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Golden Globe Award for Best Director

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United States

Category of
Golden Globe Award

Awarded for
Best Director of a Motion Picture

Currently held by
Damien Chazelle for La La Land (2016)

Official website
Presented by
Hollywood Foreign Press Association

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Winners & Nominees
Damien ChazelleLa La Land, Damien Chazelle, Winner, Mel GibsonHacksaw Ridge, Mel Gibson, Nominee, Barry JenkinsMoonlight, Barry Jenkins, Nominee, Tom FordNocturnal Animals, Tom Ford, Nominee, Kenneth LonerganManchester by the Sea, Kenneth Lonergan, Nominee, Alejandro González IñárrituThe Revenant, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Winner, George MillerMad Max: Fury Road, George Miller, Nominee, Todd HaynesCarol, Todd Haynes, Nominee, Tom McCarthySpotlight, Tom McCarthy, Nominee, Ridley ScottThe Martian, Ridley Scott, Nominee, Richard LinklaterBoyhood, Richard Linklater, Winner, David FincherGone Girl, David Fincher, Nominee, Ava DuVernaySelma, Ava DuVernay, Nominee, Alejandro González IñárrituBirdman, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nominee, Wes AndersonThe Grand Budapest Hotel, Wes Anderson, Nominee, Alfonso CuarónGravity, Alfonso Cuarón, Winner, David O RussellAmerican Hustle, David O Russell, Nominee, Paul GreengrassCaptain Phillips, Paul Greengrass, Nominee, Steve McQueen12 Years a Slave, Steve McQueen, Nominee, Alexander PayneNebraska, Alexander Payne, Nominee, Ben AffleckArgo, Ben Affleck, Winner, Quentin TarantinoDjango Unchained, Quentin Tarantino, Nominee, Kathryn BigelowZero Dark Thirty, Kathryn Bigelow, Nominee, Ang LeeLife of Pi, Ang Lee, Nominee, Steven SpielbergLincoln, Steven Spielberg, Nominee

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, 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.
  • References

    Golden Globe Award for Best Director Wikipedia