The Oscars, also known as the Academy Awards, are the premiere awards for professionals in the film industry. The Academy Awards is the oldest award ceremony in the media and many other awards ceremonies have been modeled on them. They are usually held in March or February and present awards for films released in the previous year. The Oscars are televised to over 200 countries and constantly draw high ratings. Although much of the attention goes on the nest picture, best actor and best actress awards, Oscars are awarded in many categories. The Academy Award for Best Director is the most sort after award for any director.
Who has won the most Oscars for best director?
The winner of the most Academy Awards for Best Director is John Ford with 4 wins from 5 nominations. His wins came in 1935, 1940, 1941, 1952, which also made him the first to receive consecutive awards in this category (1940 and 41). He directed over 140 films over his 50 year career and is widely regarded as the one of the most important filmmakers of all time. He also won 2 Oscars in other categories, which means he won a total of 6 Academy Awards. In second place are William Wyler and Frank Capra who both won 3 Oscars for best director.
Who has the most Oscar nominations for the best director?
William Wyler has been nominated the most times for this award, with a staggering 12 nominations. He is the only director to have ever been nominated 10 or more times in this category.