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13. 2007: Martin Scorsese Finally Wins
While many of the films Martin Scorsese has directed have won Oscars, he never actually took home a gold trophy himself — until the 79th Annual Academy Awards, that is. The renowned director finally won the Oscar for Best Director for his work on the film The Departed. "Could you double check the envelope?" he asked the presenter upon heading on stage to accept the long-overdue award.