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Daniel Francis Boyle[1] (born 20 October 1956)[2] is an English director, producer, screenwriter and theatre director, known for his work on films including Shallow Grave, Trainspotting, The Beach, 28 Days Later, Sunshine, Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours, and Steve Jobs. His debut film Shallow Grave
Shallow Grave
won the BAFTA Award for Best British Film. The British Film Institute
British Film Institute
ranked Trainspotting the 10th greatest British film of the 20th century. Boyle's 2008 film Slumdog Millionaire, the most successful British film of the decade, was nominated for ten Academy Awards
Academy Awards
and won eight, including the Academy Award for Best Director. He also won the Golden Globe
Golden Globe
and BAFTA Award for Best Director. Boyle was presented with the Extraordinary Contribution to Filmmaking Award at the 2008 Austin Film Festival, where he also introduced that year's AFF Audience Award Winner Slumdog Millionaire. In 2012, Boyle was the Artistic Director for Isles of Wonder, the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games.[3] He was subsequently offered a knighthood as part of the New Year Honours, but declined.[4] In 2014, it was announced that Boyle would become a patron of HOME in Manchester.[5]

Contents

1 Early life and background 2 Career

2.1 Theatre 2.2 Television 2.3 Films

3 Recognition 4 Awards 5 Filmography

5.1 Film 5.2 Television 5.3 Recurring collaborators

6 References 7 Further reading 8 External links

Early life and background[edit] Danny Boyle
Danny Boyle
was born on 20 October 1956[2] in Radcliffe, Greater Manchester, about 6 miles north of Manchester city centre, to Irish parents from County Galway.[6][7] Although he now describes himself as a "spiritual atheist",[8] he was brought up in a working class Catholic family. Boyle was an altar boy for eight years and his mother had the priesthood in mind for him, but aged 14 he was persuaded by a priest not to transfer from school to a seminary.[9]

Whether he was saving me from the priesthood or the priesthood from me, I don't know. But quite soon after, I started doing drama. And there's a real connection, I think. All these directors – Martin Scorsese, John Woo, M. Night Shyamalan
M. Night Shyamalan
– they were all meant to be priests. There's something very theatrical about it. It's basically the same job – poncing around, telling people what to think.[10][11]

He later studied at Thornleigh Salesian College in Bolton,[12] and studied English and Drama at Bangor University.[6][13] While at university, Boyle dated the actress Frances Barber.[14] Boyle is the patron of North West-based young people's substance misuse charity, Early Break, which was founded and based in his home town of Radcliffe. Boyle is also a trustee of the UK-based African arts charity Dramatic Need.[15] On 16 February 2017 Boyle announced his bid to help launch a £30m film and media school in Manchester, stating: "This is just what Manchester needs and I am delighted to be part of the International Screen School Manchester."[16] Career[edit] Theatre[edit]

Boyle with the cast of The Children's Monologues
The Children's Monologues
in 2010

Upon leaving school he began his career at the Joint Stock Theatre Company, before moving onto the Royal Court Theatre
Royal Court Theatre
in 1982 where he directed The Genius by Howard Brenton and Saved by Edward Bond. He also directed five productions for the Royal Shakespeare Company.[17] On 14 November 2010, he directed a one night play at the Old Vic Theatre titled The Children's Monologues
The Children's Monologues
with Sir Ben Kingsley, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hiddleston, Gemma Arterton
Gemma Arterton
and Eddie Redmayne as the cast. In 2011 he directed Frankenstein for the National Theatre.[18] This production was broadcast to cinemas as a part of National Theatre Live on 17 March 2011.[19] Boyle was Artistic Director for the 2012 Summer Olympics
2012 Summer Olympics
Opening Ceremony in London. Over the years, Olympic Opening Ceremonies have become multimillion-pound theatrical shows, which have become known for their extravagance and pageantry to celebrate the start of the largest multi-sport event in the world. The ceremony, entitled Isles of Wonder, charted aspects of British culture, including the Industrial Revolution
Industrial Revolution
and British contributions to literature, music, film and technology. Reception to the ceremony was generally positive, both nationally in the United Kingdom and internationally.[20][21][22][23] In December 2012 it was widely reported that Boyle turned down a knighthood in the New Year Honours list. He told BBC
BBC
Radio 4 "I'm very proud to be an equal citizen and I think that's what the Opening Ceremony was actually about." In 2014, it was announced that Boyle would become a patron of HOME in Manchester.[24] Television[edit] In 1987 Boyle started working in television as a producer for BBC Northern Ireland where he produced, amongst other TV films, Alan Clarke's controversial Elephant before becoming a director on shows such as Arise And Go Now, Not Even God Is Wise Enough, For The Greater Good, Scout and two[25] episodes of Inspector Morse. These were Masonic Mysteries and Cherubim and Seraphim. He was also responsible for the BBC2 series Mr. Wroe's Virgins.[17] Danny Boyle
Danny Boyle
is not to be confused with a different Daniel Boyle, who is not related, who scripted five original teleplays for Inspector Morse at about this time, and who has continued to write and adapt crime stories for television including the first episode of Lewis, and much of the popular series Hamish Macbeth.[26] In between the films The Beach and 28 Days Later
28 Days Later
Boyle directed two TV films for the BBC
BBC
in 2001 – Vacuuming Completely Nude in Paradise and Strumpet.[27] He has also appeared on Top Gear and drove the fastest wet lap at that time. Films[edit] Boyle's love for film began with his first viewing of Apocalypse Now:

It had eviscerated my brain, completely. I was an impressionable twenty-one-year-old guy from the sticks. My brain had not been fed and watered with great culture, you know, as art is meant to do. It had been sandblasted by the power of cinema. And that's why cinema, despite everything we try to do, it remains a young man's medium, really, in terms of audience.[28]

The first film Boyle directed was Shallow Grave.[17] The film was the most commercially successful British film of 1995,[29] won the BAFTA Award for Best British Film, and led to the production of Trainspotting, based on the novel by Irvine Welsh.[30] Working with writer John Hodge and producer Andrew Macdonald, Shallow Grave
Shallow Grave
earned Boyle the Best Newcomer Award from the 1996 London Film Critics Circle.[29] Shallow Grave
Shallow Grave
and Trainspotting caused critics to claim that Boyle had revitalised British cinema in the early '90s.[17] The BFI ranked Trainspotting the 10th greatest British film of the 20th century.[31] Boyle declined an offer to direct the fourth film of the Alien franchise, instead making A Life Less Ordinary
A Life Less Ordinary
using British finance.[32][33] Boyle's next project was an adaptation of the cult novel The Beach. Filmed in Thailand
Thailand
with Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
in a starring role, casting of the film led to a feud with Ewan McGregor, star of his first three films.[17] He then collaborated with author Alex Garland on the post-apocalyptic horror film 28 Days Later.[34] He also directed a short film Alien Love Triangle (starring Kenneth Branagh), which was intended to be one of three shorts within a feature film. However the project was cancelled after the two other shorts were made into feature films: Mimic starring Mira Sorvino
Mira Sorvino
and Impostor starring Gary Sinise.[35] In 2004 Boyle directed Millions,[10] scripted by Frank Cottrell Boyce.[36] His next collaboration with Alex Garland[10] was the science-fiction film Sunshine, featuring 28 Days Later
28 Days Later
star Cillian Murphy, and was released in 2007.[37]

Boyle at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival

In 2008 he directed Slumdog Millionaire, the story of an impoverished child (Dev Patel) on the streets of Mumbai, India who competes on India's version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, for which Boyle won Academy and BAFTA Awards
BAFTA Awards
for Best Director. The most successful British film of the decade, the film won eight Academy Awards
Academy Awards
and seven BAFTA Awards
BAFTA Awards
in total.[38][39] On film-making Boyle commented, "To be a film-maker...you have to lead. You have to be psychotic in your desire to do something. People always like the easy route. You have to push very hard to get something unusual, something different."[17] Andrew Macdonald, producer of Trainspotting, said "Boyle takes a subject that you've often seen portrayed realistically, in a politically correct way, whether it's junkies or slum orphans, and he has managed to make it realistic but also incredibly uplifting and joyful."[17] In 2010, Boyle directed the film 127 Hours, starring James Franco
James Franco
and featuring Amber Tamblyn
Amber Tamblyn
and Kate Mara. It was based on Aron Ralston's autobiography Between a Rock and a Hard Place, which detailed his struggle of being trapped under a boulder while canyoneering alone in Blue John Canyon, southeastern Utah, and resorting to desperate measures to survive. The film was released on 5 November 2010 to critical acclaim. The film got six nominations at the 83rd Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay for Boyle and Best Actor for Franco.

Boyle prior to the 2012 Summer Olympics
2012 Summer Olympics
opening ceremony

Boyle's next film was Trance, while another instalment of the 28 Days Later franchise is in the development stages.[40][41] Boyle has stated previously that in theory the third instalment of the series would be titled 28 Months Later, but alluded to a film taking place somewhere else in the world he created in 28 Days Later
28 Days Later
and 28 Weeks Later. He is also stated to be producing the upcoming film Paani.[42] He has directed the sequel to Trainspotting, T2 Trainspotting.[43] Boyle told an interviewer about the eclectic range of his films, "There's a theme running through all of them—and I just realised this. They're all about someone facing impossible odds and overcoming them."[44] With a strong interest in music, Boyle has mentioned in interviews that he has considered a musical film with original compositions. Boyle has also expressed interest in an animated film, and, in 2013, a sequel to 28 Weeks Later.[45] Boyle's eponymous biopic of Apple Inc.
Apple Inc.
founder Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs
closed the 59th BFI London Film Festival. This was the third time Boyle has had that honour, after Slumdog Millionaire
Slumdog Millionaire
in 2008 and 127 Hours two years later. The BFI's London Film Festival Director, Clare Stewart, said Boyle had created an exhilarating and audacious film about a complex, charismatic pioneer.[46] In a BBC
BBC
interview, Boyle stated that he didn't write his own films but they did reflect his personality. "I am not a big auteur fan and like to work with writers, but ultimately a film is a director's vision, because he gets all its elements together towards that vision."[47] In March 2018, Boyle confirmed he will be directing the new James Bond movie, Bond 25. The movie has an expected release date of November 8, 2019.[48] Recognition[edit] In 2010, The Tablet named Boyle one of Britain's most influential Roman Catholics.[49] In 2012, Boyle was among the British cultural icons selected by artist Sir Peter Blake to appear in a new version of his most famous artwork – the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover – to celebrate the British cultural figures of his lifetime.[50][51] Awards[edit]

Boyle at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada, 10 September 2008

Main article: List of awards and nominations received by Danny Boyle Filmography[edit] Film[edit]

Year Film Director Producer Screenwriter Notes

1994 Shallow Grave Yes

1996 Trainspotting Yes

1997 Twin Town

Yes

Credited as executive producer

A Life Less Ordinary Yes

2000 The Beach Yes

2002 28 Days Later Yes

2004 Millions Yes

2007 Sunshine Yes

28 Weeks Later

Yes

Credited as executive producer

2008 Slumdog Millionaire Yes

Alien Love Triangle Yes

Short film

2010 127 Hours Yes Yes Yes [52]

2013 Trance Yes Yes

2015 Steve Jobs Yes Yes

2017 T2 Trainspotting Yes Yes

Battle of the Sexes

Yes

2019 James Bond 25 Yes

Story Scheduled release November 8, 2019

Television[edit]

Year Show Director Producer Screenwriter Notes

1987 The Rockingham Shoot

Yes

TV film

1987 Scout Yes

TV film

1987 The Venus de Milo Instead Yes

TV film

1989 Elephant

Yes

TV short

1989 Monkeys Yes Yes

TV film

1989 The Nightwatch Yes Yes

TV film

1989–1993 Screenplay Yes

3 episodes

1990–1992 Inspector Morse Yes

2 episodes

1991 For the Greater Good Yes

TV film

1993 Mr. Wroe's Virgins Yes

3 episodes

2001 Strumpet Yes

TV film

2001 Vacuuming Completely Nude in Paradise Yes

TV film

2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony Yes

Yes

2014 Babylon Yes Yes

Episode: "Pilot"

2017 Alternativity Yes

play of Banksy

2018 Trust Yes Yes

3 episodes

Recurring collaborators[edit]

Actor Shallow Grave Trainspotting A Life Less Ordinary Strumpet The Beach 28 Days Later Millions Sunshine 28 Weeks Later Frankenstein Babylon T2 Trainspotting Total

Christopher Eccleston N

N

N

3

Cillian Murphy

N

N

2

Ewan McGregor N N N

N 4

Ewen Bremner

N

N 2

Irvine Welsh

N

N 2

James Cosmo

N

N 2

James Nesbitt

N

N

2

Jonny Lee Miller

N

N

N 3

Keith Allen N N

2

Kelly Macdonald

N

N 2

Naomie Harris

N

N

2

Paterson Joseph

N

N

2

Peter Mullan N N

2

Robert Carlyle

N

N

N

N 4

Rose Byrne

N N

2

Shirley Henderson

N

N 2

Crew Shallow Grave Trainspotting A Life Less Ordinary The Beach Strumpet Vacuuming Completely Nude in Paradise 28 Days Later Millions Sunshine Slumdog Millionaire Alien Love Triangle 127 Hours Trance Steve Jobs T2 Trainspotting Total

A. R. Rahman

N

N

2

Alex Garland

N

N

2

Alwin H. Küchler

N

N

2

Andrew Macdonald N N N N

N

N

N

N 8

Anthony Dod Mantle

N N N N

N

N

N 7

Brian Tufano N N N

N

4

Chris Gill

N N N

3

Christian Colson

N

N N N N 5

Jim Cartwright

N N

2

John Hodge N N N N

N

N

N 7

John Murphy

N N N N N

5

Jon Harris

N N

N 3

Masahiro Hirakubo N N N N

4

Simon Boswell N

N

2

References[edit]

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Danny Boyle
To Oversee 2012 Olympic Ceremony". The Huffington Post. Associated Press.  ^ "Oscar Winning Director Danny Boyle
Danny Boyle
Says He Turned Down A Knighthood". The Huffington Post. Associated Press. 19 March 2013.  ^ Stage New Manchester venue Home appoints Danny Boyle
Danny Boyle
as patron ^ a b "Danny Boyle". The New York Times. Retrieved 29 October 2008.  ^ " Danny Boyle
Danny Boyle
– Biography". Yahoo! Movies. Archived from the original on 16 March 2014. Retrieved 31 January 2013.  ^ Kolan, Patrick. "Interview: Danny Boyle". IGN.  ^ Caden, Sarah (22 May 2005), "The man who could have been pope", Sunday Independent, retrieved 23 February 2009  ^ a b c Moggach, Lottie (26 May 2005), "Danny Boyle", The Times, retrieved 11 March 2009  ^ Leach, Ben (14 January 2009), " Slumdog Millionaire
Slumdog Millionaire
director Danny Boyle almost became a priest", The Daily Telegraph, retrieved 23 February 2009  ^ Dibbits, Kat (10 January 2009), Golden Globes are calling for Danny Boyle, theboltonnews.co.uk, retrieved 25 February 2009  ^ " Slumdog Millionaire
Slumdog Millionaire
fast becoming one of year's major films". Bangor University. Archived from the original on 16 March 2014. Retrieved 14 December 2012.  ^ Lewis, Tim (21 February 2009), Bangor professor remembers ex-student Danny Boyle, walesonline.co.uk, retrieved 23 February 2009  ^ Boyle, Danny (11 November 2008), "Why the Congo needs art as well as food", The Times, London, archived from the original on 18 September 2011, retrieved 22 January 2010  ^ Williams, Jennifer (16 February 2017), Danny Boyle
Danny Boyle
to help launch £30m film and media school in Manchester, manchestereveningnews.co.uk, archived from the original on 16 February 2017, retrieved 17 February 2017  ^ a b c d e f g Grice, Elizabeth (24 February 2009). "From fleapit to the red carpet". The Daily Telegraph. London. Retrieved 11 March 2009.  ^ " Danny Boyle
Danny Boyle
to Direct Frankenstein for UK's National Theatre". DreadCentral.  ^ Frankenstein – Productions – National Theatre Archived 20 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine. ^ "Media reaction to London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony". BBC
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News. 28 July 2012. Retrieved 28 July 2012.  ^ "London Olympics opening ceremony kicks off". Xinhua News Agency. 28 July 2012. Archived from the original on 1 August 2012. Retrieved 28 July 2012.  ^ Lyall, Sarah (27 July 2012). "A Five-Ring Opening Circus, Weirdly and Unabashedly British". The New York Times.  ^ "Media reaction to London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony". BBC
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News. Retrieved 28 July 2012.  ^ Stage New Manchester venue Home appoints Danny Boyle
Danny Boyle
as patron ^ " Danny Boyle
Danny Boyle
Biography (1956–)". Film Reference.com. Retrieved 5 November 2009.  ^ Agent's webpage for Daniel Boyle (writer) Archived 25 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine. ^ "The Danny Boyle
Danny Boyle
Project, Part Five: "Vacuuming Completely Nude in Paradise"". Vanity Fair.  ^ Boyle, Danny. Interview by Robert K. Elder. The Film That Changed My Life by Robert K. Elder. Chicago: Chicago Review Press, 2011. N. p28. Print. ^ a b Mayer & McDonnell 2007, pp. 377–380. ^ "BFI Top 100 British films". BFI. 6 September 2006. Retrieved 23 February 2009.  ^ British Film Institute
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- Top 100 British Films (1999). Retrieved August 27, 2016 ^ Martinson, Jane (5 April 2007). "Bringing a ray of sunshine to British films". The Guardian. London.  ^ " Danny Boyle
Danny Boyle
Asked About 'Alien 4', 'Lady Vengeance', '28 Days Later...' Sequel, and More". WeAreMovieGeeks.  ^ Hiscock, John (3 April 2007). "Another bright idea from Mr Sunshine". The Daily Telegraph. London. Retrieved 26 February 2009.  ^ Kermode, Mark (15 February 2008). "Aliens come to Wales". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 1 March 2008.  ^ Frank Cottrell Boyce: Writersroom. BBC. ^ "Sunshine (IMDB)". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 16 April 2010.  ^ Anita Singh (23 February 2009). "Oscar winners: Slumdog Millionaire and Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
lead British film sweep". The Daily Telegraph. London. Retrieved 27 September 2010.  ^ Singh, Anita (23 February 2009). "Oscar winners: Slumdog Millionaire and Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
lead British film sweep". The Daily Telegraph. London. Retrieved 23 February 2009.  ^ " Danny Boyle
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On '28 Months Later': It's Not Called '28 Months Later'!". MTV Movies Blog. Retrieved 21 December 2009.  ^ dreadcentral.com, "UPDATED: Exclusive: Danny Boyle
Danny Boyle
Directing the Next 28 Days Later
28 Days Later
Sequel". Retrieved 18 October 2010. ^ " Danny Boyle
Danny Boyle
to produce Paani". The Times of India. 3 June 2009. Retrieved 3 June 2009.  ^ " Danny Boyle
Danny Boyle
talks Trainspotting Sequel, Porno". /Film.  ^ Himes, Geoffrey (12 March 2013). "SXSW: Danny Boyle
Danny Boyle
talks up new film Trance". Baltimore City Paper. Baltimore, Maryland. Archived from the original on 30 September 2013. Retrieved 2 April 2013.  ^ "MOVIE CON III: Danny Boyle
Danny Boyle
and Christian Colson Part 3". Empire. Retrieved 27 August 2010.  ^ "What's Worth Seeing: Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs
to close LFF 2015". Retrieved 7 August 2015.  ^ Husam sam Asi (25 January 2016), Danny Boyle: A film reflects the director's personality – Interview, retrieved 4 April 2016  ^ Guerrasio, Jason (March 15, 2018). "'Trainspotting' director Danny Boyle confirms he will be directing the next James Bond movie". Business Insider. Retrieved 15 March 2018.  ^ "The Tablet's Top 100". Archived from the original on 13 March 2016.  ^ "New faces on Sgt Pepper album cover for artist Peter Blake's 80th birthday". The Guardian. 5 October 2016.  ^ "Sir Peter Blake's new Beatles' Sgt Pepper's album cover". BBC. 8 November 2016.  ^ Brooks, Xan (5 November 2009). " Danny Boyle
Danny Boyle
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Further reading[edit]

Mayer, Geoff; McDonnell, Brian (2007). Encyclopedia of film noir. Greenwood Publishing Group. ISBN 0-313-33306-8. 

External links[edit]

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Works directed by Danny Boyle

Feature films

Shallow Grave
Shallow Grave
(1994) Trainspotting (1996) A Life Less Ordinary
A Life Less Ordinary
(1997) The Beach (2000) 28 Days Later
28 Days Later
(2002) Millions (2004) Sunshine (2007) Slumdog Millionaire
Slumdog Millionaire
(2008) 127 Hours (2010) Trance (2013) Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs
(2015) T2 Trainspotting (2017)

Short films

Alien Love Triangle (2008)

Television

Strumpet (2001) Vacuuming Completely Nude in Paradise
Vacuuming Completely Nude in Paradise
(2001) Trust (2018–present)

Other

2012 Summer Olympics
2012 Summer Olympics
opening ceremony Frankenstein (2011)

Awards for Danny Boyle

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Academy Award for Best Director

1927–1950

Frank Borzage
Frank Borzage
(1927) Lewis Milestone
Lewis Milestone
(1928) Frank Lloyd
Frank Lloyd
(1929) Lewis Milestone
Lewis Milestone
(1930) Norman Taurog
Norman Taurog
(1931) Frank Borzage
Frank Borzage
(1932) Frank Lloyd
Frank Lloyd
(1933) Frank Capra
Frank Capra
(1934) John Ford
John Ford
(1935) Frank Capra
Frank Capra
(1936) Leo McCarey (1937) Frank Capra
Frank Capra
(1938) Victor Fleming
Victor Fleming
(1939) John Ford
John Ford
(1940) John Ford
John Ford
(1941) William Wyler
William Wyler
(1942) Michael Curtiz
Michael Curtiz
(1943) Leo McCarey (1944) Billy Wilder
Billy Wilder
(1945) William Wyler
William Wyler
(1946) Elia Kazan
Elia Kazan
(1947) John Huston
John Huston
(1948) Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
(1949) Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
(1950)

1951–1975

George Stevens
George Stevens
(1951) John Ford
John Ford
(1952) Fred Zinnemann
Fred Zinnemann
(1953) Elia Kazan
Elia Kazan
(1954) Delbert Mann
Delbert Mann
(1955) George Stevens
George Stevens
(1956) David Lean
David Lean
(1957) Vincente Minnelli
Vincente Minnelli
(1958) William Wyler
William Wyler
(1959) Billy Wilder
Billy Wilder
(1960) Jerome Robbins
Jerome Robbins
and Robert Wise
Robert Wise
(1961) David Lean
David Lean
(1962) Tony Richardson
Tony Richardson
(1963) George Cukor
George Cukor
(1964) Robert Wise
Robert Wise
(1965) Fred Zinnemann
Fred Zinnemann
(1966) Mike Nichols
Mike Nichols
(1967) Carol Reed
Carol Reed
(1968) John Schlesinger
John Schlesinger
(1969) Franklin J. Schaffner
Franklin J. Schaffner
(1970) William Friedkin
William Friedkin
(1971) Bob Fosse
Bob Fosse
(1972) George Roy Hill (1973) Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
(1974) Miloš Forman
Miloš Forman
(1975)

1976–2000

John G. Avildsen
John G. Avildsen
(1976) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1977) Michael Cimino
Michael Cimino
(1978) Robert Benton (1979) Robert Redford
Robert Redford
(1980) Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
(1981) Richard Attenborough
Richard Attenborough
(1982) James L. Brooks
James L. Brooks
(1983) Miloš Forman
Miloš Forman
(1984) Sydney Pollack
Sydney Pollack
(1985) Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone
(1986) Bernardo Bertolucci
Bernardo Bertolucci
(1987) Barry Levinson
Barry Levinson
(1988) Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone
(1989) Kevin Costner
Kevin Costner
(1990) Jonathan Demme
Jonathan Demme
(1991) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(1992) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(1993) Robert Zemeckis
Robert Zemeckis
(1994) Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson
(1995) Anthony Minghella
Anthony Minghella
(1996) James Cameron
James Cameron
(1997) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(1998) Sam Mendes
Sam Mendes
(1999) Steven Soderbergh
Steven Soderbergh
(2000)

2001–present

Ron Howard
Ron Howard
(2001) Roman Polanski
Roman Polanski
(2002) Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson
(2003) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(2004) Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(2005) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(2006) Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (2007) Danny Boyle
Danny Boyle
(2008) Kathryn Bigelow
Kathryn Bigelow
(2009) Tom Hooper
Tom Hooper
(2010) Michel Hazanavicius
Michel Hazanavicius
(2011) Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(2012) Alfonso Cuarón
Alfonso Cuarón
(2013) Alejandro G. Iñárritu (2014) Alejandro G. Iñárritu (2015) Damien Chazelle
Damien Chazelle
(2016) Guillermo del Toro
Guillermo del Toro
(2017)

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BAFTA Award for Best Direction

Mike Nichols
Mike Nichols
(1968) John Schlesinger
John Schlesinger
(1969) George Roy Hill (1970) John Schlesinger
John Schlesinger
(1971) Bob Fosse
Bob Fosse
(1972) François Truffaut
François Truffaut
(1973) Roman Polanski
Roman Polanski
(1974) Stanley Kubrick
Stanley Kubrick
(1975) Miloš Forman
Miloš Forman
(1976) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1977) Alan Parker
Alan Parker
(1978) Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
(1979) Akira Kurosawa
Akira Kurosawa
(1980) Louis Malle
Louis Malle
(1981) Richard Attenborough
Richard Attenborough
(1982) Bill Forsyth
Bill Forsyth
(1983) Wim Wenders
Wim Wenders
(1984) no award (1985) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1986) Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone
(1987) Louis Malle
Louis Malle
(1988) Kenneth Branagh
Kenneth Branagh
(1989) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(1990) Alan Parker
Alan Parker
(1991) Robert Altman
Robert Altman
(1992) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(1993) Mike Newell (1994) Michael Radford
Michael Radford
(1995) Joel Coen (1996) Baz Luhrmann
Baz Luhrmann
(1997) Peter Weir
Peter Weir
(1998) Pedro Almodóvar
Pedro Almodóvar
(1999) Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(2000) Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson
(2001) Roman Polanski
Roman Polanski
(2002) Peter Weir
Peter Weir
(2003) Mike Leigh
Mike Leigh
(2004) Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(2005) Paul Greengrass
Paul Greengrass
(2006) Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (2007) Danny Boyle
Danny Boyle
(2008) Kathryn Bigelow
Kathryn Bigelow
(2009) David Fincher
David Fincher
(2010) Michel Hazanavicius
Michel Hazanavicius
(2011) Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck
(2012) Alfonso Cuarón
Alfonso Cuarón
(2013) Richard Linklater
Richard Linklater
(2014) Alejandro G. Iñárritu (2015) Damien Chazelle
Damien Chazelle
(2016) Guillermo del Toro
Guillermo del Toro
(2017)

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Britannia Awards

Excellence in Film

Albert R. Broccoli
Albert R. Broccoli
(1989) Michael Caine
Michael Caine
(1990) Peter Ustinov
Peter Ustinov
(1992) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(1993) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1995) Bob Weinstein and Harvey Weinstein
Harvey Weinstein
(1996) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1997) John Travolta
John Travolta
(1998) Stanley Kubrick
Stanley Kubrick
(1999) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(2000) George Lucas
George Lucas
(2002) Hugh Grant
Hugh Grant
(2003) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(2004) Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise
(2005) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(2006) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(2007) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(2008) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(2009) Jeff Bridges
Jeff Bridges
(2010) Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
(2011) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2012) George Clooney
George Clooney
(2013) Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr.
(2014) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(2015) Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster
(2016) Matt Damon
Matt Damon
(2017)

Excellence in Directing

Peter Weir
Peter Weir
(2003) Jim Sheridan (2004) Mike Newell (2005) Anthony Minghella
Anthony Minghella
(2006) Martin Campbell
Martin Campbell
(2007) Stephen Frears
Stephen Frears
(2008) Danny Boyle
Danny Boyle
(2009) Christopher Nolan
Christopher Nolan
(2010) David Yates
David Yates
(2011) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
(2012) Kathryn Bigelow
Kathryn Bigelow
(2013) Mike Leigh
Mike Leigh
(2014) Sam Mendes
Sam Mendes
(2015) Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(2016) Ava DuVernay
Ava DuVernay
(2017)

Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment

Howard Stringer
Howard Stringer
(2003) Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
(2009) Ridley Scott
Ridley Scott
& Tony Scott
Tony Scott
(2010) John Lasseter
John Lasseter
(2011) Will Wright (2012) Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
(2013) Judi Dench
Judi Dench
(2014) Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford
(2015) Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson
(2016) Kenneth Branagh
Kenneth Branagh
(2017)

British Artist of the Year

Rachel Weisz
Rachel Weisz
(2006) Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
(2007) Tilda Swinton
Tilda Swinton
(2008) Emily Blunt
Emily Blunt
(2009) Michael Sheen
Michael Sheen
(2010) Helena Bonham Carter
Helena Bonham Carter
(2011) Daniel Craig
Daniel Craig
(2012) Benedict Cumberbatch
Benedict Cumberbatch
(2013) Emma Watson
Emma Watson
(2014) James Corden
James Corden
(2015) Felicity Jones
Felicity Jones
(2016) Claire Foy (2017)

Excellence in Comedy

Betty White
Betty White
(2010) Ben Stiller
Ben Stiller
(2011) Trey Parker
Trey Parker
and Matt Stone
Matt Stone
(2012) Sacha Baron Cohen
Sacha Baron Cohen
(2013) Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
(2014) Amy Schumer
Amy Schumer
(2015) Ricky Gervais
Ricky Gervais
(2016) Aziz Ansari
Aziz Ansari
(2017)

Excellence in Television

Aaron Spelling
Aaron Spelling
(1999) HBO
HBO
Original Programming (2002) Dick Van Dyke
Dick Van Dyke
(2017)

Humanitarian Award

Richard Curtis
Richard Curtis
(2007) Don Cheadle
Don Cheadle
(2008) Colin Firth
Colin Firth
(2009) Idris Elba
Idris Elba
(2013) Mark Ruffalo
Mark Ruffalo
(2014) Orlando Bloom
Orlando Bloom
(2015) Ewan McGregor
Ewan McGregor
(2016)

Retired Awards

BBC
BBC
(1999) Tarsem Singh
Tarsem Singh
(1999) Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury
(2003) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(2004) Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor
(2005) Ronald Neame
Ronald Neame
(2005) Sidney Poitier
Sidney Poitier
(2006) Bob Shaye and Michael Lynne (2007)

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Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Director

Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson
(1995) Anthony Minghella
Anthony Minghella
(1996) James Cameron
James Cameron
(1997) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(1998) Sam Mendes
Sam Mendes
(1999) Steven Soderbergh
Steven Soderbergh
(2000) Ron Howard
Ron Howard
/ Baz Luhrmann
Baz Luhrmann
(2001) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(2002) Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson
(2003) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(2004) Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(2005) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(2006) Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (2007) Danny Boyle
Danny Boyle
(2008) Kathryn Bigelow
Kathryn Bigelow
(2009) David Fincher
David Fincher
(2010) Michel Hazanavicius
Michel Hazanavicius
(2011) Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck
(2012) Alfonso Cuarón
Alfonso Cuarón
(2013) Richard Linklater
Richard Linklater
(2014) George Miller (2015) Damien Chazelle
Damien Chazelle
(2016) Guillermo del Toro
Guillermo del Toro
(2017)

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Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film

1948–1975

Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
(1948) Robert Rossen
Robert Rossen
(1949) Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
(1950) George Stevens
George Stevens
(1951) John Ford
John Ford
(1952) Fred Zinnemann
Fred Zinnemann
(1953) Elia Kazan
Elia Kazan
(1954) Delbert Mann
Delbert Mann
(1955) George Stevens
George Stevens
(1956) David Lean
David Lean
(1957) Vincente Minnelli
Vincente Minnelli
(1958) William Wyler
William Wyler
(1959) Billy Wilder
Billy Wilder
(1960) Jerome Robbins
Jerome Robbins
and Robert Wise
Robert Wise
(1961) David Lean
David Lean
(1962) Tony Richardson
Tony Richardson
(1963) George Cukor
George Cukor
(1964) Robert Wise
Robert Wise
(1965) Fred Zinnemann
Fred Zinnemann
(1966) Mike Nichols
Mike Nichols
(1967) Anthony Harvey (1968) John Schlesinger
John Schlesinger
(1969) Franklin J. Schaffner
Franklin J. Schaffner
(1970) William Friedkin
William Friedkin
(1971) Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
(1972) George Roy Hill (1973) Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
(1974) Miloš Forman
Miloš Forman
(1975)

1976–2000

John G. Avildsen
John G. Avildsen
(1976) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1977) Michael Cimino
Michael Cimino
(1978) Robert Benton (1979) Robert Redford
Robert Redford
(1980) Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
(1981) Richard Attenborough
Richard Attenborough
(1982) James L. Brooks
James L. Brooks
(1983) Miloš Forman
Miloš Forman
(1984) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(1985) Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone
(1986) Bernardo Bertolucci
Bernardo Bertolucci
(1987) Barry Levinson
Barry Levinson
(1988) Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone
(1989) Kevin Costner
Kevin Costner
(1990) Jonathan Demme
Jonathan Demme
(1991) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(1992) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(1993) Robert Zemeckis
Robert Zemeckis
(1994) Ron Howard
Ron Howard
(1995) Anthony Minghella
Anthony Minghella
(1996) James Cameron
James Cameron
(1997) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(1998) Sam Mendes
Sam Mendes
(1999) Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(2000)

2001–present

Ron Howard
Ron Howard
(2001) Rob Marshall
Rob Marshall
(2002) Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson
(2003) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(2004) Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(2005) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(2006) Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (2007) Danny Boyle
Danny Boyle
(2008) Kathryn Bigelow
Kathryn Bigelow
(2009) Tom Hooper
Tom Hooper
(2010) Michel Hazanavicius
Michel Hazanavicius
(2011) Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck
(2012) Alfonso Cuarón
Alfonso Cuarón
(2013) Alejandro G. Iñárritu (2014) Alejandro G. Iñárritu (2015) Damien Chazelle
Damien Chazelle
(2016) Guillermo del Toro
Guillermo del Toro
(2017)

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Empire Award for Best Director

Danny Boyle
Danny Boyle
(1996) Terry Gilliam
Terry Gilliam
(1997) Cameron Crowe
Cameron Crowe
(1998) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(1999) M. Night Shyamalan
M. Night Shyamalan
(2000) Bryan Singer
Bryan Singer
(2001) Baz Luhrmann
Baz Luhrmann
(2002) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(2003) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
(2004) Sam Raimi
Sam Raimi
(2005) Nick Park
Nick Park
and Steve Box (2006) Christopher Nolan
Christopher Nolan
(2007) David Yates
David Yates
(2008) Christopher Nolan
Christopher Nolan
(2009) James Cameron
James Cameron
(2010) Edgar Wright
Edgar Wright
(2011) David Yates
David Yates
(2012) Sam Mendes
Sam Mendes
(2013) Alfonso Cuarón
Alfonso Cuarón
(2014) Christopher Nolan
Christopher Nolan
(2015) J. J. Abrams
J. J. Abrams
(2016) Gareth Edwards (2017) Rian Johnson
Rian Johnson
(2018)

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Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Award for Best Director

Henry King (1943) Leo McCarey (1944) Billy Wilder
Billy Wilder
(1945) Frank Capra
Frank Capra
(1946) Elia Kazan
Elia Kazan
(1947) John Huston
John Huston
(1948) Robert Rossen
Robert Rossen
(1949) Billy Wilder
Billy Wilder
(1950) László Benedek (1951) Cecil B. DeMille
Cecil B. DeMille
(1952) Fred Zinnemann
Fred Zinnemann
(1953) Elia Kazan
Elia Kazan
(1954) Joshua Logan (1955) Elia Kazan
Elia Kazan
(1956) David Lean
David Lean
(1957) Vincente Minnelli
Vincente Minnelli
(1958) William Wyler
William Wyler
(1959) Jack Cardiff
Jack Cardiff
(1960) Stanley Kramer
Stanley Kramer
(1961) David Lean
David Lean
(1962) Elia Kazan
Elia Kazan
(1963) George Cukor
George Cukor
(1964) David Lean
David Lean
(1965) Fred Zinnemann
Fred Zinnemann
(1966) Mike Nichols
Mike Nichols
(1967) Paul Newman
Paul Newman
(1968) Charles Jarrott (1969) Arthur Hiller
Arthur Hiller
(1970) William Friedkin
William Friedkin
(1971) Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
(1972) William Friedkin
William Friedkin
(1973) Roman Polanski
Roman Polanski
(1974) Miloš Forman
Miloš Forman
(1975) Sidney Lumet
Sidney Lumet
(1976) Herbert Ross (1977) Michael Cimino
Michael Cimino
(1978) Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
(1979) Robert Redford
Robert Redford
(1980) Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
(1981) Richard Attenborough
Richard Attenborough
(1982) Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand
(1983) Miloš Forman
Miloš Forman
(1984) John Huston
John Huston
(1985) Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone
(1986) Bernardo Bertolucci
Bernardo Bertolucci
(1987) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(1988) Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone
(1989) Kevin Costner
Kevin Costner
(1990) Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone
(1991) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(1992) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(1993) Robert Zemeckis
Robert Zemeckis
(1994) Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson
(1995) Miloš Forman
Miloš Forman
(1996) James Cameron
James Cameron
(1997) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(1998) Sam Mendes
Sam Mendes
(1999) Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(2000) Robert Altman
Robert Altman
(2001) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(2002) Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson
(2003) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(2004) Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(2005) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(2006) Julian Schnabel
Julian Schnabel
(2007) Danny Boyle
Danny Boyle
(2008) James Cameron
James Cameron
(2009) David Fincher
David Fincher
(2010) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(2011) Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck
(2012) Alfonso Cuarón
Alfonso Cuarón
(2013) Richard Linklater
Richard Linklater
(2014) Alejandro G. Iñárritu (2015) Damien Chazelle
Damien Chazelle
(2016) Guillermo del Toro
Guillermo del Toro
(2017)

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Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Director

Sidney Lumet
Sidney Lumet
(1975) Sidney Lumet
Sidney Lumet
(1976) Herbert Ross (1977) Michael Cimino
Michael Cimino
(1978) Robert Benton (1979) Roman Polanski
Roman Polanski
(1980) Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
(1981) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(1982) James L. Brooks
James L. Brooks
(1983) Miloš Forman
Miloš Forman
(1984) Terry Gilliam
Terry Gilliam
(1985) David Lynch
David Lynch
(1986) John Boorman
John Boorman
(1987) David Cronenberg
David Cronenberg
(1988) Spike Lee
Spike Lee
(1989) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(1990) Barry Levinson
Barry Levinson
(1991) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(1992) Jane Campion
Jane Campion
(1993) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
(1994) Mike Figgis
Mike Figgis
(1995) Mike Leigh
Mike Leigh
(1996) Curtis Hanson
Curtis Hanson
(1997) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(1998) Sam Mendes
Sam Mendes
(1999) Steven Soderbergh
Steven Soderbergh
(2000) David Lynch
David Lynch
(2001) Pedro Almodóvar
Pedro Almodóvar
(2002) Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson
(2003) Alexander Payne
Alexander Payne
(2004) Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(2005) Paul Greengrass
Paul Greengrass
(2006) Paul Thomas Anderson
Paul Thomas Anderson
(2007) Danny Boyle
Danny Boyle
(2008) Kathryn Bigelow
Kathryn Bigelow
(2009) Olivier Assayas
Olivier Assayas
/ David Fincher
David Fincher
(2010) Terrence Malick
Terrence Malick
(2011) Paul Thomas Anderson
Paul Thomas Anderson
(2012) Alfonso Cuarón
Alfonso Cuarón
(2013) Richard Linklater
Richard Linklater
(2014) George Miller (2015) Barry Jenkins
Barry Jenkins
(2016) Guillermo del Toro
Guillermo del Toro
/ Luca Guadagnino
Luca Guadagnino
(2017)

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Satellite Award for Best Director

Joel Coen (1996) James Cameron
James Cameron
(1997) Terrence Malick
Terrence Malick
(1998) Michael Mann
Michael Mann
(1999) Steven Soderbergh
Steven Soderbergh
(2000) Baz Luhrmann
Baz Luhrmann
(2001) Todd Haynes
Todd Haynes
(2002) Jim Sheridan (2003) Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson
(2004) Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(2005) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(2006) Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (2007) Danny Boyle
Danny Boyle
(2008) Kathryn Bigelow
Kathryn Bigelow
(2009) David Fincher
David Fincher
(2010) Nicolas Winding Refn
Nicolas Winding Refn
(2011) David O. Russell
David O. Russell
(2012) Steve McQueen (2013) Richard Linklater
Richard Linklater
(2014) Tom McCarthy (2015) Kenneth Lonergan
Kenneth Lonergan
(2016) Jordan Peele
Jordan Peele
(2017)

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