Winless Best Director Nominees

Can you name the directors nominated for Best Director multiple times at the Academy Awards without winning?

 MASH, Nashville, The Player, Short Cuts, Gosford Park
 There Will Be Blood, Phantom Thread, Licorice Pizza
 Cries and Whispers, Face to Face, Fanny and Alexander
 Deliverance, Hope and Glory
 Henry V, Belfast
 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Professionals, In Cold Blood
 Anna Christie, Romance, A Free Soul, The Human Comedy, National Velvet, The Yearling
 Billy Elliot, The Hours, The Reader
 La Dolce Vita, 8 1/2, Fellini Satyricon, Amarcord
 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Social Network, Mank
 The Grifters, The Queen
 My Life as a Dog, The Cider House Rules
 Rebecca, Lifeboat, Spellbound, Rear Window, Psycho
 A Room with a View, Howards End, The Remains of the Day
 In the Heat of the Night, Fiddler on the Roof, Moonstruck
 The Killing Fields, The Mission
 The Song of Bernadette, Wilson
 The Defiant Ones, Judgment at Nuremberg, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
 Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, Barry Lyndon
 My Man Godfrey, Stage Door
 The Favourite, Poor Things
 Secrets & Lies, Vera Drake
 The Divorcée, The Great Ziegfeld
 Picnic, Sayonara
 The Patriot, The Love Parade, Heaven Can Wait
 American Graffiti, Star Wars
 12 Angry Men, Dog Day Afternoon, Network, The Verdict
 The Elephant Man, Blue Velvet, Mulholland Drive
 The Thin Red Line, The Tree of Life
 The Big Short, Vice
 Capote, Foxcatcher
 Dunkirk, Oppenheimer
 Midnight Express, Mississippi Burning
 Sideways, The Descendants, Nebraska
 The Miracle Worker, Bonnie and Clyde, Alice's Restaurant
 Laura, The Cardinal
 Juno, Up in the Air
 Peyton Place, The Inn of the Sixth Happiness
 All the King's Men, The Hustler
 The Fighter, Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle
 Thelma & Louise, Gladiator, Black Hawk Down
 My Left Foot, In the Name of the Father
 Morocco, Shanghai Express
 Pulp Fiction, Inglourious Basterds, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
 The Thin Man, San Francisco
 Good Will Hunting, Milk
 The Crowd, Hallelujah, The Champ, The Citadel, War and Peace
 Witness, Dead Poets Society, The Truman Show, Master and Commander
 A Star Is Born, Battleground, The High and the Mighty
 Goodbye, Mr. Chips, Kitty Foyle, Kings Row
 Breaking Away, The Dresser
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