Prolific director Sidney Lumet is dead, may he rest in peace.
Despite his success in film making, Lumet never won an Oscar. From the SF Gate article:
His actors, with whom he always rehearsed for at least two weeks before starting production, were nominated for 17 Oscars for their performances in his films; several, including Faye Dunaway and Ingrid Bergman, won. The director was, in four nominations, always shut out until he was given a lifetime achievement award in 2005.
“I guess I’d like to thank the movies,” the director said in accepting the award.
According to IMDB, Lumet directed 72 films and television shows. Among my favorites were Network and Dog Day Afternoon.