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Best Director Award (Cannes Film Festival)

The Best Director Award (French: Prix de la mise en scène) is an annual award presented at the Cannes Film Festival for best directing achievements in a feature film screened as part of festival's official selection (i.e. films selected for the competition program which compete for the festival's main prize Palme d'Or). Awarded by festival's jury, it was first given in 1946.

The prize was not awarded on 12 occasions (1947, 1953–54, 1960, 1962–64, 1971, 1973–74, 1977, 1980). In addition, the festival was not held at all in 1948 and 1950, while in 1968 no awards were given as the festival was called off mid-way due to the May 1968 events in France. Also, the jury vote was tied and prize was shared by two directors on six occasions (1955, 1969, 1975, 1983, 2001, and 2002).

The winner of Best Director Award rarely wins the Palme d'Or, the main prize at the festival. This happened only twice, in 1991, when Joel Coen won both awards for Barton Fink, and in 2003, when Gus van Sant won for his film Elephant.

List of winners

Year Director Film Country
001946 (1st) Clément, RenéRené Clément The Battle of the Rails  France
001949 (3rd) Clément, RenéRené Clément The Walls of Malapaga  France
001951 (4th) Buñuel, LuisLuis Buñuel Los Olvidados  Mexico
001952 (5th) Christian-Jaque Fanfan la Tulipe  France
001955 (8th) Dassin, JulesJules Dassin (shared) Rififi  United States
Vasilyev, SergeiSergei Vasilyev (shared) Heroes of Shipka  Soviet Union
001956 (9th) Yutkevich, SergeiSergei Yutkevich Othello  Soviet Union
001957 (10th) Bresson, RobertRobert Bresson A Man Escaped  France
001958 (11th) Bergman, IngmarIngmar Bergman Brink of Life  Sweden
001959 (12th) Truffaut, FrançoisFrançois Truffaut The 400 Blows  France
001961 (14th) Solntseva, YuliyaYuliya Solntseva The Story of the Flaming Years  Soviet Union
001965 (18th) Ciulei, LiviuLiviu Ciulei Forest of the Hanged  Romania
001966 (19th) Yutkevich, SergeiSergei Yutkevich Lenin in Poland  Soviet Union
001967 (20th) Kósa, FerencFerenc Kósa Ten Thousand Days  Hungary
001969 (22nd) Rocha, GlauberGlauber Rocha (shared) Antonio das Mortes  Brazil
Jasný, VojtěchVojtěch Jasný (shared) All My Compatriots  Czechoslovakia
001970 (23rd) Boorman, JohnJohn Boorman Leo the Last  United Kingdom
001972 (25th) Jancsó, MiklósMiklós Jancsó Red Psalm  Hungary
001975 (28th) Brault, MichelMichel Brault (shared) Orderers  Canada
Gavras, CostaCosta Gavras (shared) Special Section  Greece
001976 (29th) Scola, EttoreEttore Scola Down and Dirty  Italy
001978 (31st) Oshima, NagisaNagisa Oshima Empire of Passion  Japan
001979 (32nd) Malick, TerrenceTerrence Malick Days of Heaven  United States
001982 (35th) Herzog, WernerWerner Herzog Fitzcarraldo  West Germany
001983 (36th) Bresson, RobertRobert Bresson (shared) L'Argent  France
Tarkovsky, AndreiAndrei Tarkovsky (shared) Nostalghia  Soviet Union
001984 (37th) Tavernier, BertrandBertrand Tavernier A Sunday in the Country  France
001985 (38th) Téchiné, AndréAndré Téchiné Rendez-vous  France
001986 (39th) Scorsese, MartinMartin Scorsese After Hours  United States
001987 (40th) Wenders, WimWim Wenders Wings of Desire  West Germany
001988 (41st) Solanas, FernandoFernando Solanas Sur  Argentina
001989 (42nd) Kusturica, EmirEmir Kusturica Time of the Gypsies  Yugoslavia
001990 (43rd) Lungin, PavelPavel Lungin Taxi Blues  Soviet Union
001991 (44th) Coen, JoelJoel Coen Barton Fink  United States
001992 (45th) Altman, RobertRobert Altman The Player  United States
001993 (46th) Leigh, MikeMike Leigh Naked  United Kingdom
001994 (47th) Moretti, NanniNanni Moretti Caro diario  Italy
001995 (48th) Kassovitz, MathieuMathieu Kassovitz La Haine  France
001996 (49th) Coen, JoelJoel Coen Fargo  United States
001997 (50th) Kar-wai, WongWong Kar-wai Happy Together  Hong Kong
001998 (51st) Boorman, JohnJohn Boorman The General  United Kingdom
001999 (52nd) Almodóvar, PedroPedro Almodóvar All About My Mother  Spain
002000 (53rd) Yang, EdwardEdward Yang Yi Yi  Taiwan
002001 (54th) Coen, JoelJoel Coen (shared) The Man Who Wasn't There  United States
Lynch, DavidDavid Lynch (shared) Mulholland Drive  United States
002002 (55th) Kwon-taek, ImIm Kwon-taek (shared) Painted Fire  South Korea
Anderson, Paul ThomasPaul Thomas Anderson (shared) Punch-Drunk Love  United States
002003 (56th) Van Sant, GusGus Van Sant Elephant  United States
002004 (57th) Gatlif, TonyTony Gatlif Exiles  France
002005 (58th) Haneke, MichaelMichael Haneke Caché  Austria
002006 (59th) González Iñárritu, AlejandroAlejandro González Iñárritu Babel  Mexico
002007 (60th) Schnabel, JulianJulian Schnabel The Diving Bell and the Butterfly  United States
002008 (61st) Ceylan, Nuri BilgeNuri Bilge Ceylan Three Monkeys  Turkey
002009 (62nd) Mendoza, BrillanteBrillante Mendoza Kinatay  Philippines
002010 (63rd) Amalric, MathieuMathieu Amalric On Tour  France
002011 (64th) Winding Refn, NicolasNicolas Winding Refn Drive  Denmark
002012 (65th) Reygadas, CarlosCarlos Reygadas Post Tenebras Lux  Mexico
002013 (66th) Escalante, AmatAmat Escalante Heli  Mexico
002014 (67th) Miller, BennettBennett Miller Foxcatcher  United States

Multiple winners

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