Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television Award for Best Achievement in Direction

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The Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television presents an annual award for Best Achievement in Direction to the best work by a director of a Canadian film. From 1980 until 2012, the award was presented as part of the Genie Awards ceremony; beginning in 2013, it will be presented as part of the new Canadian Screen Awards.

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Genie Awards[edit]

Year Winner Nominated
1980 Blue ribbon Bob Clark, Murder by Decree
1981 Blue ribbon Francis Mankiewicz, Les bons débarras (Good Riddance)
1982 Blue ribbon Gilles Carle, Les Plouffe
1983 Blue ribbon Phillip Borsos, The Grey Fox
1984 Blue ribbon Bob Clark, A Christmas Story
Blue ribbon David Cronenberg, Videodrome
1985 Blue ribbon Micheline Lanctôt, Sonatine
1986 Blue ribbon Sandy Wilson, My American Cousin
1987 Blue ribbon Denys Arcand, Le Déclin de l'empire américain (The Decline of the American Empire)
1988 Blue ribbon Jean-Claude Lauzon, Un zoo la nuit
1989 Blue ribbon David Cronenberg, Dead Ringers
1990 Blue ribbon Denys Arcand, Jésus de Montréal (Jesus of Montreal)
1991 Blue ribbon Bruce Beresford, Black Robe
1992 Blue ribbon David Cronenberg, Naked Lunch
1993 Blue ribbon François Girard, Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould
1994 Blue ribbon Atom Egoyan, Exotica
Jan. 1996 Blue ribbon Robert Lepage, Le Confessionnal (The Confessional)
Nov. 1996 Blue ribbon David Cronenberg, Crash
1997 Blue ribbon Atom Egoyan, The Sweet Hereafter
1999 Blue ribbon François Girard, The Red Violin
2000 Blue ribbon Jeremy Podeswa, The Five Senses
2001 Blue ribbon Denis Villeneuve, Maelström
2002 Blue ribbon Zacharias Kunuk, Atanarjuat
2003 Blue ribbon David Cronenberg, Spider
2004 Blue ribbon Denys Arcand, Les Invasions barbares (The Barbarian Invasions)
2005 Blue ribbon Francis Leclerc, Mémoires affectives (Looking for Alexander)
2006 Blue ribbon Jean-Marc Vallée, C.R.A.Z.Y.
2007 Blue ribbon Charles Binamé, The Rocket
2008 Blue ribbon Sarah Polley, Away From Her
2009 Blue ribbon Benoît Pilon, Ce qu'il faut pour vivre (The Necessities of Life)
2010 Blue ribbon Denis Villeneuve, Polytechnique
2011 Blue ribbon Denis Villeneuve, Incendies
2012 Blue ribbon Philippe Falardeau, Monsieur Lazhar

Canadian Screen Awards[edit]

Year Winner Nominated
2013 Blue ribbon Kim Nguyen, War Witch (Rebelle)
2014 Blue ribbon Denis Villeneuve, Enemy