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Wes Anderson

Wes Anderson With "Moonrise Kingdom," Wes Anderson adds another critically acclaimed title to his already impressive list of offbeat comedies, which also includes "Bottle Rocket," "Rushmore," "The Royal Tenenbaums," and "Fantastic Mr. Fox." Anderson is a two-time Oscar nominee -- for co-writing "Tenenbaums" and for Best Animated Feature for the stop-motion "Fox" -- but the respected auteur has never even been nominated for Best Director.

10 Directors Overdue to Win Oscars

The Overdue Director Factor often decides the winners of top Oscar categories. Would "The Departed" or "A Beautiful Mind" have won Best Picture if Marty Scorsese or Ron Howard hadn't been ridiculously overdue? Let's be honest: maybe not.

Now let's take a look at the directors in this year's derby who are holding an Oscar I.O.U. -- By Daniel Montgomery, goldderby.com