From William A. Wellman to Joe Wright – Non-Nominated Directors: Biggest Oscar Snubs #9a

Marlon Brando, Trevor Howard in Mutiny on the Bounty
Marlon Brando, Trevor Howard, Mutiny on the Bounty

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Below is a partial list of directors whose films were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar – but the directors themselves weren't.

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7 Comments to From William A. Wellman to Joe Wright – Non-Nominated Directors: Biggest Oscar Snubs #9a

  1. Well, at least AIRPORT director George Seaton made the list for MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET, and Sandy may have hit on the reason for your mental mishap. :-) I didn't spot any others offhand…

  2. courtney

    another major oscar snub for best director in my view was Paul Newman for Rachel Rachel in 1968 even though that film lost the four nominations it was given which included best picture and best actress for his wife Joanne Woodward who threatened to resign from the Academy of Motion picture arts and Sciences when he wasn't nominated but never followed through on that

  3. sandy shapiro

    Arthur Hiller directed some great movies, but “Airport” was not among them. “Airport” was WRITTEN BY Arthur HAILEY.

  4. Andre

    Hey, Joao,
    I've know Mark for a number of years. Very cool guy. And a thorough film researcher and great photographer.
    I've been pestering him to do a q&a on his latest Irving Thalberg book.
    Hopefully, he'll find some time to do it in the next couple of weeks.

  5. Joao Soares

    lol! Apologies, apologies… I should have known better. Btw, congrats on the acknowledgements on Mark A. Vieira's “Greta Garbo - A Cinematic Legacy” - I've just finished reading it.

  6. Andre

    Hold your horses, Joao!!
    I do say that a couple of *major* directorial snubs will show up elsewhere on the “Biggest Snubs” list.
    In fact they'll have their own private Snub Listing.
    Hang in there… Barbra S. will be back.

  7. Joao Soares

    You're also snubbing the snubbing of Barbra Streisand in “The Prince of Tides” (1992 awards, with seven nominations including Best Picture). As snubs go…