Best Direction, 2015

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1. George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road [276 points / 38 votes]

2. Todd Haynes, Carol [144/22]
3. Ryan Coogler, Creed [79/14]
4. Aleksey German, Hard to Be a God [63/9]
5. Quentin Tarantino, The Hateful Eight [56/10]

6 (tie). Hou Hsiao-hsien, The Assassin [52/9]
6 (tie). Denis Villeneuve, Sicario [52/9]
8. Peter Strickland, The Duke of Burgundy [46/9]
9. Alejandro Gonzalez Iņarritu, The Revenant [33/6]
10 (tie). Spike Lee, Chi-Raq [33/5]
10 (tie). Michael Mann, Blackhat [33/5]
12. Pete Docter and Ronnie Del Carmen, Inside Out [32/5]
13 (tie). Olivier Assayas, Clouds of Sils Maria [30/5]
13 (tie). John Magary, The Mend [30/5]
15 (tie). Christian Petzold, Phoenix [28/5]
15 (tie). Steven Spielberg, Bridge of Spies [28/5]
17. Tom McCarthy, Spotlight [22/4]
18 (tie). Sean Baker, Tangerine [21/4]
18 (tie). John Crowley, Brooklyn [21/4]
18 (tie). Gregory Jacobs, Magic Mike XXL [21/4]
21. Andrew Haigh, 45 Years [19/3]
22. Alex Garland, Ex Machina [18/4]
23. David Robert Mitchell, It Follows [17/4]
24 (tie). Bertrand Bonello, Saint Laurent [17/3]
24 (tie). Joshua Oppenheimer, The Look of Silence [17/3]
26. Jessica Hausner, Amour Fou [16/3]
27. Laszlo Nemes, Son of Saul [15/2]
28. Guy Maddin and Evan Johnson, The Forbidden Room [14/2]
29 (tie). Michael Almereyda, Experimenter [13/3]
29 (tie). Guillermo Del Toro, Crimson Peak [13/3]
31 (tie). Lenny Abrahamson, Room [13/2]
31 (tie). Xavier Dolan, Mommy [13/2]
31 (tie). Cary Joji Fukunaga, Beasts of No Nation [13/2]
31 (tie). Frederick Wiseman, In Jackson Heights [13/2]
35 (tie). Jonathan Demme, Ricki and the Flash [12/2]
35 (tie). Levan Gabriadze, Unfriended [12/2]
35 (tie). Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson, Anomalisa [12/2]
38 (tie). Roy Andersson, A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence [11/2]
38 (tie). Pedro Costa, Horse Money [11/2]
38 (tie). Ronit and Shlomi Elkabetz, Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem [11/2]
38 (tie). Marielle Heller, The Diary of a Teenage Girl [11/2]
38 (tie). Melanie Laurent, Breathe [11/2]
43 (tie). Lisandro Alonso, Jauja [10/2]
43 (tie). Bruno Dumont, Li’l Quinquin [10/2]
43 (tie). Joshua and Benny Safdie, Heaven Knows What [10/2]
46. Abderrahmane Sissako, Timbuktu [8/2]

The following directors received one vote apiece:
JJ Abrams, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Rick Alverson, Entertainment
Matthew Barney, River of Fundament
Danny Boyle, Steve Jobs
Dietrich Bruggermann, Stations of the Cross
Andrew Bujalski, Results
Rick Famuyiwa, Dope
Miguel Gomes, Arabian Nights, vol. 1: The Restless One
Miguel Gomes, Arabian Nights, vol. 2: The Desolate One
Adam McKay, The Big Short
Joel Potrykus, Buzzard
Sebastian Schipper, Victoria
Celine Sciamma, Girlhood
Ridley Scott, The Martian
Miroslav Slaboshpitsky, The Tribe
J.P. Sniadecki, The Iron Ministry
Sion Sono, Tokyo Tribe
Paolo Sorrentino, Youth
Damian Szifron, Wild Tales
Thomas Vinterberg, Far From the Madding Crowd
Jon Watts, Cop Car