2010 Best Director – Howard Davies – The White Guard (National’s Lyttelton)/All My Sons (Apollo)
2009 The Sydney Edwards Awards for Best Director – Rupert Goold – Enron, Headlong and Royal Court Theatre
2008 The Sydney Edwards Award for Best Director – Michael Grandage – for Ivanov/The Chalk Garden/Othello (Donmar Warehouse and Donmar West End at Wyndham’s)
2007 The Sydney Edwards Award for Best Director – Rupert Goold – Macbeth (Chichester Festival, then Gielgud)
2006 The Sydney Edwards Award for Best Director – Marianne Elliott – for Pillars Of The Community
2005 The Sydney Edwards Award for Best Director – Michael Grandage – Don Carlos (Sheffield Theatres production; Gielgud Theatre) and Grand Hotel (Donmar Warehouse)
2004 The Syndey Edwards Awards for Best Director – Rufus Norris – Festen
2003 The Sydney Edwards award for best director – Polly Teale – After Mrs Rochester
2002 The Sydney Edwards Award for Best Director – SAM MENDES – Uncle Vanya and Twelfth Night
2001 The Sydney Edwards Award for Best Director – DEBORAH WARNER – for Medea
2000 The Sydney Edwards Award for Best Director – MICHAEL GRANDAGE – for As You Like It and Passion Play
1999 The Sydney Edwards Award for Best Director – TREVOR NUNN – for The Merchant of Venice and Summerfolk
1998 The Sydney Edwards Award for Best Director – HOWARD DAVIES – for Flight and The Iceman Cometh
1997 The Sydney Edwards Award for Best Director – SIR RICHARD EYRE – for King Lear and The Invention of Love
1996 The Sydney Edwards Award for Best Director – KATIE MITCHELL – for The Phoenician Women
1995 The Sydney Edwards Award for Best Director – MATTHEW WARCHUS – for Volpone & Henry V
1994 The Sydney Edwards Award for Best Director – SEAN MATHIAS – for Les Parents Terribles and Design for Living
1993 The Sydney Edwards Award for Best Director – TERRY HANDS – for Tamburlaine the Great
1992 The Sydney Edwards Award for Best Director – STEPHEN DALDRY – for An Inspector Calls
1991 The Sydney Edwards Award for Best Director – TREVOR NUNN – for Timon of Athens
1990 The Sydney Edwards Award for Best Director – RICHARD JONES – for The Illusion and Into the Woods
1989 The Sydney Edwards Award for Best Director – NICHOLAS HYTNER – for Ghetto and Miss Saigon
1988 The Sydney Edwards Award for Best Director – DEBORAH WARNER – for Titus Andronicus
1987 The Sydney Edwards Award for Best Director – PETER HALL – for Antony and Cleopatra
1986 The Sydney Edwards Award for Best Director – NURIA ESPERT – for The House of Bernarda Alba
1985 The Sydney Edwards Award for Best Director – BILL BRYDEN – for The Mysteries
1984 The Sydney Edwards Award for Best Director – CHRISTOPHER MORAHAN – for Wild Honey
1983 The Sydney Edwards Award for Best Director – YURI LYUBIMOV – for Crime and Punishment
1982 The Sydney Edwards Award for Best Director – RICHARD EYRE – for Guys and Dolls
1981 The Sydney Edwards Award for Best Director – Sir PETER HALL – for The Oresteia
1980 The Sydney Edwards Award for Best Director (Joint Award) – TREVOR NUNN – for Nicholas Nickleby
1980 The Sydney Edwards Award for Best Director (Joint Award) – JOHN CAIRD – for Nicholas Nickleby
1979 The Sydney Edwards Award for Best Director – TREVOR NUNN – for Once in a Lifetime