Wednesday, October 20

NYFCC – Best Director

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2019 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Director

Uncut Gems Josh Safdie

Uncut Gems

Josh Safdie

2018 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Director

Roma Alfonso Cuarón

Roma

Alfonso Cuarón

2017 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Director

The Florida Project Sean Baker

The Florida Project

Sean Baker

2016 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Director

Moonlight Barry Jenkins

Moonlight

Barry Jenkins

2015 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Director

Carol Todd Haynes

Carol

Todd Haynes

2014 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Director

Boyhood Richard Linklater

Boyhood

Richard Linklater

2013 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Director

12 Years a Slave Steve McQueen

12 Years a Slave

Steve McQueen

2012 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Director

Zero Dark Thirty Kathryn Bigelow

Zero Dark Thirty

Kathryn Bigelow

2011 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Director

The Artist Michel Hazanavicius

The Artist

Michel Hazanavicius

2010 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Director

The Social Network David Fincher

The Social Network

David Fincher

2009 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Director

The Hurt Locker Kathryn Bigelow

The Hurt Locker

Kathryn Bigelow

2008 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Director

Happy-Go-Lucky Mike Leigh

Happy-Go-Lucky

Mike Leigh

2007 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Director

No Country for Old Men Joel Coen

No Country for Old Men

Joel Coen

2006 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Director

The Departed Martin Scorsese

The Departed

Martin Scorsese

2005 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Director

Brokeback Mountain Ang Lee

Brokeback Mountain

Ang Lee

2004 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Director

Million Dollar Baby Clint Eastwood

Million Dollar Baby

Clint Eastwood

2003 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Director

Lost in Translation Sofia Coppola

Lost in Translation

Sofia Coppola

2002 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Director

Far from Heaven Todd Haynes

Far from Heaven

Todd Haynes

2001 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Director

Gosford Park Robert Altman

Gosford Park

Robert Altman

2000 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Director

Erin Brockovich Steven Soderbergh

Erin Brockovich

Steven Soderbergh

1999 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Director

Topsy-Turvy Mike Leigh

Topsy-Turvy

Mike Leigh

1998 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Director

The Thin Red Line Terrence Malick

The Thin Red Line

Terrence Malick

1997 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Director

L.A. Confidential Curtis Hanson

L.A. Confidential

Curtis Hanson

1996 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Director

Breaking the Waves Lars von Trier

Breaking the Waves

Lars von Trier

1995 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Director

Sense and Sensibility Ang Lee

Sense and Sensibility

Ang Lee

1994 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Director

Pulp Fiction Quentin Tarantino

Pulp Fiction

Quentin Tarantino

1993 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Director

The Piano Jane Campion

The Piano

Jane Campion

1992 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Director

The Player Robert Altman

The Player

Robert Altman

1991 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Director

The Silence of the Lambs Jonathan Demme

The Silence of the Lambs

Jonathan Demme

1990 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Director

Goodfellas Martin Scorsese

Goodfellas

Martin Scorsese

1989 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Director

Enemies: A Love Story Paul Mazursky

Enemies: A Love Story

Paul Mazursky

1988 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Director

A World Apart Chris Menges

A World Apart

Chris Menges

1987 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Director

Broadcast News James L. Brooks

Broadcast News

James L. Brooks

1986 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Director

Hannah and Her Sisters Woody Allen

Hannah and Her Sisters

Woody Allen

1985 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Director

Prizzi's Honor John Huston

Prizzi’s Honor

John Huston

1984 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Director

A Passage to India David Lean

A Passage to India

David Lean

1983 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Director

Fanny and Alexander Ingmar Bergman

Fanny and Alexander

Ingmar Bergman

1982 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Director

Tootsie Sydney Pollack

Tootsie

Sydney Pollack

1981 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Director

Prince of the City Sidney Lumet

Prince of the City

Sidney Lumet

1980 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Director

Melvin and Howard Jonathan Demme

Melvin and Howard

Jonathan Demme

1979 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Director

Manhattan Woody Allen

Manhattan

Woody Allen

1978 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Director

Days of Heaven Terrence Malick

Days of Heaven

Terrence Malick

1977 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Director

Annie Hall Woody Allen

Annie Hall

Woody Allen

1976 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Director

All the President's Men Alan J. Pakula

All the President’s Men

Alan J. Pakula

1975 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Director

Nashville Robert Altman

Nashville

Robert Altman

1974 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Director

Amarcord Federico Fellini

Amarcord

Federico Fellini

1973 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Director

Day for Night François Truffaut

Day for Night

François Truffaut

1972 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Director

Cries & Whispers Ingmar Bergman

Cries & Whispers

Ingmar Bergman

1971 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Director

A Clockwork Orange Stanley Kubrick

A Clockwork Orange

Stanley Kubrick

1970 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Director

Five Easy Pieces Bob Rafelson

Five Easy Pieces

Bob Rafelson

1969 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Director

Z Costa-Gavras

Z

Costa-Gavras

1968 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Director

Rachel, Rachel Paul Newman

Rachel, Rachel

Paul Newman

1967 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Director

The Graduate Mike Nichols

The Graduate

Mike Nichols

1966 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Director

A Man for All Seasons Fred Zinnemann

A Man for All Seasons

Fred Zinnemann

1965 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Director

Darling John Schlesinger

Darling

John Schlesinger

1964 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Director

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb Stanley Kubrick

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Stanley Kubrick

1963 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Director

Tom Jones Tony Richardson

Tom Jones

Tony Richardson

1961 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Director

The Hustler Robert Rossen

The Hustler

Robert Rossen

1960 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Director

Sons and Lovers Jack Cardiff

Sons and Lovers

Jack Cardiff

1960 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Director

The Apartment Billy Wilder

The Apartment

Billy Wilder

1959 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Director

The Nun's Story Fred Zinnemann

The Nun’s Story

Fred Zinnemann

1958 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Director

The Defiant Ones Stanley Kramer

The Defiant Ones

Stanley Kramer

1957 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Director

The Bridge on the River Kwai David Lean

The Bridge on the River Kwai

David Lean

1956 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Director

Moby Dick John Huston

Moby Dick

John Huston

1955 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Director

Summertime David Lean

Summertime

David Lean

1954 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Director

On the Waterfront Elia Kazan

On the Waterfront

Elia Kazan

1953 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Director

From Here to Eternity Fred Zinnemann

From Here to Eternity

Fred Zinnemann

1952 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Director

High Noon Fred Zinnemann

High Noon

Fred Zinnemann

1951 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Director

A Streetcar Named Desire Elia Kazan

A Streetcar Named Desire

Elia Kazan

1950 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Director

All About Eve Joseph L. Mankiewicz

All About Eve

Joseph L. Mankiewicz

1949 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Director

The Fallen Idol Carol Reed

The Fallen Idol

Carol Reed

1948 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Director

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre John Huston

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

John Huston

1947 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Director

Gentleman's Agreement Elia Kazan

Gentleman’s Agreement

Elia Kazan

1946 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Director

The Best Years of Our Lives William Wyler

The Best Years of Our Lives

William Wyler

1945 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Director

The Lost Weekend Billy Wilder

The Lost Weekend

Billy Wilder

1944 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Director

Going My Way Leo McCarey

Going My Way

Leo McCarey

1943 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Director

The More the Merrier George Stevens

The More the Merrier

George Stevens

1942 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Director

Wake Island John Farrow

Wake Island

John Farrow

1941 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Director

How Green Was My Valley John Ford

How Green Was My Valley

John Ford

1940 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Director

The Grapes of Wrath John Ford

The Grapes of Wrath

John Ford

1939 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Director

Stagecoach John Ford

Stagecoach

John Ford

1938 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Director

The Lady Vanishes Alfred Hitchcock

The Lady Vanishes

Alfred Hitchcock

1937 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Director

Stage Door Gregory La Cava

Stage Door

Gregory La Cava

1936 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Director

The Gay Desperado Rouben Mamoulian

The Gay Desperado

Rouben Mamoulian

1935 New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Director

The Informer John Ford

The Informer

John Ford