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Steven Spielberg's track record with the Oscars

Steven Spielberg's track record with the Oscars
Steven Spielberg has been awarded the Oscar for directing twice, for "Schindler's List" and "Saving Private Ryan." (Getty Images)

Steven Spielberg's directing honors

2 – Number of directing Oscars Steven Spielberg has won ("Schindler's List," "Saving Private Ryan"), with seven nominations.

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2 – Number of directing Oscars Oliver Stone has won, for some perspective. Stone and Spielberg are among 17 directors with two Oscars apiece.

1 -- Number of directing Oscars Martin Scorsese has won (even more perspective).

2 — Number of directors in Academy Awards history who have won three Oscars. Spielberg would become part of a trio, with William Wyler and Frank Capra, if he is nominated on Jan. 23 for "The Post" and then wins on March 4.

An Oscar statue.
An Oscar statue. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

1 — Number of directors with four Oscars. John Ford holds that solo record.

3 – Times Spielberg has collected the feature-film directing prize from the Directors Guild of America, which honored him for "The Color Purple" as well as "Schindler's" and "Ryan."

1.3 – Percentage by which the academy seems to love Spielberg more than the DGA does. He has gone 2-for-7 at the Oscars (28.6% success rate), but 3-for-11 at the DGA Awards (27.3%).

Steven Speilberg
Steven Speilberg (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
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