BAFTA Award for Best Direction

The BAFTA Award for Best Direction is a British Academy Film Award presented annually by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).

BAFTA Award for Best Direction
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The 2020 recipient: Chloé Zhao
Awarded forExcellence in film directing
LocationLondon
CountryUnited Kingdom
Presented byBritish Academy of Film and Television Arts
First awarded1968
Currently held byChloé Zhao for Nomadland (2020)
Websitehttp://www.bafta.org/

HistoryEdit

It was previously known as David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction. John Schlesinger, Roman Polanski, Woody Allen, Alan Parker, Louis Malle, Joel Coen, Peter Weir, Ang Lee, and Alfonso Cuarón tie for the most wins in this category, with two each. Martin Scorsese holds the record for most nominations, with ten.

There are no records showing any nominations, or a winner, for this award at the 39th British Academy Film Awards, presented in 1986 for films released in 1985.[1]

Winners and nomineesEdit

1960sEdit

Year Director Film
1968
22nd
Mike Nichols The Graduate
Lindsay Anderson if....
Carol Reed Oliver!
Franco Zeffirelli Romeo and Juliet
1969
23rd
John Schlesinger Midnight Cowboy
Richard Attenborough Oh! What a Lovely War
Ken Russell Women in Love
Peter Yates Bullitt

1970sEdit

Year Director Film
1970
24th
George Roy Hill Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Robert Altman M*A*S*H
David Lean Ryan's Daughter
Ken Loach Kes
1971
25th
John Schlesinger Sunday Bloody Sunday
Miloš Forman Taking Off
Joseph Losey The Go-Between
Luchino Visconti Death in Venice
1972
26th
Bob Fosse Cabaret
Peter Bogdanovich The Last Picture Show
William Friedkin The French Connection
Stanley Kubrick A Clockwork Orange
1973
27th
François Truffaut Day for Night
Luis Buñuel The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
Nicolas Roeg Don't Look Now
Fred Zinnemann The Day of the Jackal
1974
28th
Roman Polanski Chinatown
Francis Ford Coppola The Conversation
Sidney Lumet Murder on the Orient Express / Serpico
Louis Malle Lacombe Lucien
1975
29th
Stanley Kubrick Barry Lyndon
Sidney Lumet Dog Day Afternoon
Martin Scorsese Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
Steven Spielberg Jaws
1976
30th
Miloš Forman One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Alan J. Pakula All the President's Men
Alan Parker Bugsy Malone
Martin Scorsese Taxi Driver
1977
31st
Woody Allen Annie Hall
Richard Attenborough A Bridge Too Far
John G. Avildsen Rocky
Sidney Lumet Network
1978
32nd
Alan Parker Midnight Express
Robert Altman A Wedding
Steven Spielberg Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Fred Zinnemann Julia
1979
33rd
Francis Ford Coppola Apocalypse Now
Woody Allen Manhattan
Michael Cimino The Deer Hunter
John Schlesinger Yanks

1980sEdit

Year Director Film
1980
34th
Akira Kurosawa Kagemusha
Robert Benton Kramer vs. Kramer
David Lynch The Elephant Man
Alan Parker Fame
1981
35th
Louis Malle Atlantic City
Bill Forsyth Gregory's Girl
Hugh Hudson Chariots of Fire
Karel Reisz The French Lieutenant's Woman
1982
36th
Richard Attenborough Gandhi
Costa-Gavras Missing
Mark Rydell On Golden Pond
Steven Spielberg E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
1983
37th
Bill Forsyth Local Hero
James Ivory Heat and Dust
Sydney Pollack Tootsie
Martin Scorsese The King of Comedy
1984
38th
Wim Wenders Paris, Texas
Roland Joffé The Killing Fields
Sergio Leone Once Upon a Time in America
Peter Yates The Dresser
1985
38th
no record of nominations nor winner in 1986 for director of a film released in 1985 [1]
1986
40th
Woody Allen Hannah and Her Sisters
Roland Joffé The Mission
Neil Jordan Mona Lisa
James Ivory A Room with a View
1987
41st
Oliver Stone Platoon
Richard Attenborough Cry Freedom
Claude Berri Jean de Florette
John Boorman Hope and Glory
1988
42nd
Louis Malle Au revoir les enfants
Gabriel Axel Babette's Feast
Bernardo Bertolucci The Last Emperor
Charles Crichton A Fish Called Wanda
1989
43rd
Kenneth Branagh Henry V
Stephen Frears Dangerous Liaisons
Alan Parker Mississippi Burning
Peter Weir Dead Poets Society

1990sEdit

Year Director Film
1990
44th
Martin Scorsese Goodfellas
Woody Allen Crimes and Misdemeanors
Bruce Beresford Driving Miss Daisy
Giuseppe Tornatore Cinema Paradiso (Nuovo cinema Paradiso)
1991
45th
Alan Parker The Commitments
Kevin Costner Dances with Wolves
Jonathan Demme The Silence of the Lambs
Ridley Scott Thelma & Louise
1992
46th
Robert Altman The Player
Clint Eastwood Unforgiven
James Ivory Howards End
Neil Jordan The Crying Game
1993
47th
Steven Spielberg Schindler's List
Richard Attenborough Shadowlands
Jane Campion The Piano
James Ivory The Remains of the Day
1994
48th
Mike Newell Four Weddings and a Funeral
Krzysztof Kieślowski Three Colours: Red (Trois couleurs : Rouge)
Quentin Tarantino Pulp Fiction
Robert Zemeckis Forrest Gump
1995
49th
Michael Radford Il Postino: The Postman
Mel Gibson Braveheart
Nicholas Hytner The Madness of King George
Ang Lee Sense and Sensibility
1996
50th
Joel Coen Fargo
Scott Hicks Shine
Mike Leigh Secrets & Lies
Anthony Minghella The English Patient
1997
51st
Baz Luhrmann Romeo + Juliet
James Cameron Titanic
Peter Cattaneo The Full Monty
Curtis Hanson L.A. Confidential
1998
52nd
Peter Weir The Truman Show
Shekhar Kapur Elizabeth
John Madden Shakespeare in Love
Steven Spielberg Saving Private Ryan
1999
53rd
[2]
Pedro Almodóvar All About My Mother (Todo sobre mi madre)
Neil Jordan The End of the Affair
Sam Mendes American Beauty
Anthony Minghella The Talented Mr. Ripley
M. Night Shyamalan The Sixth Sense

2000sEdit

Year Director Film
2000
54th
[3][4]
Ang Lee Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Wo hu cang long)
Stephen Daldry Billy Elliot
Ridley Scott Gladiator
Steven Soderbergh Traffic
Steven Soderbergh Erin Brockovich
2001
55th
[5]
Peter Jackson The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Robert Altman Gosford Park
Ron Howard A Beautiful Mind
Jean-Pierre Jeunet Amélie (Le Fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain)
Baz Luhrmann Moulin Rouge!
2002
56th
[6]
Roman Polanski The Pianist
Stephen Daldry The Hours
Peter Jackson The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Rob Marshall Chicago
Martin Scorsese Gangs of New York
2003
57th
[7]
Peter Weir Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
Tim Burton Big Fish
Sofia Coppola Lost in Translation
Peter Jackson The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Anthony Minghella Cold Mountain
2004
58th
[8]
Mike Leigh Vera Drake
Marc Forster Finding Neverland
Michel Gondry Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Michael Mann Collateral
Martin Scorsese The Aviator
2005
59th
[9]
Ang Lee Brokeback Mountain
George Clooney Good Night, and Good Luck.
Paul Haggis Crash
Fernando Meirelles The Constant Gardener
Bennett Miller Capote
2006
60th
[10]
Paul Greengrass United 93
Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris Little Miss Sunshine
Stephen Frears The Queen
Alejandro González Iñárritu Babel
Martin Scorsese The Departed
2007
61st
[11]
Joel Coen and Ethan Coen No Country for Old Men
Paul Thomas Anderson There Will Be Blood
Paul Greengrass The Bourne Ultimatum
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck The Lives of Others (Das Leben der Anderen)
Joe Wright Atonement
2008
62nd
[12]
Danny Boyle Slumdog Millionaire
Stephen Daldry The Reader
Clint Eastwood Changeling
David Fincher The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Ron Howard Frost/Nixon
2009
63rd
[13]
Kathryn Bigelow The Hurt Locker
Neill Blomkamp District 9
James Cameron Avatar
Lone Scherfig An Education
Quentin Tarantino Inglourious Basterds

2010sEdit

Year Director Film
2010
64th
[14]
David Fincher The Social Network
Darren Aronofsky Black Swan
Danny Boyle 127 Hours
Tom Hooper The King's Speech
Christopher Nolan Inception
2011
65th
[15]
Michel Hazanavicius The Artist
Tomas Alfredson Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Lynne Ramsay We Need to Talk About Kevin
Nicolas Winding Refn Drive
Martin Scorsese Hugo
2012
66th
[16]
Ben Affleck Argo
Kathryn Bigelow Zero Dark Thirty
Michael Haneke Amour
Ang Lee Life of Pi
Quentin Tarantino Django Unchained
2013
67th
[17]
Alfonso Cuarón Gravity
Paul Greengrass Captain Phillips
Steve McQueen 12 Years a Slave
David O. Russell American Hustle
Martin Scorsese The Wolf of Wall Street
2014
68th
[18]
Richard Linklater Boyhood[19]
Wes Anderson The Grand Budapest Hotel
Damien Chazelle Whiplash
Alejandro G. Iñárritu Birdman
James Marsh The Theory of Everything
2015
69th
[20]
Alejandro G. Iñárritu The Revenant[21]
Todd Haynes Carol
Adam McKay The Big Short
Ridley Scott The Martian
Steven Spielberg Bridge of Spies
2016
70th
[22]
Damien Chazelle La La Land[23]
Tom Ford Nocturnal Animals
Ken Loach I, Daniel Blake
Kenneth Lonergan Manchester by the Sea
Denis Villeneuve Arrival
2017
71st
[24]
Guillermo del Toro The Shape of Water[25]
Luca Guadagnino Call Me by Your Name
Martin McDonagh Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Christopher Nolan Dunkirk
Denis Villeneuve Blade Runner 2049
2018
72nd
[26]
Alfonso Cuarón Roma[27]
Bradley Cooper A Star Is Born
Yorgos Lanthimos The Favourite
Spike Lee BlacKkKlansman
Paweł Pawlikowski Cold War
2019
73rd
[28]
Sam Mendes 1917[29]
Bong Joon-ho Parasite
Todd Phillips Joker
Martin Scorsese The Irishman
Quentin Tarantino Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

2020sEdit

Year Director Film
2020
74th
[30]
Chloé Zhao Nomadland
Lee Isaac Chung Minari
Sarah Gavron Rocks
Shannon Murphy Babyteeth
Thomas Vinterberg Another Round
Jasmila Žbanić Quo Vadis, Aida?

Multiple wins (2 or more)Edit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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