Directors Guild Award


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1969

John Schlesinger, Midnight Cowboy
Constantin Costa-Gavras, Z
George Roy Hill, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Dennis Hopper, Easy Rider
Sydney Pollack, They Shoot Horses, Don't They?

FINALISTS
Richard Attenborough, Oh! What A Lovely War
Gene Kelly, Hello, Dolly!
Sam Peckinpah, The Wild Bunch
Larry Peerce, Goodbye, Columbus
Haskell Wexler, Medium Cool


1968

Anthony Harvey, The Lion in Winter
Stanley Kubrick, 2001: A Space Odyssey
Paul Newman, Rachel, Rachel
Carol Reed, Oliver!
William Wyler, Funny Girl

FINALISTS
Paul Almond, Isabel
JirĂ­ Menzel, Closely Watched Trains
Roman Polanski, Rosemary's Baby
Gene Saks, The Odd Couple
Franco Zeffirelli, Romeo and Juliet


1967

Mike Nichols, The Graduate
Richard Brooks, In Cold Blood
Norman Jewison, In The Heat of the Night
Stanley Kramer, Guess Who's Coming To Dinner
Arthur Penn, Bonnie and Clyde

FINALISTS
Robert Aldrich, The Dirty Dozen
James Clavell, To Sir, With Love
Stanley Donen, Two for the Road
Stuart Rosenberg, Cool Hand Luke
Joseph Strick, Ulysses


1966

Fred Zinnemann, A Man for All Seasons
Richard Brooks, The Professionals
John Frankenheimer, Grand Prix
Lewis Gilbert, Alfie
James Hill, Born Free
Norman Jewison, The Russians Are Coming!

The Russians Are Coming!
Claude Lelouch, A Man and a Woman
Silvio Narizzano, Georgy Girl
Mike Nichols, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Robert Wise, The Sand Pebbles


1965

Robert Wise, The Sound of Music
Sidney J. Furie, The Ipcress File
Sidney Lumet, The Pawnbroker
John Schlesinger, Darling
Elliot Silverstein, Cat Ballou


1964

George Cukor, My Fair Lady
Peter Glenville, Becket
John Huston, The Night of the Iguana
Stanley Kubrick, Dr. Strangelove

Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying
and Love the Bomb
Robert Stevenson, Mary Poppins


1963

Tony Richardson, Tom Jones
Federico Fellini, 8 1/2
Elia Kazan, America, America
Ralph Nelson, Lilies of the Field
Martin Ritt, Hud


1962

David Lean, Lawrence of Arabia
Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton, Bernhard Wicki, The Longest Day
John Frankenheimer, The Manchurian Candidate
Pietro Germi, Divorce - Italian Style
John Huston, Freud
Stanley Kubrick, Lo-li-ta
Sidney Lumet, Long Day's Journey Into Night
Peter Ustinov, Billy Budd

FINALISTS
Robert Aldrich, What Ever Happened To Baby Jane?
Morton Da Costa, Meredith Willson's The Music Man
John Frankenheimer, Bird Man of Alcatraz
Lewis Milestone, Mutiny on the Bounty
Robert Mulligan, To Kill a Mockingbird
Ralph Nelson, Requiem for a Heavyweight
Arthur Penn, The Miracle Worker
Tony Richardson, A Taste of Honey


1961

Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise, West Side Story
Blake Edwards, Breakfast at Tiffany's
Stanley Kramer, Judgment at Nuremberg
J. Lee Thompson, The Guns of Navarone
Robert Rossen, The Hustler

FINALISTS
Marlon Brando, One Eyed Jacks
Frank Capra, Pocketful of Miracles
Jack Clayton, The Innocents
Peter Glenville, Summer and Smoke
John Huston, The Misfits
Elia Kazan, Splendor in the Grass
Henry Koster, Flower Drum Song
Mervyn Leroy, A Majority of One
Philip Leacock, Hand in Hand
Joshua Logan, Fanny
Anthony Mann, El Cid
Robert Mulligan, The Great Imposter
Daniel Petrie, A Raisin in the Sun
Robert Stevenson, The Absent-Minded Professor
Peter Ustinov, Romanoff And Juliet
William Wyler, The Children's Hour


1960

Billy Wilder, The Apartment
Jack Cardiff, Sons and Lovers
Alfred Hitchcock, Psycho
Vincente Minnelli, Bells Are Ringing
Fred Zinnemann, The Sundowners

FINALISTS
Richard Brooks, Elmer Gantry
Vincent J. Donehue, Sunrise at Campobello
Lewis Gilbert, Sink the Bismarck!
Walter Lang, Can-Can
Delbert Mann, The Dark at the Top of the Stairs
Vincente Minnelli, Home from the Hill
Carol Reed, Our Man in Havana
Alain Resnais, Hiroshima, mon amour
Charles Walters, Please Don't Eat the Daisies


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