Best Director, 2010

Rules and Regulations


1. David Fincher, The Social Network [155 points / 23 votes]

2. Olivier Assayas, Carlos [67/11]
3. Joel and Ethan Coen, True Grit [58/9]
4. Yorgos Lanthimos, Dogtooth [56/8]
5. Bong Joon-ho, Mother [53/10]

6. Christopher Nolan, Inception [47/8]
7. Martin Scorsese, Shutter Island [46/8]
8. Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan [40/7]
9. Roman Polanski, The Ghost Writer [38/7]
10. Jacques Audiard, A Prophet [37/6]
11. Banksy, Exit Through the Gift Shop [35/5]
12 (tie). Maren Ade, Everyone Else [26/5]
Mike Leigh, Another Year [26/5]
14 (tie). Debra Granik, Winter’s Bone [22/4]
Matt Reeves, Let Me In [22/4]
16. Lee Unkrich, Toy Story 3 [22/3]
17. Gaspar No, Enter the Void [18/4]
18 (tie). Marco Bellocchio, Vincere [16/3]
Pedro Costa, Ne Change Rien [16/3]
Alain Resnais, Wild Grass [16/3]
21. Claire Denis, White Material [16/2]
22. Edgar Wright, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World [14/3]
23. Manoel de Oliveira, Eccentricities of a Blond Hair Girl [14/2]
24. Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher, October Country [13/2]
25 (tie). Mark Romanek, Never Let Me Go [12/2]
Tom Six, The Human Centipede (First Sequence) [12/2]
27 (tie). Tom Hooper, The King’s Speech [10/2]
David Michod, Animal Kingdom [10/2]
Chris Morris, Four Lions [10/2]
30. Andrea Arnold, Fish Tank [9/2]
31. Sofia Coppola, Somewhere [8/2]

The following directors received one point apiece:

Ben Affleck, The Town
Casey Affleck, I’m Still Here
Noah Baumbach, Greenberg
Danny Boyle, 127 Hours
Helene Cattet and Bruno Forzani, Amer
Lisa Cholodenko, The Kids Are all Right
Derek Cianfrance, Blue Valentine
Anton Corbijn, The American
Bruno Dumont, Hadewijch
Miguel Gomes, Our Beloved Month of August
Luca Guadagnino, I Am Love
Mia Hansen-Lve, The Father of My Children
Jessica Hausner, Lourdes
Nicole Holofcener, Please Give
Harmony Korine, Trash Humpers
John Cameron Mitchell, Rabbit Hole
Manoel de Oliveira, The Strange Case of Angelica
John Requa and Glenn Ficarra, I Love You Phillip Morris
Jacques Rivette, Around a Small Mountain
David O. Russell, The Fighter