Directors Guild Award

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1959 - The 12th Annual Directors Guild Of America Award

William Wyler, Ben-Hur
Otto Preminger, Anatomy of a Murder
George Stevens, The Diary of Anne Frank
Billy Wilder, Some Like It Hot
Fred Zinnemann, The Nun's Story

Charles Barton, The Shaggy Dog
Frank Capra, A Hole in the Head
Richard Fleischer, Compulsion
John Ford, The Horse Soldiers
Howard Hawks, Rio Bravo
Alfred Hitchcock, North by Northwest
Leo McCarey, Rally 'Round the Flag Boys!
Douglas Sirk, Imitation of Life

1958 - The 11th Annual Directors Guild Of America Award

Vincente Minnelli, Gigi
Richard Brooks, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Stanley Kramer, The Defiant Ones
Mark Robson, The Inn of the Sixth Happiness
Robert Wise, I Want To Live!

George Abbott, Stanley Donen, Damn Yankees
Richard Brooks, The Brothers Karamazov
Delmer Daves, Cowboy
Edward Dmytryk, The Young Lions
Richard Fleischer, The Vikings
Alfred Hitchcock, Vertigo
Martin Ritt, The Long Hot Summer
George Seaton, Teacher's Pet
William Wyler, The Big Country

1957 - The 10th Annual Directors Guild Of America Award

David Lean, The Bridge on the River Kwai
Joshua Logan, Sayonara
Sidney Lumet, 12 Angry Men
Mark Robson, Peyton Place
Billy Wilder, Witness for the Prosecution

George Cukor, Les Girls
Stanley Donen, Funny Face
José Ferrer, The Great Man
John Huston, Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison
Elia Kazan, A Face in the Crowd
Stanley Kramer, The Pride and The Passion
Anthony Mann, Men in War
Leo McCarey, An Affair To Remember
Robert Mulligan, Fear Strikes Out
John Sturges, Gunfight at the O. K. Corral
Billy Wilder, Love in the Afternoon
Fred Zinnemann, A Hatful of Rain

1956 - The 9th Annual Directors Guild Of America Award

George Stevens, Giant
Michael Anderson, Around the World in 80 Days
John Huston, Moby Dick
Joshua Logan, Bus Stop
Daniel Mann, The Teahouse of the August Moon
King Vidor, War and Peace
Robert Wise, Somebody Up There Likes Me
William Wyler, Friendly Persuasion

John Ford, The Searchers
Alfred Hitchcock, The Man Who Knew Too Much
Alfred Hitchcock, The Trouble with Harry
Nunnally Johnson, The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit
Henry King, Carousel
Walter Lang, The King and I
Carol Reed, Trapeze
Robert Rossen, Alexander the Great
Roy Rowland, Meet Me in Las Vegas
George Sidney, The Eddy Duchin Story

1955 - The 8th Annual Directors Guild Of America Award

Delbert Mann, Marty
Richard Brooks, Blackboard Jungle
John Ford, The Long Gray Line
John Ford, Mervyn LeRoy, Mister Roberts
Elia Kazan, East of Eden
Henry Koster, A Man Called Peter
Joshua Logan, Picnic
Daniel Mann, The Rose Tattoo
Mark Robson, The Bridges at Toko-Ri
John Sturges, Bad Day at Black Rock
Charles Vidor, Love Me or Leave Me
Billy Wilder, The Seven Year Itch

1954 - The 7th Annual Directors Guild Of America Award

Elia Kazan, On the Waterfront
George Cukor, A Star is Born
Edward Dmytryk, The Caine Mutiny
Stanley Donen, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Melvin Frank, Norman Panama, Knock on Wood
Samuel Fuller, Hell and High Water
Alfred Hitchcock, Dial "M" for Murder
Alfred Hitchcock, Rear Window
Henry King, King of the Khyber Rifles
Anthony Mann, The Glenn Miller Story
Jean Negulesco, Three Coins in the Fountain
George Seaton, The Country Girl
Don Siegel, Riot in Cell Block 11
William A. Wellman, The High and the Mighty
Robert Wise, Executive Suite
Billy Wilder, Sabrina

1953 - The 6th Annual Directors Guild Of America Award

Fred Zinnemann, From Here To Eternity
Melvin Frank, Norman Panama, Above and Beyond
Henry Koster, The Robe
Walter Lang, Call Me Madam
Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Julius Caesar
Daniel Mann, Come Back, Little Sheba
Jean Negulesco, Titanic
George Sidney, Young Bess
George Stevens, Shane
Charles Walters, Lili
Billy Wilder, Stalag 17
William Wyler, Roman Holiday

1952 - The 5th Annual Directors Guild Of America Award

John Ford, The Quiet Man
Charles Crichton, The Lavender Hill Mob
George Cukor, Pat and Mike
Michael Curtiz, I'll See You in My Dreams
Cecil B. DeMille, The Greatest Show on Earth
Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly, Singin' in the Rain
Hugo Fregonese, My Six Convicts
Howard Hawks, The Big Sky
Elia Kazan, Viva Zapata!
Henry King, The Snows of Kilimanjaro
Akira Kurosawa, Rashomon
Albert Lewin, Pandora and the Flying Dutchman
Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 5 Fingers
Vincente Minnelli, The Bad and the Beautiful
George Sidney, Scaramouche
Richard Thorpe, Ivanhoe
Charles Vidor, Hans Christian Andersen
Fred Zinnemann, High Noon

1951 - The 4th Annual Directors Guild Of America Award

George Stevens, A Place in the Sun
Laslo Benedek, Death of a Salesman
Michael Gordon, Cyrano De Bergerac
Alfred Hitchcock, Strangers on a Train
Elia Kazan, A Streetcar Named Desire
Henry King, David and Bathsheba
Mervyn LeRoy, Quo Vadis?
Anatole Litvak, Decision Before Dawn
Vincente Minnelli, An American in Paris
George Sidney, Show Boat
Richard Thorpe, The Great Caruso
William Wyler, Detective Story

1950 - 1951 - The 3rd Annual Directors Guild Of America Award

Joseph L. Mankiewicz, All About Eve
John Huston, The Asphalt Jungle
Vincente Minnelli, Father's Little Dividend
Billy Wilder, Sunset Boulevard

1949 - 1950 - The 2nd Annual Directors Guild Of America Award

Robert Rossen, All the King's Men
Carol Reed, The Third Man
Mark Robson, Champion
Alfred Werker, Lost Boundaries

1948 - 1949 - The 1st Annual Directors Guild Of America Award

Joseph L. Mankiewicz, A Letter To Three Wives
Howard Hawks, Red River
Anatole Litvak, The Snake Pit
Fred Zinnemann, The Search

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