The Oscar Winners 1927-59 -
Best Picture and Best Director

YearBest PictureBest DirectorYear
1927-28 Wings (Drama) Frank Borzage for 'Seventh Heaven';
(Comedy) Lewis Milestone for 'Two Arabian Knights'
1928-9The Broadway MelodyFrank Lloyd for 'The Divine Lady' 1928-9
1929-30 All Quiet on the Western FrontLewis Milestone for 'All Quiet on the Western Front'1929-30
1930-31Cimarron Norman Taurog for 'Skippy' 1930-31
1931-2Grand HotelFrank Borzage for 'Bad Girl'1931-2
1932-3CavalcadeFrank Lloyd for 'Cavalcade'1932-3
1934It Happened One NightFrank Capra for 'It Happened One Night' 1934
1935Mutiny on the Bounty John Ford for 'The Informer' 1935
1936The Great ZiegfeldFrank Capra for 'Mr.Deeds Goes to Town' 1936
1937 The Life of Emile ZolaLeo McCarey for 'The Awful Truth' 1937
1938You Can't Take It With You Frank Capra for 'You Can't Take It With You' 1938
1939Gone With The WindVictor Fleming for 'Gone With The Wind' 1939
1940RebeccaJohn Ford for 'The Grapes Of Wrath' 1940
1941How Green Was My ValleyJohn Ford for 'How Green Was My Valley' 1941
1942Mrs. MiniverWilliam Wyler for 'Mrs. Miniver' 1942
1943CasablancaMichael Curtiz for 'Casablanca' 1943
1944Going My WayLeo McCarey for 'Going My Way' 1944
1945The Lost WeekendBilly Wilder for 'The Lost Weekend' 1945
1946The Best Years of Our LivesWilliam Wyler for 'The Best Years of Our Lives' 1946
1947'Gentleman's Agreement'Elia Kazan for 'Gentleman's Agreement'1947
1948HamletJohn Huston in 'The Treasure of the Sierra Madre'1948
1949All The King's MenJoseph Mankiewicz for 'A Letter To Three Wives'1949
1950All About EveJoseph Mankiewicz for 'All About Eve'1950
1951An American In ParisGeorge Stevens for 'A Place in the Sun'1951
1952The Greatest Show on EarthJohn Ford for 'The Quiet Man'1952
1953From Here to EternityFred Zinnemann for 'From Here to Eternity'1953
1954On the Waterfront Elia Kazan for 'On the Waterfront'1954
1955MartyDelbert Mann for 'Marty'1955
1956Around The World In Eighty DaysGeorge Stevens for 'Giant'1956
1957The Bridge On The River KwaiDavid Lean for 'The Bridge On The River Kwai'1957
1958GigiVincente Minnelli for 'Gigi'1958
1959Ben-HurWilliam Wyler for 'Ben Hur'1959