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Poll: Oscar's Best Writer-Director-Producer Triple Threat

Since 1951, thirty-two individuals across thirty-eight films "officially" secured a trio of same person Oscar nominations in the writing, directing and producing categories for the same film. Prior to 1951, the Academy only awarded Oscar Best Picture nominations in the name of studio, rather than in the name of the producer(s).

Which person nominated in the writing, director and producer Oscar categories for the same film best combined their script writing, directorial and project management skills for the greatest effect? (* answer pool limited to films rated 7.4+ as of 15 April 2021)

Discuss the topic here.

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    Francis Ford Coppola in The Godfather (1972)

    Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather: Part II
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    Stanley Kubrick in Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

    Stanley Kubrick 's Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
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    Peter Jackson at an event for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

    Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
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    Ethan Coen and Joel Coen in No Country for Old Men (2007)

    Coen Brothers' No Country for Old Men
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    Best Director

    Paul Thomas Anderson's There Will Be Blood
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    Michael Cimino in The Deer Hunter (1978)

    Michael Cimino's The Deer Hunter
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    Jack Lemmon and Billy Wilder in The Apartment (1960)

    Billy Wilder's The Apartment
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    Oliver Stone in JFK (1991)

    Oliver Stone's JFK
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    Alfonso Cuarón in Roma (2018)

    Alfonso Cuarón's Roma
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    Sofia Coppola in Lost in Translation (2003)

    Sofia Coppola's Lost in Translation
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    Francis Ford Coppola in Apocalypse Now (1979)

    Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now
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    Stanley Kubrick in A Clockwork Orange (1971)

    Stanley Kubrick 's A Clockwork Orange
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    Peter Jackson in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

    Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
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    Russell Crowe, Curtis Hanson, and Guy Pearce in L.A. Confidential (1997)

    Curtis Hanson's L.A. Confidential
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    Quentin Tarantino in Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood (2019)

    Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time ...in Hollywood
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    Jordan Peele in Get Out (2017)

    Jordan Peele's Get Out
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    Bong Joon Ho at an event for The Oscars (2020)

    Bong Joon Ho's Parasite
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    Todd Phillips in Joker (2019)

    Todd Phillips' Joker
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    Wes Anderson in The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

    Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel
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    Emerald Fennell in Promising Young Woman (2020)

    Emerald Fennell's Promising Young Woman
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    Richard Linklater in Boyhood (2014)

    Richard Linklater's Boyhood
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    Jim Sheridan in In the Name of the Father (1993)

    Jim Sheridan's In the Name of the Father
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    Sam Mendes in 1917 (2019)

    Sam Mendes' 1917
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    Ethan Coen and Joel Coen in True Grit (2010)

    Coen Brothers' True Grit
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    Ingmar Bergman and Ingrid Thulin in Cries & Whispers (1972)

    Ingmar Bergman's Cries & Whispers
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    Paul Haggis at an event for Crash (2004)

    Paul Haggis' Crash
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    Alejandro G. Iñárritu and Emmanuel Lubezki in Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)

    Alejandro G. Iñárritu's Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
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    Stanley Kubrick in Barry Lyndon (1975)

    Stanley Kubrick's Barry Lyndon
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    James L. Brooks at an event for Terms of Endearment (1983)

    James L. Brooks' Terms of Endearment
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    Chloé Zhao in Nomadland (2020)

    Chloe Zhao's Nomadland

    *plus a Non Big Five nomination for Film Editing

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    "America, America" Director Elia Kazan 1963 Warner Brothers

    Elia Kazan's America America
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    Russell Crowe and Michael Mann in The Insider (1999)

    Michael Mann's The Insider
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    Jason Reitman in Up in the Air (2009)

    Jason Reitman's Up in the Air

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