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William Wyler

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Academy Awards:
  1936 DODSWORTH Best Director Nomination
  1939 WUTHERING HEIGHTS Best Director Nomination
  1940 THE LETTER Best Director Nomination
  1941 THE LITTLE FOXES Best Director Nomination
winner 1942 MRS. MINIVER Best Director Oscar
winner 1946 THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES Best Director Oscar
  1949 THE HEIRESS Best Director Nomination
  1949 THE HEIRESS Best Picture Nomination
  1951 DETECTIVE STORY Best Director Nomination
  1953 ROMAN HOLIDAY Best Director Nomination
  1953 ROMAN HOLIDAY Best Picture Nomination
  1956 FRIENDLY PERSUASION Best Director Nomination
  1956 FRIENDLY PERSUASION Best Picture Nomination
winner 1959 BEN-HUR Best Director Oscar
  1965 THE COLLECTOR Best Director Nomination
winner 1965   The Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award--
given to "a creative producer who has been responsible for a consistently high quality of motion picture production." (It is considered the highest accolade a producer can receive.)
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 FIGHTING LADY (1944) won the Best Documentary Feature Oscar, the award itself was presented to the United States Navy, not Wyler who had directed it.  Because this Oscar was not awarded to Wyler as an individual, it does not count towards his personal tally of Academy Award nominations or Oscars.

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