Gravity’s Alfonso Cuarón and 12 Years a Slave’s Steve McQueen could be first Latino or black Best Director winner in Oscar history, respectively — which would be a huge deal for an industry that has been sorely lacking in diversity. UPDATE: Cuarón won! History was made!
Ben Affleck’s taken home practically every directing prize this season. With him out of the Oscar race, can Steven Spielberg beat out Ang Lee and David O. Russell?
With Darren Aronofsky and David Fincher up for Oscars this weekend, it’s time to take a look back at the leading lights of the cinema who’ve never won the award for Best Director. Some of these names will probably surprise you, which is why we made this list.
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