1961's West Side Story had co-winners
Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise split the director award.
Neither thanked the other in their acceptance speeches.
and Ethan Cohen equaled that accomplishment in 2007 when they
shared the Oscar for directing No Country for Old Men.They were also nominated together in 2010 for True Grit.
other film has had co-winners as Best Director, although
films that were nominated as Best Picture with multiple credited
Adventures of Robin Hood (1938; Michael Curtiz and William
- Pygmalion (1938; Anthony Asquith and Leslie Howard)
Roberts (1955; John Ford and Mervyn LeRoy)
Longest Day (1962; Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton, and Bernhard
the West Was Won (1963; John Ford, Henry Hathaway, George
Marshall, and Richard Thorpe)
Can Wait (1978; Warren Beatty and Buck Henry)
Miss Sunshine (2006; Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris)
Can Wait received a Best Director nomination to go with
its Best Picture nod, losing both awards to The Deer Hunter.
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