Posted by Larry Gleeson
Christopher Nolan, Greta Gerwig, Guillermo del Toro, Jordan Peele, and Paul Thomas Anderson will receive the 2018 Outstanding Directors of the Year Award sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter. The Oscar® nominated directors will be celebrated individually for their films Dunkirk, Lady Bird, The Shape of Water, Get Out, and Phantom Thread respectively. The individual honors will be followed by a joint conversation between the directors on their craft and the landscape of modern day filmmaking. The ceremony will take place tonight, Tuesday, February 6th, 8PM at the historic Arlington Theatre, and will be moderated by Scott Feinberg, Awards Columnist for The Hollywood Reporter.
“These directors have pushed the boundaries in their storytelling and created films that showcase the art of filmmaking at its best,” stated SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling. “We look forward to honoring them for creating extraordinary cinematic works that redefine what cinema can and should be.”
Last year’s recipients included Ava DuVernay (13th) Barry Jenkins (Moonlight), Damien Chazelle (La La Land), Denis Villeneuve (Arrival), and Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea).