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Paul Thomas Anderson
Paul Thomas Anderson
(born June 26, 1970), also referred to by his initials PTA,[1][2] is an American filmmaker. In 1993, he wrote and directed a short film, Cigarettes & Coffee, on a budget of $20,000. An alumnus of the Sundance Institute, Anderson made a deal with Rysher Entertainment to direct his first feature film, the 1996 neo-noir crime thriller Hard Eight. Anderson received critical and commercial success for his film Boogie Nights (1997), set during the Golden Age of Porn
Golden Age of Porn
in the 1970s and 1980s. His third feature, Magnolia (1999), takes place over a single day in the San Fernando Valley, following the interconnected lives of several characters in search of happiness and resolution. It received strongly positive reviews despite struggling at the box office. In 2002, the romantic comedy-drama Punch-Drunk Love, Anderson's fourth feature, was released to generally favorable reviews. The epic drama There Will Be Blood
There Will Be Blood
(2007), set in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, centers on an oil prospector's efforts to capitalize on the Southern California
California
oil boom. Released after a five year absence, it garnered wide acclaim from critics. Anderson's sixth film, the drama The Master (2012), was released to critical acclaim. His seventh film, the crime comedy-drama Inherent Vice, based on the novel of the same name by Thomas Pynchon, was released in 2014, to somewhat polarized reviews, but acclaim from some critics. His eighth film, Junun, is a documentary about the making of an album of the same name. Anderson's ninth film, Phantom Thread, is set in London. The film was released in 2017. Anderson has been nominated for eight Academy Awards
Academy Awards
over the course of his career, while his works have earned a further 25 Academy Award nominations and three wins for cast and crew. There Will Be Blood
There Will Be Blood
has been named by several critics as the best film of the 2000s.[3] It later ranked, along with The Master and Inherent Vice, in the BBC's 100 Greatest Films of the 21st Century.[4]

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career

2.1 Early career 2.2 1990s 2.3 2000s 2.4 2010s 2.5 Other work

3 Influences and style

3.1 Influences 3.2 Themes and style 3.3 Frequent collaborators

4 Personal life 5 Filmography 6 Awards and recognition

6.1 Academy Awards 6.2 Golden Globe Awards 6.3 BAFTA
BAFTA
Awards 6.4 Critics Choice Movie Awards 6.5 Directors Guild of America
Directors Guild of America
Awards 6.6 Producers Guild of America Awards 6.7 Writers Guild of America Awards 6.8 Independent Spirit Awards

7 References 8 External links

Early life[edit]

Anderson's father, Ernie Anderson, in a 1961 advertisement.

Anderson was born June 26, 1970, in Studio City, California, to Edwina (née Gough) and Ernie Anderson.[5][6] Ernie was an actor who was the voice of ABC and a Cleveland
Cleveland
television late-night horror movie host known as "Ghoulardi" (after whom Anderson later named his production company).[5][6] Anderson grew up in the San Fernando Valley.[7] He is third youngest of nine children,[8][9] and had a troubled relationship with his mother but was close with his father, who encouraged him to become a writer or director.[10] Anderson attended a number of schools, including Buckley in Sherman Oaks, John Thomas Dye School, Campbell Hall School, Cushing Academy
Cushing Academy
and Montclair Prep.[9] Anderson was involved in filmmaking from a young age[11][12] and never really had an alternative plan to directing films.[13] He made his first film when he was eight years old[8] and started making movies on a Betamax
Betamax
video camera which his dad bought in 1982 when he was twelve years old.[12] He later started using 8 mm film
8 mm film
but realized that video was easier.[11] He began writing in adolescence, and at 17 years old he began experimenting with a Bolex
Bolex
sixteen millimeter camera.[11][14] After years of experimenting with "standard fare", he wrote and filmed his first real production as a senior in high school at Montclair Prep using money he earned cleaning cages at a pet store.[12][15] The film was a thirty-minute mockumentary shot on video called The Dirk Diggler Story (1988), about a pornography star; the story was inspired by John Holmes, who also served as a major inspiration for Boogie Nights.[9][10][11][14] Career[edit] Early career[edit] Anderson attended Santa Monica College[16] before enrolling and spending two semesters as an English major at Emerson College
Emerson College
where he was taught by David Foster Wallace, and only two days at New York University before he began his career as a production assistant on television films, music videos and game shows in Los Angeles
Los Angeles
and New York City.[9][17][18] Feeling that the material shown to him at film school turned the experience into "homework or a chore",[19] Anderson decided to make a twenty-minute film that would be his "college".[17] For $20,000, made up of gambling winnings, his girlfriend's credit card, and money his father set aside for him for college,[17] Anderson made Cigarettes & Coffee (1993), a short film connecting multiple story lines with a twenty-dollar bill.[9][14][20] The film was screened at the 1993 Sundance Festival
Sundance Festival
Shorts Program.[14] He decided to expand the film into a feature-length film and was subsequently invited to the 1994 Sundance Feature Film Program.[9][14][20] At the Sundance Feature Film Program, Michael Caton-Jones served as Anderson's mentor; he saw Anderson as someone with "talent and a fully formed creative voice but not much hands-on experience" and gave him some hard and practical lessons.[12] 1990s[edit] While at the Sundance Feature Film Program, Anderson already had a deal with Rysher Entertainment to direct his first full-length feature, Sydney, retitled Hard Eight (1996).[10][12] Upon completion of the film, Rysher re-edited it.[12] Anderson, who still had the workprint of his original cut, submitted the film to the 1996 Cannes Film Festival,[14] where it was accepted and screened in the Un Certain Regard section.[21][22] Anderson was able to get his version released but only after he retitled the film, and raised the $200,000 necessary to finish it; Anderson and stars Philip Baker Hall, Gwyneth Paltrow and John C. Reilly
John C. Reilly
contributed the funding.[12][14] The version that was released was Anderson's and the acclaim from the film launched his career.[14][9] Its story concerns three people: Syndey Brown (Hall), an experienced gambler who takes John Finnegan (Reilly) under his wing, while John becomes romantically involved with a troubled waitress (Paltrow). The film also featured Philip Seymour Hoffman as an arrogant gambler, beginning a five-film collaboration between the pair.[23] In his review of the film, Chicago Sun-Times critic Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert
wrote, "Movies like Hard Eight remind me of what original, compelling characters the movies can sometimes give us."[24] Anderson began working on the script for his next feature film during his troubles with Hard Eight,[12] completing the script in 1995.[14] The result was Anderson's breakout for the drama film Boogie Nights (1997),[25][26][27] which is based on his short film The Dirk Diggler Story and is primarily set in the Golden Age of Porn. The film follows a nightclub dishwasher (Mark Wahlberg), who becomes a popular pornographic actor under his stage name Dirk Diggler.[9][14][28] The script was noticed by New Line Cinema's president, Michael De Luca, who felt "totally gaga" reading it.[12] It was released on October 10, 1997 and was a critical and commercial success.[10] The film revived the career of Burt Reynolds,[29][30] and provided breakout roles for Wahlberg and Julianne Moore.[31][32][33] After the film's production, Reynolds refused to star in Anderson's next film Magnolia.[34] At the 70th Academy Awards
Academy Awards
ceremony, the film was nominated for three Academy Awards, including for Best Supporting Actor (Burt Reynolds), Best Supporting Actress (Julianne Moore) and Best Original Screenplay.[35] After the success of Boogie Nights, New Line told Anderson that he could do whatever he wanted for his next film and granted him creative control.[10] Though Anderson initially wanted to make a film that was "intimate and small-scale", the script "kept blossoming". The resulting film was the ensemble piece Magnolia (1999), which tells the story of the peculiar interaction of several individuals in the San Fernando Valley.[36][37] Anderson used the music of Aimee Mann
Aimee Mann
as a basis and inspiration for the film,[38] commissioning her to write eight new songs.[39] At the 72nd Academy Awards, Magnolia received three nominations, for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Tom Cruise), Best Original Song for "Save Me" by Aimee Mann
Aimee Mann
and Best Original Screenplay.[40] Anderson stated after the film's release that "what I really feel is that Magnolia is, for better or worse, the best movie I'll ever make."[41] 2000s[edit]

Adam Sandler, Paul Thomas Anderson, Emily Watson
Emily Watson
and Philip Seymour Hoffman at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival

After the release of Magnolia, Anderson stated that he would like to work with comedic actor Adam Sandler
Adam Sandler
in the future and that he was determined to make his next film a comparatively shorter length of just 90 minutes.[26][36] The resulting feature was the romantic comedy-drama film Punch-Drunk Love
Punch-Drunk Love
(2002), starring Sandler, with Emily Watson
Emily Watson
portraying his love interest.[42] The story centers on a beleaguered small-business owner (Sandler) with anger issues and seven emasculating sisters. A subplot in the film was partly based on David Phillips (also called The Pudding Guy).[42] Sandler received critical praise for his role in his first major departure from the mainstream comedies that had made him a star.[43][44] At the 2002 Cannes Film Festival, Anderson won the Best Director Award and was nominated for the Palme d'Or.[45] There Will Be Blood
There Will Be Blood
(2007) was loosely based on the Upton Sinclair novel Oil!.[46] It follows Daniel Plainview, a ruthless silver miner exploiting the Southern California
California
oil boom of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.[47] The budget of the film was $25 million, and it earned $76.1 million worldwide.[48] Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
starred and won an Oscar for Best Leading Actor for his role.[49] The film received eight nominations overall at the 80th Academy Awards.[49] Paul Dano received a BAFTA
BAFTA
nomination for Best Supporting Actor.[50] Anderson was nominated for Best Director from the Directors Guild of America.[51] The film also received eight Academy Award
Academy Award
nominations, tying with No Country for Old Men for the most nominations that year.[52] Anderson received nominations for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay, losing all three to the Coen Brothers for No Country for Old Men.[49] There Will Be Blood
There Will Be Blood
was regarded by some critics as one of the greatest films of the decade, some parties further declaring it one of the most accomplished American films of the modern era; David Denby of The New Yorker
The New Yorker
wrote "the young writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson
Paul Thomas Anderson
has now done work that bears comparison to the greatest achievements of Griffith and Ford", while Richard Schickel proclaimed it "one of the most wholly original American movies ever made".[53] In 2017, New York Times film critics A. O. Scott
A. O. Scott
and Manohla Dargis named it the "Best Film of the 21st Century So Far".[54] 2010s[edit] In December 2009, Anderson was working on a new script tentatively titled The Master, about a "charismatic intellectual" who starts a new religion in the 1950s.[55] An associate of Anderson stated that the idea for the film had been in Anderson's head for about twelve years.[56] The Master was released on September 14, 2012 by The Weinstein Company in the United States
United States
and Canada[57] to critical acclaim.[58][59] The film stars Joaquin Phoenix
Joaquin Phoenix
as Freddie Quell, an alcoholic World War II
World War II
veteran who meets Lancaster Dodd, played by Philip Seymour Hoffman, a leader of a religious movement known as "The Cause". Though the film makes no reference to the movement, it has "long been widely assumed to be based on Scientology."[60] The Master received three nominations at the 85th Academy Awards: Joaquin Phoenix for Best Leading Actor, Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman
for Best Supporting Actor and Amy Adams
Amy Adams
for Best Supporting Actress.[61] Production of Anderson's adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's 2009 novel Inherent Vice
Inherent Vice
began in May 2013 and ended in August of the same year.[62] The film marked the first time that Pynchon allowed his work to be adapted for the screen and saw Anderson work with Phoenix for a second time.[63][64][65][66] The supporting cast includes Owen Wilson,[67] Reese Witherspoon,[68][69] Jena Malone,[69] Martin Short,[69][70] Benicio Del Toro,[71] Katherine Waterston,[72] Josh Brolin,[73] Peter McRobbie,[74] Michael K. Williams[75] and Eric Roberts.[76] Following its year-end release in December 2014, the film received two nominations at the 87th Academy Awards: Anderson for Best Adapted Screenplay and Mark Bridges for Best Costume Design.[77]

Mehrangarh Fort
Mehrangarh Fort
in Jodhpur, in the Indian state of Rajasthan, where Junun
Junun
was filmed

In 2015, Anderson directed Junun, a 54-minute documentary about the making of the album of the same name by Jonny Greenwood, Israeli composer Shye Ben Tzur, and a group of Indian musicians.[78] Most of the performances were recorded at the 15th-century Mehrangarh Fort
Mehrangarh Fort
in the Indian state of Rajasthan.[79] Junun
Junun
premiered at the 2015 New York Film Festival.[80] Phantom Thread, set during the London
London
fashion industry in 1954, was released in late 2017.[81] It starred Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
in his first acting role since Lincoln in 2012 and is also reportedly Day-Lewis's final performance in a film, following four decades in the profession.[82] The cast also includes Lesley Manville, Vicky Krieps and Richard Graham.[81] In September 2016, the U.S. distribution rights were acquired by Focus Features, with Universal handling international distribution.[83] Principal photography began in January 2017. Cinematographer Robert Elswit was unavailable during the production,[84] and despite claims of Anderson acting as his own cinematographer on the film, there is no official credit.[85] Other work[edit] In 2000, Anderson wrote and directed a segment for Saturday Night Live with Ben Affleck, "SNL FANatic", based on the MTV
MTV
series FANatic.[86] Anderson was a standby director during the 2005 filming of Robert Altman's A Prairie Home Companion for insurance purposes, as Altman was 80 years old at the time.[87] In 2008, Anderson co-wrote and directed a 70-minute play at the Largo Theatre, comprising a series of vignettes starring Maya Rudolph
Maya Rudolph
and Fred Armisen, with a live score by Jon Brion.[88] Throughout his career, Anderson has also directed numerous music videos, usually for artists who he has also collaborated on films with, including Fiona Apple, Radiohead, HAIM, Joanna Newsom, Aimee Mann, Jon Brion, and Michael Penn.[89][90][91] Jonny Greenwood
Jonny Greenwood
of Radiohead, Mann, Brion and Penn have scored or contributed music to his films, while Newsom acted in Inherent Vice.[89] Anderson directed a short film for HAIM in 2017, Valentine, featuring three musical performances from the band.[92] Influences and style[edit] Influences[edit] Anderson only attended film school for two days, preferring to learn the craft by watching films by the filmmakers he liked, as well as watching films accompanied by director's audio commentary.[7][13][14] He has cited Martin Scorsese, Robert Altman, Jonathan Demme, Stanley Kubrick, Orson Welles, Max Ophüls and Robert Downey, Sr., as his main influences.[93][11][27][94] Themes and style[edit] Anderson is known for films set in the San Fernando Valley
San Fernando Valley
with realistically flawed and desperate characters.[13][95] Among the themes dealt with in Anderson's films are dysfunctional familial relationships,[27][94][96] alienation,[94] surrogate families,[97] regret,[94] loneliness,[27] destiny,[9] the power of forgiveness,[8] and ghosts of the past.[27] Anderson makes frequent use of repetition to build emphasis and thematic consistency. In Boogie Nights, Magnolia, Punch Drunk Love and The Master, the phrase "I didn't do anything" is used at least once, developing themes of responsibility and denial.[98][99][100][101] Anderson's films are known for their bold visual style[95] which includes stylistic trademarks such as constantly moving camera,[41][95] steadicam-based long takes,[25][27][102] memorable use of music,[25][41][95] and multilayered audiovisual imagery.[25][102] Anderson also tends to reference the Book of Exodus, either explicitly or subtly, such as in recurring references to Exodus 8:2 in Magnolia,[103] which chronicles the plague of frogs, culminating with the literal raining of frogs in the film's climax, or the title and themes in There Will Be Blood, a phrase that can be found in Exodus 7:19, which details the plague of blood.[104][105] Within his first three films, Hard Eight, Boogie Nights
Boogie Nights
and Magnolia, Anderson explored themes of dysfunctional families, alienation and loneliness.[27][94] Boogie Nights
Boogie Nights
and Magnolia were noted for their large ensemble casts,[26][95] which Anderson returned to in Inherent Vice.[73][106] In Punch-Drunk Love, Anderson explored similar themes but expressed a different visual style, shedding the influences and references of his earlier films, being more surreal and having a heightened sense of reality.[94][102] It was also short, compared to his previous two films, at 90 minutes.[26] There Will Be Blood
There Will Be Blood
stood apart from his first four films but shared similar themes and style such as flawed characters, moving camera, memorable music, and a lengthy running time.[95] The film was more overtly engaged with politics than his previous films had been,[26] examining capitalism and themes such as savagery, optimism, and obsession.[107] The Master dealt with "ideas about American personality, success, rootlessness, master-disciple dynamics, and father-son mutually assured destruction."[108] All of his films deal with American themes with business versus art in Boogie Nights, ambition in There Will Be Blood, self-reinvention in The Master.[109] Frequent collaborators[edit]

Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman
appeared in more of Anderson's films than any other actor

Anderson frequently collaborates with many actors and crew, carrying them over from film to film.[110] Anderson has referred to his regular actors as "my little rep company" that has included John C. Reilly, Philip Baker Hall, Julianne Moore, William H. Macy, Melora Walters, and most prominently, the late Philip Seymour Hoffman.[111] Luis Guzmán is also considered Anderson's regular.[112] Hoffman acted in Anderson's first four films[113] as well as The Master.[114] Except for Paul F. Tompkins, Kevin Breznahan and Jim Meskimen, who all had equally minor roles in Magnolia,[115] There Will Be Blood
There Will Be Blood
had an entirely new cast. Anderson is one of three directors – the others being Jim Sheridan and Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
– with whom Daniel Day-Lewis has collaborated more than once.[116] Robert Elswit has been cinematographer for all of Anderson's films except The Master, which was shot by Mihai Mălaimare Jr.[117] and Phantom Thread which has no credited cinematographer. Jon Brion served as composer for Hard Eight, Magnolia and Punch-Drunk Love,[118] and Jonny Greenwood
Jonny Greenwood
of Radiohead for every film since.[119] Dylan Tichenor edited Boogie Nights, Magnolia, There Will Be Blood, and Phantom Thread.[120][121] Anderson also regularly works with producing partners, JoAnne Sellar, Scott Rudin, Michael De Luca
Michael De Luca
and Daniel Lupi,[122] as well as casting director Cassandra Kulukundis.[114]

Collaborator Hard Eight Boogie Nights Magnolia Punch-Drunk Love There Will Be Blood The Master Inherent Vice Junun Phantom Thread Total

Jonny Greenwood

Y Y Y Y Y 5

Luis Guzmán

Y Y Y

3

Philip Baker Hall Y Y Y

3

Philip Seymour Hoffman Y Y Y Y

Y

5

John C. Reilly Y Y Y

3

Melora Walters Y Y Y

Y

4

Personal life[edit] Anderson dated (and frequently collaborated with) singer Fiona Apple during the late 1990s and early 2000s. He has been in a relationship with actress and comedian Maya Rudolph
Maya Rudolph
since 2001.[123][124] They live together in the San Fernando Valley[8][114] with their daughters Pearl Minnie (born October 2005),[125][126][127] Lucille (born November 2009),[128] and Minnie Ida (born August 2013),[129] and son Jack (born July 2011).[130] Filmography[edit] Main article: Paul Thomas Anderson
Paul Thomas Anderson
filmography Awards and recognition[edit] Anderson has been called "one of the most exciting talents to come along in years"[131] and "among the supreme talents of today."[132] After the release of Boogie Nights
Boogie Nights
and Magnolia, Anderson was praised as a wunderkind.[133] In his 2002 interview with Jan Aghed, the director Ingmar Bergman
Ingmar Bergman
referenced Magnolia as an example of the strength of American cinema.[134] In 2004, Anderson was ranked twenty-first on The Guardian's list of the forty best living filmmakers.[135] In 2007, Total Film named him the twentieth greatest director of all time and the American Film Institute
American Film Institute
regarded him as "one of American film's modern masters."[107][136] In 2012, The Guardian ranked him number one on its list of "The 23 Best Film Directors in the World," writing "his dedication to his craft has intensified, with his disdain for PR and celebrity marking him out as the most devout filmmaker of his generation."[137] In 2013, Entertainment Weekly
Entertainment Weekly
named him the eighth-greatest working director, calling him "one of the most dynamic directors to emerge in the last 20 years."[138] In a podcast interview with critic Elvis Mitchell, director Sam Mendes
Sam Mendes
referred to Anderson as "a true auteur – and there are very few of those who I would classify as geniuses",[139] and Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck
in his acceptance speech for the Golden Globe Award for Best Director said "Paul Thomas Anderson, who I think is like Orson Welles."[140] Peter Travers
Peter Travers
of Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
wrote that "The Master, the sixth film from the 42-year-old writer-director, affirms his position as the foremost filmmaking talent of his generation. Anderson is a rock star, the artist who knows no limits."[141] As of 2016, Anderson is the only person to win all three director prizes from the three major international film festivals (Cannes, Berlin, Venice).

Year Award Category Title Result

1996 Deauville Film Festival
Deauville Film Festival
Award Grand Special
Special
Prize Hard Eight Nominated

1997 Boston Society of Film Critics Award Best New Filmmaker Hard Eight and Boogie Nights Won

Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Film Critics Association Award New Generation Award Boogie Nights Won

Toronto International Film Festival
Toronto International Film Festival
Award Metro Media Award Won

1998 Online Film Critics Society Award Best Director Nominated

Online Film Critics Society Award Best Screenplay Nominated

Online Film & Television Association Best First Feature Film Nominated

Satellite Award Best Director Nominated

Satellite Award Best Film Nominated

Satellite Award Best Original Screenplay Nominated

European Film Award Screen International Nominated

1999 Toronto Film Critics Association
Toronto Film Critics Association
Award Best Director Magnolia Won

Toronto Film Critics Association
Toronto Film Critics Association
Award Best Film Won

Toronto Film Critics Association
Toronto Film Critics Association
Award Best Screenplay Won

2000 Chicago Film Critics Association Award Best Director Nominated

Chicago Film Critics Association Award Best Original Screenplay Nominated

Online Film Critics Society Award Best Screenplay Nominated

Satellite Award Best Director Nominated

Satellite Award Best Original Screenplay Nominated

Berlin International Film Festival
Berlin International Film Festival
Award Golden Bear Won

Berlin International Film Festival
Berlin International Film Festival
Award Reader Jury of the "Berliner Morgenpost" Award Won

Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Award Best Foreign Director Nominated

San Sebastián International Film Festival Film of the Year Won

2001 London
London
Critics Circle Film Award Screenwriter of the Year Nominated

Empire Award Best Director Nominated

Bodil Award Best American Film Nominated

Guldbagge Award Best Foreign Film Won

2002 Cannes Film Festival
Cannes Film Festival
Award Best Director Punch-Drunk Love Won

Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or Nominated

Gijón International Film Festival
Gijón International Film Festival
Award Best Screenplay Won

Gijón International Film Festival
Gijón International Film Festival
Award Best Feature Film Nominated

Toronto Film Critics Association
Toronto Film Critics Association
Award Best Director Won

2003 Chicago Film Critics Association Award Best Director Nominated

Chicago Film Critics Association Award Best Original Screenplay Nominated

Online Film Critics Society Award Best Original Screenplay Nominated

Phoenix Film Critics Society Award Best Screenplay Nominated

Motovun Film Festival
Motovun Film Festival
Award Propeller of Motovun Award Won

2007 Austin Film Critics Association Best Director There Will Be Blood Won

Chicago Film Critics Association Award Best Director Nominated

Chicago Film Critics Association Award Best Adapted Screenplay Nominated

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award Best Director Nominated

Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Film Critics Association Award Best Director Won

New York Film Critics Circle Award Best Director Nominated

San Diego Film Critics Society Award Best Director Won

San Diego Film Critics Society Award Best Screenplay Won

AFI Award AFI Movie of the Year Won

2008 National Society of Film Critics Award Best Director Won

National Society of Film Critics Award Best Screenplay Nominated

Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award Best Director Won

London
London
Critics Circle Film Award Director of the Year Won

London
London
Critics Circle Film Award Screenwriter of the Year Nominated

Online Film Critics Society Award Best Director Nominated

Online Film Critics Society Award Best Adapted Screenplay Nominated

USC Scripter Award Nominated

Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award Best Director Nominated

Berlin International Film Festival Best Director Won

Berlin International Film Festival Golden Berlin Bear Nominated

Golden Eagle Award Best Foreign Film Won

Amanda Award Best Foreign Film Won

David di Donatello
David di Donatello
Award Best Foreign Film Nominated

Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Best Non-European Director Nominated

Russian Guild of Film Critics Best Foreign Film Nominated

San Sebastián International Film Festival Film of the Year Won

2009 Bodil Award Best American Film Won

César Award Best Foreign Film Nominated

Empire Award Best Director Nominated

Film Critics Circle of Australia Award Best Foreign Film Nominated

Guldbagge Award Best Foreign Film Nominated

2012 Venice International Film Festival Golden Lion The Master Nominated

Venice International Film Festival Silver Lion Won

Boston Society of Film Critics Award Best Director Nominated

Chicago Film Critics Association Award Best Director Nominated

Chicago Film Critics Association Award Best Original Screenplay Nominated

Gotham Awards Best Feature Nominated

International Federation of Film Critics Award Best Film Won

Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Film Critics Association Award Best Director Won

Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Film Critics Association Award Best Film Nominated

Satellite Awards Best Original Screenplay Nominated

Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Best Director Nominated

Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Best Original Screenplay Nominated

2013 AACTA Awards Best International Screenplay Nominated

National Society of Film Critics Award Best Film Nominated

National Society of Film Critics Award Best Director Nominated

National Society of Film Critics Award Best Screenplay Nominated

2014 National Board of Review Best Adapted Screenplay Inherent Vice Won

San Francisco Film Critics Circle Award Best Adapted Screenplay Won[142]

2015 Central Ohio Film Critics Association Award Best Adapted Screenplay Nominated

Georgia Film Critics Association Award Best Adapted Screenplay Nominated

USC Scripter Award Nominated

Satellite Award Best Adapted Screenplay Nominated

2017 National Board of Review Best Original Screenplay Phantom Thread Won

Boston Society of Film Critics Award Best Director Won

Chicago Film Critics Association Award Best Original Screenplay Nominated

Detroit Film Critics Society Award Best Director Nominated

London
London
Critics Circle Film Award Screenplay of the Year Nominated

New York Film Critics Circle Award Best Screenplay Won

Toronto Film Critics Association
Toronto Film Critics Association
Award Best Director Nominated

Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award Best Director Won

Online Film Critics Society Award Best Director Nominated

Online Film Critics Society Award Best Original Screenplay Nominated

2018 National Society of Film Critics Award Best Screenplay Nominated

National Society of Film Critics Award Best Director Nominated

New York Film Critics Circle Award Best Screenplay Won

London
London
Film Critics' Circle Award Screenwriter of the Year Nominated

Academy Awards[edit]

Year Nominated Work Category Result Ref.

1998 Boogie Nights Best Original Screenplay Nominated

2000 Magnolia Best Original Screenplay Nominated

2008 There Will Be Blood Best Picture Nominated

Best Director Nominated

Best Adapted Screenplay Nominated

2015 Inherent Vice Best Adapted Screenplay Nominated

2018 Phantom Thread Best Picture Nominated

Best Director Nominated

Golden Globe Awards[edit]

Year Nominated Work Category Result Ref.

2008 There Will Be Blood Best Motion Picture - Drama Nominated

BAFTA
BAFTA
Awards[edit]

Year Nominated Work Category Result Ref.

1998 Boogie Nights Best Original Screenplay Nominated

2008 There Will Be Blood Best Film Nominated

Best Director Nominated

Best Adapted Screenplay Nominated

2013 The Master Best Original Screenplay Nominated

Critics Choice Movie Awards[edit]

Year Nominated Work Category Result Ref.

2013 The Master Best Original Screenplay Nominated

2015 Inherent Vice Best Adapted Screenplay Nominated

Directors Guild of America
Directors Guild of America
Awards[edit]

Year Nominated Work Category Result Ref.

2008 There Will Be Blood Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures Nominated

Producers Guild of America Awards[edit]

Year Nominated Work Category Result Ref.

2008 There Will Be Blood Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures Nominated

Writers Guild of America Awards[edit]

Year Nominated Work Category Result Ref.

1998 Boogie Nights Best Original Screenplay Nominated

2000 Magnolia Best Original Screenplay Nominated

2008 There Will Be Blood Best Adapted Screenplay Nominated

2013 The Master Best Original Screenplay Nominated

Independent Spirit Awards[edit]

Year Nominated Work Category Result Ref.

1998 Hard Eight Best First Feature Nominated

Best First Screenplay Nominated

2015 Inherent Vice Robert Altman
Robert Altman
Award Won

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Best Director Award

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René Clément
(1946) René Clément
René Clément
(1949) Luis Buñuel
Luis Buñuel
(1951) Christian-Jaque (1952) Jules Dassin
Jules Dassin
/ Sergei Vasilyev
Sergei Vasilyev
(1955) Sergei Yutkevich
Sergei Yutkevich
(1956) Robert Bresson (1957) Ingmar Bergman
Ingmar Bergman
(1958) François Truffaut
François Truffaut
(1959) Yuliya Solntseva
Yuliya Solntseva
(1961) Liviu Ciulei (1965) Sergei Yutkevich
Sergei Yutkevich
(1966) Ferenc Kósa
Ferenc Kósa
(1967) Glauber Rocha
Glauber Rocha
/ Vojtěch Jasný
Vojtěch Jasný
(1969) John Boorman
John Boorman
(1970) Miklós Jancsó
Miklós Jancsó
(1972) Michel Brault / Costa-Gavras
Costa-Gavras
(1975) Ettore Scola
Ettore Scola
(1976) Nagisa Oshima
Nagisa Oshima
(1978) Terrence Malick
Terrence Malick
(1979) Werner Herzog
Werner Herzog
(1982) Robert Bresson / Andrei Tarkovsky
Andrei Tarkovsky
(1983) Bertrand Tavernier
Bertrand Tavernier
(1984) André Téchiné
André Téchiné
(1985) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(1986) Wim Wenders
Wim Wenders
(1987) Fernando Solanas
Fernando Solanas
(1988) Emir Kusturica
Emir Kusturica
(1989) Pavel Lungin
Pavel Lungin
(1990) Joel Coen (1991) Robert Altman
Robert Altman
(1992) Mike Leigh
Mike Leigh
(1993) Nanni Moretti
Nanni Moretti
(1994) Mathieu Kassovitz
Mathieu Kassovitz
(1995) Joel Coen (1996) Wong Kar-wai
Wong Kar-wai
(1997) John Boorman
John Boorman
(1998) Pedro Almodóvar
Pedro Almodóvar
(1999) Edward Yang (2000) Joel Coen / David Lynch
David Lynch
(2001) Im Kwon-taek / Paul Thomas Anderson
Paul Thomas Anderson
(2002) Gus Van Sant
Gus Van Sant
(2003) Tony Gatlif
Tony Gatlif
(2004) Michael Haneke
Michael Haneke
(2005) Alejandro González Iñárritu
Alejandro González Iñárritu
(2006) Julian Schnabel
Julian Schnabel
(2007) Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Nuri Bilge Ceylan
(2008) Brillante Mendoza
Brillante Mendoza
(2009) Mathieu Amalric
Mathieu Amalric
(2010) Nicolas Winding Refn
Nicolas Winding Refn
(2011) Carlos Reygadas
Carlos Reygadas
(2012) Amat Escalante
Amat Escalante
(2013) Bennett Miller
Bennett Miller
(2014) Hou Hsiao-hsien
Hou Hsiao-hsien
(2015) Olivier Assayas
Olivier Assayas
/ Cristian Mungiu
Cristian Mungiu
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Sofia Coppola
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London
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Nicolas Roeg
(1980) Andrzej Wajda
Andrzej Wajda
(1981) Costa-Gavras
Costa-Gavras
(1982) Andrzej Wajda
Andrzej Wajda
(1983) Neil Jordan
Neil Jordan
(1984) Roland Joffé
Roland Joffé
(1985) Akira Kurosawa
Akira Kurosawa
(1986) Stanley Kubrick
Stanley Kubrick
(1987) John Huston
John Huston
(1988) Terence Davies (1989) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1990) Ridley Scott
Ridley Scott
(1991) Robert Altman
Robert Altman
(1992) James Ivory
James Ivory
(1993) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(1994) Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson
(1995) Joel Coen (1996) Curtis Hanson
Curtis Hanson
(1997) Peter Weir
Peter Weir
(1998) Sam Mendes
Sam Mendes
(1999) Spike Jonze
Spike Jonze
(2000) Alejandro González Iñárritu
Alejandro González Iñárritu
(2001) Phillip Noyce
Phillip Noyce
(2002) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(2003) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(2004) Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(2005) Paul Greengrass
Paul Greengrass
(2006) Paul Thomas Anderson
Paul Thomas Anderson
(2007) David Fincher
David Fincher
(2008) Kathryn Bigelow
Kathryn Bigelow
(2009) David Fincher
David Fincher
(2010) Michel Hazanavicius
Michel Hazanavicius
(2011) Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(2012) Alfonso Cuarón
Alfonso Cuarón
(2013) Richard Linklater
Richard Linklater
(2014) George Miller (2015) László Nemes
László Nemes
(2016) Sean Baker (2017)

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Los Angeles
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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National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Director

Michelangelo Antonioni
Michelangelo Antonioni
(1966) Ingmar Bergman
Ingmar Bergman
(1967) Ingmar Bergman
Ingmar Bergman
(1968) François Truffaut
François Truffaut
(1969) Ingmar Bergman
Ingmar Bergman
(1970) Bernardo Bertolucci
Bernardo Bertolucci
(1971) Luis Buñuel
Luis Buñuel
(1972) François Truffaut
François Truffaut
(1973) Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
(1974) Robert Altman
Robert Altman
(1975) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(1976) Luis Buñuel
Luis Buñuel
(1977) Terrence Malick
Terrence Malick
(1978) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
/ Robert Benton (1979) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(1980) Louis Malle
Louis Malle
(1981) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(1982) Paolo Taviani and Vittorio Taviani (1983) Robert Bresson (1984) John Huston
John Huston
(1985) David Lynch
David Lynch
(1986) John Boorman
John Boorman
(1987) Philip Kaufman
Philip Kaufman
(1988) Gus Van Sant
Gus Van Sant
(1989) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(1990) David Cronenberg
David Cronenberg
(1991) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(1992) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(1993) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
(1994) Mike Figgis
Mike Figgis
(1995) Lars von Trier
Lars von Trier
(1996) Curtis Hanson
Curtis Hanson
(1997) Steven Soderbergh
Steven Soderbergh
(1998) Mike Leigh
Mike Leigh
(1999) Steven Soderbergh
Steven Soderbergh
(2000) Robert Altman
Robert Altman
(2001) Roman Polanski
Roman Polanski
(2002) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(2003) Zhang Yimou
Zhang Yimou
(2004) David Cronenberg
David Cronenberg
(2005) Paul Greengrass
Paul Greengrass
(2006) Paul Thomas Anderson
Paul Thomas Anderson
(2007) Mike Leigh
Mike Leigh
(2008) Kathryn Bigelow
Kathryn Bigelow
(2009) David Fincher
David Fincher
(2010) Terrence Malick
Terrence Malick
(2011) Michael Haneke
Michael Haneke
(2012) Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (2013) Richard Linklater
Richard Linklater
(2014) Todd Haynes
Todd Haynes
(2015) Barry Jenkins
Barry Jenkins
(2016) Greta Gerwig
Greta Gerwig
(2017)

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Silver Bear for Best Director

1956-1979

Robert Aldrich (1956) Mario Monicelli
Mario Monicelli
(1957) Tadashi Imai (1958) Akira Kurosawa
Akira Kurosawa
(1959) Jean-Luc Godard
Jean-Luc Godard
(1960) Bernhard Wicki (1961) Francesco Rosi
Francesco Rosi
(1962) Nikos Koundouros (1963) Satyajit Ray
Satyajit Ray
(1964) Satyajit Ray
Satyajit Ray
(1965) Carlos Saura
Carlos Saura
(1966) Živojin Pavlović (1967) Carlos Saura
Carlos Saura
(1968) Jean-Pierre Blanc
Jean-Pierre Blanc
(1972) Sergei Solovyov
Sergei Solovyov
(1975) Mario Monicelli
Mario Monicelli
(1976) Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón
Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón
(1977) Georgi Djulgerov (1978) Astrid Henning-Jensen (1979)

1980-1989

István Szabó
István Szabó
(1980) Mario Monicelli
Mario Monicelli
(1982) Éric Rohmer
Éric Rohmer
(1983) Costas Ferris / Ettore Scola
Ettore Scola
(1984) Robert Benton (1985) Georgiy Shengelaya (1986) Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone
(1987) Norman Jewison
Norman Jewison
(1988) Dušan Hanák (1989)

1990-1999

Michael Verhoeven
Michael Verhoeven
(1990) Jonathan Demme
Jonathan Demme
/ Ricky Tognazzi
Ricky Tognazzi
(1991) Jan Troell
Jan Troell
(1992) Andrew Birkin (1993) Krzysztof Kieślowski
Krzysztof Kieślowski
(1994) Richard Linklater
Richard Linklater
(1995) Yim Ho / Richard Loncraine (1996) Eric Heumann (1997) Neil Jordan
Neil Jordan
(1998) Stephen Frears
Stephen Frears
(1999)

2000-2009

Miloš Forman
Miloš Forman
(2000) Lin Cheng-sheng (2001) Otar Iosseliani
Otar Iosseliani
(2002) Patrice Chéreau
Patrice Chéreau
(2003) Kim Ki-duk
Kim Ki-duk
(2004) Marc Rothemund
Marc Rothemund
(2005) Michael Winterbottom
Michael Winterbottom
/ Mat Whitecross (2006) Joseph Cedar (2007) Paul Thomas Anderson
Paul Thomas Anderson
(2008) Asghar Farhadi
Asghar Farhadi
(2009)

2010-2019

Roman Polanski
Roman Polanski
(2010) Ulrich Köhler (2011) Christian Petzold (2012) David Gordon Green
David Gordon Green
(2013) Richard Linklater
Richard Linklater
(2014) Radu Jude / Malgorzata Szumowska (2015) Mia Hansen-Løve
Mia Hansen-Løve
(2016) Aki Kaurismäki
Aki Kaurismäki
(2017) Wes Anderson
Wes Anderson
(2018)

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Silver Lion for Best Director

1990-2000

Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(1990) Emir Kusturica
Emir Kusturica
(1998) Zhang Yuan (1999) Buddhadeb Dasgupta (2000)

2001-2010

Babak Payami (2001) Lee Chang-dong
Lee Chang-dong
(2002) Takeshi Kitano
Takeshi Kitano
(2003) Kim Ki-duk
Kim Ki-duk
(2004) Philippe Garrel
Philippe Garrel
(2005) Alain Resnais (2006) Brian De Palma
Brian De Palma
(2007) Aleksei German Jr.
Aleksei German Jr.
(2008) Shirin Neshat
Shirin Neshat
(2009) Álex de la Iglesia
Álex de la Iglesia
(2010)

2011-2020

Cai Shangjun
Cai Shangjun
(2011) Paul Thomas Anderson
Paul Thomas Anderson
(2012) Alexandros Avranas (2013) Andrei Konchalovsky
Andrei Konchalovsky
(2014) Pablo Trapero
Pablo Trapero
(2015) Amat Escalante
Amat Escalante
/ Andrei Konchalovsky
Andrei Konchalovsky
(2016) Xavier Legrand (2017)

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