Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Director

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Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Director
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Awarded forBest Direction of a Motion Picture
LocationLos Angeles, California
Presented byCritics Choice Association
First awardedMel Gibson for Braveheart (1995)
Currently held byDaniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert for Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022)
Websitewww.criticschoice.com

The Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Director is one of the awards given to film directors working in the film industry by the Critics Choice Association at the annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards. It was first given out to Mel Gibson for Braveheart in 1996 as a juried award. Until 2001, only the winner was presented; since then, a set of nominees is announced every year.

Only four directors have received the award more than once with two wins each: Alfonso Cuarón, Sam Mendes, Martin Scorsese, and Steven Spielberg. The latter also holds the record of most nominations in the category with eight. Kathryn Bigelow, Jane Campion, and Chloé Zhao are the only female winners of the award.

Winners and nominees[edit]

1990s[edit]

Year Director Film
1995 Mel Gibson Braveheart
1996 Anthony Minghella The English Patient
1997 James Cameron Titanic
1998 Steven Spielberg Saving Private Ryan
1999 Sam Mendes American Beauty

2000s[edit]

Year Director(s) Film(s)
2000 Steven Soderbergh Erin Brockovich / Traffic
Ridley Scott Gladiator
2001 Ron Howard (TIE) A Beautiful Mind
Baz Luhrmann (TIE) Moulin Rouge!
Peter Jackson The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
2002 Steven Spielberg Catch Me If You Can / Minority Report
Roman Polanski The Pianist
Martin Scorsese Gangs of New York
2003 Peter Jackson The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Tim Burton Big Fish
Sofia Coppola Lost in Translation
Clint Eastwood Mystic River
Jim Sheridan In America
2004 Martin Scorsese The Aviator
Clint Eastwood Million Dollar Baby
Marc Forster Finding Neverland
Taylor Hackford Ray
Alexander Payne Sideways
2005 Ang Lee Brokeback Mountain
George Clooney Good Night, and Good Luck
Paul Haggis Crash
Ron Howard Cinderella Man
Steven Spielberg Munich
2006 Martin Scorsese The Departed
Bill Condon Dreamgirls
Clint Eastwood Letters from Iwo Jima
Stephen Frears The Queen
Paul Greengrass United 93
2007 Joel Coen and Ethan Coen No Country for Old Men
Tim Burton Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Sean Penn Into the Wild
Julian Schnabel The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Joe Wright Atonement
2008 Danny Boyle Slumdog Millionaire
David Fincher The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Ron Howard Frost/Nixon
Christopher Nolan The Dark Knight
Gus Van Sant Milk
2009 Kathryn Bigelow The Hurt Locker
James Cameron Avatar
Lee Daniels Precious
Clint Eastwood Invictus
Jason Reitman Up in the Air
Quentin Tarantino Inglourious Basterds

2010s[edit]

Year Director(s) Film
2010
[1]
David Fincher The Social Network
Darren Aronofsky Black Swan
Danny Boyle 127 Hours
Joel Coen and Ethan Coen True Grit
Tom Hooper The King's Speech
Christopher Nolan Inception
2011
[2]
Michel Hazanavicius The Artist
Stephen Daldry Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
Alexander Payne The Descendants
Nicolas Winding Refn Drive
Martin Scorsese Hugo
Steven Spielberg War Horse
2012
[3]
Ben Affleck Argo
Kathryn Bigelow Zero Dark Thirty
Tom Hooper Les Misérables
Ang Lee Life of Pi
David O. Russell Silver Linings Playbook
Steven Spielberg Lincoln
2013
[4]
Alfonso Cuarón Gravity
Paul Greengrass Captain Phillips
Spike Jonze Her
Steve McQueen 12 Years a Slave
David O. Russell American Hustle
Martin Scorsese The Wolf of Wall Street
2014
[5]
Richard Linklater Boyhood
Wes Anderson The Grand Budapest Hotel
Ava DuVernay Selma
David Fincher Gone Girl
Alejandro G. Iñárritu Birdman
Angelina Jolie Unbroken
2015
[6]
George Miller Mad Max: Fury Road
Todd Haynes Carol
Alejandro G. Iñárritu The Revenant
Tom McCarthy Spotlight
Ridley Scott The Martian
Steven Spielberg Bridge of Spies
2016
[7]
Damien Chazelle La La Land
Mel Gibson Hacksaw Ridge
Barry Jenkins Moonlight
Kenneth Lonergan Manchester by the Sea
David Mackenzie Hell or High Water
Denis Villeneuve Arrival
Denzel Washington Fences
2017
[8]
Guillermo del Toro The Shape of Water
Greta Gerwig Lady Bird
Luca Guadagnino Call Me by Your Name
Martin McDonagh Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Christopher Nolan Dunkirk
Jordan Peele Get Out
Steven Spielberg The Post
2018
[9]
Alfonso Cuarón Roma
Damien Chazelle First Man
Bradley Cooper A Star Is Born
Peter Farrelly Green Book
Yorgos Lanthimos The Favourite
Spike Lee BlacKkKlansman
Adam McKay Vice
2019
[10]
Bong Joon-ho (TIE) Parasite
Sam Mendes (TIE) 1917
Noah Baumbach Marriage Story
Greta Gerwig Little Women
Josh Safdie and Benny Safdie Uncut Gems
Martin Scorsese The Irishman
Quentin Tarantino Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

2020s[edit]

Year Director Film
2020
[11]
Chloé Zhao Nomadland
Lee Isaac Chung Minari
Emerald Fennell Promising Young Woman
David Fincher Mank
Regina King One Night in Miami...
Spike Lee Da 5 Bloods
Aaron Sorkin The Trial of the Chicago 7
2021
[12]
Jane Campion The Power of the Dog
Paul Thomas Anderson Licorice Pizza
Kenneth Branagh Belfast
Guillermo del Toro Nightmare Alley
Steven Spielberg West Side Story
Denis Villeneuve Dune
2022
[13]
Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert Everything Everywhere All at Once
James Cameron Avatar: The Way of Water
Damien Chazelle Babylon
Todd Field Tár
Baz Luhrmann Elvis
Martin McDonagh The Banshees of Inisherin
Sarah Polley Women Talking
Gina Prince-Bythewood The Woman King
S. S. Rajamouli RRR
Steven Spielberg The Fabelmans

Multiple nominees[edit]

Multiple winners[edit]

2 wins

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  3. ^ "Critics' Choice Movie Awards: 'Argo' Best Picture, Director; Daniel Day-Lewis, Jessica Chastain Take Acting Honors". Deadline Hollywood. January 10, 2013. Retrieved January 10, 2013.
  4. ^ "Critics' Choice Movie Awards: '12 Years A Slave' Named Best Picture; 'Gravity' Leads Field With 7 Wins". Deadline Hollywood. January 16, 2014. Retrieved January 16, 2014.
  5. ^ Pedersen, Erik (January 15, 2015). "Critics' Choice Awards: 'Boyhood' Wins Best Picture; 'Birdman' Leads With 7 Nods". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 15, 2015.
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  8. ^ Hayes, Dade; Hipes, Patrick (January 11, 2018). "Critics' Choice Awards: 'The Shape Of Water' Wins Best Picture, 'Big Little Lies' Dominates – Full Winners List". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 11, 2018.
  9. ^ de Moraes, Lisa; Blyth, Antonia; Hipes, Patrick (January 13, 2019). "Critics' Choice Awards: 'Roma' Wins Best Picture To Lead Night; 'The Americans' & 'Mrs. Maisel' Top TV – The Complete Winners List". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 13, 2019.
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  11. ^ Ramos, Dino-Ray (March 7, 2021). "Critics Choice Awards: 'Nomadland', 'The Crown' Among Top Honorees – Complete Winners List". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 7, 2021.
  12. ^ Jackson, Angelique; Shanfeld, Ethan (March 13, 2022). "Critics Choice Awards 2022: 'The Power of the Dog,' 'Ted Lasso,' 'Succession' Win Big (Full Winners List)". Variety. Retrieved January 16, 2023.
  13. ^ Panaligan, EJ; Earl, William (January 15, 2023). "Critics' Choice Awards 2023 Full Winners List: 'Everything Everywhere All at Once,' 'Abbott Elementary' and 'Better Call Saul' Take Top Honors". Variety. Retrieved January 16, 2023.

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