You'll be surprised who didn't make the list
1. Woody Allen
Best Performance as an Actor: "Sleeper"(1973)
Best Film as a Director: "Annie Hall" (1977)
Why: At this point, Allen is arguably one of the top three American filmmakers of all time. What many forget, however, is he was an actor and screenwriter before he ever had the chance to direct. OK, it was one film, "What's New Pussycat," but his TV appearances were extensive and helped define his iconic acting style. As a filmmaker, Allen has mastered comedy ("Bananas," "Sleeper"), high drama ("Crimes and Misdemeanors") and the thriller ("Match Point"), not to mention films that reflect his voice and defy usual categorization ("Annie Hall," "Midnight in Paris"). (We're going to forget about his stab at a musical). He has won four Academy Awards and released films that are considered classics or modern classics for five decades running. And at a spry 77 years old, don't count him out for a sixth.
- Gregory Ellwood