Best Director, 2012

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1. Leos Carax, Holy Motors [142 points / 23 votes]

2. Paul Thomas Anderson, The Master [131 points / 21 votes]
3. Wes Anderson, Moonrise Kingdom [107 points / 17 votes]
4. Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty [90 points / 13 votes]
5. Bela Tarr, The Turin Horse [65 points / 10 votes]

6. Terence Davies, The Deep Blue Sea [53/9]
7. Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained [49/8]
8. Steven Spielberg, Lincoln [48/10]
9. Ang Lee, Life of Pi [45/8]
10. (tie) Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, The Kid With a Bike [40/6]
Michael Haneke, Amour [40/6]
12. Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Once Upon a Time in Anatolia [37/6]
13. Don Hertzfeldt, It's Such a Beautiful Day [35/5]
14. Rian Johnson, Looper [34/6]
15. Miguel Gomes, Tabu [27/5]
16. (tie) Joachim Trier, Oslo August 31st [25/5]
Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer, and Andy Wachowski, Cloud Atlas [25/5]
18. David Cronenberg, Cosmopolis [23/4]
19. Julia Loktev, The Loneliest Planet [23/3]
20. (tie) Joe Wright, Anna Karenina [19/3]
Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild [19/3]
22. (tie) Ben Affleck, Argo [18/3]
William Friedkin, Killer Joe [18/3]
24. Panos Cosmatos, Beyond the Black Rainbow [15/3]
25. Andrew Dominik, Killing Them Softly [14/2]
26. Jacques Audiard, Rust and Bone [13/2]
27. (tie) Steven Soderbergh, Haywire [11/2]
Paolo Sorrentino, This Must Be the Place [11/2]
29. (tie) Peter Jackson, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey [10/2]
Bart Layton, The Imposter [10/2]
Sarah Polley, Take This Waltz [10/2]
32. (tie) Andrea Arnold, Wuthering Heights [9/2]
Steven Soderbergh, Magic Mike [9/2]

The following directors received one vote apiece:

Chantal Akerman, Almayer's Folly
Zal Batmanglij, Sound of My Voice
Joe Carnahan, The Grey
Lee Daniels, The Paperboy
Abel Ferrara, 4:44 Last Day on Earth
David France, How to Survive a Plague
Mia Hansen-LÝve, Goodbye First Love
Hong Sang-soo, The Day He Arrives
Tom Hooper, Les Miserables
Ann Hui, A Simple Life
John Hyams, Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning
Jiang Wen, Let the Bullets Fly
Joseph Kahn, Detention
Yorgos Lanthimos, Alps
Richard Linklater, Bernie
Sam Mendes, Skyfall
Gerardo Naranjo, Miss Bala
Christopher Nolan, The Dark Knight Rises
Jafar Panahi and Mojtaba Mirtahmasb, This Is Not a Film
David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook
Ira Sachs, Keep the Lights On
Marjane Satrapi and Vincente Paronnaud, Chicken With Plums
Ridley Scott, Prometheus
Oliver Stone, Savages
Robert Zemeckis, Flight