The Academy Awards are unquestionably the most expected and well-known awards event in the movie market. Every year, the Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences honors the greatest accomplishments in movie by nominating movies and individuals who dealt with them in different classifications. Best Movie Modifying, Best Initial Movie Script, Best Initial Rating, and Best Cinematography are simply a few of the other awards movies that can be chosen for. Out of all 24 classifications, the 4 most substantial awards provided are, naturally, Best Image, Best Star and Starlet, and Best Director.

Throughout the 2000s, we have actually seen such ingenious and gifted directors produce movies that have actually developed into classics. History was made at the Oscars throughout the 2000s in regards to directing. A precious director like Martin Scorsese, for whom people have actually been rooting for years, lastly won an extremely well-deserved Oscar for Best Director in 2006, and Kathryn Bigelow made history as the very first lady to win a Best Director Oscar in 2009. Here’s our ranking of the Best Director Oscar-winners of the 2000s.


10 Roman Polanski — The Pianist

Regardless of Adrien Brody’s fantastic efficiency and how applauded the 2002 war/drama The Pianist is it’s tough to commemorate director Roman Polanski thinking about all the accusations versus him, as detailed by Wanderer. The Pianist is effectively done and a genuinely fantastic movie, however in this case, it is hard to separate the art from the artist. Polanski has actually directed various movies throughout the years consisting of Macbeth, Repulsion, Rosemary’s Child, and, naturally, Chinatown, however it wasn’t till 2003 that he won his very first Academy Award for Best Director for The Pianist.

9 Danny Boyle — Slumdog Millionaire

Danny Boyle is the mastermind behind The Beach, Steve Jobs, 127 Hours, and the 2008 drama/romance that won the director his Academy Award Slumdog Millionaire. Throughout the director’s profession, he has actually teamed up with a few of the best actors in the market, varying from Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet to Tilda Swinton, Michael Fassbender, and Dev Patel. In addition to Slumdog Millionaire winning Boyle the Oscar for Best Directing, the movie likewise took house the Academy Award for Best Image in 2009.

8 Steven Soderbergh — Traffic

The quantity of fantastic movies that Steven Soderbergh has actually put out throughout his profession is unbelievable. Throughout the years,s it ends up being a growing number of obvious how varied his body of work is, showing even further what a skilled filmmaker Soderbergh is. He won the Academy Award for Best Directing in 2001 for the movie Traffic, a crime/drama that got fantastic important praise and likewise made Academy Awards for Best Supporting Star, Best Adjusted Movie Script, and Best Movie Modifying.

7 Ron Howard — A Beautiful Mind

Ron Howard is a legend on the planet of movie, directing a few of the world’s most cherished pieces of movie theater from the 1990s and 2000s. In 2002, the director won his very first 2 Academy Awards in the classifications of Best Director and Best Image for the movie A Gorgeous Mind, starring Russell Crowe. The movie follows a mathematical genius who is on the ups and appears to be getting it all, just to lose himself and wind up decreasing a deep and unpleasant roadway. The movie’s rating is stunning as it was made up by the fantastic James Horner. In addition to A Gorgeous Mind, a few of Howard’s best work consists of Apollo 13, Cinderella Man, By Far, The Da Vinci Code, and The Missing Out On.

6 Peter Jackson — The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

The cinematic world in which The Lord of the Rings franchise exists is huge. The job of directing such a big and complex production such as this one is rather the obstacle and one that Peter Jackson did an extraordinary task handling. In 2004, he won the Academy Award for Best Director for his deal with The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, the movie that likewise won him Best Image that very same year. These movies made such an effect on movie theater and audiences all around the world due to Jackson’s skills.

5 Ang Lee — Brokeback Mountain

Brokeback Mountain was launched in 2005 and is still discussed today as one of the best LGBTQ+ romance represented in mainstream movie theater. The movie stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Journal who play Jack and Ernis, a rodeo cowboy and cattle ranch hand who fall in love while operating in Wyoming. In addition to Ang Lee winning his Oscar for Best Director for his deal with the movie, Brokeback Mountain was likewise chosen for Best Image in 2006. Crash wound up taking house the award, however, per Screen Tirade, lots of consider this one of the best Oscar snubs.

4 Joel and Ethan Coen — No Nation For Old Guy

Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, much better referred to as the Coen bros, are masters at the melodrama/ dark funny category. The 2 have actually been teaming up together as directors and film writers given that the 1980s. Throughout the years, they have actually been chosen for a number of Oscars for their deal with movies such as Fargo, Real Grit, Burn After Checking Out, The Big Lebowski, and Raising Arizona, however it wasn’t till No Nation for Old Guys that they lastly took house the Oscar for Best Director. The movie likewise won in the classifications of Best Adjusted Movie Script and Best Image. The Coen Brothers are legends on the planet of movie-making, and fans can’t wait to see what other fantastic movies they produce throughout their profession.

3 Clint Eastwood — Million Dollar Child

This next individual is a real legend and among the best directors, actors, and filmmakers of perpetuity: Clint Eastwood. There aren’t enough ways to articulate how much Eastwood has actually affected movie theater throughout his profession. From starring in traditional 60s westerns like The Excellent, The Bad, and The Awful and ultimately Dirty Harry in the early 70s, to directing fish stories and re-imagining where the western stands in modern-day movie theater with Unforgiven and American Sniper. In 2005, Eastwood won 2 Oscars for his movie Million Dollar Child in the classifications of Best Director and Best Image. This was his 2nd Academy Award for Best Director, and at 91 years of ages, Eastwood is still producing movies today.

2 Kathryn Bigelow — The Hurt Locker

In 2010, Kathryn Bigelow made history by being the very first lady to ever win the Academy Award for Best Director. After seeing just guys win the award for 81 years, this was a day some weren’t sure they would ever see. It’s obvious that there is gender inequality in Hollywood which female filmmakers are not provided the very same opportunities and chances that males are. Bigelow’s win was significant and, given that 2010, Chloé Zhao and Jane Campion, 2 more female directors, have actually likewise won the award for their movies Nomadland and The Power of the Canine, respectively. Bigelow and her movie The Hurt Locker will decrease in history for vanquishing Lee Daniels, Jason Reitman, Quentin Tarantino, and Bigelow’s ex-husband, James Cameron.

1 Martin Scorsese — The Departed


Leo DiCaprio and Jack Nicholson sit at a restaurant table in The Departed
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