The Bafta for best director was given to Damien Chazelle for La La Land.
The other nominees were:
- Denis Villeneuve
- Ken Loach
- Kenneth Lonergan
- Tom Ford
La La Land won five Baftas at the ceremony on Sunday night, which also saw success for Brits Dev Patel and Tom Holland.
The Hollywood musical about a struggling actress and a jazz musician is expected to pick up a host of awards at this year's Baftas.