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As is the Oscars, the directors prize mostly means that the film will win Best Picture. However, in the 89 years of the Oscars, there have been 25 best picture/director splits. The very first split came on the very first year of the Oscars in 1929. However, the first time that a film both won best picture and director was at the 3rd ceremony when All Quiet On The Western Front became the first film to earn both picture and director. The years below represent which film has split those 2 awards in our 89 year history.