Academy Award Winners and Nominees: Directors - 1950s

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1950

Joseph L. Mankiewicz – All About Eve

George Cukor – Born Yesterday
John Huston – The Asphalt Jungle
Carol Reed – The Third Man
Billy Wilder – Sunset Boulevard

 

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1951

George Stevens – A Place in the Sun

John Huston – The African Queen
Elia Kazan – A Streetcar Named Desire
Vincente Minnelli – An American in Paris
William Wyler – Detective Story

 

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1952

John Ford – The Quiet Man

Cecil B. De Mille – The Greatest Show on Earth
John Huston – Moulin Rouge
Joseph L. Mankiewicz – Five Fingers
Fred Zinnemann – High Noon

 

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1953

Fred Zinnemann – From Here to Eternity

George Stevens – Shane
Charles Walters – Lili
Billy Wilder – Stalag 17
William Wyler – Roman Holiday

 

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1954

Elia Kazan – On the Waterfront

Alfred Hitchcock – Rear Window
George Seaton – The Country Girl
William A. Wellman – The High and the Mighty
Billy Wilder – Sabrina

 

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1955

Delbert Mann – Marty

Elia Kazan – East of Eden
David Lean – Summertime
Joshua Logan – Picnic
John Sturges – Bad Day at Black Rock

 

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1956

George Stevens – Giant

Michael Anderson – Around the World in 80 Days
Walter Lang – The King and I
William Wyler – Friendly Persuasion
King Vidor – War and Peace

 

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1957

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

 

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1958

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!

 

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1959

William Wyler – Ben-Hur

Jack Clayton – Room at the Top
George Stevens – The Diary of Anne Frank
Billy Wilder – Some Like It Hot
Fred Zinnemann – The Nun's Story