Published on: 24 January 2024 in Industry

Celebrating the Craft of Directing in 2024

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This year’s Oscars and BAFTA nominations are the culmination of a fantastic year for film. 

Yesterday, the nominations for the 96th Academy Awards were revealed. 

The following are nominated in the Directing category: Justine Triet for Anatomy of a Fall, Martin Scorsese for Killers of the Flower Moon, Christopher Nolan for Oppenheimer, Directors UK member Yorgos Lanthimos for Poor Things, and Jonathan Glazer for The Zone of Interest

Congratulations to the nominees, and to all of the directors whose work has been recognised this year. The ceremony will take place on Sunday 10 March. Read the full list here.

Last week, BAFTA also announced the nominations for their 2024 award ceremony, which takes place on Sunday 18 February. You can read the list of director nominees and our response here

Our yearly In Conversation season platforms the voice of the director and highlights the importance of their role in the films we love. We’re therefore delighted that all these directors have received recognition for their craft by various awarding bodies this year. 

These conversations, full of insights on directing, can be revisited anytime with the Directors UK podcast, available on Spotify, Apple Music and Soundcloud.  

We heard from BAFTA-nominated directors Andrew Haigh, Bradley Cooper and Molly Manning Walker about their respective films All of Us Strangers, Maestro, and How to Have Sex.  

We also heard from the following directors, whose works have received numerous accolades by the Oscars, BAFTAs, and beyond since their release:

Zach Braff on A Good Person 

Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin on Nyad

Mstyslav Chernov on 20 Days in Mariupol 

Sofia Coppola on Priscilla

Greta Gerwig on Barbie 

James Hawes on One Life 

Todd Haynes on May December 

Charlotte Regan on Scrapper 

We have two more podcasts coming to round off the season, including a conversation with The Holdovers director Alexander Payne.  

Keep an eye on your Directors UK newsletter and follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn so you don’t miss out! 

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