Oscar Movies: Fellini Satyricon (1969)

Oscar Nominations:

 

Best Director

 

Oscar Context

 

In 1970, the winner of the Best Director Oscar was Franklin J. Shaffner for the war drama, Patton, which also won Best Picture.  The other three nominees were Brit Ken Russell for “Women in Love,” Robert Altman for “M.A.S.H.,” and Arthur Hiller for “Love Story.”

 

Two of the Best picture nominees, the trashy “Airport” and the more innovative and brooding Jack Nicholson’s drama, “Five Easy Pieces,” did not garner Director nominations for their helmers, George Seaton and Bob Rafelson, respectively.