Thursday, April 23, 2009

Just Eight '60s Best Director Nominees Left

With the passing of Jack Cardiff at the ripe old age of 94, just eight Best Director Oscar nominees from the 1960s are still alive. Cardiff was nonimated for 1960s Sons and Lovers. There are but two pre-60s Best Director nominees alive: Michael Anderson (Around the World in 80 Days, 1956) and Sidney Lumet (12 Angry Men, 1957), neither won the Oscar. Only one winner is alive from the 1960s- Mike Nichols, who won for The Graduate.

Below is the full list of living '60s nominees and the films they received nominations for in this decade:

Arthur Penn (b. 1922): The Miracle Worker (1962), Bonnie and Clyde (1967), and Alice's Restaurant (1969).
Michael Cacoyiannis (b. 1922): Zorba the Greek (1964)
Claude Lelouch (b. 1937): A Man and a Woman (1966)
Mike Nichols (b. 1931): Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966), *The Graduate (1967)
Norman Jewison (b. 1926): In the Heat of the Night (1967)
Franco Zeffirelli (b. 1923): Romeo and Juliet (1968)
Anthony Harvey (b. 1931): A Lion in Winter (1968)
Costa-Gavras (b. 1933): Z (1969)

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