Winners at the Academy Awards for Best Director (1928 - 2023)


The Category for Best Director of the Academy Awards has been awarded since 1928. In the history of the Academy Awards a total of 97 awards have been awarded in this category. The first director to win this category was Frank Borzage in 1928 for the movie Seventh Heaven (7th Heaven) and the last director to win was Dan Kwan in 2023 for the movie Everything Everywhere All at Once.