The National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Director is an annual award given by National Society of Film Critics to honor the best film director of the year.
American director Martin Scorsese and Swedish director Ingmar Bergman won this award a record three times. Scorsese won for Taxi Driver (1976), Raging Bull (1980), and Goodfellas (1990); Bergman won for Persona (1967), Shame (Skammen) + Hour of the Wolf (Vargtimmen) (1968), and The Passion of Anna (En passion) (1970). Robert Altman, Luis Buñuel, David Cronenberg, Clint Eastwood, Greta Gerwig, Mike Leigh, Terence Malick, Steven Spielberg, and François Truffaut each won the award twice.
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