Steven Spielberg’s track record with the Oscars


Steven Spielberg’s directing honors

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

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.


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An Oscar statue.
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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
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