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The Academy Award for Best Director (officially known as the Academy Award for Best Directing) is an award presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). It is given in honor of a film directorwho has exhibited outstanding directing while working in the film industry.The 1st Academy Awards ceremony was held in 1929 with the award being split into
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The Academy Award for Best Director (officially known as the Academy Award for Best Directing) is an award presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). It is given in honor of a film directorwho has exhibited outstanding directing while working in the film industry.

The 1st Academy Awards ceremony was held in 1929 with the award being split into "Dramatic" and "Comedy" categories; Frank Borzage and Lewis Milestone won for 7th Heaven and Two Arabian Knights, respectively.[1] However, these categories were merged for all subsequent ceremonies.[2] Nominees are determined by single transferable votewithin the directors branch of AMPAS; winners are selected by a plurality vote from the entire eligible voting members of the Academy.

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Cold War (Polish: Zimna wojna) is a 2018 historical period drama film directed by PaweÅ‚ Pawlikowski.[3] The film, set in Poland and France during the Cold War from the late 1940s until the 1960s, tells the story of a musical director (Tomasz Kot) who discovers a young singer (Joanna Kulig), and follows their subsequent love story over the years. The film is loosely inspired by the lives of Pawlikowski's parents.[4]Cold War received acclaim from critics. It competed for the Palme d'Or at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival,[5][6] where Pawlikowski won the award for Best Director.[7] It also received the Golden Lions Award at the 43rd Gdynia Film Festival, five 2018 European Film Awards and at the 72nd British Academy Film Awards earned four nominations, including Best Direction and Best Film Not in the English Language. At the 91st Academy Awards, it earned three nominations: Foreign Language Film, Best Director and Best Cinematography.Wikipedia
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Cold War (Polish: Zimna wojna) is a 2018 historical period drama film directed by PaweÅ‚ Pawlikowski.[3] The film, set in Poland and France during the Cold War from the late 1940s until the 1960s, tells the story of a musical director (Tomasz Kot) who discovers a young singer (Joanna Kulig), and follows their subsequent love story over the years. The film is loosely inspired by the lives of Pawlikowski's parents.[4]

Cold War received acclaim from critics. It competed for the Palme d'Or at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival,[5][6] where Pawlikowski won the award for Best Director.[7] It also received the Golden Lions Award at the 43rd Gdynia Film Festival, five 2018 European Film Awards and at the 72nd British Academy Film Awards earned four nominations, including Best Direction and Best Film Not in the English Language. At the 91st Academy Awards, it earned three nominations: Foreign Language Film, Best Director and Best Cinematography.

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Pawel Pawlikowski (Cold War)

Cold War (Polish: Zimna wojna) is a 2018 historical period drama film directed by PaweÅ‚ Pawlikowski.[3] The film, set in Poland and France during the Cold War from the late 1940s until the 1960s, tells the story of a musical director (Tomasz Kot) who discovers a young singer (Joanna Kulig), and follows their subsequent love story over the years. The film is loosely inspired by the lives of Pawlikowski's parents.[4]

Cold War received acclaim from critics. It competed for the Palme d'Or at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival,[5][6] where Pawlikowski won the award for Best Director.[7] It also received the Golden Lions Award at the 43rd Gdynia Film Festival, five 2018 European Film Awards and at the 72nd British Academy Film Awards earned four nominations, including Best Direction and Best Film Not in the English Language. At the 91st Academy Awards, it earned three nominations: Foreign Language Film, Best Director and Best Cinematography.

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Vice is a 2018 American biographical comedy-drama film written and directed by Adam McKay. The film stars Christian Bale as former US Vice President Dick Cheney,[4] with Amy Adams, Steve Carell, Sam Rockwell, Tyler Perry, Alison Pill, and Jesse Plemons in supporting roles. Its plot follows Cheney on his path to become the most powerful Vice President in American history.[5][6] It is the second theatrical film to depict the presidency of George W. Bush, following Oliver Stone's W. The film was announced in November 2016, with McKay set to write and direct. Bale signed on to play Cheney in April 2017, and much of the cast joined throughout the rest of that year.Wikipedia
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Vice is a 2018 American biographical comedy-drama film written and directed by Adam McKay. The film stars Christian Bale as former US Vice President Dick Cheney,[4] with Amy Adams, Steve Carell, Sam Rockwell, Tyler Perry, Alison Pill, and Jesse Plemons in supporting roles. Its plot follows Cheney on his path to become the most powerful Vice President in American history.[5][6] It is the second theatrical film to depict the presidency of George W. Bush, following Oliver Stone's W. The film was announced in November 2016, with McKay set to write and direct. Bale signed on to play Cheney in April 2017, and much of the cast joined throughout the rest of that year.

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Adam McKay (Vice)

Vice is a 2018 American biographical comedy-drama film written and directed by Adam McKay. The film stars Christian Bale as former US Vice President Dick Cheney,[4] with Amy Adams, Steve Carell, Sam Rockwell, Tyler Perry, Alison Pill, and Jesse Plemons in supporting roles. Its plot follows Cheney on his path to become the most powerful Vice President in American history.[5][6] It is the second theatrical film to depict the presidency of George W. Bush, following Oliver Stone's W. The film was announced in November 2016, with McKay set to write and direct. Bale signed on to play Cheney in April 2017, and much of the cast joined throughout the rest of that year.

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BlacKkKlansman is a 2018 American biographical crime comedy-drama film directed by Spike Lee and written by Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott, and Lee, based on the 2014 memoir Black Klansman by Ron Stallworth. The film stars John David Washington as Stallworth, along with Adam Driver, Laura Harrier, and Topher Grace. Set in 1970s Colorado Springs, the plot follows the first African-American detective in the city's police departmentas he sets out to infiltrate and expose the local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan.The film is produced by Lee, Raymond Mansfield, Shaun Redick, Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, and Jordan Peele. Redick purchased the film rights to the book in 2015, and Lee signed on as director in September 2017. Much of the cast joined the following month, and filming began in New York State.Wikipedia
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BlacKkKlansman is a 2018 American biographical crime comedy-drama film directed by Spike Lee and written by Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott, and Lee, based on the 2014 memoir Black Klansman by Ron Stallworth. The film stars John David Washington as Stallworth, along with Adam Driver, Laura Harrier, and Topher Grace. Set in 1970s Colorado Springs, the plot follows the first African-American detective in the city's police departmentas he sets out to infiltrate and expose the local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan.

The film is produced by Lee, Raymond Mansfield, Shaun Redick, Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, and Jordan Peele. Redick purchased the film rights to the book in 2015, and Lee signed on as director in September 2017. Much of the cast joined the following month, and filming began in New York State.

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Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman)

BlacKkKlansman is a 2018 American biographical crime comedy-drama film directed by Spike Lee and written by Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott, and Lee, based on the 2014 memoir Black Klansman by Ron Stallworth. The film stars John David Washington as Stallworth, along with Adam Driver, Laura Harrier, and Topher Grace. Set in 1970s Colorado Springs, the plot follows the first African-American detective in the city's police departmentas he sets out to infiltrate and expose the local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan.

The film is produced by Lee, Raymond Mansfield, Shaun Redick, Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, and Jordan Peele. Redick purchased the film rights to the book in 2015, and Lee signed on as director in September 2017. Much of the cast joined the following month, and filming began in New York State.

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The Favourite is a 2018 period comedy-drama film[4] directed by Yorgos Lanthimos and written by Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara. It is a co-production by producers in Ireland, the United Kingdom and the United States. Set in the early 18th century, the story examines the relationship between two cousins vying to be court favourites of Queen Anne. It stars Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Nicholas Hoult, Joe Alwyn, James Smith and Mark Gatiss. Filming took place at Hatfield House in Hertfordshire, and at Hampton Court Palace in Richmond, London, between March and May of 2017.Wikipedia
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The Favourite is a 2018 period comedy-drama film[4] directed by Yorgos Lanthimos and written by Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara. It is a co-production by producers in Ireland, the United Kingdom and the United States. Set in the early 18th century, the story examines the relationship between two cousins vying to be court favourites of Queen Anne. It stars Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Nicholas Hoult, Joe Alwyn, James Smith and Mark Gatiss. Filming took place at Hatfield House in Hertfordshire, and at Hampton Court Palace in Richmond, London, between March and May of 2017.

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Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favourite)

The Favourite is a 2018 period comedy-drama film[4] directed by Yorgos Lanthimos and written by Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara. It is a co-production by producers in Ireland, the United Kingdom and the United States. Set in the early 18th century, the story examines the relationship between two cousins vying to be court favourites of Queen Anne. It stars Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Nicholas Hoult, Joe Alwyn, James Smith and Mark Gatiss. Filming took place at Hatfield House in Hertfordshire, and at Hampton Court Palace in Richmond, London, between March and May of 2017.

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Roma is a 2018 drama film written and directed by Alfonso Cuarón, who also produced, co-edited and shot the film. A co-production of Mexico and the United States, it stars Yalitza Aparicio and Marina de Tavira. Set in 1970 and 1971, the film is a semi-autobiographical take on Cuarón's upbringing in Mexico City, and follows the life of a live-in housekeeper to a middle-class[5][6] family. The title refers to Colonia Roma, a neighborhood in the city.[7]Roma had its world premiere at the 75th Venice International Film Festival on 30 August 2018, where it won the Golden Lion. It began a limited theatrical run on 21 November 2018, and began streaming on Netflix on 14 December 2018.[8][9]The film received universal critical acclaim, with praise directed to Cuarón's screenplay, direction and cinematography, as well as Aparicio and de Tavira’s performances.Wikipedia
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Roma is a 2018 drama film written and directed by Alfonso Cuarón, who also produced, co-edited and shot the film. A co-production of Mexico and the United States, it stars Yalitza Aparicio and Marina de Tavira. Set in 1970 and 1971, the film is a semi-autobiographical take on Cuarón's upbringing in Mexico City, and follows the life of a live-in housekeeper to a middle-class[5][6] family. The title refers to Colonia Roma, a neighborhood in the city.[7]

Roma had its world premiere at the 75th Venice International Film Festival on 30 August 2018, where it won the Golden Lion. It began a limited theatrical run on 21 November 2018, and began streaming on Netflix on 14 December 2018.[8][9]The film received universal critical acclaim, with praise directed to Cuarón's screenplay, direction and cinematography, as well as Aparicio and de Tavira’s performances.

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Alfonso Cuaron (Roma)

Roma is a 2018 drama film written and directed by Alfonso Cuarón, who also produced, co-edited and shot the film. A co-production of Mexico and the United States, it stars Yalitza Aparicio and Marina de Tavira. Set in 1970 and 1971, the film is a semi-autobiographical take on Cuarón's upbringing in Mexico City, and follows the life of a live-in housekeeper to a middle-class[5][6] family. The title refers to Colonia Roma, a neighborhood in the city.[7]

Roma had its world premiere at the 75th Venice International Film Festival on 30 August 2018, where it won the Golden Lion. It began a limited theatrical run on 21 November 2018, and began streaming on Netflix on 14 December 2018.[8][9]The film received universal critical acclaim, with praise directed to Cuarón's screenplay, direction and cinematography, as well as Aparicio and de Tavira’s performances.

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