Best Direction, 2018

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1. Alfonso Cuarón – Roma [104 points / 16 voites]

2. Paul Schrader – First Reformed [93/14]
3. Lucrecia Martel – Zama [77/12]
4. Debra Granik – Leave No Trace [69/12]
5. Barry Jenkins – If Beale Street Could Talk [67/11]

6. Lynne Ramsay – You Were Never Really Here [66/10]
7. Lee Chang-dong – Burning [62/11]
8. Spike Lee – BlacKkKlansman [57/9]
9. Hirokazu Kore-eda – Shoplifters [52/9]
10. Pawel Pawlikowski – Cold War [46/7]
11. Orson Welles – The Other Side of the Wind [44/6]
12. Joel & Ethan Coen – The Ballad of Buster Scruggs [41/6]
13. Bob Perischetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman – Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse [36/6]
14. Josephine Decker – Madeline’s Madeline [33/6]
15. Lars von Trier – The House That Jack Built [32/5]
16 (tie). Steve McQueen – Widows [31/6]
16 (tie). Chloé Zhao – The Rider [31/6]
18. Abbas Kiarostami – 24 Frames [29/4]
19. Coralie Fargeat – Revenge [28/5]
20. Alice Rohrwacher – Happy As Lazzaro [28/4]
21. Ryan Coogler – Black Panther [26/5]
22. Hélène Cattet & Bruno Forzani – Let the Corpses Tan [25/5]
23 (tie). Alex Garland – Annihilation [22/4]
23 (tie). Tamara Jenkins – Private Life [22/4]
25. Christopher McQuarrie – Mission: Impossible – Fallout [21/4]
26. Panos Cosmatos – Mandy [20/3]
27. Boots Riley – Sorry to Bother You [17/3]
28. Andrew Haigh – Lean on Pete [15/3]
29 (tie). Yorgos Lanthimos – The Favourite [14/2]
29 (tie). Sandi Tan – Shirkers [14/2]
31. Carlos Lopez Estrada – Blindspotting [13/2]
32. Bradley Cooper – A Star Is Born [12/2]
33 (tie). Damien Chazelle – First Man [11/2]
33 (tie). Claire Denis – Let the Sunshine In [11/2]
33 (tie). Joseph Kahn – Bodied [11/2]
33 (tie). Alex Ross Perry – Golden Exits [11/2]
33 (tie). Steven Soderbergh – Unsane [11/2]
33 (tie). Timo Tjahanto – The Night Comes For Us [11/2]
39 (tie). Bo Burnham – Eighth Grade [10/2]
39 (tie). Steven Spielberg – Ready Player One [10/2]
39 (tie). Travis Wilkerson – Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun? [10/2]
42. Patrick Wang – A Bread Factory [9/2]

The following films received one vote apiece:
Mathieu Amalric – Barbara
Ari Aster – Hereditary
Jacques Audiard – The Sisters Brothers
Joshua Bonnetta & J.P. Sniadecki – El Mar la Mar
Steven Caple Jr. – Creed II
Arnaud Desplechin – Ismael’s Ghosts
Bruno Dumont – Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc
Marco Dutra & Juliana Rojas – Good Manners
Cory Finley – Thoroughbreds
Jennifer Fox – The Tale
Robert Greene – Bisbee ‘17
Valeska Grisebach – Western
Luca Guadagnino – Suspiria
Hong Sang-soo – Claire’s Camera
Hong Sang-soo – The Day After
Paul King – Paddington 2
Kiyoshi Kurosawa – Before We Vanish
Mélanie Laurent – Galveston
Sebastian Lelio – Disobedience
Bing Liu – Minding the Gap
Erik Matti – BuyBust
Ryan Prows – Lowlife
RaMell Ross – Hale County This Morning, This Evening
Blake Williams – PROTOTYPE
Frederick Wiseman – Monrovia, Indiana
Jeremiah Zagar – We the Animals