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Best Director Nominee: Martin Scorsese

Film: The Aviator

Previous best director wins for movie: Broadcast Film Critics Assoc.

Previous Oscar wins/nominations:

Nominated for Best Director, Raging Bull (1980)
Nominated for Best Director, The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
Nominated for Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay (shared), Goodfellas (1990)
Nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay (shared), The Age of Innocence (1993)
Nominated for Best Director, Gangs of New York (2002)

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Bio: While he has not enjoyed the kind of mainstream marketplace success of many of his contemporaries, Scorsese has directed some of the most critically acclaimed features of all time. The director generally roots his films in his own experience, exploring his Italian-American heritage (Goodfellas), the tough streets of New York (Taxi Driver, Mean Streets, Gangs of New York), and themes built around religious or social sin and redemption (The Age of Innocence; The Last Temptation of Christ). The most incredible thing? He has never won an Academy Award. Now, with The Aviator, Scorsese is tackling the very biz that keeps shutting him out, thinly veiled in a biopic about the late great Howard Hughes. All we can say is, someone give this man an Oscar. Please.

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