Even the press room burst into applause when Martin Scorsese won the Oscar for best director. A lot of people have been waiting a long time for this to occur (even x-ray technicians, apparently). The volume of applause in the auditorium as the nominees were announced made clear that Scorsese would be the winner. One thing is sure: had he not won, there would have been very strange energy in the room. Even the other nominees seemed happy that he’d won, with Paul Greengrass on his feet with everyone else, applauding.