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John Ford


Academy Awards:
winner 1935 THE INFORMER Best Director Oscar
  1939 STAGECOACH Best Director Nomination
  1940 THE LONG VOYAGE HOME Best Picture Nomination
winner 1940 THE GRAPES OF WRATH Best Director Oscar
winner 1941 HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY Best Director Oscar
  1952 THE QUIET MAN Best Picture Nomination
(shared with Merian C. Cooper)
winner 1952 THE QUIET MAN Best Director Oscar
NOTE: Technically, Oscars for documentaries are given to the film itself, not any individual producer, director or production company.  However, the Academy does usually name an individual or company/organization to accept the Academy Award nomination and/or Oscar on behalf of the film.  Thus, when THE BATTLE OF MIDWAY (1942) won a special (non-competitive) Oscar for "for the historical value of its achievement in offering a camera record of one of the decisive battles of the world - a record unique both for the courage of those who made it under fire, and for its magnificent portrayal of the gallantry of our armed forces in battle," the Oscar itself was presented to the United States Navy, not Ford who had directed and produced it.

Likewise, when DECEMBER 7TH (1943), another documentary produced and directed by Ford, won the Oscar for Best Documentary Short Subject the following year, this award also went to the United States Navy.  Because they were not awarded to Ford as an individual, these two awards don't count towards his personal tally of Academy Award nominations or Oscars.

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