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    Up until last year (when he received a long-overdue nomination for Dunkirk), it seemed that Christopher Nolan topped many people’s lists of ťhe best director never to receive a directing nomination at the Oscars.

    Which directors (living or deceased) come to mind as some of the most surprising to never receive a nomination for Best Director?

    Here are a few that come to mind for me that I find surprising were never nominated:
    Ben Affleck
    Mel Brooks
    Tim Burton
    Charles Chaplin
    David Cronenberg
    Jean-Luc Godard
    Spike Lee
    Sergio Leone
    Rob Reiner

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    Definitely Spike Lee.

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    Leo Grant Logan
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    Cameron Crowe
    Frank Darabont (two of his films got Best Picture nominations but not for him in directing)
    Lawrence Kasdan (two of his films got Best Picture nominations but not for him in directing)
    Philip Kaufman
    Paul Mazursky
    Mike Newell
    Joe Wright

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    Up until last year (when he received a long-overdue nomination for Dunkirk), it seemed that Christopher Nolan topped many people’s lists of ťhe best director never to receive a directing nomination at the Oscars.

    Which directors (living or deceased) come to mind as some of the most surprising to never receive a nomination for Best Director?

    Here are a few that come to mind for me that I find surprising were never nominated:
    Ben Affleck
    Mel Brooks
    Tim Burton
    Charles Chaplin
    David Cronenberg
    Jean-Luc Godard
    Spike Lee
    Sergio Leone
    Rob Reiner

    Affleck is not an auteur.

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    Fritz Lang, Mitchell Leisen, Edmund Goulding, Anthony Mann are just a few from the golden age of Hollywood…

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    Irvin Kershner

    Lars von Trier

    Thomas Vinterberg

    Mario Bava

    Dario Argento

    Luis Buñuel

    Werner Herzog

    Wim Wenders

    Carl T Dreyer

    Pauñ Verhoeven

    Alejandro Amenábar

    Yorgos Lanthimos

    Jean-Jacques Annaud

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    Todd Haynes
    Tim Burton
    Barbra Streisand
    Joe Wright
    Rob Reiner
    Terry Gilliam
    Spike Lee
    Paul Mazursky
    John Frankenheimer
    Philip Kaufman
    Frank Darabont
    Edward Zwick

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    Xander Cassel
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    Tim Burton should have two nominations by now (Ed Wood and Sweeney Todd)

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    Brian de Palma
    Paul Schrader
    Alain Renias
    Eric Rohmer
    Jacques Rivette
    Douglas Sirk
    Yasujirô Ozu
    Kenji Mizoguchi
    Todd Solondz
    Edmund Goulding
    Rainer Werner Fassbinder
    Ken Loach
    Nicolas Roeg

    Edit: Updated to remove Truffaut as per post below.

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    marcelo
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    Truffaut was nominated for Day for night (1974)

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    Directors whose films are always Oscar staples, or whose films regularly get nominated or win Oscars:

    Todd Haynes and Joe Wright. Shocking that they have not gotten Best Director nominations yet, after all the acclaimed and Oscar nominated films they directed. Especially Joe Wright. He has become the Period Film master, and his films are always embraced. And regardless of what some people might say, his directing is always epic in scope and brilliantly executed. Oscar bait or not. Atonement and Darkest Hour were great films. They received great critics reviews and made a lot of money at the box office.

    Spike Lee to an extend as well, even though the Oscars haven’t really embraced his film making.

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    Marcus.H
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    The great Stanley Kubrick had been nominated for 4 times but no win. His works are always masterpieces.

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    Charles Chaplin was nominated for the Circus in 1928, but they dropped him and gave him an special award for it.

    My top pic is Luis Buñuel

    Then Tahorski, Vadja & Spike Lee

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    Daniel B.
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    Affleck is not an auteur.

    Haha… I figured that someone would comment on Affleck, especially with his name listed amongst a bunch of legendary directors.
    The reason I included him was because he directed a Best Picture winner, and had a string of critically acclaimed films as a director.

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    Fritz Lang, Mitchell Leisen, Edmund Goulding, Anthony Mann are just a few from the golden age of Hollywood…

    Also Preston Sturges, Nicholas Ray, Sam Peckinpah, John Frankenheimer, Blake Edwards, Rouben Mamoulian, Don Siegel, Jacques Tourneur, Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger, Nicolas Roeg, and James Whale

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