Best Direction, 2016

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1. Barry Jenkins – Moonlight [142 points / 21 votes]

2. Martin Scorsese – Silence [108/18]
3. Jim Jarmusch – Paterson [99/15]
4. Park Chan-wook – The Handmaiden [94/15]
5. Paul Verhoeven – Elle [75/13]

6. Robert Eggers – The VVitch [64/11]
7. Kelly Reichardt – Certain Women [60/9]
8. Damian Chazelle – La La Land [55/9]
9. Jeremy Saulnier – Green Room [43/8]
10. Yorgos Lanthimos – The Lobster [39/6]
11 (tie). Anna Biller – The Love Witch [38/6]
11 (tie). Ezra Edelman – O.J.: Made in America [38/6]
11 (tie). Kenneth Lonergan – Manchester By The Sea [38/6]
14 (tie). Maren Ade – Toni Erdmann [35/6]
14 (tie). Kleber Mendonça Filho – Aquarius [35/6]
16. Andrea Arnold – American Honey [34/6]
17. Apichatpong Weerasethakul – Cemetery of Splendor [28/5]
18. Kirsten Johnson – Cameraperson [26/5]
19 (tie). Terence Davies – Sunset Song [21/3]
19 (tie). Pablo Larraín – Jackie [21/3]
21. Clint Eastwood – Sully [20/3]
22 (tie). Anna Rose Holmer – The Fits [19/4]
22 (tie). Denis Villeneuve – Arrival [19/4]
24. Karyn Kusama – The Invitation [19/3]
25. Terrence Malick – Knight of Cups [18/3]
26. Ryusuke Hamaguchi – Happy Hour [16/3]
27 (tie). Shane Black – The Nice Guys [15/3]
27 (tie). Tom Ford – Nocturnal Animals [15/3]
27 (tie). Mike Mills – 20th Century Women [15/3]
30. Jia Zhang-ke – Mountains May Depart [15/2]
31. Kiyoshi Kurosawa – Creepy [14/3]
32 (tie). Antonio Campos – Christine [13/2]
32 (tie). Robert Zemeckis – Allied [13/2]
34 (tie). Mel Gibson – Hacksaw Ridge [12/2]
34 (tie). Lucile Hadzihalilovic – Evolution [12/2]
34 (tie). David Mackenzie – Hell or High Water [12/2]
37 (tie). Chantal Akerman – No Home Movie [11/2]
37 (tie). Joel and Ethan Coen – Hail, Caesar! [11/2]
37 (tie). Dennis Hauck – Too Late [11/2]
37 (tie). Whit Stillman – Love and Friendship [11/2]
37 (tie). Sang-ho Yeon – Train to Busan [11/2]
42. Richard Linklater – Everybody Wants Some!! [10/2]
43 (tie). Luca Guadagnino – A Bigger Splash [9/2]
43 (tie). Na Hong-jin – The Wailing [9/2]

The following directors received one vote apiece:
Peter Berg – Deepwater Horizon
Jon Favreau – The Jungle Book
Feng Xiaogeng – I Am Not Madame Bovary
Mia Hansen-Løve – Things to Come
Travis Knight – Kubo and the Two Strings
Hirokazu Kore-eda – Our Little Sister
Ang Lee – Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
Ken Loach – I, Daniel Blake
David Lowery – Pete’s Dragon
Keith Maitland – Tower
James Schamus – Indignation
Andrew Stanton – Finding Dory
Deborah Stratman – The Illinois Parables
André Téchiné – Being 17
Johnnie To – Three
Denzel Washington – Fences
Ben Wheatley – High-Rise