Directors Guild Award


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1989
Oliver Stone, Born on the Fourth of July
Woody Allen, Crimes and Misdemeanors
Rob Reiner, When Harry Met Sally...
Phil Alden Robinson, Field of Dreams
Peter Weir, Dead Poets Society


1988
Barry Levinson, Rain Man
Charles Crichton, A Fish Called Wanda
Mike Nichols, Working Girl
Alan Parker, Mississippi Burning
Robert Zemeckis, Who Framed Roger Rabbit


1987
Bernardo Bertolucci, The Last Emperor
James L. Brooks, Broadcast News
Lasse Hallström, My Life as a Dog
Adrian Lyne, Fatal Attraction
Steven Spielberg, Empire of the Sun


1986
Oliver Stone, Platoon
Woody Allen, Hannah and Her Sisters
Randa Haines, Children of a Lesser God
James Ivory, A Room With a View
Rob Reiner, Stand By Me


1985
Steven Spielberg, The Color Purple
Ron Howard, Cocoon
John Huston, Prizzi's Honor
Sydney Pollack, Out of Africa
Peter Weir, Witness


1984
Miloš Forman, Amadeus
Robert Benton, Places In the Heart
Norman Jewison, A Soldier's Story
Roland Joffé, The Killing Fields
David Lean, A Passage To India


1983
James L. Brooks, Terms of Endearment
Bruce Beresford, Tender Mercies
Ingmar Bergman, Fanny and Alexander
Lawrence Kasdan, The Big Chill
Philip Kaufman, The Right Stuff


1982
Richard Attenborough, Gandhi
Taylor Hackford, An Officer and a Gentleman
Wolfgang Petersen, Das Boot
Sydney Pollack, Tootsie
Steven Spielberg, E. T.: The Extra-Terrestrial


1981
Warren Beatty, Reds
Hugh Hudson, Chariots of Fire
Louis Malle, Atlantic City
Mark Rydell, On Golden Pond
Steven Spielberg, Raiders of the Lost Ark


1980
Robert Redford, Ordinary People
Michael Apted, Coal Miner's Daughter
David Lynch, The Elephant Man
Richard Rush, The Stunt Man
Martin Scorsese, Raging Bull


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