Academy Award Winners and Nominees: Directors - 1940s

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1940

John Ford – The Grapes of Wrath

George Cukor – The Philadelphia Story
Alfred Hitchcock – Rebecca
Sam Wood – Kitty Foyle
William Wyler – The Letter

 

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1941

John Ford – How Green Was My Valley

Alexander Hall – Here Comes Mr. Jordan
Howard Hawks – Sergeant York
Orson Welles – Citizen Kane
William Wyler – The Little Foxes

 

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1942

William Wyler – Mrs. Miniver

Michael Curtiz – Yankee Doodle Dandy
John Farrow – Wake Island
Mervyn LeRoy – Random Harvest
Sam Wood – King's Row

 

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1943

Michael CurtizCasablanca

Clarence Brown – The Human Comedy
Henry King – The Song of Bernadette
Ernst Lubitsch – Heaven Can Wait
George Stevens – The More the Merrier

 

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1944

Leo McCarey – Going My Way

Alfred Hitchcock – Lifeboat
Henry King – Wilson
Otto Preminger – Laura
Billy Wilder – Double Indemnity

 

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1945

Billy Wilder – The Lost Weekend

Clarence Brown – National Velvet
Alfred Hitchcock – Spellbound
Leo McCarey – The Bells of St. Mary's
Jean Renoir – The Southerner

 

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1946

William Wyler – The Best Years of Our Lives

Clarence Brown – The Yearling
Frank Capra – It's a Wonderful Life
David Lean – Brief Encounter
Robert Siodmak – The Killers

 

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1947

Elia Kazan – Gentleman's Agreement

Edward Dmytryk – Crossfire
George Cukor – A Double Life
Henry Koster – The Bishop's Wife
David Lean – Great Expectations

 

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1948

John Huston – The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

Anatole Litvak – The Snake Pit
Jean Negulesco – Johnny Belinda
Laurence Olivier – Hamlet
Fred Zinnemann – The Search

 

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1949

Joseph L. Mankiewicz – A Letter to Three Wives

Carol Reed – The Fallen Idol
Robert Rossen – All the King's Men
William A. Wellman – Battleground
William Wyler – The Heiress