Oscar: Best Picture—Winning Movies Without Best Director Nomination

Over the past decade, there have been five occasions, in which there was discrepancy between the Best Director and the Best Picture Oscars:

1998:

Best Director: Steven Spielberg (Saving Private Ryan)
Best Picture: Shakespeare in Love (directed by John Madden)

2000:

Best Director: Steven Soderbergh (Traffic)
Best Picture: Gladiator (directed by Ridley Scott)

2002:

Best Director: Roman Polanski (The Pianist)
Best Picture: Chicago (directed by Rob Marshall)

2005:

Best Director: Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain)
Best Picture: Crash (directed by Paul Haggis)

2013:

Best Director: Ang Lee (Life of Pi)

Best Picture:

2014:

Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity)

Best Picture 12 Years a Slave (directed by Steve McQueen)