Ingmar Bergman and Stanley Kubrick are arguably among the best filmmakers who never won Oscars for directing or anything of note. Bergman was given the Thalberg award after a total of nine Oscar nominations, some for writing, some for directing and once for producing. He did win three for Bergman Foreign Language Film Oscars –The Virgin Spring, Through a Glass Darkly and Fanny & Alexander but those did not go to Bergman himself. Stanley Kubrick was nominated for 13 Oscars and only won a single one for special effects on 2001. Both filmmakers made polarizing, divisive work. From Letters of Note:

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