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Image of Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood: Million Dollar Baby Image of Taylor HackfordTaylor Hackford: Ray Image of Alexander PayneAlexander Payne: Sideways

The Hollywood veteran won best director for Million Dollar Baby, repeating his success with Unforgiven in 1992.

Taylor Hackford directed this independently-funded biopic of jazz icon Ray Charles, played by best actor winner Jamie Foxx.

The About Schmidt director's film Sideways is a tale of two 30-something menís wine-fuelled journey of self discovery.

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Image of Mike LeighMike Leigh: Vera Drake Image of Martin ScorseseMartin Scorsese: The Aviator Vote results for Best Director; Clint Eastwood:25.9%,Taylor Hackford:5.64%,Mike Leigh:15.46%, Alexander Payne:8.71%, Martin Scorsese:44.27%. Overall there were 9366 votes cast.

Mike Leigh directed this dark tragedy based on a woman's secret role as a backstreet abortionist in postwar Britain.

Martin Scorsese missed out on best director award for the fifth time with his epic biopic of Howard Hughes, starring Leonardo DiCaprio.

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