BAFTA Award For Best Direction
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BAFTA Award For Best Direction
BAFTA Award for Best Direction
Sam Mendes, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, 2013.jpg
The 2019 recipient: Sam Mendes
Awarded forExcellence in film directing
LocationLondon
CountryUnited Kingdom
Presented byBritish Academy of Film and Television Arts
First awarded1968
Currently held bySam Mendes for 1917 (2019)
Websitehttp://www.bafta.org/

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

Multiple wins (2 wins):

Winners and nominees

1960s

1970s

1980s

1990s

2000s

Year Director Film
2000
54th
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
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
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
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
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
Ang Lee Brokeback Mountain
George Clooney Good Night, and Good Luck.
Paul Haggis Crash
Fernando Meirelles The Constant Gardener
Bennett Miller Capote
2006
60th
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
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
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
Kathryn Bigelow The Hurt Locker
Neill Blomkamp District 9
James Cameron Avatar
Lone Scherfig An Education
Quentin Tarantino Inglourious Basterds

2010s

Year Director Film
2010
64th
David Fincher The Social Network
Darren Aronofsky Black Swan
Danny Boyle 127 Hours
Tom Hooper The King's Speech
Christopher Nolan Inception
2011
65th
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
Ben Affleck Argo
Kathryn Bigelow Zero Dark Thirty
Michael Haneke Amour
Ang Lee Life of Pi
Quentin Tarantino Django Unchained
2013
67th
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
Richard Linklater Boyhood
Wes Anderson The Grand Budapest Hotel
Damien Chazelle Whiplash
Alejandro G. Iñárritu Birdman
James Marsh The Theory of Everything
2015
69th
Alejandro G. Iñárritu The Revenant
Todd Haynes Carol
Adam McKay The Big Short
Ridley Scott The Martian
Steven Spielberg Bridge of Spies
2016
70th
Damien Chazelle La La Land
Tom Ford Nocturnal Animals
Ken Loach I, Daniel Blake
Kenneth Lonergan Manchester by the Sea
Denis Villeneuve Arrival
2017
71st
Guillermo del Toro The Shape of Water
Luca Guadagnino Call Me by Your Name
Martin McDonagh Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Christopher Nolan Dunkirk
Denis Villeneuve Blade Runner 2049
2018
72nd
Alfonso Cuarón Roma
Bradley Cooper A Star Is Born
Yorgos Lanthimos The Favourite
Spike Lee BlacKkKlansman
Pawe? Pawlikowski Cold War
2019
73rd
Sam Mendes 1917
Bong Joon-ho Parasite
Todd Phillips Joker
Martin Scorsese The Irishman
Quentin Tarantino Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Awards Database: Search our record of winners & nominees, Year of Presentation: 1986, Award: Film". British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "All BAFTA Film Awards Winners for Direction". IMDb. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "BAFTA Awards Search - BAFTA Awards". awards.bafta.org. Retrieved 2018.

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