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Golden Globe Award for Best Director

Golden Globe Award for Best Director
Awarded for Best Director of a Motion Picture
Location United States
Presented by Hollywood Foreign Press Association
Currently held by Richard Linklater for Boyhood (2014)
Official website

The 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, Miloš 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.


  • "†" indicates Academy Award-winning direction.
  • "§" indicates Golden Globe Award-winning direction that was not nominated for an Academy Award.
  • "‡" indicates Academy Award-nominated direction.


  • Winners and nominees 1
    • 1940s 1.1
    • 1950s 1.2
    • 1960s 1.3
    • 1970s 1.4
    • 1980s 1.5
    • 1990s 1.6
    • 2000s 1.7
    • 2010s 1.8
  • See also 2
  • References 3

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 Eighty 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
Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man Martin Ritt
My Son, the Hero (Los Hermanos Del Hierro) Ismael Rodríguez
The Chapman Report George Cukor
Days of Wine and Roses Blake Edwards
Freud John Huston
Gypsy Mervyn LeRoy
Lolita Stanley Kubrick
The Manchurian Candidate John Frankenheimer
The Music Man Morton DaCosta
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
The Ugly American George Englund
Tom Jones Tony Richardson
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 §
The Lion in Winter Anthony Harvey
Oliver! Carol Reed
Funny Girl William Wyler
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
MASH 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 Miloš 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 Episode IV: A New Hope George Lucas ‡
1978 The Deer Hunter Michael Cimino
An Unmarried Woman Paul Mazursky
Coming Home Hal Ashby
Days of Heaven Terrence Malick
Interiors Woody Allen
Midnight Express Alan Parker
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 Miloš 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 & Alexander Ingmar Bergman
Silkwood Mike Nichols
Tender Mercies Bruce Beresford
Terms of Endearment James L. Brooks
1984 Amadeus Miloš 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 Miloš 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 Ethan & Joel 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 González Iñárritu
Gone Girl David Fincher
The Grand Budapest Hotel Wes Anderson
Selma Ava DuVernay

See also


  1. ^ "HFPS Golden Globes 1943". Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Retrieved 2007-06-26.  Nominations for 1943 are not available.
  2. ^ "HFPS Golden Globes 1944". Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Retrieved 2007-06-26.  Nominations for 1944 are not available.
  3. ^ "HFPS Golden Globes 1945". Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Retrieved 2007-06-26.  Nominations for 1945 are not available.
  4. ^ "HFPS Golden Globes 1946". Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Retrieved 2007-06-26.  Nominations for 1946 are not available.
  5. ^ "HFPS Golden Globes 1947". Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Retrieved 2007-06-26.  Nominations for 1947 are not available.
  6. ^ "HFPS Golden Globes 1948". Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Retrieved 2007-06-26.  Nominations for 1948 are not available.
  7. ^ "HFPS Golden Globes 1953". Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Retrieved 2007-06-26.  Nominations for 1953 are not available.
  8. ^ "HFPS Golden Globes 1954". Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Retrieved 2007-06-26.  Nominations for 1954 are not available.
  9. ^ "HFPS Golden Globes 1955". Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Retrieved 2007-06-26.  Nominations for 1955 are not available.
  • "HFPS Golden Globes Page".  
  • "IMDb Golden Globes Page".  
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