Satellite Award for Best Film

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The Satellite Award for Best Motion Picture is one of the annual awards given to motion pictures by the International Press Academy. In 2011, the IPA pared down its Satellite nominations in the motion picture categories from 22 to 19 classifications; the change reflects the merger of drama and comedy under a general Best Picture heading, including the Best Actor/Actress headings and the Supporting headings.[1] The former musical and comedy categories are included below.

Winners and nominees[edit]

Note: "†" indicates an Academy Award-winning performance.

Musical or comedy (1996–2010)[edit]

Year Winners and nominees Director(s)
1996 Evita Alan Parker
Cold Comfort Farm John Schlesinger
Everyone Says I Love You Woody Allen
Flirting with Disaster David O. Russell
Swingers Doug Liman
1997 As Good as It Gets James L. Brooks
Deconstructing Harry Woody Allen
The Full Monty Peter Cattaneo
In & Out Frank Oz
My Best Friend's Wedding PJ Hogan
1998 Shakespeare in Love John Madden
Little Voice Mark Herman
Pleasantville Gary Ross
Waking Ned Divine Kirk Jones
You've Got Mail Nora Ephron
1999 Being John Malkovich Spike Jonze
Bowfinger Mark Herman
Pleasantville Frank Oz
Dick Andrew Fleming
Election Alexander Payne
An Ideal Husband Oliver Parker
Notting Hill Roger Michell
2000 Nurse Betty Neil LaBute
Almost Famous Cameron Crowe
Best in Show Christopher Guest
O Brother, Where Art Thou? Joel Coen
State and Main David Mamet
Wonder Boys Curtis Hanson
2001 Moulin Rouge! Baz Luhrmann
Bridget Jones's Diary Sharon Maguire
Gosford Park Robert Altman
Hedwig and the Angry Inch John Cameron Mitchell
The Royal Tenenbaums Wes Anderson
2002 My Big Fat Greek Wedding Joel Zwick
About a Boy Paul Weitz and Chris Weitz
Adaptation Spike Jonze
Igby Goes Down Burr Steers
Punch-Drunk Love Paul Thomas Anderson
2003 Lost in Translation Sofia Coppola
American Splendor Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman
Bad Santa Terry Zwigoff
Bend It Like Beckham Gurinder Chadha
A Mighty Wind Christopher Guest
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Gore Verbinski
2004 Sideways Alexander Payne
The Merchant of Venice Michael Radford
Ray Taylor Hackford
Napoleon Dynamite Jared Hess
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou Wes Anderson
The Phantom of the Opera Joel Schumacher
2005 Walk the Line James Mangold
Happy Endings Don Roos
Hustle & Flow Craig Brewer
Kung Fu Hustle Stephen Chow
Rent Chris Columbus
Shopgirl Anand Tucker
2006 Dreamgirls Bill Condon
The Devil Wears Prada David Frankel
Little Miss Sunshine Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris
Stranger than Fiction Marc Forster
Thank You for Smoking Jason Reitman
Venus Roger Michell
2007 Juno Jason Reitman
Hairspray Adam Shankman
Knocked Up Judd Apatow
Lars and the Real Girl Craig Gillespie
Margot at the Wedding Noah Baumbach
Shoot 'Em Up Michael Davis
2008 Happy-Go-Lucky Mike Leigh
Choke Clark Gregg
In Bruges Martin McDonagh
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist Peter Sollett
Tropic Thunder Ben Stiller
Vicky Cristina Barcelona Woody Allen
2009 Nine Rob Marshall
The Informant! Steven Soderbergh
It's Complicated Nancy Meyers
Julie & Julia Nora Ephron
A Serious Man Joel and Ethan Coen
Up in the Air Jason Reitman
2010 Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Edgar Wright
Cyrus Jay Duplass and Mark Duplass
The Kids Are All Right Lisa Cholodenko
Made in Dagenham Nigel Cole
The Other Guys Adam McKay
Please Give Nicole Holofcener
Red Robert Schwentke

Drama (1996–2009)[edit]

1990s[edit]

Year Winners and nominees Director(s)
1996 Fargo Joel Coen
The English Patient Anthony Minghella
Lone Star John Sayles
Secrets & Lies Mike Leigh
Shine Scott Hicks
Trainspotting Danny Boyle
1997 Titanic James Cameron
Amistad Steven Spielberg
Boogie Nights Paul Thomas Anderson
Good Will Hunting Gus Van Sant
L.A. Confidential Curtis Hanson
1998 The Thin Red Line Terrence Malick
Elizabeth Shekhar Kapur
The General John Boorman
Gods and Monsters Bill Condon
Saving Private Ryan Steven Spielberg
1999 The Insider Michael Mann
American Beauty Sam Mendes
Boys Don't Cry Kimberly Peirce
Magnolia Paul Thomas Anderson
Snow Falling on Cedars Scott Hicks
The Talented Mr. Ripley Anthony Minghella

2000s[edit]

Year Winners and nominees Director(s)
2000 Traffic Steven Soderbergh
Billy Elliot Stephen Daldry
Dancer in the Dark Lars von Trier
Erin Brockovich Steven Soderbergh
Gladiator Ridley Scott
Quills Philip Kaufman
2001 In the Bedroom Todd Field
The Deep End Scott McGehee and David Siegel
Memento Christopher Nolan
The Others Alejandro Amenábar
Sexy Beast Jonathan Glazer
2002 Far from Heaven Todd Haynes
Antwone Fisher Denzel Washington
The Hours Stephen Daldry
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Peter Jackson
The Quiet American Phillip Noyce
Road to Perdition Sam Mendes
2003 In America Jim Sheridan
The Last Samurai Edward Zwick
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Peter Jackson
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World Peter Weir
Mystic River Clint Eastwood
Thirteen Catherine Hardwicke
Whale Rider Niki Caro
2004 Hotel Rwanda Terry George
The Aviator Martin Scorsese
Kill Bill: Vol. 2 Quentin Tarantino
Kinsey Bill Condon
Maria Full of Grace Joshua Marston
Vera Drake Mike Leigh
2005 Brokeback Mountain Ang Lee
A History of Violence David Cronenberg
Capote Bennett Miller
Cinderella Man Ron Howard
Memoirs of a Geisha Rob Marshall
The War Within Joseph Castelo
2006 The Departed Martin Scorsese
Babel Alejandro González Iñárritu
Flags of Our Fathers Clint Eastwood
Half Nelson Ryan Fleck
The Last King of Scotland Kevin Macdonald
Little Children Todd Field
The Queen Stephen Frears
2007 No Country for Old Men Joel and Ethan Coen
3:10 to Yuma James Mangold
Away from Her Sarah Polley
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead Sidney Lumet
Eastern Promises David Cronenberg
The Lookout Scott Frank
2008 Slumdog Millionaire Danny Boyle
Frost/Nixon Ron Howard
Frozen River Courtney Hunt
Milk Gus Van Sant
The Reader Stephen Daldry
Revolutionary Road Sam Mendes
2009 The Hurt Locker Kathryn Bigelow
An Education Lone Scherfig
Bright Star Jane Campion
The Messenger Oren Moverman
Precious Lee Daniels
The Stoning of Soraya M. Cyrus Nowrasteh

Motion picture (2010–present)[edit]

2010s[edit]

Year Winners and nominees Director(s)
2010 The Social Network David Fincher
127 Hours Danny Boyle
Animal Kingdom David Michôd
Blue Valentine Derek Cianfrance
Get Low Aaron Schneider
The Ghost Writer Roman Polanski
Inception Christopher Nolan
The King's Speech Tom Hooper
The Town Ben Affleck
Winter's Bone Debra Granik
2011 The Descendants Alexander Payne
The Artist Michel Hazanavicius
Drive Nicolas Winding Refn
The Help Tate Taylor
Hugo Martin Scorsese
Midnight in Paris Woody Allen
Moneyball Bennett Miller
Shame Steve McQueen
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Tomas Alfredson
War Horse Steven Spielberg
2012 Silver Linings Playbook David O. Russell
Argo Ben Affleck
Beasts of the Southern Wild Benh Zeitlin
Les Misérables Tom Hooper
Life of Pi Ang Lee
Lincoln Steven Spielberg
Moonrise Kingdom Wes Anderson
Skyfall Sam Mendes
Zero Dark Thirty Kathryn Bigelow
2013 12 Years a Slave Steve McQueen
All Is Lost J.C. Chandor
American Hustle David O. Russell
Blue Jasmine Woody Allen
Captain Phillips Paul Greengrass
Gravity Alfonso Cuarón
Inside Llewyn Davis Joel and Ethan Cohen
Philomena Stephen Frears
Saving Mr. Banks John Lee Hancock
The Wolf of Wall Street Martin Scorsese
2014[2]
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Alejandro González Iñárritu
Boyhood Richard Linklater
Gone Girl David Fincher
The Grand Budapest Hotel Wes Anderson
The Imitation Game Morten Tyldum
Love Is Strange Ira Sachs
Mr. Turner Mike Leigh
Selma Ava DuVernay
The Theory of Everything James Marsh
Whiplash Damien Chazelle

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