Best Director, 2011

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1. Terrence Malick, The Tree of Life [175 points/24 votes]

2. Nicolas Winding Refn, Drive [111/16]
3. Lars von Trier, Melancholia [92/17]
4. Abbas Kiarostami, Certified Copy [71/11]
5. Tomas Alfredson, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy [59/10]

6. Asghar Farhadi, A Separation [56/10]
7. Jeff Nichols, Take Shelter [54/9]
8. Martin Scorsese, Hugo [50/8]
9. Kelly Reichardt, Meek’s Cutoff [46/8]
10. Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives [32/5]
11. Pedro Almodovar, The Skin I Live In [33/6]
12. David Fincher, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo [31/6]
13. Steve McQueen, Shame [30/6]
14. Mike Mills, Beginners [28/5]
15. Raul Ruiz, Mysteries of Lisbon [28/4]
16. Sion Sono, Love Exposure [25/5]
17. Bennett Miller, Moneyball [22/4]
18. Lee Chang-dong, Poetry [22/3]
19. Steven Spielberg, War Horse [20/3]
20. Kenneth Lonergan, Margaret [18/3]
21. Bertrand Bonello, House of Pleasures [17/3]
22. Lynne Ramsay, We Need to Talk About Kevin [15/3]
23. Joe Cornish, Attack the Block [14/2]
24. David Cronenberg, A Dangerous Method [13/3]
25. Sean Durkin, Martha Marcy May Marlene [13/2]
Monte Hellman, Road to Nowhere [13/2]
Steven Spielberg, The Adventures of Tintin [13/2]
28. Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris [11/2]
Jean-Luc Godard, Film Socialisme [11/2]
Roman Polanski, Carnage [11/2]
31. Takashi Miike, 13 Assassins [10/2]
32. Owen Moverman, Rampart [9/2]
Joe Wright, Hanna [9/2]

The following directors received one point apiece:

Clio Barnard, The Arbor
Brad Bird, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol
Xavier Dolan, Heartbeats
Cary Joji Fukunaga, Jane Eyre
Evan Glodell, Bellflower
Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
Azazel Jacobs, Terri
Aki Kaurismaki, Le Havre
Justin Lin, Fast Five
David Lowery, St. Nick
Joao Pedro Rodrigues, To Die Like a Man
Steven Soderbergh, Contagion
Denis Villeneuve, Polytechnique
Patrick Wang, In the Family
Rupert Wyatt, Rise of the Planet of the Apes
David Yates, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2