Awards & Winners

BAFTA Award for Best Direction

British Academy Film Awards

Winners of the BAFTA Award for Best Direction presented by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. John Schlesinger, Roman Polanski, Woody Allen, Alan Parker, Louis Malle, Joel Coen, Peter Weir and Ang Lee tie for the most wins in this category, with two each. Martin Scorsese holds the record for most nominations, with nine.
Date Established : 1968

Check all the winners of BAFTA Award for Best Direction presented under British Academy Film Awards since 1969 .

Alfonso Cuarón

Honored for : Gravity

Nominations 2014 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Paul Greengrass Captain Phillips
David O. Russell American Hustle
Steve McQueen 12 Years a Slave
Martin Scorsese The Wolf of Wall Street
Alfonso Cuarón Gravity

Ben Affleck

Honored for : Argo

Nominations 2013 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Ben Affleck Argo
Kathryn Bigelow Zero Dark Thirty
Michael Haneke Amour
Ang Lee Life of Pi
Quentin Tarantino Django Unchained

Michel Hazanavicius

Honored for : The Artist

Nominations 2012 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Nicolas Winding Refn Drive
Tomas Alfredson Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Michel Hazanavicius The Artist
Lynne Ramsay We Need to Talk About Kevin
Martin Scorsese Hugo

David Fincher

Honored for : The Social Network

Nominations 2011 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Danny Boyle 127 Hours
Darren Aronofsky Black Swan
Christopher Nolan Inception
Tom Hooper The King's Speech
David Fincher The Social Network

Kathryn Bigelow

Honored for : The Hurt Locker

Nominations 2010 »

Nominee Nominated Work
James Cameron Avatar
Neill Blomkamp District 9
Lone Scherfig An Education
Kathryn Bigelow The Hurt Locker
Quentin Tarantino Inglourious Basterds

Danny Boyle

Honored for : Slumdog Millionaire

Nominations 2009 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Danny Boyle Slumdog Millionaire
Clint Eastwood Changeling
David Fincher The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Ron Howard Frost/Nixon
Stephen Daldry The Reader

Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

Honored for : No Country for Old Men

Nominations 2008 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Ethan Coen No Country for Old Men
Joel Coen No Country for Old Men
Joe Wright Atonement
Paul Greengrass The Bourne Ultimatum
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck The Lives of Others
Paul Thomas Anderson There Will Be Blood

Paul Greengrass

Honored for : United 93

Nominations 2007 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Paul Greengrass United 93
Martin Scorsese The Departed
Stephen Frears The Queen
Alejandro González Iñárritu Babel
Valerie Faris Little Miss Sunshine
Jonathan Dayton Little Miss Sunshine

Ang Lee

Honored for : Brokeback Mountain

Nominations 2006 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Ang Lee Brokeback Mountain
George Clooney Good Night, and Good Luck
Paul Haggis Crash
Fernando Meirelles The Constant Gardener
Bennett Miller Capote

Mike Leigh

Honored for : Vera Drake

Nominations 2005 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Mike Leigh Vera Drake
Martin Scorsese The Aviator
Marc Forster Finding Neverland
Michael Mann Collateral
Michel Gondry Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Peter Weir

Honored for : Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

Nominations 2004 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Peter Weir Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
Peter Jackson The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Sofia Coppola Lost in Translation
Anthony Minghella Cold Mountain
Tim Burton Big Fish

Roman Polanski

Honored for : The Pianist

Nominations 2003 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Roman Polanski The Pianist
Rob Marshall Chicago
Stephen Daldry The Hours
Peter Jackson The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Martin Scorsese Gangs of New York

Peter Jackson

Honored for : The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Nominations 2002 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Peter Jackson The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Ron Howard A Beautiful Mind
Baz Luhrmann Moulin Rouge!
Robert Altman Gosford Park
Jean-Pierre Jeunet Amélie

Ang Lee

Honored for : Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Nominations 2001 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Ang Lee Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Steven Soderbergh Traffic","Erin Brockovich
Ridley Scott Gladiator
Stephen Daldry Billy Elliot

Pedro Almodóvar

Honored for : All About My Mother

Nominations 2000 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Pedro Almodóvar All About My Mother
Sam Mendes American Beauty
M. Night Shyamalan The Sixth Sense
Anthony Minghella The Talented Mr. Ripley
Neil Jordan The End of the Affair

Peter Weir

Honored for : The Truman Show

Nominations 1999 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Peter Weir The Truman Show
John Madden Shakespeare in Love
Shekhar Kapur Elizabeth
Steven Spielberg Saving Private Ryan

Baz Luhrmann

Honored for : Romeo + Juliet

Nominations 1998 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Baz Luhrmann Romeo + Juliet
James Cameron Titanic
Curtis Hanson L.A. Confidential
Peter Cattaneo The Full Monty

Joel Coen

Honored for : Fargo

Nominations 1997 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Joel Coen Fargo
Anthony Minghella The English Patient
Scott Hicks Shine
Mike Leigh Secrets & Lies

Michael Radford

Honored for : Il Postino: The Postman

Nominations 1996 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Michael Radford Il Postino: The Postman
Mel Gibson Braveheart
Ang Lee Sense and Sensibility
Nicholas Hytner The Madness of King George

Mike Newell

Honored for : Four Weddings and a Funeral

Nominations 1995 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Mike Newell Four Weddings and a Funeral
Robert Zemeckis Forrest Gump
Quentin Tarantino Pulp Fiction
Krzysztof Kie?lowski Three Colors: Red

Steven Spielberg

Honored for : Schindler's List

Nominations 1994 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Steven Spielberg Schindler's List
Jane Campion The Piano
James Ivory The Remains of the Day
Richard Attenborough Shadowlands

Robert Altman

Honored for : The Player

Nominations 1993 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Robert Altman The Player
Clint Eastwood Unforgiven
Neil Jordan The Crying Game
James Ivory Howards End

Alan Parker

Honored for : The Commitments

Nominations 1992 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Alan Parker The Commitments
Jonathan Demme The Silence of the Lambs
Ridley Scott Thelma & Louise
Kevin Costner Dances with Wolves

Martin Scorsese

Honored for : Goodfellas

Nominations 1991 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Giuseppe Tornatore Cinema Paradiso
Bruce Beresford Driving Miss Daisy
Woody Allen Crimes and Misdemeanors
Martin Scorsese Goodfellas

Kenneth Branagh

Honored for : Henry V

Nominations 1990 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Alan Parker Mississippi Burning
Peter Weir Dead Poets Society
Stephen Frears Dangerous Liaisons
Kenneth Branagh Henry V

Louis Malle

Honored for : Au revoir, les enfants

Nominations 1989 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Louis Malle Au revoir, les enfants
Bernardo Bertolucci The Last Emperor
Charles Crichton A Fish Called Wanda
Gabriel Axel Babette's Feast

Oliver Stone

Honored for : Platoon

Nominations 1988 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Richard Attenborough Cry Freedom
Claude Berri Jean de Florette
John Boorman Hope and Glory
Oliver Stone Platoon

Woody Allen

Honored for : Hannah and Her Sisters

Nominations 1987 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Woody Allen Hannah and Her Sisters
Roland Joffé The Mission
Neil Jordan Mona Lisa
James Ivory A Room with a View

Wim Wenders

Honored for : Paris, Texas

Nominations 1985 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Wim Wenders Paris, Texas
Sergio Leone Once Upon a Time in America
Roland Joffé The Killing Fields
Peter Yates The Dresser

Bill Forsyth

Honored for : Local Hero

Nominations 1984 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Bill Forsyth Local Hero
Sydney Pollack Tootsie
Martin Scorsese The King of Comedy
James Ivory Heat and Dust

Richard Attenborough

Honored for : Gandhi

Nominations 1983 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Richard Attenborough Gandhi
Steven Spielberg E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Costa-Gavras Missing
Mark Rydell On Golden Pond

Louis Malle

Honored for : Atlantic City

Nominations 1982 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Louis Malle Atlantic City
Hugh Hudson Chariots of Fire
Karel Reisz The French Lieutenant's Woman
Bill Forsyth Gregory's Girl

Akira Kurosawa

Honored for : Kagemusha

Nominations 1981 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Akira Kurosawa Kagemusha
David Lynch The Elephant Man
Alan Parker Fame
Robert Benton Kramer vs. Kramer

Francis Ford Coppola

Honored for : Apocalypse Now

Nominations 1980 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Francis Ford Coppola Apocalypse Now
Michael Cimino The Deer Hunter
Woody Allen Manhattan
John Schlesinger Yanks

Alan Parker

Honored for : Midnight Express

Nominations 1979 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Alan Parker Midnight Express
Steven Spielberg Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Fred Zinnemann Julia
Robert Altman A Wedding

Woody Allen

Honored for : Annie Hall

Nominations 1978 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Woody Allen Annie Hall
John G. Avildsen Rocky
Sidney Lumet Network
Richard Attenborough A Bridge Too Far

Miloš Forman

Honored for : One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Nominations 1977 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Alan Parker Bugsy Malone
Martin Scorsese Taxi Driver
Alan J. Pakula All the President's Men
Miloš Forman One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Stanley Kubrick

Honored for : Barry Lyndon

Nominations 1976 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Martin Scorsese Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
Sidney Lumet Dog Day Afternoon
Steven Spielberg Jaws
Stanley Kubrick Barry Lyndon

Roman Polanski

Honored for : Chinatown

Nominations 1975 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Roman Polanski Chinatown
Francis Ford Coppola The Conversation
Louis Malle Lacombe, Lucien
Sidney Lumet Murder on the Orient Express","Serpico

François Truffaut

Honored for : Day for Night

Nominations 1974 »

Nominee Nominated Work
François Truffaut Day for Night
Luis Buñuel The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
Fred Zinnemann The Day of the Jackal
Nicolas Roeg Don't Look Now

Bob Fosse

Honored for : Cabaret

Nominations 1973 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Peter Bogdanovich The Last Picture Show
Stanley Kubrick A Clockwork Orange
Bob Fosse Cabaret
William Friedkin The French Connection

John Schlesinger

Honored for : Sunday Bloody Sunday

Nominations 1972 »

Nominee Nominated Work
John Schlesinger Sunday Bloody Sunday
Joseph Losey The Go-Between
Luchino Visconti Death in Venice
Miloš Forman Taking Off

George Roy Hill

Honored for : Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Nominations 1971 »

Nominee Nominated Work
David Lean Ryan's Daughter
Robert Altman MASH
Ken Loach Kes
George Roy Hill Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

John Schlesinger

Honored for : Midnight Cowboy

Nominations 1970 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Ken Russell Women in Love
Richard Attenborough Oh! What a Lovely War
Peter Yates Bullitt
John Schlesinger Midnight Cowboy

Mike Nichols

Honored for : The Graduate

Nominations 1969 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Mike Nichols The Graduate
Carol Reed Oliver!
Lindsay Anderson If...
Franco Zeffirelli Romeo and Juliet