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Poll: Directorial Debuts Nominated for Best Picture

Which of these famous directorial debuts* that ended up being Oscar-nominated for Best Picture is your favorite?

After voting, you may discuss the list here

*sorted by popularity

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    Get Out (2017)

    Jordan Peele
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    The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

    Frank Darabont
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    American Beauty (1999)

    Sam Mendes
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    Lion (2016)

    Garth Davis
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    12 Angry Men (1957)

    Sidney Lumet
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    Up (2009)

    Bob Peterson
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    Chicago (2002)

    Rob Marshall
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    District 9 (2009)

    Neill Blomkamp
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    Citizen Kane (1941)

    Orson Welles
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    Dances with Wolves (1990)

    Kevin Costner
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    My Left Foot (1989)

    Jim Sheridan
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    Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)

    Mike Nichols
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    Terms of Endearment (1983)

    James L. Brooks
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    The Full Monty (1997)

    Peter Cattaneo
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    Ordinary People (1980)

    Robert Redford
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    The Maltese Falcon (1941)

    John Huston
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    In the Bedroom (2001)

    Todd Field
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    Chariots of Fire (1981)

    Hugh Hudson
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    The Killing Fields (1984)

    Roland Joffé
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    The Alamo (1960)

    John Wayne
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    Heaven Can Wait (1978)

    Warren Beatty and Buck Henry
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    Marty (1955)

    Delbert Mann
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    Anne of the Thousand Days (1969)

    Charles Jarrott
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    Room at the Top (1959)

    Jack Clayton
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    Henry V (1944)

    Laurence Olivier
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    Rachel, Rachel (1968)

    Paul Newman
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    Pygmalion (1938)

    Leslie Howard

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