1980s Oscar Best Director Nominees

Try to name the director who received an Oscar nomination for Best Director from 1980-1989.
Year = year of the ceremony honoring the previous year's films
Winners in bold
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1989
Rain Man
Barry Levinson
A Fish Called Wanda
Charles Crichton
Working Girl
Mike Nichols
Mississippi Burning
Alan Parker
The Last Temptation of Christ
Martin Scorsese
 
 
1988
The Last Emperor
Bernardo Bertolucci
Hope and Glory
John Boorman
My Life as a Dog
Lasse Hallström
Moonstruck
Norman Jewison
Fatal Attraction
Adrian Lyne
 
 
1987
Platoon
Oliver Stone
Hannah and Her Sisters
Woody Allen
A Room with a View
James Ivory
The Mission
Roland Joffé
Blue Velvet
David Lynch
 
 
1986
Out of Africa
Sydney Pollack
Kiss of the Spider Woman
Héctor Babenco
Prizzi's Honor
John Huston
Ran
Akira Kurosawa
Witness
Peter Weir
 
 
1985
Amadeus
Miloš Forman
Broadway Danny Rose
Woody Allen
Places in the Heart
Robert Benton
The Killing Fields
Roland Joffé
A Passage to India
David Lean
1984
Terms of Endearment
James L. Brooks
Tender Mercies
Bruce Beresford
Fanny and Alexander
Ingmar Bergman
Silkwood
Mike Nichols
The Dresser
Peter Yates
 
 
1983
Gandhi
Richard Attenborough
The Verdict
Sidney Lumet
Das Boot
Wolfgang Petersen
Tootsie
Sydney Pollack
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Steven Spielberg
 
 
1982
Reds
Warren Beatty
Chariots of Fire
Hugh Hudson
Atlantic City
Louis Malle
On Golden Pond
Mark Rydell
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Steven Spielberg
 
 
1981
Ordinary People
Robert Redford
The Elephant Man
David Lynch
Tess
Roman Polanski
The Stunt Man
Richard Rush
Raging Bull
Martin Scorsese
 
 
1980
Kramer vs. Kramer
Robert Benton
Apocalypse Now
Francis Ford Coppola
All That Jazz
Bob Fosse
La Cage aux Folles
Édouard Molinaro
Breaking Away
Peter Yates
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