Golden Globe Award For Best Director - Motion Picture
Golden Globe for Best Director
Awarded for Best Director of a Motion Picture
Location United States
Presented by Hollywood Foreign Press Association
Currently held by Damien Chazelle for La La Land (2016)

The Golden Globe Award for Best Director has been presented annually by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, an organization composed of journalists who cover the United States film industry for publications based outside North America, since 1943.

Having won all four of his nominations, Elia Kazan has been honored most often in this category. Martin Scorsese, Clint Eastwood, David Lean, Milo? Forman, and Oliver Stone tie for second place with three wins each. Steven Spielberg has had the most nominations (eleven) and has received the award twice. Barbra Streisand is the only woman to have won the award.

In the following lists, the first names, listed in bold type against a blue background, are the winners, and the following names are the remaining nominees. The years given are those in which the films under consideration were released, not the year of the ceremony, which takes place in January of the following year.


Winners and nominees


Year Film Nominees
1943 [1] The Song of Bernadette Henry King ?
1944 [2] Going My Way Leo McCarey +
1945 [3] The Lost Weekend Billy Wilder +
1946 [4] It's a Wonderful Life Frank Capra ?
1947 [5] Gentleman's Agreement Elia Kazan +
1948 [6] The Treasure of the Sierra Madre John Huston +
1949 All the King's Men Robert Rossen ?


Year Film Nominees
1950 Sunset Boulevard Billy Wilder ?
All About Eve Joseph L. Mankiewicz +
The Asphalt Jungle John Huston ?
Born Yesterday George Cukor ?
1951 Death of a Salesman László Benedek §
An American in Paris Vincente Minnelli ?
A Place in the Sun George Stevens +
1952 The Greatest Show on Earth Cecil B. DeMille ?
The Narrow Margin Richard Fleischer
The Quiet Man John Ford +
1953 [7] From Here to Eternity Fred Zinnemann +
1954 [8] On the Waterfront Elia Kazan +
1955 [9] Picnic Joshua Logan ?
1956 Baby Doll Elia Kazan §
Around the World in 80 Days Michael Anderson ?
Giant George Stevens +
Lust for Life Vincente Minnelli
War and Peace King Vidor ?
1957 The Bridge on the River Kwai David Lean +
12 Angry Men Sidney Lumet ?
A Hatful of Rain Fred Zinnemann
Sayonara Joshua Logan ?
Witness for the Prosecution Billy Wilder ?
1958 Gigi Vincente Minnelli +
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Richard Brooks ?
The Defiant Ones Stanley Kramer ?
I Want to Live! Robert Wise ?
Separate Tables Delbert Mann
1959 Ben-Hur William Wyler +
Anatomy of a Murder Otto Preminger
The Diary of Anne Frank George Stevens ?
The Nun's Story Fred Zinnemann ?
On the Beach Stanley Kramer


Year Film Nominees
1960 Sons and Lovers Jack Cardiff ?
The Apartment Billy Wilder +
Elmer Gantry Richard Brooks
Spartacus Stanley Kubrick
The Sundowners Fred Zinnemann ?
1961 Judgment at Nuremberg Stanley Kramer?
The Children's Hour William Wyler
El Cid Anthony Mann
The Guns of Navarone J. Lee Thompson ?
West Side Story Jerome Robbins + and Robert Wise +
1962 Lawrence of Arabia David Lean +
The Chapman Report George Cukor
Days of Wine and Roses Blake Edwards
Freud John Huston
Gypsy Mervyn LeRoy
Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man Martin Ritt
Lolita Stanley Kubrick
The Manchurian Candidate John Frankenheimer
The Music Man Morton DaCosta
My Son, the Hero (Los Hermanos Del Hierro) Ismael Rodríguez
To Kill a Mockingbird Robert Mulligan ?
1963 America America Elia Kazan ?
The Cardinal Otto Preminger ?
The Caretakers Hall Bartlett
Cleopatra Joseph L. Mankiewicz
The Haunting Robert Wise
Hud Martin Ritt ?
Tom Jones Tony Richardson +
The Ugly American George Englund
1964 My Fair Lady George Cukor +
Becket Peter Glenville ?
The Night of the Iguana John Huston
Seven Days in May John Frankenheimer
Zorba the Greek (Alexis Zorbas) Michael Cacoyannis ?
1965 Doctor Zhivago David Lean ?
The Collector William Wyler ?
Darling John Schlesinger ?
A Patch of Blue Guy Green
The Sound of Music Robert Wise +
1966 A Man for All Seasons Fred Zinnemann +
Alfie Lewis Gilbert
A Man and a Woman Claude Lelouch ?
The Sand Pebbles Robert Wise
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Mike Nichols ?
1967 The Graduate Mike Nichols +
Bonnie and Clyde Arthur Penn ?
The Fox Mark Rydell
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Stanley Kramer ?
In the Heat of the Night Norman Jewison ?
1968 Rachel, Rachel Paul Newman §
Funny Girl William Wyler
The Lion in Winter Anthony Harvey ?
Oliver! Carol Reed +
Romeo and Juliet Franco Zeffirelli ?
1969 Anne of the Thousand Days Charles Jarrott §
Hello, Dolly! Gene Kelly
Midnight Cowboy John Schlesinger +
The Secret of Santa Vittoria Stanley Kramer
They Shoot Horses, Don't They? Sydney Pollack ?


Year Film Nominees
1970 Love Story Arthur Hiller ?
Five Easy Pieces Bob Rafelson
M*A*S*H Robert Altman ?
Patton Franklin J. Schaffner +
Women in Love Ken Russell ?
1971 The French Connection William Friedkin +
A Clockwork Orange Stanley Kubrick ?
Fiddler on the Roof Norman Jewison ?
The Last Picture Show Peter Bogdanovich ?
Summer of '42 Robert Mulligan
1972 The Godfather Francis Ford Coppola ?
Avanti! Billy Wilder
Cabaret Bob Fosse +
Deliverance John Boorman ?
Frenzy Alfred Hitchcock
1973 The Exorcist William Friedkin ?
American Graffiti George Lucas ?
The Day of the Jackal Fred Zinnemann
Last Tango in Paris Bernardo Bertolucci ?
Paper Moon Peter Bogdanovich
1974 Chinatown Roman Polanski ?
The Conversation Francis Ford Coppola
The Godfather Part II Francis Ford Coppola +
Lenny Bob Fosse ?
A Woman Under the Influence John Cassavetes ?
1975 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Milo? Forman +
Barry Lyndon Stanley Kubrick ?
Dog Day Afternoon Sidney Lumet ?
Jaws Steven Spielberg
Nashville Robert Altman ?
1976 Network Sidney Lumet ?
All the President's Men Alan J. Pakula ?
Bound for Glory Hal Ashby
Marathon Man John Schlesinger
Rocky John G. Avildsen +
1977 The Turning Point Herbert Ross ?
Annie Hall Woody Allen +
Close Encounters of the Third Kind Steven Spielberg ?
Julia Fred Zinnemann ?
Star Wars George Lucas ?
1978 The Deer Hunter Michael Cimino +
Coming Home Hal Ashby ?
Days of Heaven Terrence Malick
Interiors Woody Allen ?
Midnight Express Alan Parker ?
An Unmarried Woman Paul Mazursky
1979 Apocalypse Now Francis Ford Coppola ?
Being There Hal Ashby
Breaking Away Peter Yates ?
The China Syndrome James Bridges
Kramer vs. Kramer Robert Benton +


Year Film Nominees
1980 Ordinary People Robert Redford +
The Elephant Man David Lynch ?
Raging Bull Martin Scorsese ?
The Stunt Man Richard Rush ?
Tess Roman Polanski ?
1981 Reds Warren Beatty +
Atlantic City Louis Malle ?
On Golden Pond Mark Rydell ?
Prince of the City Sidney Lumet
Ragtime Milo? Forman
Raiders of the Lost Ark Steven Spielberg ?
1982 Gandhi Richard Attenborough +
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Steven Spielberg ?
Missing Constantin Costa-Gavras
Tootsie Sydney Pollack ?
The Verdict Sidney Lumet ?
1983 Yentl Barbra Streisand §
The Dresser Peter Yates ?
Fanny and Alexander Ingmar Bergman ?
Silkwood Mike Nichols ?
Tender Mercies Bruce Beresford ?
Terms of Endearment James L. Brooks +
1984 Amadeus Milo? Forman +
The Cotton Club Francis Ford Coppola
The Killing Fields Roland Joffé ?
Once Upon a Time in America Sergio Leone
A Passage to India David Lean ?
1985 Prizzi's Honor John Huston ?
A Chorus Line Richard Attenborough
The Color Purple Steven Spielberg
Out of Africa Sydney Pollack +
Witness Peter Weir ?
1986 Platoon Oliver Stone +
Hannah and Her Sisters Woody Allen ?
The Mission Roland Joffé ?
A Room with a View James Ivory ?
Stand by Me Rob Reiner
1987 The Last Emperor Bernardo Bertolucci +
Broadcast News James L. Brooks
Cry Freedom Richard Attenborough
Fatal Attraction Adrian Lyne ?
Hope and Glory John Boorman ?
1988 Bird Clint Eastwood §
A Cry in the Dark Fred Schepisi
Mississippi Burning Alan Parker ?
Rain Man Barry Levinson +
Running on Empty Sidney Lumet
Working Girl Mike Nichols ?
1989 Born on the Fourth of July Oliver Stone +
Dead Poets Society Peter Weir ?
Do the Right Thing Spike Lee
Glory Edward Zwick
When Harry Met Sally... Rob Reiner


Year Film Nominees
1990 Dances with Wolves Kevin Costner +
The Godfather Part III Francis Ford Coppola ?
Goodfellas Martin Scorsese ?
Reversal of Fortune Barbet Schroeder ?
The Sheltering Sky Bernardo Bertolucci
1991 JFK Oliver Stone ?
Bugsy Barry Levinson ?
The Fisher King Terry Gilliam
The Prince of Tides Barbra Streisand
The Silence of the Lambs Jonathan Demme +
1992 Unforgiven Clint Eastwood +
A Few Good Men Rob Reiner
Howards End James Ivory ?
The Player Robert Altman ?
A River Runs Through It Robert Redford
1993 Schindler's List Steven Spielberg +
The Age of Innocence Martin Scorsese
The Fugitive Andrew Davis
The Piano Jane Campion ?
The Remains of the Day James Ivory ?
1994 Forrest Gump Robert Zemeckis +
Legends of the Fall Edward Zwick
Natural Born Killers Oliver Stone
Pulp Fiction Quentin Tarantino ?
Quiz Show Robert Redford ?
1995 Braveheart Mel Gibson +
The American President Rob Reiner
Apollo 13 Ron Howard
Casino Martin Scorsese
Leaving Las Vegas Mike Figgis ?
Sense and Sensibility Ang Lee
1996 The People vs. Larry Flynt Milo? Forman ?
The English Patient Anthony Minghella +
Evita Alan Parker
Fargo Joel Coen ?
Shine Scott Hicks ?
1997 Titanic James Cameron +
Amistad Steven Spielberg
As Good as It Gets James L. Brooks
The Boxer Jim Sheridan
L.A. Confidential Curtis Hanson ?
1998 Saving Private Ryan Steven Spielberg +
Elizabeth Shekhar Kapur
The Horse Whisperer Robert Redford
Shakespeare in Love John Madden ?
The Truman Show Peter Weir ?
1999 American Beauty Sam Mendes +
The End of the Affair Neil Jordan
The Hurricane Norman Jewison
The Insider Michael Mann ?
The Talented Mr. Ripley Anthony Minghella


Year Film Winners and nominees
2000 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Ang Lee ?
Erin Brockovich Steven Soderbergh ?
Gladiator Ridley Scott ?
Sunshine István Szabó
Traffic Steven Soderbergh +
2001 Gosford Park Robert Altman ?
A.I. Artificial Intelligence Steven Spielberg
A Beautiful Mind Ron Howard +
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Peter Jackson ?
Moulin Rouge! Baz Luhrmann
Mulholland Drive David Lynch ?
2002 Gangs of New York Martin Scorsese ?
About Schmidt Alexander Payne
Adaptation Spike Jonze
Chicago Rob Marshall ?
The Hours Stephen Daldry ?
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Peter Jackson
2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Peter Jackson +
Cold Mountain Anthony Minghella
Lost in Translation Sofia Coppola ?
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World Peter Weir ?
Mystic River Clint Eastwood ?
2004 Million Dollar Baby Clint Eastwood +
The Aviator Martin Scorsese ?
Closer Mike Nichols
Finding Neverland Marc Forster
Sideways Alexander Payne ?
2005 Brokeback Mountain Ang Lee +
The Constant Gardener Fernando Meirelles
Good Night, and Good Luck George Clooney ?
King Kong Peter Jackson
Match Point Woody Allen
Munich Steven Spielberg ?
2006 The Departed Martin Scorsese +
Babel Alejandro González Iñárritu ?
Flags of Our Fathers Clint Eastwood
Letters from Iwo Jima Clint Eastwood ?
The Queen Stephen Frears ?
2007 The Diving Bell and the Butterfly Julian Schnabel ?
American Gangster Ridley Scott
Atonement Joe Wright
No Country for Old Men Joel Coen and Ethan Coen +
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Tim Burton
2008 Slumdog Millionaire Danny Boyle +
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button David Fincher ?
Frost/Nixon Ron Howard ?
The Reader Stephen Daldry ?
Revolutionary Road Sam Mendes
2009 Avatar James Cameron ?
The Hurt Locker Kathryn Bigelow +
Inglourious Basterds Quentin Tarantino ?
Invictus Clint Eastwood
Up in the Air Jason Reitman ?


Year Film Winners and nominees
2010 The Social Network David Fincher ?
Black Swan Darren Aronofsky ?
The Fighter David O. Russell ?
Inception Christopher Nolan
The King's Speech Tom Hooper +
2011 Hugo Martin Scorsese ?
The Artist Michel Hazanavicius +
The Descendants Alexander Payne ?
The Ides of March George Clooney
Midnight in Paris Woody Allen ?
2012 Argo Ben Affleck §
Django Unchained Quentin Tarantino
Life of Pi Ang Lee +
Lincoln Steven Spielberg ?
Zero Dark Thirty Kathryn Bigelow
2013 Gravity Alfonso Cuarón +
12 Years a Slave Steve McQueen ?
American Hustle David O. Russell ?
Captain Phillips Paul Greengrass
Nebraska Alexander Payne ?
2014 Boyhood Richard Linklater ?
Birdman Alejandro G. Iñárritu +
Gone Girl David Fincher
The Grand Budapest Hotel Wes Anderson ?
Selma Ava DuVernay
2015 The Revenant Alejandro G. Iñárritu +
Carol Todd Haynes
Mad Max: Fury Road George Miller ?
The Martian Ridley Scott
Spotlight Tom McCarthy ?
2016 La La Land Damien Chazelle +
Hacksaw Ridge Mel Gibson ?
Moonlight Barry Jenkins ?
Manchester by the Sea Kenneth Lonergan ?
Nocturnal Animals Tom Ford

Multiple nominations

11 nominations
8 nominations
7 nominations
6 nominations
5 nominations
4 nominations
3 nominations
2 nominations

See also


  1. ^ "HFPS Golden Globes 1943". Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Archived from the original on 2007-06-07. Retrieved .  Nominations for 1943 are not available.
  2. ^ "HFPS Golden Globes 1944". Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Archived from the original on 2007-06-07. Retrieved .  Nominations for 1944 are not available.
  3. ^ "HFPS Golden Globes 1945". Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Archived from the original on 2007-06-08. Retrieved .  Nominations for 1945 are not available.
  4. ^ "HFPS Golden Globes 1946". Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Archived from the original on 2007-06-07. Retrieved .  Nominations for 1946 are not available.
  5. ^ "HFPS Golden Globes 1947". Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Archived from the original on 2007-06-07. Retrieved .  Nominations for 1947 are not available.
  6. ^ "HFPS Golden Globes 1948". Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Archived from the original on 2007-06-08. Retrieved .  Nominations for 1948 are not available.
  7. ^ "HFPS Golden Globes 1953". Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Archived from the original on 2007-07-06. Retrieved .  Nominations for 1953 are not available.
  8. ^ "HFPS Golden Globes 1954". Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Archived from the original on 2007-04-11. Retrieved .  Nominations for 1954 are not available.
  9. ^ "HFPS Golden Globes 1955". Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Archived from the original on 2007-06-07. Retrieved .  Nominations for 1955 are not available.

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