Denis Villeneuve Poster

Awards

Academy Awards, USA

2017 Nominee
Oscar
Best Achievement in Directing
Arrival (2016)

BAFTA Awards

2018 Nominee
David Lean Award for Direction
Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
2017 Nominee
David Lean Award for Direction
Arrival (2016)
2012 Nominee
BAFTA Film Award
Best Film Not in the English Language
Incendies (2010)
Shared with:

AACTA International Awards

2017 Nominee
AACTA International Award
Best Direction
Arrival (2016)

Abu Dhabi Film Festival

2013 Nominee
Black Pearl Award
Best Narrative Feature
Enemy (2013)

Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA

2018 Nominee
Saturn Award
Best Director
Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
2017 Nominee
Saturn Award
Best Director
Arrival (2016)

Adelaide Film Festival

2011 Winner
International Feature Award
Best Feature
Incendies (2010)

Alliance of Women Film Journalists

2017 Nominee
EDA Award
Best Director
Arrival (2016)

Amanda Awards, Norway

2017 Nominee
Amanda
Best Foreign Feature Film (Årets utenlandske spillefilm)
Arrival (2016)
USA.

Anchorage International Film Festival

2009 Winner
Best Short Film
Short Film
Next Floor (2008)

Aspen Shortsfest

2009 Winner
Jury Award
Best Drama
Next Floor (2008)
Tied with Netherland Dwarf (2008).

Atlantic Film Festival

2010 Winner
Canadian Award
Best Canadian Feature
Incendies (2010)
2008 Winner
Canadian Award
Short Film
Next Floor (2008)

Austin Film Critics Association

2017 Nominee
Austin Film Critics Award
Best Director
Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
2016 Nominee
Austin Film Critics Award
Best Director
Arrival (2016)

Avignon Film Festival

2001 Winner
Prix SACD
Maelström (2000)

Awards Circuit Community Awards

2017 Nominee
ACCA
Best Director
Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
2016 Nominee
ACCA
Best Director
Arrival (2016)

Berlin International Film Festival

2001 Winner
FIPRESCI Prize
Panorama
Maelström (2000)
For its innovative dramatic structure, its playfulness, and its contemporary sensibility.

Bodil Awards

2018 Nominee
Bodil
Best American Film (Bedste amerikanske film)
Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
2017 Nominee
Bodil
Best American Film (Bedste amerikanske film)
Arrival (2016)

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards

2016 Nominee
Critics Choice Award
Best Director
Arrival (2016)

Calgary International Film Festival

2008 Winner
Best Canadian Short
Best Short Film
Next Floor (2008)

Canadian Screen Awards, CA

2014 Winner
Canadian Screen Award
Achievement in Direction
Enemy (2013)

Cannes Film Festival

2015 Nominee
Palme d'Or
Sicario (2015)
2009 Nominee
C.I.C.A.E. Award
Polytechnique (2009)
2008 Winner
Canal+ Award
Next Floor (2008)
Nominee
Discovery Award
Next Floor (2008)
1998 Nominee
Un Certain Regard Award
Un 32 août sur terre (1998)

Central Ohio Film Critics Association

2017 Nominee
COFCA Award
Best Director
Arrival (2016)
2016 Nominee
COFCA Award
Best Director
Sicario (2015)

Cinema Brazil Grand Prize

2018 Nominee
Cinema Brazil Grand Prize
Best Foreign-Language Film (Melhor Filme Estrangeiro)
Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
USA.
2017 Winner
Cinema Brazil Grand Prize
Best Foreign-Language Film (Melhor Filme Estrangeiro)
Arrival (2016)
USA.

CinEuphoria Awards

2015 Winner
CinEuphoria
Top Ten of the Year - International Competition
Enemy (2013)
Nominee
CinEuphoria
Best Director - International Competition
Enemy (2013)
Best Film - International Competition
Enemy (2013)

Cinéfest Sudbury

2010 Winner
Audience Award
Incendies (2010)

César Awards, France

2012 Nominee
César
Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger)
Incendies (2010)

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards

2016 Nominee
DFWFCA Award
Best Director
Arrival (2016)
5th place
2015 Nominee
DFWFCA Award
Best Director
Sicario (2015)
5th place

Danish Film Awards (Robert)

2018 Nominee
Robert
Best American Film (Årets amerikanske film)
Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
2017 Nominee
Robert
Best American Film (Årets amerikanske film)
Arrival (2016)

David di Donatello Awards

2011 Nominee
David
Best Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero)
Incendies (2010)

Denver Film Critics Society

2017 Nominee
DFCS Award
Best Director
Arrival (2016)

Directors Guild of America, USA

2017 Nominee
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film
Arrival (2016)

Directors Guild of Canada

2014 Winner
DGC Team Award
Feature Film
Enemy (2013)
Shared with:

Dragon Awards

2018 Nominee
Dragon Award
Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Movie
Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
Shared with:
2017 Nominee
Dragon Award
Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Movie
Arrival (2016)
Shared with:

Drama Short Film Festival

2008 Winner
Grand Prix
Best Short Film
Next Floor (2008)

Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards

2016 Winner
DFCC
Best Director
Arrival (2016)

Empire Awards, UK

2017 Nominee
Empire Award
Best Director
Arrival (2016)

Expresion en Corto International Film Festival

2009 Winner
SIGNIS Award
Best Short Film
Next Floor (2008)

FICE - Federazione Italiana Cinema d'Essai

2011 Winner
Audience Award
Best Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero)
Incendies (2010)

FIKE - Évora International Short Film Festival

2008 Winner
Special Competition Award
Next Floor (2008)

Genie Awards

2011 Winner
Genie
Best Achievement in Direction
Incendies (2010)
Best Screenplay, Adapted
Incendies (2010)
2010 Winner
Genie
Best Achievement in Direction
Polytechnique (2009)
2009 Winner
Genie
Best Live Action Short Drama
Next Floor (2008)
Shared with:
2001 Winner
Genie
Best Achievement in Direction
Maelström (2000)
Best Screenplay
Maelström (2000)

Georgia Film Critics Association (GAFCA)

2017 Nominee
GAFCA Award
Best Director
Arrival (2016)
2014 Nominee
Oglethorpe Award for Excellence in Georgia Cinema
Prisoners (2013)
Shared with:

Gold Derby Awards

2017 Nominee
Gold Derby Award
Director
Arrival (2016)
2012 Nominee
Gold Derby Award
Foreign Language Film
Incendies (2010)
Canada

Golden Schmoes Awards

2017 Nominee
Golden Schmoes
Best Director of the Year
Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
2016 Nominee
Golden Schmoes
Best Director of the Year
Arrival (2016)

Hawaii Film Critics Society

2018 Winner
HFCS Award
Best Director
Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
2017 Nominee
HFCS Award
Best Director
Arrival (2016)

Houston Film Critics Society Awards

2017 Nominee
HFCS Award
Best Director
Arrival (2016)

Hugo Awards

2018 Nominee
Hugo
Best Dramatic Presentation - Long Form
Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
Shared with:
2017 Winner
Hugo
Best Dramatic Presentation - Long Form
Arrival (2016)
Shared with:

IGN Summer Movie Awards

2017 Winner
IGN Award
Best Director
Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
2016 Winner
IGN People's Choice Award
Best Movie Director
Arrival (2016)
Nominee
IGN Award
Best Director
Arrival (2016)

Indiewire Critics' Poll

2016 Nominee
ICP Award
Best Director
Arrival (2016)
7th place. Tied with Kelly Reichardt for Certain Women (2016).

International Cinephile Society Awards

2018 Nominee
ICS Award
Best Director
Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Jutra Awards

2015 Nominee
Jutra
Best Direction (Meilleure Réalisation)
Enemy (2013)
2012 Winner
Jutra
Best International Motion Picture (Film s'étant le plus illustré à l'extérieur du Québec)
Incendies (2010)
2011 Winner
Jutra
Best Screenplay (Meilleur Scénario)
Incendies (2010)
Best Direction (Meilleure Réalisation)
Incendies (2010)
2010 Winner
Jutra
Best Direction (Meilleure Réalisation)
Polytechnique (2009)
2009 Winner
Jutra
Best Short Film (Meilleur Court/Moyen Métrage)
Next Floor (2008)
2001 Winner
Jutra
Best Direction (Meilleure Réalisation)
Maelström (2000)
Best Screenplay (Meilleur Scénario)
Maelström (2000)
1999 Nominee
Jutra
Best Direction (Meilleure Réalisation)
Un 32 août sur terre (1998)
Best Screenplay (Meilleur Scénario)
Un 32 août sur terre (1998)

Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards

2015 Nominee
KCFCC Award
Best Director
Sicario (2015)

Locarno International Film Festival

1994 Winner
Award of the New York Film Academy
REW FFWD (1994)

Mons International Festival of Love Films

2001 Winner
Grand Prize
Maelström (2000)
Winner
Prix Ciné Femme
Maelström (2000)

Montréal World Film Festival

2000 Winner
Best Canadian Film
Maelström (2000)
Nominee
Grand Prix des Amériques
Maelström (2000)

Namur International Festival of French-Speaking Film

2009 Winner
Golden Bayard
Best Cinematography (Meilleure Photographie)
Polytechnique (2009)
1998 Winner
Golden Bayard
Best Film (Meilleur Film Francophone)
Un 32 août sur terre (1998)
1997 Nominee
Golden Bayard
Best Film (Meilleur Film Francophone)
Cosmos (1996)
Shared with:

Nashville Film Festival

2009 Winner
Best Narrative Short
Next Floor (2008)

New York City Short Film Festival

2009 Winner
Festival Award
Best Drama Short
Next Floor (2008)
Nominee
Audience Award
Audience Choice Program B
Next Floor (2008)

North Texas Film Critics Association, US

2017 Nominee
NTFCA Award
Best Director
Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
2016 Nominee
NTFCA Award
Best Director
Arrival (2016)
4th place

Online Film & Television Association

2017 Nominee
OFTA Film Award
Best Director
Arrival (2016)

Online Film Critics Society Awards

2017 Nominee
OFCS Award
Best Director
Arrival (2016)
2015 Nominee
OFCS Award
Best Director
Sicario (2015)

Palm Springs International Film Festival

2011 Winner
Directors to Watch
Incendies (2010)

Paris Film Festival

2001 Nominee
Grand Prix
Maelström (2000)

Phoenix Critics Circle

2016 Nominee
PCC Award
Best Director
Arrival (2016)

Portland International Film Festival

2011 Winner
Audience Award
Best Narrative Feature
Incendies (2010)

Prix Aurora Awards

2018 Winner
Aurora Award
Best Visual Presentation
Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
2017 Winner
Aurora Award
Best Visual Presentation
Arrival (2016)

Rhode Island International Film Festival

2008 Winner
Director's Choice Award
Next Floor (2008)

Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards

2017 Nominee
Rondo Statuette
Best Film
Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Rotterdam International Film Festival

2011 Winner
Audience Award
Incendies (2010)

San Francisco Film Critics Circle

2016 Nominee
SFFCC Award
Best Director
Arrival (2016)

San Sebastián International Film Festival

2013 Nominee
Golden Seashell
Best Film
Enemy (2013)

Sant Jordi Awards

2018 Nominee
Sant Jordi
Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera)
Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Santa Barbara International Film Festival

2017 Winner
Outstanding Director of the Year Award
Arrival (2016)

Seattle Film Critics Awards

2017 Nominee
Seattle Film Critics Award
Best Director
Arrival (2016)
2017 Nominee
Seattle Film Critics Award
Best Director
Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
2016 Nominee
Seattle Film Critics Award
Best Director
Sicario (2015)

Seattle International Film Festival

2009 Winner
Short Film Award - Honorable Mention
Next Floor (2008)
Winner
Short Film Competition Special Jury Award
Best Short Film
Next Floor (2008)

SESC Film Festival, Brazil

2017 Winner
Critics Award
Best Foreign Director (Melhor Diretor Estrangeiro)
Arrival (2016)

Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival

2013 Winner
Grand Prize of European Fantasy Film in Silver
Official Fantàstic European Selection
Enemy (2013)
2008 Winner
Best Short Film
Next Floor (2008)

St. Louis Film Critics Association, US

2017 Nominee
SLFCA Award
Best Director
Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
2016 Nominee
SLFCA Award
Best Director
Arrival (2016)
Tied with Kenneth Lonergan for Manchester by the Sea (2016) in second place.

St. Louis International Film Festival

2008 Winner
Best Short Award
Short Film
Next Floor (2008)

Sundance Film Festival

2009 Nominee
Short Film Grand Jury Prize
Next Floor (2008)

Toronto Film Critics Association Awards

2016 Winner
20th Anniversary Award for Excellence

Recognizing his record win of three Rogers Best Canadian Film Awards (for Polytechnique, Incendies ... More

Recognizing his record win of three Rogers Best Canadian Film Awards (for Polytechnique, Incendies and Enemy), and saluting "his extraordinary success in making original and powerful films within the Hollywood system without compromising his independent vision."

2015 Nominee
TFCA Award
Best Director
Sicario (2015)
2014 Winner
Rogers Award
Best Canadian Film
Enemy (2013)
2010 Winner
Rogers Award
Best Canadian Film
Incendies (2010)
2009 Winner
Rogers Award
Best Canadian Film
Polytechnique (2009)

Toronto International Film Festival

2013 Nominee
People's Choice Award
Prisoners (2013)
2010 Winner
Best Canadian Feature Film
Incendies (2010)
For its masterful telling of a complex story which spans cultures, continents, and generations.
2008 Winner
Short Cuts Award - Honorable Mention
Best Canadian Film
Next Floor (2008)
2000 Winner
Best Canadian Feature Film - Special Jury Citation
Maelström (2000)

Valladolid International Film Festival

2010 Winner
Audience Award
Best Film
Incendies (2010)
Winner
Miguel Delibes Award
Best Screenplay
Incendies (2010)
2001 Nominee
Golden Spike
Maelström (2000)

Vancouver Film Critics Circle

2016 Nominee
VFCC Award
Best Director
Arrival (2016)
2015 Winner
VFCC Award
Best Director of a Canadian Film
Enemy (2013)
2011 Winner
VFCC Award
Best Director in a Canadian Film
Incendies (2010)
2010 Nominee
VFCC Award
Best Director in a Canadian Film
Polytechnique (2009)
2001 Winner
VFCC Award
Best Director of a Canadian Film
Maelström (2000)

Vancouver International Film Festival

2010 Winner
Best Canadian Feature Film
Incendies (2010)

Venice Film Festival

2016 Winner
Arca CinemaGiovani Award
Best Film in Competition
Arrival (2016)
Winner
Future Film Festival Digital Award
Arrival (2016)
Nominee
Golden Lion
Best Film
Arrival (2016)

Warsaw International Film Festival

2010 Winner
Grand Prix
Incendies (2010)

A rich, complicated story about sectarian hatred and family bonds that cannot be broken, ... More

A rich, complicated story about sectarian hatred and family bonds that cannot be broken, adevastatingly beautiful and powerful film - it is rare to encounter such quality of depth of ideas in cinema today.


Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards

2016 Nominee
WAFCA Award
Best Director
Arrival (2016)

Whistler Film Festival

2008 Winner
Best Short
Best Short Film
Next Floor (2008)

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