Martin Scorsese wins Oscar for "The Departed"
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Martin Scorsese Made History With 10 Oscar Nods for Best Director — A Guide to Every Nominated Film

The director makes history with his nomination for 'Killers of the Flower Moon.'

With his Best Director nomination for "Killers of the Flower Moon," Martin Scorsese has now been nominated for an Oscar more than any other living director.

"Killers" makes it 10 total, surpassing Steven Spielberg by one. Scorsese ranks second in all-time Best Director nominations. The most belong to William Wyler ("Ben Hur"), who died in 1981 and received 12 nominations in his lifetime.

Of the 10 times Scorsese has been up for Best Director, he only took home the Oscar once, for "The Departed" in 2006. Wyler has him beat in wins, too, having won Best Director three times. Spielberg has won it twice.

But many people feel that the award for "The Departed" was a long time coming — that although "The Departed" wasn't Scorsese's best film, giving him the Best Director award was the least the academy could do after all the times it robbed him in the past. Indeed, "The Departed" is a masterfully woven thrill ride of a film, but it's hardly as iconic or influential as Scorsese classics such as "Raging Bull," "Goodfellas" or "Taxi Driver."

At the Academy Awards this year, Scorsese will have to beat out Christopher Nolan ("Oppenheimer"), Yorgos Lanthimos ("Poor Things"), Justine Triet ("Anatomy of a Fall") and Jonathan Glazer ("Zone of Interest").

As we lead approach the ceremony on March 10, let's take a look at all of the films that earned Scorsese an Oscar nomination for Best Director.

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