New York Film Critics Circle Awards

Best Director Awards

2014
Richard Linklater
Boyhood
2013
Steve McQueen
12 Years a Slave
2012
Kathryn Bigelow
Zero Dark Thirty
2011
Michel Hazanavicius
The Artist
2010
David Fincher
The Social Network
2009
Kathryn Bigelow
The Hurt Locker
2008
Mike Leigh
Happy-Go-Lucky
2007
Joel and Ethan Coen
No Country for Old Men
2006
Martin Scorsese
The Departed
2005
Ang Lee
Brokeback Mountain
2004
Clint Eastwood
Million Dollar Baby
2003
Sofia Coppola
Lost in Translation
2001
Robert Altman
Gosford Park
2000
Steven Soderbergh
Erin Brockovich; Traffic
1999
Mike Leigh
Topsy-Turvy
1998
Terrence Malick
The Thin Red Line
1997
Curtis Hanson
L. A. Confidential
1996
Lars von Trier
Breaking the Waves
1995
Ang Lee
Sense and Sensibility
1994
Quentin Tarantino
Pulp Fiction
1993
Jane Campion
The Piano
1992
Robert Altman
The Player
1991
Jonathan Demme
The Silence of the Lambs
1990
Martin Scorsese
GoodFellas
1989
Paul Mazursky
Enemies: A Love Story
1988
Chris Menges
A World Apart
1987
James L. Brooks
Broadcast News
1986
Woody Allen
Hannah and Her Sisters
1985
John Huston
Prizzi's Honor
1984
David Lean
A Passage to India
1983
Ingmar Bergman
Fanny and Alexander
1982
Sydney Pollack
Tootsie
1981
Sidney Lumet
Prince of the City
1980
Jonathan Demme
Melvin and Howard
1979
Woody Allen
Manhattan
1978
Terrence Malick
Days of Heaven
1977
Woody Allen
Annie Hall
1976
Alan J. Pakula
All the President's Men
1975
Robert Altman
Nashville
1974
Federico Fellini
I Remember
1973
François Truffaut
Day for Night
1972
Ingmar Bergman
Cries and Whispers
1971
Stanley Kubrick
A Clockwork Orange
1970
Bob Rafelson
Five Easy Pieces
1969
Costa-Gavras
Z
1968
Paul Newman
Rachel, Rachel
1967
Mike Nichols
The Graduate
1966
Fred Zinnemann
A Man for All Seasons
1965
John Schlesinger
Darling
1964
Stanley Kubrick
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
1963
Tony Richardson
Tom Jones
1961
Robert Rossen
The Hustler
1960
Billy Wilder
The Apartment
1960
Jack Cardiff
Sons and Lovers
1959
Fred Zinnemann
The Nun's Story
1958
Stanley Kramer
The Defiant Ones
1957
David Lean
The Bridge on the River Kwai
1956
John Huston
Moby Dick
1955
David Lean
Summertime
1954
Elia Kazan
On the Waterfront
1953
Fred Zinnemann
From Here to Eternity
1952
Fred Zinnemann
High Noon
1951
Elia Kazan
A Streetcar Named Desire
1950
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
All About Eve
1949
Carol Reed
The Fallen Idol
1948
John Huston
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
1947
Elia Kazan
Gentleman's Agreement
1946
Wililam Wyler
The Best Years of Our Lives
1945
Billy Wilder
The Lost Weekend
1944
Leo McCarey
Going My Way
1943
George Stevens
The More the Merrier
1942
John Farrow
Wake Island
1941
John Ford
How Green Was My Valley
1940
John Ford
The Grapes of Wrath
1939
John Ford
Stagecoach
1938
Alfred Hitchcock
The Lady Vanishes
1937
Gregory La Cava
Stage Door
1936
Rouben Mamoulian
The Gay Desperado
1935
John Ford
The Informer