2006 Muriel Awards

Best Direction, 2006


Alfonso Cuaron, Children of Men

"[Children of Men] inspires genuine hope even in the bleakest of possible futures... Cuaron just made a huge leap from a great up-and-coming director to one of the most important voices in cinema today."- Andrew Bemis

Best Director

Category rankings:
1. Alfonso Cuaron, Children of Men (60 points/9 votes)
2. Paul Greengrass, United 93 (45/7)
3. Martin Scorsese, The Departed (40/7)
4. Robert Altman, A Prairie Home Companion (28/5)
5. Christopher Nolan, The Prestige (27/4)
6. Guillermo Del Toro, Pan's Labyrinth (23/4)
7. Clint Eastwood, Letters From Iwo Jima (13/2)
8. Luc & Jean-Pierre Dardenne, The Child (12/2)
9. Todd Field, Little Children (11/2)
9. Spike Lee, Inside Man (11/2)
11. Hou Hsiao-hsien, Three Times (10/2)
11. Michael Winterbottom, Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story (10/2)
13. John Hillcoat, The Proposition (9/2)
13. Rian Johnson, Brick (9/2)

The following directors received one vote apiece:
Darren Aronofsky, The Fountain
Martin Campbell, Casino Royale
Bill Condon, Dreamgirls
Sofia Coppola, Marie-Antoinette
Mel Gibson, Apocalypto
Terry Gilliam, Tideland
Michel Gondry, The Science of Sleep
Alejandro Gonzalez Iņarritu, Babel
Mary Harron, The Notorious Bettie Page
Ilya Krzhaonvsky, 4
David Lynch, Inland Empire
Neil Marshall, The Descent
Deepa Mehta, Water
Cristi Puiu, The Death of Mr. Lazarescu
Carlos Reygadas C., Battle in Heaven
Bryan Singer, Superman Returns
Steven Soderbergh, Bubble
Tom Tykwer, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer