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There were two categories in the first Academy Awards show. Frank Borzage won as Best Director (Drama) for 7th Heaven. Lewis Milestone won as Best Director (Comedy) for Two Arabian Knights.

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Frances McDormand won Best Actress for Fargo (1996), directed by her husband Joel Coen. Susan Sarandon won Best Actress for Dead Man Walking (1995), directed by her spouse and father of her children Tim Robbins. And Diane Keaton won Best Actress for Annie Hall (1977), directed by then-spouse Woody Allen.

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The only woman to ever win an Academy Award for best director was was Kathryn.

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Kathryn Bigelow became the first and only woman to date (2012) to win the Best Director Oscar for The Hurt Locker(2008).

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At the first ceremony, there were 2 winners. One director won for a comedy film and the other won for a drama. The winners were:

Best Director in a Comedy Picture--Lewis Milestone for Two Arabian Knights

Best Director in a Dramatic Picture--Frank Borzage for Seventh Heaven

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Jerome Robbins who co-directed (with Robert Wise) West Side Story (1961).

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