baby)
Mike Leigh (Vera Drake)
16. 2005
George Clooney (Good Night, and Good Luck)
Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain)
Bennett Miller (Capote)
Paul Haggis (Crash)
17. 2006
Stephen Frears (The Queen)
Clint Eastwood (Letters from Iwo Jima)
Martin Scorsese (The Departed)
Paul Greengrass (United 93)
18. 2007
Tony Gilroy (Michael Clayton)
Jason Reitman (Juno)
Paul Thomas Anderson (There Will Be Blood)
Coen Brothers (No Country for Old Men)
19. 2008
Ron Howard (Frost/Nixon)
Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire)
David Fincher (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button)
Stephen Daldry (The Reader)
20. 2009
James Cameron (Avatar)
Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker)
Lee Daniels (Precious)
Jason Reitman (Up in the Air)
21. 2010
Tom Hooper (The King's Speech)
Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan)
Coen Brothers (True Grit)
David Fincher (The Social Network)
22. 2011
Woody Allen (Midnight in Paris)
Alexander Payne (The Descendants)
Terrence Malick (The Tree of Life)
Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist)
23. 2012
Steven Spielberg (Lincoln)
Ang Lee (Life of Pi)
David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook)
Michael Haneke (Amour)
24. 2013
David O. Russell (American Hustle)
Alexander Payne (Nebraska)
Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave)
Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity)
25. 2014
Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
Richard Linklater (Boyhood)
Alejandro González Iñárritu (Birdman)
Bennett Miller (Foxcatcher)
26. 2015
Adam McKay (The Big Short)
Alejandro González Iñárritu (The Revenant)
Lenny Abrahamson (Room)
Tom McCarthy (Spotlight)
27. 2016
Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)
Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea)
Damien Chazelle (La La Land)
Mel Gibson (Hacksaw Ridge)
28. 2017
Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird)
Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk)
Paul Thomas Anderson (Phantom Thread)
Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water)
29. 2018
Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favourite)
Adam McKay (Vice)
Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman)
Alfonso Cuarón (Roma)
30. 2019
Martin Scorsese (The Irishman)
Bong Joon-ho (Parasite)
Todd Phillips (Joker)
Sam Mendes (1917)
31. 2020
David Fincher (Mank)
Thomas Vinterberg (Another Round)
Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman)
Chloe Zhao (Nomadland)
32. 2021
Paul Thomas Anderson (Licorice Pizza)
Jane Campion (The Power of the Dog)
Ryusuke Hamaguchi (Drive My Car)
Kenneth Branagh (Belfast)
33. 2022
Ruben Ostlund (Triangle of Sadness)
Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert (Everything Everywhere All at Once)
Martin McDonagh (The Banshees of Inisherin)
Steven Spielberg (The Fabelmans)
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