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1963 (36th)

  • America America — Elia Kazan
  • The Cardinal — Otto Preminger
  • Federico Fellini’s 8-1/2 — Federico Fellini
  • Hud — Martin Ritt
  • Tom Jones — Tony Richardson

 

1964 (37th)

 

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1970 (43rd)

  • Fellini Satyricon — Federico Fellini
  • Love Story — Arthur Hiller
  • M*A*S*H — Robert Altman
  • Patton — Franklin J. Schaffner
  • Women in Love — Ken Russell

 

1971 (44th)

 

1972 (45th)

  • Cabaret — Bob Fosse
  • Deliverance — John Boorman
  • The Emigrants — Jan Troell
  • The Godfather — Francis Ford Coppola
  • Sleuth — Joseph L. Mankiewicz

 

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1978 (51st)

  • Coming Home — Hal Ashby
  • The Deer Hunter — Michael Cimino
  • Heaven Can Wait — Warren Beatty, Buck Henry
  • Interiors — Woody Allen
  • Midnight Express — Alan Parker

 

1979 (52nd)